The DeLorean Motor Company was formed by John DeLorean in 1975. The brand is best known for its only car model, the stainless steel DeLorean DMC-12, manufactured in a state-of-the-art factory in Northern Ireland.
DeLorean grill, credit Dipesh Soneji
The sports car gained fame in Back to the Future, even though the motor company was bankrupt in 1982, three years before the film was released, and after just 9,000 cars had been produced.
Christopher Lloyd and Micheal J. Fox in Back to the Future, image credit
“I got my 15 minutes of fame when I designed the logo for John DeLorean’s car company.”
— Phil Gibbon
I remember a customer driving his DeLorean into the depot back when I worked as a tyre fitter in Belfast.
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It was all about the doors.
DeLorean instrument panel photo by Trevor Eiler
According to this article, when John DeLorean died in 2005 at the age of 80, “he was buried in blue jeans and a black motorcycle jacket, playing the rebel to the end.”
The mark is featured in the excellent Logo R.I.P.