First DeLorean Rental Photo Shoot in 1999

Before we began a massive $20,000 engine replacement and frame repair on the time machine, we got her to putter down the street to a nice park for some beauty shots. These were taken using a Sony Mavica digital camera which used 3.5″ floppy disks as storage. Some of the shots in this photo shoot have been “adopted” by Universal Licensing and used on a variety of products — most notably our favorite time machine t-shirt that you can still buy here — http://www.80stees.com/products/Back-To-The-Future-Delorean-shirt.asp

Simplified deck featuring wooden Mr. Fusion prop and fiberglass enabled cardboard Mr. Fusion base.

Simplified deck featuring wooden Mr. Fusion prop and fiberglass enabled cardboard Mr. Fusion base.

Most frequently stolen photo of a DeLorean on the internet -- and we took the original photo! Fun.

Most frequently stolen photo of a DeLorean on the internet — and we took the original photo! Fun.

Sometimes you need your new time machine to get a good deal on groceries.

Sometimes you need your new time machine to get a good deal on groceries.

Iconic low front-end shot of the DeLorean Time Machine Rental.

Iconic low front-end shot of the DeLorean Time Machine Rental.

Step right in, time travellers!

Step right in, time travellers!

Parked and far away from the time machine is not what you want happening if you're a time traveler visiting 1999.

Parked and far away from the time machine is not what you want happening if you’re a time traveler visiting 1999.

Original interior components and time circuit facades from the 1998 build.

Original interior components and time circuit facades from the 1998 build.

The flux capacitor and some random boxes and an unusual SID (status indicator display).

The flux capacitor and some random boxes and an unusual SID (status indicator display).

Side profile shot of the driver's side of the temporal displacement vehicle. Don't drive too fast, though, because the cardboard and wood isn't going to handle it.

Side profile shot of the driver’s side of the temporal displacement vehicle. Don’t drive too fast, though, because the cardboard and wood isn’t going to handle it.

Another similar shot with our time machine door closed this time.

Another similar shot with our time machine door closed this time.

Rear angle of the time machine and the second most "borrowed" shot of our car since we first posted photos on the internet back in 1999.

Rear angle of the time machine and the second most “borrowed” shot of our car since we first posted photos on the internet back in 1999.

A bit of a higher angle for another Iconic front-end shot of the DeLorean Time Machine Rental.

A bit of a higher angle for another Iconic front-end shot of the DeLorean Time Machine Rental.

Another beauty shot taken in a nearby park in northwest Houston, Texas.

Another beauty shot taken in a nearby park in northwest Houston, Texas.

Time machine components originally built by Bruce Coulombe for original builder Doug Vaters.

Time machine components originally built by Bruce Coulombe for original builder Doug Vaters.

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