Monday, February 11, 2013

A message from Bob Gale on the completion of the BTTF Time Machine Restoration

I can't wait to see the BTTF DeLorean Time Machine in person and see the fruits of labor due to the hard work of Joe, Terry and the rest of the TMR team for which we all fans will be always indebted to. Hopefully I get to see it when I visit US in 2015 or maybe even prior to that.

And a big thanks to Bob Gale for supporting this project and the whole TMR team from day one. Also considering my contributions are comparatively miniscule, I am honored and humbled for being mentioned.

Time Machine Restoration

A message from Bob Gale, co-creator, co-writer and co-producer 
of the Back to the Future Trilogy

11 February 2013

Great Scott!

Are you telling me we restored a time machine out of a DeLorean?  And with STYLE?

Damn straight!

Congratulation, kudos and giga-props to the DeLorean Time Machine Restoration Team!
The job you guys did has exceeded my expectations! 

Take it from me, the vehicle has NEVER looked this good, not even on the first day it rolled out of Kevin Pike's shop – and I was there.   To say that the restored Delorean A-car is totally awesome is a major understatement!

A giga shout out to Joe Walser: he is truly THE MAN!  It was his dogged determination, his obsession with quality, his unflagging dedication, and his in-depth knowledge of the vehicle inside and out, all of which he imparted to an incredibly talented crew of skilled technicians, mechanics, fanatics, lunatics, and OCD-ers (and every one of you guys kick ass!), that got the job done.  With style.  And with the amazing Terry Matalas always there to keep the proverbial train on the tracks...or, I guess I should say, to keep the modified time car on the tracks.

Special thanks to everyone who bought a patch. Or two. Or all three.  Those dollars really helped.  And every penny was channeled directly into the flux capacitor...or the wiring...or the stainless steel restoration...or any of a countless number of other aspects and details.  So display those patches proudly – you really made a difference.

And thanks to everybody who has friended us here on Facebook – and to Vivek Bhat for keeping that time car on the tracks online.  All of us on this project have been gratified to know how many friends we have. It's nice to know that people care, even just a little.  It made it a lot easier to get through some incredibly long days and nights. 

It's taken over two years to get here.  There are endless stories to be told about what was done and how it was done, the bullets we dodged, and the almosts, the what-ifs and the alternate time lines.  But those are tales for the future.

Right now, we celebrate a job well done.  

Congratulations, everybody!

Meanwhile, keep checking in for updates about Universal's plans for the display of the restored Delorean Time Machine, which we'll pass on once we know what's going on.

To be continued...!

          -- Bob Gale

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