DeLorean Motor Company

By: jwilder

Photo Credit: DeLorean Motor Company

The original DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) was a short-lived automobile manufacturer formed by automobile industry executive John DeLorean in 1975. It is remembered for the one model it produced — the distinctive stainless steel DeLorean DMC-12 sports car featuring gull-wing doors — and for its brief and turbulent history, ending in receivership and bankruptcy in 1982.

The DeLorean DMC-12 shot to worldwide fame in the Back to the Future movie trilogy as the car made into a time machine by eccentric scientist Doctor Emmett L. Brown, although the company had ceased to exist before the first movie was made.

In 1995, Texas entrepreneur Stephen Wynne started a separate company using the "DeLorean Motor Company" name and shortly thereafter acquired the remaining parts inventory and the stylized "DMC" logo trademark of DeLorean Motor Company. The current DeLorean Motor Company located near Houston is not, and has never been, associated with the original company but supports owners of DeLorean cars. DMC (Texas), as they are known, has an additional five authorized, franchised dealers in Bonita Springs, Florida; Crystal Lake, Illinois; Garden Grove, California; Bellevue, Washington and Hem, The Netherlands.


The DeLorean Motor Company
15023 Eddie Drive
Humble, Texas 77396 USA

Additional Resources

Read more about DMC

Read more about the DeLorean DMC-12

Houston's ABC affiliate visits DeLorean Motor Company (Texas)
August 29th, 2007

DeLorean Owners of Texas for all things DeLorean

Photo Credit: DeLorean Motor Company

James Wilder

James Wilder is the owner, writer, photographer, designer, and developer for MOTOR Texas.


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