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Man Driving 88 mph in a DeLorean Gets Pulled Over, Says He Wasn't Trying to Time-Travel

"I wasn't trying to time-travel."


A man driving a DeLorean at 88 mph was pulled over recently, later saying he had no intention of traveling back in time. 55-year-old Nigel Mills caught the attention of police when he zipped by in Essex at the speed at which the DeLorean from Back to the Future needed to reach to travel back to 1955.

"I wasn't trying to time-travel," Mills said, according to The Guardian, though he didn't say if the vehicle was outfitted with a Flux capacitor. "It was at 11 AM on Sunday and the road was completely clear."

Mills, who paid £22,000 ($29,000) for his cult classic car, told the site he only drives it a few times a year. He said he took the two-seater out this past weekend for a "run around" when authorities flagged him down.

According to the report, Mills appeared in court for his speeding charge, but the case was ultimately tossed out because the officers who pulled him over apparently did not show up for the hearing.

October 21, 2015 was celebrated by fans as Back to the Future Day, as it was the date that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to at the end of Back to the Future 2.

Back to the Future was released in 1985 to critical and commercial success. It was the highest grossing film of that year, and spawned two sequels, which were shot back-to-back and released in 1989 and 1990.

As with all popular movie franchises, it was inevitable that talk would eventually get round to remaking the films. However, in an interview with the Telegraph, director Robert Zemeckis confirmed that he and co-creator Bob Gale hold the rights to the property, and that a new version would not happen in his lifetime.

"That can't happen until both Bob and I are dead," he said. "And then I'm sure they'll do it, unless there's a way our estates can stop it. To me, that's outrageous. Especially since it's a good movie. It's like saying, 'Let's remake Citizen Kane. Who are we going to get to play Kane?' What folly, what insanity is that? Why would anyone do that?"

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