Have you watched more than one Back to the Future movie marathon? Ever fantasize about travelling in the DeLorean time machine with Doc Brown? You can take your own trip back to the future this weekend and raise money for one of Middletown’s best-known charities in the process.
A replica of the DeLorean time machine—flux capacitor and all—will be on display in front of on Route 35 in Middletown on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a small donation to Middletown Helps Its Own, you can get your picture taken with the spruced up DeLorean—one of only two replicas in existence on the East Coast, according to its owner, Middletown resident Jim Carroll.
“Adults our age who love the Back to the Future movies—they see the time machine and it brings a big smile to their face,” the 30-year-old explained.
Caroll said the conversion from DeLorean to a replica of the Back to the Future time machine was completed in December 2011. He made adjustments to the DeLorean, which he has owned since high school, before shipping it off to Robert “Videobob” Mosley in Dallas for the full time machine conversion. According to Carroll, Mosley is the only person endorsed by Kevin Pike, the man who built the time machine for the Back to the Future movies.
Since the replica’s completion, Carroll has made the vehicle available for appearances at charity events and business openings, including an appearance at in Red Bank.
The DeLorean makes a splash whenever its out on the town, Carroll noted.
“It’ll go toe to toe with any car around. People will pass up Maseratis and come right over to the time machine,” he said.