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[–]DenimMan13 115 points116 points  (14 children)

North Carolina has 8 character license plates?

[–]Heliolord 65 points66 points  (3 children)

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".

[–]Mitchel-256 19 points20 points  (1 child)

"Tonight I dine on turtle soup."

[–]Arcadian1 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]TimeIs0verSir 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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

[–]Papi_Queso[S] 22 points23 points  (3 children)

It used to be only 7.

[–]jnecr 25 points26 points  (1 child)

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

[–]kevinateher 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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

[–]Go3Team 5 points6 points  (0 children)

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

[–]cheesedonutZ 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I guess I will have to go to North Carolina for my new start.


[–]ax0r 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Meta-EvenThisAcronym 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well I just blue myself all for nothing.

[–]claybob86 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I think they do special characters too.

[–]mark-five 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Not until 2025 they don't.

[–]rallyimprezive 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I see what you did there.

[–]Scarlettf29 85 points86 points  (12 children)

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

[–]schattenteufel 34 points35 points  (2 children)

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

[–]randominternetdood 5 points6 points  (1 child)

its flux capacitation is nill.

[–]esnesdrawkcab 3 points4 points  (0 children)

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

[–]rastacles 3 points4 points  (2 children)

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.

[–]thr0waway1234567j8 6 points7 points  (1 child)

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

[–]rastacles 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

[–]fyrespritetryst 2 points3 points  (2 children)

a buddy of mine was working on that one last year

[–]Max_Thunder 0 points1 point  (1 child)

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

[–]FatherThyme 4 points5 points  (0 children)

New Jersey

[–]th3cr1t1c 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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

[–]ToPimpAButterface 6 points7 points  (0 children)

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

[–]SadboyBooHoo 127 points128 points  (83 children)

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

[–]Papi_Queso[S] 49 points50 points  (45 children)

They're getting Chick-fil-A.

[–]SadboyBooHoo 34 points35 points  (42 children)

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

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

[–]7palms 17 points18 points  (2 children)

That sauce is heroin

[–]SadboyBooHoo 8 points9 points  (1 child)

starts itching

[–]7palms 19 points20 points  (0 children)

sundays are the worst

[–]Papi_Queso[S] 7 points8 points  (2 children)

It's like honey mustard BBQ sauce. Yummmmm.

[–]kharmatika 6 points7 points  (0 children)

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

[–]whiteknives 1 point2 points  (1 child)

My man!

[–]SadboyBooHoo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Those sammiches are Lookin good

[–]MAC_Addy 2 points3 points  (19 children)

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

[–]SadboyBooHoo 4 points5 points  (18 children)

God Damnit now Im hungry!

Those sammiches...

starts rubbing nips

[–]MAC_Addy 3 points4 points  (14 children)

Don’t forget the chick-fil-a sauce.

[–]SadboyBooHoo 3 points4 points  (13 children)

grabs it, rips it open with mouth

Thank you kindly

[–]MAC_Addy 3 points4 points  (12 children)

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

[–]SadboyBooHoo 2 points3 points  (11 children)

blushes c'mere

[–]MAC_Addy 2 points3 points  (8 children)

cries I love you, man!

[–]wolfpwarrior 2 points3 points  (1 child)

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

[–]inpheksion 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Man. I could go for some ChicFila.

Maybe I'll get it for lunch.

What day is it?

Looks at calendar

Fuck. Always.

[–]Chick-fil-A_spellbot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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

[–]thesewordsarefake 1 point2 points  (13 children)

Who the fuck actually calls it a sammich?

[–]SadboyBooHoo 2 points3 points  (12 children)

Arby's big boomin' voice guy and subway

Idk other sincere sammiches

[–]KingOfWickerPeople 1 point2 points  (2 children)

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

[–]mark-five 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure that was Jared.

[–]SadboyBooHoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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

[–]thesewordsarefake 0 points1 point  (8 children)

No wonder this country has gone to shit .

[–]SadboyBooHoo 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Willingly disrespecting the duke of sandwich like that.

Thats grounds for a duel

[–]psychocabbage 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Earl of Sandwich.. not Duke

[–]SadboyBooHoo 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Please keep that between us

[–]Simmo5150 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Please keep that between us bread.

[–]thesewordsarefake 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It ruins the masculinity of the sandwich!

[–]SadboyBooHoo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

my manwich!

[–]Kakarot_faps 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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

[–]abtei 0 points1 point  (0 children)

on a sunday?

[–]Gordon_Leadfoot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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

[–]redking315 5 points6 points  (6 children)

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.

[–]mark-five 2 points3 points  (5 children)

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

[–]redking315 1 point2 points  (4 children)

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

[–]mark-five 3 points4 points  (3 children)

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.

[–]redking315 4 points5 points  (1 child)

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.

[–]mark-five 4 points5 points  (0 children)

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

[–]Tony49UK 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Do you know why us British drink warm beer?

Because Lucas made our fridges.

[–]7evid 2 points3 points  (2 children)

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

Also, was the movie plate OUTTATIME or something?

[–]failsafe4x 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes it was.

[–]SadboyBooHoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My fit plate was 9xg 734, MA Bruins version

[–]Clypsedra 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Same! Fuck yeah Honda Fits are great

[–]SadboyBooHoo 2 points3 points  (4 children)

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

feels like driving a go-kart

[–]Clypsedra 2 points3 points  (3 children)

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

[–]SadboyBooHoo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

shines the sport-tail

[–]Caputtohsi 1 point2 points  (1 child)

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

[–]Clypsedra 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I love the folding seat system.

[–]Throttlechopper 4 points5 points  (2 children)

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?

[–]SadboyBooHoo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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.

[–]On-a-tims-run 1 point2 points  (5 children)

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

[–]SadboyBooHoo 1 point2 points  (4 children)

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 😄

[–]On-a-tims-run 1 point2 points  (3 children)

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

[–]SadboyBooHoo 1 point2 points  (2 children)

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

[–]On-a-tims-run 1 point2 points  (1 child)

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?

[–]SadboyBooHoo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

I like your moxie

[–]Caputtohsi 1 point2 points  (1 child)

More cars need Magic Seats.

[–]SadboyBooHoo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

[–]HerrXRDS 1 point2 points  (1 child)

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

[–]SadboyBooHoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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

[–]iamthelouie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

[–]opticscythe 3 points4 points  (4 children)

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...

[–]andrak7 20 points21 points  (1 child)

[–]Sir_Llama 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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

[–]fairlane_lover 11 points12 points  (3 children)

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.

[–]Nexustar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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.

[–]Heliolord 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

[–]Papi_Queso[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have a Blue Ridge Parkway plate.

[–]bb8675309 14 points15 points  (3 children)

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

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    [–]YonderMTN 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Shots Fired!

    [–]AndersonRagan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

    [–]2monkeysandafootball 3 points4 points  (4 children)

    What part of NC?

    [–]Papi_Queso[S] 8 points9 points  (3 children)


    [–]TheNaughtyMonkey 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Funny looking Subaru, that.

    [–]MarkedWithPi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I've seen this car in Chapel Hill before.

    [–]Heliolord 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Yeah, that seems about right.

    [–]--abadox-- 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    One in Seattle. Plate says GOTTIME

    [–]Hilandermacleod 3 points4 points  (0 children)

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

    [–]speedycat2014 2 points3 points  (5 children)

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

    [–]Papi_Queso[S] 4 points5 points  (4 children)

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

    [–]speedycat2014 1 point2 points  (3 children)

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

    [–]Papi_Queso[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

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

    [–]Stubbledorange 3 points4 points  (1 child)

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

    [–]Papi_Queso[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    No. It's based in Charlotte.

    [–]Sunstoned1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    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!

    [–]maestro876 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    🎵Don’t need money🎵 🎵Don’t take fame🎵

    [–]TemporalTourist 2 points3 points  (2 children)

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

    [–]TheDynamicDino 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Username checks out

    [–]Mattglas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Duck Donuts, Asheville Nc

    [–]jncheese 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Great Scott!

    [–]morris1022 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Wow, that is funny

    [–]On-a-tims-run 2 points3 points  (3 children)

    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

    [–]RockyMountainRain 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    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.

    [–]On-a-tims-run 0 points1 point  (1 child)

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

    [–]TheColourOfMoney 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Can someone photoshop an expired parking meter for irony

    [–]Hkz0r 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    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.

    [–]xbinky7 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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

    [–]IHeartRasslin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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

    [–]ZERO-THR33[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

    [–]CorndogFiddlesticks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

    [–]dorkmax 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

    [–]captain_dapper 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Asheville, NC.

    [–]luckylebron 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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

    [–]1lapulapu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    1.21 gigawatts?!!

    [–]And_The_Full_Effect 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    They had to remove the time to fit all the cocaine

    [–]tikhead 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    First in flight, first in time travel

    [–]DoubleThick 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

    [–]Lawdoc1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

    [–]philvilla18 1 point2 points  (1 child)

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

    [–]Papi_Queso[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    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.

    [–]Solous91 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

    [–]stonerpsyduck 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

    [–]DESYphotowerks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

    [–]Dangerous-Dave 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Great Scott!

    [–]calvinquisition 1 point2 points  (2 children)

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

    [–]Papi_Queso[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)


    [–]calvinquisition 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

    [–]Painted_Moose 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

    [–]bouldertoadonarope 2 points3 points  (4 children)

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

    [–]fortfive 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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

    [–]Chick-fil-A_spellbot 5 points6 points  (2 children)

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

    [–]Papi_Queso[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Good bot.

    [–]RockyMountainRain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Is it not Chick-Fil-A ?

    [–]klsi832 3 points4 points  (2 children)

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

    [–]davewashere 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    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.

    [–]Papi_Queso[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    That's a huge logo.

    [–]Gwthrowaway80 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

    [–]YonderMTN 0 points1 point  (1 child)

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

    [–]Phoenix_Kiana 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    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.

    [–]rustyshakelford101 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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

    [–]4ampaul 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Is that a Toyota T100 next to it?

    [–]reefer_drabness 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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

    [–]BucketDummy 0 points1 point  (1 child)

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

    [–]Papi_Queso[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Asheville. Buncombe county.

    [–]Caputtohsi 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Remember when louvers were so cool?

    [–]runs_in_the_jeans 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    A prof in college had one of these.

    [–]A_Friendly_Robot[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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

    [–]dirtycaver 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I know the owners of this car.

    [–]RockyMountainRain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    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!

    [–]Santander91 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Near Apex North Carolina by chance?

    [–]Papi_Queso[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)


    [–]junkbmwr75 0 points1 point  (3 children)

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

    [–]Papi_Queso[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    Yes. Creepy...

    [–]junkbmwr75 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Not creepy, just grabbing a hangover destroying cheeseburger.

    [–]Papi_Queso[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    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.

    [–]hereticnasom 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Should be "outatime"

    [–]thebuttonmonkey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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

    [–]CDRNY 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    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.

    [–]GobleSt 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    John's Creek?

    [–]CDRNY 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    No, in Douglasville.

    [–]CaptinOfNothing 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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

    [–]Industrious_Villain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I've seen a ton of these in nyc

    [–]GoodOldReachAround 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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

    [–]Jedekai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    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".

    [–]Asem18 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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

    [–]Generaider 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    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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