That time I rode in the car from Back to the Future
If there are any Back to the Future geeks out there, you’ll know that 2015 is the year Marty visits the future.
It’s the second film, released in 1989, when he visits a world filled with flying cars and hover boards, weird fashions and Nike high-tops with automatic fastenings. Ahhh, if only we really had Nike high-tops with automatic fastenings…
It’s a special year for Back to the Future II fans but last year was a special year for me because I got to ride in a DeLorean used in the filming of Back to the Future!
OK, ‘ride’ might be a bit of an exaggeration. I got to perch awkwardly in the driver’s seat while holding a hover board from the film!
It was during my TrekAmerica trip last year and we’d stopped at a gas station somewhere between Las Vegas and Yosemite. I can’t remember where, I just remember we were all a bit sleepy and hungover.
Sam was the only one to get out of the van but 20 seconds later he came rushing back, shouting something incomprehensible about the future and a car. We began to turn and look and spotted a small crowd around the actual car from Back to the Future.
The guy who owned it ran a business buying vehicles from famous movies and displayed them at festivals, exhibitions and parties. He was so proud of the car and was more than happy to show it off and let us sit in the driver’s seat.
He even had Marty’s denim jacket and a hover board from the set, and the sun shield had been signed by members of the cast.
Moral of the story: You can even have a lot of fun at gas stations in the USA!
Last year I took the Westerner 2 tour with TrekAmerica and had the most incredible time.
You can see more of my TrekAmerica blog posts here.