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DeLorean Time Machine

May 25, 2021—It may be one of the most advanced vehicles ever created—albeit, fictionally.

The DeLorean Time Machine from the Back to the Future trilogy is one of Hollywood's most well-known cars and it was announced last week that it will be the 29th car on the National Historic Vehicle Register, a press release says.

The register, created in 2013 by the Hagerty Drivers Foundation in partnerships with the U.S. Department of Interior, aims to recognize and document the country's most historically significant automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, and commercial vehicles, the release says. Its first class was introduced in January 2014.

"The DeLorean Time Machine is among the world's most recognizable and beloved automobiles," Jonathan Klinger, Hagerty vice president of car culture and executive director of the Hagerty Drive Foundation. "It transcends borders and generations, and it appeals to an audience far beyond the car community."

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