January 21, 1981: The First Delorean DMC-12
1981 – While getting this up to 88 miles per hour doesn’t take you back in time, it was still a cool car to have. The First production Delorean DMC-12 was built. A prototype was made back in 1976 and all Deloreans were made in Ireland.
9,000 Deloreans were made before financial issues got to the company in 1983. A revival was attempted and announcements of an all-electric Delorean (with prototype), but as of this point has not come out of Vaporware.
There is one gold-plated Delorean in Reno, NV. I also got to experience the original “Back to the Future” Delorean at CES 2014 (video below).
Wikazine – Full show notes for January 21
- AOL acquires Personal Library Software
- Intel stamping serial numbers on processors
- Microsoft’s Injunction to package Java from Sun Microsystems.