Robert Zemeckis’ classic film ‘Back to the Future’ has legions of fans spanning generations. The timeless film has stood the test of time for nearly 30 years and is still going strong. In fact, it’s solidified it’s place in pop culture history to the degree that things from the movie are appearing in real life. Mattel recently created real hoverboards (though they don’t hover yet) and Nike has released special edition shoes that are similar to Marty McFly’s from ‘Back to the Future II’. To go a step further, you could go out and buy a DeLorean then add the OUTTA TIME license plate or a replica Flux Capacitor to it, or even go all out and create a full on replica of the car from the movie, but one San Francisco-based fan named Matthew Riese has gone above and beyond that level of fandom.
In 2010, with the help of a Kickstarter campaign, Riese built a hovercraft to look like Doc Brown’s famous time machine. According to Laughing Squid, the “DeLorean” can travel on any flat surface, including water, however, it can’t reach the necessary speed to travel back in time as it’s top speed is only 45 mph.
Recently, it did just that on the shores near the Golden Gate Bridge. You can check out the video below taken by some tourists who were walking along the beach:
The tourist sighting wasn’t the first time the Bay Area saw the iconic movie car in action. During a San Francisco Giants game, the craft made an appearance on McCovey Cove near AT&T Park where the team plays. You can check out that video below:
As a huge fan of ‘Back to the Future’, this has got to be one of the coolest things inspired by the movie that I’ve ever seen. Maybe next the creator can work on making a working hoverboard. Though I sucked at skateboarding, I wouldn’t mind having my own Pitbull hoverboard.
What do you bojos think about this real life flying DeLorean? How’d you like to have one for yourself? Let’s talk in the comments about what other things from ‘Back to the Future’ would be awesome to have in real life! Personally, I’m a fan of the self-tying high tops.