Funny Things People Say to DeLorean Owners


DMC12
01-21-2003, 11:39 AM
"You got a scratch in your door... better fix it before it starts to rust."

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"How many coke cans did Mr. Deloene have to melt down to make that alummi-nun body?"

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"You drug dealers! Do you really have to go flaunting your money around!?"

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"Seen Ralph lately?"

Not quite sure who/what he is talking about, I reply "Ralph who?" He answers: "The guy who made the car". All of the sudden it clicked, and I replied "oh...no. Its 'John DeLorean...not 'Ralph Lauren' "

He felt a little bit silly, and walked away without another word.

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"WOW, where did you get that car?".

I gave him the usual intelligent remark: "I bought it!"

Then he said, "I thought they were all confiscated after the drug bust!!!"

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A bunch of us decided we needed to gas up so we drove around looking for a nearby station. We all pulled in and started gassing up when the attendant (a young boy) came out and said "I never saw a Delorean up close before in my life and now here are 10 of them!!!!!"

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I was at the gas pump filling the tank as usual... an older man (about 65 years old or so) walks over and starts asking questions about the car. First think out of his mouth is "Boy that sure is a neat car! ....is that a new electric car?"
...right as I'm standing there with gas nozzle in hand at a Mobil station. It was seriously hard not to laugh.

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"Is that thar one of them thar Mazzeratties?" <-- The spelling really can't bring out the Oklahoma "good 'ol boy" accent, or the way she butchered Maserati when she said it. My wife and I still think of that and get a laugh out of it occasionally.

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I once had someone in NJ (while stopped at a traffic light) ask if my car was a modified Nissan.

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While filling up at the local gas station. An older gentleman just stood by and stared at our car. I smiled at him and had no response as he kept staring at the DeLorean.

Getting kinda weird now as I kept filling the tank while he would not even make eye contact but standing very close to me. After fueling up and heading for my seat I made one more effort to look at him. He finally looked at me and said: "It ain't got a lick of paint on it!"

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"What did you do with all the wires and stuff?" (I guess he was asking about the props attached to the time machine DeLorean).

hybridsol
01-21-2003, 11:55 AM
Originally posted by DMC12


"Seen Ralph lately?"

Not quite sure who/what he is talking about, I reply "Ralph who?" He answers: "The guy who made the car". All of the sudden it clicked, and I replied "oh...no. Its 'John DeLorean...not 'Ralph Lauren' "

He felt a little bit silly, and walked away without another word.


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While filling up at the local gas station. An older gentleman just stood by and stared at our car. I smiled at him and had no response as he kept staring at the DeLorean.

Getting kinda weird now as I kept filling the tank while he would not even make eye contact but standing very close to me. After fueling up and heading for my seat I made one more effort to look at him. He finally looked at me and said: "It ain't got a lick of paint on it!"


by far my favorite 2. :hehehe: "It ain't got a lick of paint on it!" hahahaha

SuPeRcAr_MaN
01-21-2003, 02:41 PM
LOL. Funny shit. :silly2:

Scott 02
01-21-2003, 02:47 PM
That was great DMC 12 :hehehe:

Marc-OS
01-29-2003, 07:52 PM
Hahahaha, those are great! I only wish people said funny stuff to me when I was driving my delorean. All I ever got was "where's the flux capacitor" and "did those doors always open that way". That got really annoying.

Scott 02
01-29-2003, 07:53 PM
I figure the "flux capacitor" would big the biggest. Oh well.

DMC12
02-05-2003, 02:09 PM
Originally posted by Marc-OS
"where's the flux capacitor" and "did those doors always open that way". That got really annoying.
W3RD:rolleyes: I thought about punching some of those people out... but now I just laugh at how unoriginal they are:o

450HPviper
03-12-2003, 09:23 AM
:biggrin2: Shut the hell up man:biggrin2:

DMC12
03-12-2003, 11:04 AM
Originally posted by 450HPviper
:biggrin2: Shut the hell up man:biggrin2:
:p

450HPviper
03-17-2003, 05:11 AM
When somebody says something stupid, just whack them.:biggrin2: :hehehe:

DMC12
03-17-2003, 09:13 AM
I'm basically at that point now, thanks to my good pal Tyler Durden. Oops, I'm not supposed to talk about it;)

These days I try to drive the car while wearing my Harley bandana... I figure, if they got the balls to mess with a guy wearing a skull-covered black bandana on his head, then they know what they got coming to them:evillaugh

Scott 02
03-17-2003, 12:20 PM
When somebody says something stupid, just whack them.
I would like to see you try....

450HPviper before--->:biggrin2: after--->:toothless
Scott 02--->:finger:

450HPviper
03-19-2003, 04:22 AM
Do you want to face my wrath, Scott. Well just bring it.:finger4:

Menu dei Motori
03-21-2003, 12:32 AM
haha nice


but what has a delorean to do with drugs :confused:

DMC12
03-21-2003, 08:34 AM
Originally posted by Menu dei Motori
what has a delorean to do with drugs :confused:
America's great FBI accused DeLorean of shipping cocaine from Ireland along with his cars. The last time I checked, Ireland isn't really known for its cocaine production:p What a big, stupid lie the U.S. Government got away with.

Menu dei Motori
03-21-2003, 11:49 AM
lol hrhr ;)
ive never seen a delorean in real :-(

Sean
03-21-2003, 11:55 AM
plus the stereotype at the time was that only coke dealers could buy a delorean.

2strokebloke
05-06-2003, 10:06 PM
The stupidest question I've ever heard as a Subaru 360 owner was "Did they really make these things?"
I don't know if you've heard that yet, but if you do, don't hold back, respond with "No they didn't, this is just a figment of your imagination!"

Some people :rolleyes:

TerminalVelocity
07-14-2003, 02:32 AM
the best was when the one guy kept calling DMC12 the joker....because....who the hell knows :loser:

DMC12
07-14-2003, 11:57 AM
:eek: TerminalV posted:confused: Alas, he is back from the dead (or fired) :comprage1

Yeah I remember Turetto calling me "The Joker" because of the green details on my car. Then, the next week he called me "bolt of lightning"... which I kinda adopted because its funny as poo :iceslolan

I wish I had a camera the first time I rolled up... the look on their team's faces :eek: :eek: :tongue: :cool: :biggrin: :bloated: :eek7: :icon16:

TerminalVelocity
07-15-2003, 06:13 AM
I'm BACK! (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t118118.html)

but yah, those were good times

the bird has had much done in a few days...you must come and see in the near future, I will call to figure out a time

The DMC12 and Bird must ride again! :bigthumb:

DMC 7008
07-17-2003, 09:21 PM
"Is that a lam-brr-genie"
Also drive anround Daytona Beach, and you will be so sick of "back to the future car" you'll want to beat someone:icesangel

DMC3472
02-17-2005, 08:55 AM
One of my favorites:

While getting out in the parking lot at a local restaurant, I was approached by a whoman who asked what kind of car it was:
ME: DeLorean
HER: DeLorean?
ME: Yep, it's a DeLorean.
HER: Who makes them?
ME: They were actually made by the DeLorean Motor Company
HER: That part of Ford?
Tried to explain about the company be gave up after a few minutes.

Doittommarow
12-19-2005, 02:14 PM
Hahahahah, oh man that is great. I need to buy a delorean. I can only imagine the amount of times the owners hear, "OMG IS THAT THE BACK TO THE FUTURE CAR?!?!?!?!111" And I've heard people say they are unreliable after seeing back to the future becaues of the problems the car in the movie has, which are all added to add suspence. Of course the people that say this have never owned or driven a delorean and no nothing about them, they just base their opinions on a sci-fi movie.

airmanslacker
11-06-2006, 03:35 AM
Take your Ford Focus and toss it around on the threads of time and space and see what you have left over.

gaytrey1987
06-07-2007, 07:05 PM
Take your Ford Focus and toss it around on the threads of time and space and see what you have left over.

I remember one day, I was sitting parked at a gas station that I worked at, eating something I had bought, and got hit by a Ford Focus. I was parked facing outward, (backed into a spot against the front of the building), and there was noone parked anywhere nearby. Suddenly out of the nowhere, this little yellow Focus comes bombing in at like fifty miles per hour or better, and slams into the front left fender of my 1989 Toyota Truck. The truck just kind of shuddered, but the focus went spinning off in another direction, and the guy took off. A mile or so down the road he got arrested (because I had called the police), his car had died due to overheat because the radiator was laying in the fuel station parking lot. He later claimed at the police station, and to my insurance lawyer, that the reason he had come zooming off the main road was that he had "been passed by a DeLorean and was still recovering from the shock". I just was reading through the thread and thought it was funny that someone had *jokingly*connected the two.

Alas, I don't think there would be much of the focus left after time travel, although it would be rather funny to see a Focus with a Mr. Fusion sticking out the ass end of it... rofl

Will S.

1981 DMC-12 unknown VIN (chop-shop car) 3.0 V6 Twin Turbo

PS - The insurance lawyer thought this guy was a hoot. We got the money for the wreck, AND a good laugh! Doesn't get much better than that!

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