DeLorean to star in new Scots Back to the Future exhibit

A DeLorean will be the centrepiece of a new Back to the Future exhibit at Grampian Transport Museum. Picture: PA
A DeLorean will be the centrepiece of a new Back to the Future exhibit at Grampian Transport Museum. Picture: PA
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A MUSEUM will be going ‘back to the future’ when a DeLorean flies in to help celebrate a key date from the hit film franchise later this month.

The iconic car will be star of the show at the Grampian Transport Museum in Aberdeenshire on October 21, 2015 - the day that Marty McFly and mad scientist ‘Doc’ Emmett Brown travelled to the future in part two of the trilogy.

Christopher Lloyd and Michael J Fox in Back to the Future

Christopher Lloyd and Michael J Fox in Back to the Future

The vehicle will form part of a special exhibition at the Alford-based museum.

The exhibit will tell the story of the failed motoring company and how its reputation was only salvaged by its silver screen legacy.

The car was the key plot device for the 1980s cult blockbuster films, which chronicled Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd’s various time-travelling adventures.

The 1981 silver DeLorean DMC-12 that will be on show later this month is owned by Stonehaven petrolhead Paul Mackie, who restored the motor back to its original glory.

And although the museum will not feature the technological advances predicted in film-maker Robert Zemeckis’s vision of 2015 - like self-tying shoelaces - it will feature other movie props, including a flying DeLorean.

Back to the Future fanatic Barry Thackery has made a detailed replica of the one seen in the film using a drone.

Martyn Smith, marketing and events manager for the transport museum, said he was thrilled that the iconic date is going to be celebrated in style.

He said: “I kind of knew October 2015 seemed too good an opportunity to pass by.

“We thought it would be nice to tell the story of the DeLorean and that it couldn’t hurt to tell the story as to why it is such a well-loved car.

“Unfortunately, the DeLorean itself was not a successful project and was surrounded by controversy.

“But to you and me it is the car from Back to the Future. You see the car, you see it is stainless steel, you see the gull-wing doors and it is iconic.”

The car is also to appear at a back-to-back screening of the film trilogy at Haddo House, near Aberdeen, on October 21