In “Back to the Future Part II”, when Marty McFly and “Doc” Brown took us for a second cinematic trip back and forth into time, many of the people lucky enough to be kids when this movie came out dreamed that by 2015, cars would indeed fly. Although we have all grown up since then, the kid that lives deep down inside of everyone who has seen this movie would still like to believe this is possible. This video proves that we are not alone in wanting to see a flying car when Matthew Riese from San Francisco, built the next best thing, a DeLorean-themed hovercraft.
This brilliant 26-year-old began working on the idea in 2008, but ran out of money and then decided to fund the project on Kickstarter, a popular site that invited the masses to invest in creative ideas, with the goal to raise $5,500, which he succeeded in doing.
This is what Riese wrote on Kickstarter back in 2010:
“I stared building two years ago and finished what I am calling a “rough draft” version just 4 months later. As you can see from my video, it looked like a DeLorean and it did hover, but it was actually quite rickety and unsafe. So for the past 20 months I’ve been re-building it from the ground up. It is coming along nicely and should be sturdy, safe, and professional looking when finished. But now I’m totally out of money with about 3 months of work left to do, and I’m hoping you would be generous enough to help me finish it! My goal is to raise $5,500 for construction materials and labor costs.”
A flux capacitor and 88mph later, Riese came back from the future with a new video of his airborne DeLorean having some wicked fun on the beach, which you can watch in the video below.