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The DeLorean used in the Back to the Future movie trilogy may be the single most memorable movie vehicle for anyone who grew up in the 1980s (as did the vast majority of the staff here at Autoblog). And so, whenever we hear anything having to do with the car, the movie or its main characters, we sit up and take notice.

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1981 DeLorean Time Machine - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Kobe Bryant showed up at UNDFTD this week to kick off the release of Nike's new McFly Hyperdunks. The McFlys are Back to the Future-themed basketball shoes, with a color scheme inspired by the shoes Michael J. Fox wore in Back to the Future II. They come complete with "2015" emblazoned on the right shoe's tongue, while the left one features the BTTF arrow logos. Kobe showed up at the completely-mobbed event in -- what else -- a DeLorean done up just like Doc Brown's movie car. The perennial All-

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var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/offbeat_news/The_ill_effects_of_an_overheating_Flux_Capacitor'; This is what happens when you don't get those 1.21 Jigowatts of power flowing cleanly. One unfortunate Delorean owner recently had a bit of a meltdown, but we don't think Doc Brown was anywhere in the immediate vicinity. An instant classic after its appearance in the "Back To The Future" movies, the Delorean was one of those "could have been" cars that captured a lot of people's imaginations. A

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