Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Get Out! And See the Car That's a Star

1981 DeLorean
Photo by Hagerty Drivers Foundation
by Peggy Robin

This week’s highlighted event for the “Get Out!” column is out today (Tuesday) – not waiting on our usual Thursday publication date for this column --because the displayed object of interest is only here until Thursday. If you don’t get to see it in person, before it’s gone, you can always catch it in one of the movie re-runs on TV or in streaming video – it’s always around. It’s the time-traveling star of the Back to the Future movies (I, II & III). I’m not talking of any of the humans in the cast; I’m talking about that car!  

You can catch it in our own time-period from now until September 9, as the first in the series of “Cars at the Capital” events on the National Mall (between the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and the National Gallery of Art).

Details here:

September 2-9
1981 De Lorean DMC-12 (Back to the Future "Time Machine" Hero Car)
The 1981 De Lorean DMC-12 Time Machine used in the hit 1985 time-travel movie Back to the Future.
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Just in case you miss the DeLorean, you still have till the end of September to see other three historic automobiles from the National Historic Vehicle Register, on loan from the nonprofit Hagerty Drivers Foundation. Here’s the schedule through the end of September: https://corporate.hagerty.com/cars-at-the-capital/

September 10-16
Week 2
1970 Dodge Challenger RT S/E "Qualls Challenger"
"The Black Ghost" was a Detroit street racing legend that represents the golden age of American muscle cars.
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September 17-23
Week 3
1921 Duesenberg Straight Eight "Castle Duesenberg"
The first passenger Duesenberg sold to the public which set the foundation for one of the most luxurious and exclusive automotive brands to ever exist.
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September 24-30
Week 4
1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400 S from The Cannonball Run

The poster car of the 1980s, the Lamborghini Countach is a radically styled, mid-engined Italian exotic that was the birth of the modern-day supercar.
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The “Get Out” event of the week is usually published on The Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Thursdays….except when it isn’t.   

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