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Delorean Time Machine Hire & Tour

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by Lou Bromley (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer in Brisbane who is passionate about the food and wine scene in the Granite Belt, Queensland. I am writing a book of the people and food of Stanthorpe and plan to launch the publication in 2014.
Published November 7th 2013
Because hover boards aren't invented yet
Touring in an old school, vintage car-for-hire is nothing new. But have you had a personalised tour of Brisbane in a time machine?

Go back, back to the future, where the year is 1985, and Michael J. Fox starred as a bright-eyed, fresh-faced teenager, Marty McFly, and Huey Lewis and the News taught us about 'the power of love'.

In Brisbane, you can get old school, ala 1985 style: you can hire a converted DeLorean-come-time machine in the style of the movie, Back to the Future.

Brad Gaffy is a self-confessed geek, and owner of the time machine. He hires the DeLorean for events (the latest being the 1st anniversary for Movie Empire at Morningside) as well as weddings and formals for guests to be photographed in the iconic car. And you can hire the DeLorean to be driven around town, picked up from the airport, anywhere you need to go.

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Yours truly with the DeLorean about to go back in time.

Eighties styling (love the gull wing doors) meets mod cons: Brad has fitted a CD player with stereo speakers, rather than keep the original tape deck. He sources parts to convert the 1981 DeLorean to the movie specifications for Doc's time machine, complete with Mr Fusion, and soon-to-be-fitted, flux capacitor.

The engine roars. To talk to Brad, we have to yell at each other over the engine noise. And I didn't care in the slightest: the roar of the engine is part of the charm of this 80s motoring icon. It was wonderful to sit back in the leather-covered, sports seat and let Brad do the driving, while the Back to the Future soundtrack boomed from the speakers.

My hour with Brad started in western suburbs, along the riverside expressway, through the CBD to Paddington, with a brief stop at Suncorp Station to show the car to a school group we had spotted.

We were photographed and passengers waved at us each time we stopped for a set of lights. One driver even screamed out of his car window, grinning from ear to ear: 'I can't explain right now, but you have to go back, back to the future!'

If only I could for real.

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Why? Because hover boards havenít been invented yet
Where: Brisbane
Cost: $175 per hour
Your Comment
How cool. They must be uber fans to put all that hard work into converting the car.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12622) 2573 days ago
Brad is indeed a hard-core fan and uses only parts that meet the original movie specifications. His passion and knowledge was impressive!
by Lou Bromley (score: 1|30) 2573 days ago
Thanks For the great story Lou! It was a pleasure meeting you and driving around Brisbane. I know you are Matthew Reilly's no.1 fan! :) cheers, Brad.
by 81-dm (score: 0|2) 2570 days ago
Hi Brad, would you hire the delorean to us so we can thank our son to his high school formal in it, if yes then how much.We are in Toowoomba. Thanks Les
by marka (score: 0|2) 1020 days ago
Could someone please tell me how to get in touch with Brad? I am very interested in hiring the car for brothers 30th Birthday
by holly (score: 0|2) 933 days ago
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