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'Back To The Future' Fan Caught Going 88mph In A DeLorean

'Back To The Future' Fan Caught Going 88mph In A DeLorean

Nobody calls me chicken.

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay

Back To The Future is a staple movie in most of our childhoods. The idea of being able to travel through time is something that's intrigued many of us at some point, and BTTF tapped into that wonder.

Not only that, but the DeLorean was iconic. Still to this day if you saw that car on the street, you'd half expect Doc to jump out of it and tell you that you needed to jump in.


For one fan, Spencer White, from Santa Clarita, California, his dreams came true when he finally purchased his 1982, stainless steel DeLorean. In the movies, when they hit 88mph, the flux capacitor would activate and they'd be transported to a different time.

On Friday at around 9pm, White decided to take his mum for a spin in his new prized possession. He was having a good time until he looked down at his speed and realised he was going 85mph.

Speaking to, he said: "I thought, let's take it up to 88 mph,

"I only got three more miles to go."


He managed the iconic speed for a couple of seconds before he realised that a California Highway Patrol officer was flashing their lights behind him.

He pulled over and was approached by a gleeful looking police officer. "He asked me how fast I thought I was going," White explained.

The officer showed him his radar gun, and the speed was exactly 88mph.

"All of us started busting up laughing," White said.

Of course, going that fast is not a good idea and despite the fact they had a giggle, White was still issued with a ticket. Before the police officer left, he asked White if he had a flux capacitor in his car. White joked: "Maybe if I had the flux capacitor he would have let me off."


Apparently, White has been after a DeLorean for ten years but only made the plunge to buy one last month. He realises he shouldn't have driven that fast but added: "Any kid that grew up in the 80s or 90s, (88) was kind of a special number."

I don't imagine he'll be trying to push it to 88mph again any time soon.

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Topics: Speeding