The DeLorean paradox: how it failed and became Meet the designer cats with 1 day ago   17:40

The DeLorean was supposed to be the car of the future. Then they stopped making it.

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In this episode of Vox Almanac, producer Phil Edwards explores the past and present of the DeLorean Motor Company, which made the infamous DMC-12. Though many today know the car through the movie Back to the Future, DeLorean has its own incredible story to tell (and one that’s almost harder to believe than a story about time travel).

John Z. DeLorean is at its center as the founder and namesake of the company. His path through the upper echelon of General Motors seemed to have set him on course for that company’s Presidency — but he dreamed of starting his own company. The result was the DeLorean Motor Company, which was established in America and eventually planted a factory in Dunmurry, Ireland, near Belfast and during the sectarian civil war known as “the Troubles.”

For this video, we interviewed Barrie Wills about his experience working at the company — but we also talked to DeLorean owners about the ways the car has endured, thanks to the movie Back to the Future, and, more importantly, their own ingenuity and creativity. A DeLorean community has kept the car going and, despite the fact that production ended in the early '80s, the car continues to inspire new fans even today. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out

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Phil Edwards
Hey - thanks for watching this video. Oh, and because I didn't mention it in the video — this car was surprisingly comfortable.
I made an extra video reviewing Delorean books. If you want to check it out, go join at
Juan Pablo Rojas W.
Any DeLorean running with plutonium?
Wolfsschanze Music
I should get my girlfriend one of these cars, because she loves to bring up the past.
David Hill
Some people call it low powered badly made junk , that might be true but most cars built around the same time (especially in the USA ) were also junk and low powered
Salim Sivaad
The reason the DeLorean was used in the movie was the poor reputation of the car as opposed to its futuristic look. That a DeLorean could be turned into a time machine was a joke that people in the 80's instantly got that might not be as obvious to people born after the 80's...
My sister bought a Delorean knock off with regular doors. It was by Chrysler. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I know the engine wasn't made by the same company as the brand on the outside.
Anyone else skip his song?
Olivia Reyes
Barrie was at this year's delorean meet
Only reason they failed cocaine trafficking
SiewHei Lou
Do they actually drive their DeLoreans to work, on road trips?
Jamie Flanagan
Was built in Northern Ireland. Peuto Rico and Ireland (Eire) didn't get the deal to build it.
Brandon Stennett
Hey ,favor could you guys explain the NO BAIL SWEDEN SITUATION ? would help us ASAP.
ben benowski
Slicks tires 13:10
The DeLorean failed sucessfully!
Italy influenced the 80's aesthetic
TEsla tiMe MaChiNe
They're still making them using original parts made in the 80's. The only problem they've got now is left side panels which they will need to start making along with some other parts that are running low. They've only got around 80 engines left so they've decided to start production on electric DeLoreans. They can probably make around 1000 with all the parts they have left but they're going to need to start making some parts like the left front side panel which they only have a handful left.

If only they had bought all the machines when buying all the parts than they could have just made what they needed but eventually there will be a day when you won't be able to get a brand new DeLorean. Probably in 10-15 years.
Lance Hondrade
Step 1: Buy a Delorean

Step 2: LS swap sed Delorean

Step 3: Profit
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By breeding house cats with wild animals, humans developed hybrid cats that look like little leopards. Bengal cats are a breed that was developed by breeding domestic cats with asian leopard cats. The first American bengal breeder is a woman named Jean Mill, but her work has continued through other breeders. We met one of those breeders, Anthony Hutcherson, when we went to film the cats at the Westminster Dog Show. Besides bengals, we also saw another hybrid breed: savannahs. Instead of asian leopard cats, savannahs were developed by breeding house cats with servals. Unlike the other two breeds, the last breed we met, toygers, are not hybrid cats. Breeder Judy Sugden created the breed by carefully breeding domestic cats with qualities that resemble wild tigers. To learn more about the cats and the breeders that made possible, watch the video above.

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