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The Wheel Thing: 'Hey, Doc. You built a time machine? From a DeLorean?'

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Friday marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Back to the Future. See an almost perfect replica of the Delorean used in the film.

Friday marks the 30th anniversary of the beloved film, Back to the Future. The time travel fantasy spawned two sequels and legions of devoted fans. One of the more talented is named Danny Botkin.

He manages the service department at the DeLorean Motor Co in Huntington Beach, south of Los Angeles. In his spare time, he builds replicas of the time machine featured in the movies.

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Our Wheel Thing guide, OC Register auto critic Susan Carpenter convinced Botkin to bring his time machine to our studios earlier this week. It was the biggest drain on productivity since March Madness.  Most of the staff decamped to the parking lot, gawking, selfie-ing and peppering Botkin with questions.

Read all about Danny Botkin's time machine replica, and about some of the Back to the Future events, in this OC Register story by Susan Carpenter.

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