“Are you telling me you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean (golf cart)?”
The DeLorean DMC-12 was a sport car manufactured by the DeLorean Motor Company from 1981 to 1983. The car featured a set of gull-wing doors, an innovative fiberglass chassis and underbody structure, along with a brushed stainless steel body. However, it was the Back to the Future trilogy that made this vehicle a piece of pop culture history.
But where we’re going now, we don’t need an actual DeLorean… That’s because a pair of Canadian auto enthusiasts, Lucas Evanochko and David Heykants, have created their very own version of the iconic time-travelling car — only this time, in the form of a golf cart. You’ll notice that it has the same grey body work, vibrant blue lighting, a flux capacitor and everything else you could possibly imagine from Doc’s ride.
There’s even multi-colored buttons from Retroactive Arcade on the dash, which are attached to an Adafruit Audio FX board. When pressed, they emit several BttF sound effects as well as some of Doc, Marty McFly and Biff’s most famous catchphrases. The sound system uses an 80W class D amp with Bluetooth to allow streaming from any device, too. Additionally, it boasts a built-in seven-inch tablet right in front, which runs the Fluxy88 Time Circuits app and Google Play Music.
All the accessories are juiced up by an isolated 12V system, which is fed off a garden tractor battery mounted under the hood. There’s also a 12V to 5V converter, which provides power to the Adafruit AudioFX and the tablet. Oh, and the capacitor, that’s controlled by an Adafruit Pro Trinket (ATmega328).
From start to finish, nearly 600 hours went into this extremely impressive (and nostalgic) project. And while this vehicle may not travel back in time, even if you’re lucky to hit 8.8 mph), it definitely will look a whole lot cooler than any other cart you’ll find driving around the golf course!