DeLorean’s Story Has A Little Bit Of Everything: Ambition, Time Travel And Cocaine

We all know DeLorean Motor Company; it’s those crazy guys who decided to build a futuristic sportscar with the engine at the rear, unpainted stainless steel body panels and of course gullwing doors.

Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and engineered by Colin Chapman, the DeLorean DMC-12 failed to meet the expectations created by its royal credentials as the Peugeot-Renault-Volvo V6 engine was producing just 130hp and therefore offered inferior performance to rivals of the era.

Sadly, by the time the DMC-12 was immortalized as the Time Machine, becoming a huge pop culture icon of the eighties, the company was already gone.

John DeLorean was a risk taker and a golden boy of the US automotive industry at his prime but a series of mistakes along with accusations of drug trafficking put the final nail in the coffin of DMC before he got to see his company thrive.

Learn more about the DeLorean story in Donut Media’s video after the jump.

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  • Six_Tymes

    dumb angle. great for tards.

    • Pete Moss

      tards…..what a disgusting term only used by insensitive morons like Trump and pubescent children of trailer trash.

      • Status

        So if I have to describe cam-phasing and how it retards engine speed, you’re going to try rope me into the mess that is yanky identity politics?

        • Pete Moss

          Are you really as simple as your comment.

  • smartacus

    FYI
    Delorean was found innocent, he was the victim of entrapment.

    The facts are:
    Delorean met government informant John Hoffman,
    who turned around and told his handling agent that he can deliver Delorean to him
    because he is desperate for money.

    June 29, 1982, Hoffman called Delorean’s office and said that
    he knew some people who might be interested in investing.

    He refused Delorean’s request to meet in a hotel room and instead made him meet in a bar
    where it was wired to record his conversation.
    That recording has long since been destroyed since it would have exonerated Delorean as
    not predisposed to entering illegal transactions.

    Sep.4, 1982 meeting in D.C.; Delorean told Hoffman he is concerned he is trying to get him into drug trade.
    Delorean told Hoffman he did not want to get into drug deals.
    ****HOFFMAN THEN TOLD DELOREAN “YOU KNOW TOO MUCH -YOU CAN’T GET OUT- IF YOU TRY TO GET OUT THERE WILL BE A BLOODY MESS -I’LL SEND YOUR BABY DAUGHTER’S HEAD HOME IN A SHOPPING BAG”

    Delorean’s attorney friend told him he was being pressured into it and to make no commitments.

    Oct. 19, 1982, meeting in a motel in L.A. Delorean was placed into a room with a briefcase full of coke and arrested.

  • smartacus

    – Evidence made up by undercover FBI agent. (Testimony of FBI undercover agent).
    – Evidence (original notes of FBI undercover agent) was destroyed by the FBI undercover agent – a violation of FBI policies and procedures and Federal law. (Testimony of FBI undercover agent).
    – Delorean did not know cocaine was going to be in the room where he was arrested. (Testimony of FBI undercover agent)
    – One of the DEA agents working the case resigned and agreed to testify for Delorean.
    – Delorean never put up any cash. (Trial Testimony)
    – The FBI undercover agent did not think Delorean was in the heroin or cocaine business or associated with cocaine sellers. (Testimony of FBI undercover agent).

    • smartacus

      The facts :
      Delorean met government informant John Hoffman,
      who turned around and told his handling agent that he can deliver Delorean to him
      because he needs money.

      Sep.4, 1982 meeting in D.C.
      Delorean told Hoffman he is concerned he is trying to get him into trafficking.
      Delorean told Hoffman he did not want to get into it.

      ****HOFFMAN THEN TOLD DELOREAN “YOU KNOW TOO MUCH -YOU CAN’T GET OUT- IF YOU TRY TO GET OUT THERE WILL BE A BL00DY MESS -I’LL SEND YOUR BABY DAUGHTER’S HEAD HOME IN A SHOPPING BAG”

      Delorean’s attorney friend told him he was being pressured into it and to make no commitments.

      Oct. 19, 1982, meeting in a motel in L.A. Delorean was placed into a room with a briefcase full of c0ke and arrested.

  • smartacus

    Sep.4, 1982 meeting in D.C.; Delorean told Hoffman he is concerned he is trying to get him into drug trade.
    Delorean told Hoffman he did not want to get into drug deals.
    ****HOFFMAN THEN TOLD DELOREAN “YOU KNOW TOO MUCH -YOU CAN’T GET OUT- IF YOU TRY TO GET OUT THERE WILL BE A BL**DY MESS -I’LL SEND YOUR BABY DAUGHTER’S HEAD HOME IN A SHOPPING BAG”

    Delorean’s attorney friend told him he was being pressured into it and to make no commitments.

    Oct. 19, 1982, meeting in a motel in L.A. Delorean was placed into a room with a briefcase full of coke and arrested.

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