Q: Has this car done anything famous?
A: Our photos of this car are used by Universal Licensing for many things including this t-shirt.
Q: Was this car featured in the film?
A: No, this is a replica that has been around since 1998. Aside from one car on the east coast, Universal is still in possession of all surviving screen-used vehicles.
Q: How is the car transported to the event location?
A: Transport of the car is usually accomplished by either driving (yes, it drives) or via auto-transport depending upon the distance and time of year.
Q: Can guest time travelers sit in the car?
A: Of course! Both driver’s seat and passenger seats are available.
Q: Do you have other props?
- Mattel Hoverboard (does not actually hover)
- Doc’s “Future” wrap-around glasses (from BTTF1/BTTF2 2015 sequences)
- Doc’s radiation goggles (from BTTF 1985 sequences)
- Marty McFly’s JVC camera (used during mall sequence)
- Save The Clock Tower Flyers — we also have a PhotoShop asset ZIP of these that a PhotoShop saavy person can customize with info about your event
- Plutonium Vial (BTTF1)
- Doc Brown yellow work gloves (for handling prop plutonium vial)
- CASIO Marty McFly digital watch / calculator
- Doc Brown’s DeLorean Remote Control* (used during mall sequence)
- Yellow plutonium case*
*please inquire about the use of our larger and/or more fragile props
Q: Do you have an hourly rate?
A: For local events near Houston, Texas we charge a $150 per hour rate for a minimum of 4 hours.
Q: Where did this time machine come from?
A: A time machine enthusiast in Florida did the initial build in 1998. After purchasing the car from him in 1999 we’ve been adding and updating time machine parts to make them more screen-accurate ever since. Read more about our flagship car’s origin by clicking here.
Q: Does the flux capacitor– flux?
A: Not only does it flux, but you can simulate a temporal displacement event with our time circuits. You can enter in a date and then trigger the speedometer to zoom up to 88 MPH as the flux capacitor strobes and your Destination Time now becomes Present Time.
Q: I want to rent a time machine but you are really far away from me.
A: We know many time machine replica owners throughout the world and can provide you with their contact information.
Q: Can I drive the car?
A: There are a few limited circumstances in which this may be possible. Contact us about your plans and let’s see what we can make happen.
Q: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen?
A: While on the road we met a fan who had a giant flux capacitor tattoo on his leg.
Q: What do bystanders ask you?
A: By far the most popular question is “Did you do this all by yourself” and “How long did this take you?” The answer to the first question is we had many helpers that got us here along the way — almost too many to counter or even remember. As far as how long it took? We’re still upgrading our time machine as replica parts become known or are made available.