‘Dinky’ DeLorean Steals the Show in Fort Collins at Totally 80’s Pizza
It was something old mixed with something new, as the new location of Totally 80’s Pizza held their annual DeLorean Car Show and ‘Back to the Future Day' on September 19, 2021.
2021 is the 40th anniversary year of John DeLorean’s dream and albatross vehicle, the DMC, aka the ‘DeLorean.’ It’s one of the most interesting auto industry stories out there: John DeLorean’s rise at General Motors after helping to develop the LeMans GTO, his leaving the giant car company, him creating the DeLorean Motor Company, his demise while trying to keep that company funded.
The DeLorean may have faded away in the automobile history books if it weren’t for the movie ‘Back to the Future’ opting to use a DMC instead of a refrigerator (like they’d originally planned,) for the 1985 blockbuster.
The two, the car and the movie, now go hand-in-hand, like King Kong and the Empire State Building. It’s hard to imagine one without the other. The same goes for Fort Collins’ Totally 80’s Pizza, and their DeLoreans and Back to the Future Day.
They held their annual event at their new location at Shields and Drake on Sunday, September 19, 2021; take a look at the cars that were there, including one ‘Dinky DMC’ that stole the show.