Lately there are a number of Back to the Future replicas making their way into the public.  We’ve already tried to get our hands on the Nike auto-lace shoes, and the Hoverboard arrives soon, but what about the original DeLorean?  There’s some good news and some bad news about one of the most recognized cars in movie history.

Bob Gale, the co-creator, co-writer, and co-producer of the Back to the Future trilogy of movies, has announced he has successfully spearheaded an effort to restore the original “A” car that appeared in all three movies.

“As so many fans already know, the various DeLoreans used in the trilogy were designated by letter, based on how detailed they were. The “A” car was the very best of them, and was used in all three films.”

That’s pretty cool in itself, and Gale has tapped Joe Walser, J. Ryan, and Terry Matalas – three BTTF DeLorean fantatics to do the restoration work.  One of J. Ryan’s cars appeared on the special features section of the recent Back to the Future trilogy Blu-ray collection.

But there is some bad news that goes along with the announcement.

Unfortunately, after years of being displayed outdoors, the elements took their toll on this very special vehicle, so I successfully spearheaded a campaign to do something about it. I am calling on all fans who either have original parts from any of the DeLoreans from the BTTF Trilogy, or who know of anyone who has such items, to become part of this important project. Please email us  at with details. You may have something we need, or you may be able to help us track down something we need. If so, you’ll be duly acknowledged as a contributor to the restoration.

This sounds like a great project, and with the big date of October 21, 2015 coming up, that would be a perfect time for the car to shine once again.

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