DeLorean Driver Nabbed By Police After Hitting 88 MPH

The owner of a 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 has been left laughing after being issued with a speeding ticket for hitting 88 mph.

In Back to the Future, that’s the speed where the DeLorean’s flux capacitor would be initiated and it would travel back in time. Unfortunately for Spencer White, he was left to confront a police officer instead.

Speaking to The Signal, White said he was traveling onto Highway 14 in Santa Clarity Valley, California when he noticed his speedometer read 85 mph. Eager to find out if he could indeed travel back in time, White pushed it up to 88 mph.

However, at that very moment, a police officer behind the DeLorean got his radar gun out and nabbed him. After being pulled over, White was asked how fast he thought he was going before the officer revealed he’d been clocked at 88 mph.

“All of us started busting up laughing,” White said.

Before he could return to 1985, White was handed a fine for the offence. Here’s hoping he brings along his flux capacitor next time.


  • Status

    Without a picture of the ticket, this really doesn’t have much.

    • I’mCallingYouOut

      Fun Sponge!

      • Status

        I prefer grumpy old fart yelling at neighbourhood kids for driving too fast in their super-duper, high-tech, time machines.

    • Six_Tymes

      the story reads well without, it doesn’t need it.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I guess some serious s#^t didn’t happen.

  • Zed68

    Great Scott!!!!!!

  • Big Black Duck

    I think this a beatiful… this is one of those cars that will be amazing if it was an electric vehicle..

    • Benjamin B.

      I’m surprised no one has done one yet

  • Benjamin B.

    Give him an award because I didn’t know the stock powertrain was capable of such speed.

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