Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jon DeLorean 10th Deathaversary and Death Hag Sticker of the Day March 19, 2015

John DeLorean 
January 6, 1929 - March 19, 2005

John DeLorean created this legendary stainless steel sports car.

He was also largely responsible for the creation of my dream muscle car, the GTO.

This one belongs to Rodney Bingenheimer.  He's absolutely worthy of looking up.

The DeLorean car became legendary when it was featured in the Back to the Future films.

DeLorean died of a stroke at the Overlook Hospital in Summit New Jersey.  He was 80 years old.

John was embalmed and shipped back to Detroit to the Desmond Funeral Home. 

My brother Rick went to the visitation,  "He was wearing blue jeans and a black leather motorcycle jacket.  He looked pretty cool."  Rick also took these amazing photograph of the DeLorean's lined up outside in the snow.

The funeral home made sure no one touched him or took pictures.  It was a jam packed visitation.  I heard a rumor that one cell phone casket pic was taken, but I haven't seen it.  There was a private family funeral the next day.

John DeLoreanwas cremated and buried with military honors in White Chapel Cemetery.

Rad (that's the word the kids are using today, right?) DeLorean Products are available at DMOCO

The Lone Pine Mall was in reality the 

Back to the Future - in Griffith Park!

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