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North Carolina has 8 character license plates?

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7 for standard, 8 for custom, and 4 for the pre-designed ones with stuff on them like "save the turtles."

And while 4 may not be as good for custom names, my favorite so far has to be a "save the turtles" plate with the characters being "SOUP".

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"Tonight I dine on turtle soup."

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TURTLES. IN. TIME!

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If I ever move to NC, I’m getting one of those that says “MOCK”.

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Original Poster23 points · 8 months ago

It used to be only 7.

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27 points · 8 months ago

7 characters and a hyphen (AAA-1234) for non-custom plates. Custom plates can have all 8 characters.

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And we still have some "wtf-xxxx" license plates active

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When I lived in NC in the 80s, there were quite a few personalized plates with 8 characters.

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1 point · 8 months ago

SusAnalBumParty?

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Well I just blue myself all for nothing.

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I think they do special characters too.

level 2

Not until 2025 they don't.

level 3

I see what you did there.

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A little sad that it doesn’t say “OUTATIME”

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This one isn’t a time machine. So “TIMELESS” is a better descriptor for this particular Delorian.

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its flux capacitation is nill.

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You can't be out of something that you don't have in the first place

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It's probably taken. I used to work for a friend who restores these. Every damn one had a BTTF themed plate of some kind.

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I'll be honest, I'd be disappointed if I saw a DeLorean WITHOUT a BTTF/vague time travel reference.

level 4

You're not wrong. Please hold on to that nostalgia. Working on one too many of these that was neglected ruined it for me.

level 2

a buddy of mine was working on that one last year

level 3

The date says 2017, but the other cars in the lot all seem just as old as the DeLorean. The heck is going on?

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New Jersey

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TIMELESS was part of the original concept design by Andrew Probert and Ron Cobb. (source).

level 2

There must be another Delorean in that city that already took it.

level 1

Had that honda fit sport model for 3 years, very reliable automobile

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Original Poster47 points · 8 months ago

They're getting Chick-fil-A.

level 3

Hope they ask for the "chick-fil-a" sauce

drown a spicy chicken sammich in that shit, then dunk the waffle fries

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18 points · 8 months ago

That sauce is heroin

level 5

starts itching

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22 points · 8 months ago

sundays are the worst

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Original Poster7 points · 8 months ago

It's like honey mustard BBQ sauce. Yummmmm.

level 5

That’s literally exactly what it is lol. Just bbq and mustard

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My man!

level 5

Those sammiches are Lookin good

level 4

Put the waffle fries on that spicy chicken sammich. Damn, now I’m hungry.

level 5

God Damnit now Im hungry!

Those sammiches...

starts rubbing nips

level 6

Don’t forget the chick-fil-a sauce.

level 7

grabs it, rips it open with mouth

Thank you kindly

level 8

Woah. I was holding it with my mouth. We almost kissed.

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blushes c'mere

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cries I love you, man!

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It's not like I like you or anything. Baka.

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Man. I could go for some ChicFila.

Maybe I'll get it for lunch.

What day is it?

Looks at calendar

Fuck. Always.

level 7

It looks as though you may have spelled "Chick-fil-A" incorrectly. No worries, it happens to the best of us!

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Who the fuck actually calls it a sammich?

level 5

Arby's big boomin' voice guy and subway

Idk other sincere sammiches

level 6

Dude, you know that's Ving Rhames, right?

level 7

I'm pretty sure that was Jared.

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He looks like a wise old glassed man

He did something with reading rainbow maybe

More recognisable than Rhames, but not important enough in the show to remember him in context. His image is memorable but story line never includes him directly very much. He's a token frog in a show that had a solid idea case wise, but when it came down to the nitty gritty, the took the script and ribbit

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No wonder this country has gone to shit .

level 7

Willingly disrespecting the duke of sandwich like that.

Thats grounds for a duel

level 8

Earl of Sandwich.. not Duke

level 9

Please keep that between us

level 10

Please keep that between us bread.

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It ruins the masculinity of the sandwich!

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my manwich!

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Other guys definitely said it like that more in the past. Bet 1950s guys who worked at the steel mill did it

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on a sunday?

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Because chick fil a gets bought out by Taco Bell in the fast food wars.

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The Honda is faster to 60 but about 1.5 to 2 seconds. The DMC-12 was horribly horribly underpowered because of emissions and lack of money.

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And a French engine that wasn't made by Bugatti.

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The chassis was by Lotus, so the handling was pretty decent at least.

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It's a good thing they let the Irish assemble it instead of the Lotus boys in Hethel, I've never heard of pieces falling off Deloreans at least. Though, Marty's starter problems have me thinking it might have been wired by Lucas.

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Well, the early models had a really terrible alternator that couldn’t power all of the electrics at once and would strand you. Johnny Carson fell victim to that. So a DMC 12 that wouldn’t start is actually pretty believable.

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That's actually awesome to know. Added to my permanent BTTF lexicon of stuff to say whenever BTTF is on. Thanks!

level 6

Do you know why us British drink warm beer?

Because Lucas made our fridges.

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3 points · 8 months ago

Have that Honda Fit Sport model in that exact colour, still a very reliable model.

Also, was the movie plate OUTTATIME or something?

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Yes it was.

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My fit plate was 9xg 734, MA Bruins version

level 2

Same! Fuck yeah Honda Fits are great

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More headroom than the toyota Yharis that's for damn sure

feels like driving a go-kart

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Yeah for something with like 100 horsepower I sure feel like I'm zooming in that thing.

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It's the sport edition, that's cool enough for me.

shines the sport-tail

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117 hp. Love mine to death, just wish it didn't have a a-pillar the size of a Buick

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I never found that to be a problem - and I find the tiny windows to be very cute. However it took me a while to get used to the single interior light, and the steering wheel-to-pedal ratio is one of a kind (arms extended all the way and legs quite bent!) I'm happy those are the only issues with the car for me though

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2 points · 8 months ago

I love the folding seat system.

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The Magic Seat is pretty magical. You sit in back and rest your legs on the reclined, passenger seat back and stretch out watching Netflix while I navigate through 2 hours of rush hour traffic. Comfortable back there?

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Hell yeah, and you fold the seat down so the dog won't escape, it's quite the little environment you guys created for yourself

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2 points · 8 months ago

In the UK it's a 'Honda Jazz'. I have an early model and it's called Zippy. Clearly designed by Maurits Cornelis Escher, it's fun to troll larger cars at Ikea.

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I bought that exact model DeLorean about a year ago. No major issues so far! :-)

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I ran out of Tim's tonight so I have empathy, however this is a honda fit discussion. I am happy you enjoyed your car also 😄

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My delorean has been to one Tim's. Lady at the window I don't even think noticed. I even had the door open lol

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Lmao what a dumb broad, glad everything is working out for you buddy, let's talk later

turns your offered 'pound' like a doorknob, handshake runed

Sorry man

level 6

I get so many reactions on the road it was actually funny to have the door wide open and no one say anything.

High five your fist bump with extreme confidende

Sorry about what?

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For the awkward handshake homie, thanks for boosting my confidence about it with a recriprocal, i understand faults flair

I like your moxie

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More cars need Magic Seats.

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Used to park in this bush area on campus, open the back door and whaaat whip out the bmx bike, cruise around asu in style. Those seats that fold up are dope, i miss that yes

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Sorry to hear that, hope things are going better for you.

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Thank you my newer car is totalled and im waiting for court to see if i still have a liscence on the 30th ill keep you postered

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About to comment on that! I love my r/hondafit !

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How do you know if it's reliable when you only owned it for 3 years.....? Vast majority of people have a car that hasn't broken down in 3 years...

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A dude in Vancouver has one too, but without the time machine engines on the back

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NC plates have superb variation capabilities. Not only 8 space license plates, but more importantly, they also offer special characters. Folks with a good imagination have very interesing plates.

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The special characters don't count on the uniqueness rule though... if I had 'NEX', you can't get '(-NEX-)'... only the alphas & digits count.

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My favorite was a "save the turtles" plate with the characters being "SOUP".

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Original Poster1 point · 8 months ago

I have a Blue Ridge Parkway plate.

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If your going to drive around Asheville, you might as well do it with some style.

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Shots Fired!

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Asheville drivers have a very....special style of driving

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What part of NC?

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Original Poster8 points · 8 months ago

Asheville!

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Funny looking Subaru, that.

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I've seen this car in Chapel Hill before.

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Yeah, that seems about right.

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5 points · 8 months ago
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6 points · 8 months ago

One in Seattle. Plate says GOTTIME

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I used to live in the area. I have seen this car in my travels

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Mmm Papi Queso..... Loves me some grilled cheese!

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Original Poster4 points · 8 months ago

You're the first person to ever make that connection.

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Shocking! But not I guess... If you're responsible for the existence of the food truck, you are a rockstar. :)

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Original Poster3 points · 8 months ago

Alas...I am not. I just thought it was a funny name. :(

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I've only ever seen the truck in Charlotte, is it originally from Asheville?

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Original Poster1 point · 8 months ago

No. It's based in Charlotte.

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Holy shit, I looked up to see a preview for Back to The Future on TV, look down, and see this picture.

Talk about timing!

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🎵Don’t need money🎵 🎵Don’t take fame🎵

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I've been looking everywhere for this car! Could you please tell me when I parked?

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Username checks out

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Great Scott!

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Wow, that is funny

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There's about 6000 of these still on the road. Most of those are in the USA as that's where it was originally sold. 88 were documented as sold in Canada to Canadian specifications (yes, I'm serious about that number). More were planned, but the company went under. 100-200 are currently in Canada. Mine was originally sold from Ohio and imported to Canada almost immediately

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Dublin ohio has a car show put on by the Arthritis Foundation every weekend after July 4th. There are usually about 5 or more DeLoreans that show up.

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Probably a club in the area. DeLorean guys typically stick together. Google it if you're curious

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Can someone photoshop an expired parking meter for irony

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3 points · 8 months ago

There's one of these in chandler Arizona just sitting in front of someone's garage with a flat tire. Looks pretty dope. Sad I'll never see it in action.

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Hooray r/asheville. Climb to the top! He drives by my work most everynight on riverside.

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Saw this whip in Asheville at the coffee shop the other day. Crazy

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And he’s in the right place in the wrong time...

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Doc Brown's dreams died in that fast food parking lot.

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Or was it...the right time and place? Wait, nah, that doesn't really work.

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Asheville, NC.

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Had the pleasure of visiting two weeks ago, lovely place!

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1.21 gigawatts?!!

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They had to remove the time to fit all the cocaine

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First in flight, first in time travel

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Chick Fil A parking lot I see. Good thing it was today and not tomorrow.

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I'm in a bar right now listening to a cover of The Power of Love.

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When I wad 12 years old,I wantef one of these.

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Original Poster2 points · 8 months ago

Pretty sure that's true for just about everyone here. I saw one in the 80's as a kid right after the movie came out. I thought it was the most badass car I'd ever seen.

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Wow thats crazy another one in North Carolina, i saw one a few years ago in Charlotte https://imgur.com/AEn6OB2

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The dalorian is a perfect example of failing your way to the top.

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Did you call me chicken? No I said lets get some chicken Marty.

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Great Scott!

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was this by chance taken outside of duck donuts in asheville nc?

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Original Poster1 point · 8 months ago

Yes.

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Ahhh cool, met the kid who owns it once, he actually works in duck donuts.

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Had to go back to Saturday just to get some chick-fil-a.

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Chic-fil-a is always the right place, except Sundays.

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In my original universe, it was “chik-fil-a”, together withthe berenstein bears, and president Gore. Perhaps the delorean can help me fix this?

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It looks as though you may have spelled "Chick-fil-A" incorrectly. No worries, it happens to the best of us!

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Original Poster4 points · 8 months ago

Good bot.

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Is it not Chick-Fil-A ?

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I'm glad there wasn't the 'DeLorean' on the bumper in the films, that looks terrible.

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The bumpers were stamped from the factory, but it wasn't painted or anything to make it stand out. The stainless steel lettering is a popular mod that I'm not particularly fond of either.

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Original Poster3 points · 8 months ago

That's a huge logo.

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The first thing I noticed were the panel gaps being uneven on the trunk... What a great, terrible car.

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That plate should read "Baking"....because they are a steel trap with 4" windows. Try that shit in the summertime.

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If you don't have good AC in the thing, sure it would be a steel trap. AC in the thing and it is a comfortable ride.

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Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads...

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Is that a Toyota T100 next to it?

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After I've had 88 chicken sandwiches your gonna see some serious shit.

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Man, i think i saw this being delivered to this dude. You in ENC? Maybe Pirate-county?

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Original Poster1 point · 8 months ago

Asheville. Buncombe county.

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Remember when louvers were so cool?

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Were?

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A prof in college had one of these.

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I may be the only one that finds it cool, but, that brick pattern on the wall ties the whole building together.

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I know the owners of this car.

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Ok. So I have a huge pet peeve with North Carolina's slogan of "First in Flight". There is nothing really special about your state having a good lift off point for the plane.

You're not Ohio "Birthplace of Aviation." Now that is something to be proud of!

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Near Apex North Carolina by chance?

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Original Poster1 point · 8 months ago

Asheville.

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You were at 5 Guys on Merrimon at 1:30 -2:00 today? Me too.

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Original Poster1 point · 8 months ago

Yes. Creepy...

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Not creepy, just grabbing a hangover destroying cheeseburger.

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Original Poster2 points · 8 months ago

I know. It's just funny how you pinpointed the moment I took the pic. We are everywhere! I probably creeped out the driver of the DeLorean...they're in the driver' seat.

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Should be "outatime"

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Except it doesn’t have the time machine modifications, hence ‘timeless’.

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Same car? Took this photo of car in the suburbs of Atlanta. He must have made a short trip here if he's from North Carolina.

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John's Creek?

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No, in Douglasville.

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Awesome car I wonder if it has a flux capacitor in it

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I've seen a ton of these in nyc

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Its not de lorian, its Deralious... and associates.

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Shirtless (EDIT: "SHITTIEST") American vehicle ever. Oh, and you can buy a new one for around $25,000. Want the REAL 12-cylinder that was supposed to go in there, instead of The French Mistake? Tack on $12,500.

To quote myself: "getting a DMC-12 to 88mph is more far fetched than time travel".

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Steal it and go back in time to tell Donald trumps dad to wear a condom.

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I've always been a sucker for the DMC-12. Be it the low, wide profile, those gull-wing doors, or that stainless steel body, I've loved that particular design since I first watched BttF. Not a big fan of that 2.9 V6, though.

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