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Bringing the DeLorean Back to the Future

DeLoreans are going back into production. The stainless steel-bodied, gullwing-doored time machines from the Back to the Future trilogy stopped being made when the original DeLorean Motor Company went bankrupt in the 1980s. But a new company, based near Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport, and new owners have worked to change some of the laws regulating […]

Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media

DeLoreans are going back into production. The stainless steel-bodied, gullwing-doored time machines from the Back to the Future trilogy stopped being made when the original DeLorean Motor Company went bankrupt in the 1980s.

But a new company, based near Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport, and new owners have worked to change some of the laws regulating car manufacturing. And now it's legal for them to use the stockpile of 80s DeLorean parts they purchased after the company's bankruptcy to build new ones for collectors and enthusiasts starting as early as the end of 2016.

To learn more, Michael Hagerty visited the DeLorean Motor Company and brings us this audio postcard.

MORE:
DeLoreans to Go Back to the Future and Into Production (KPRC, Jan. 26, 2016)
Hey Doc! The DeLorean is Going Back into Production (The Nerdist, Jan. 27, 2016)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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