John Z. DeLorean died yesterday of complications from recent stroke. He left GM in 1973 to found the DeLorean Motor Company (DMC). The company released the DMC-12 in 1981. They only produced approx. 8,600 cars before colapsing in 1983 amid scandle. DeLorean was charged for attempting to sell cocaine to save his legitimate buisiness; he was later acquitted. The DMC-12 was a bit of an oddball with its double-y frame, gullwing doors, stainless steel on fiberglass body, and rear mounted Peugeot-Renault-Volvo V6. DeLorean deserves praise for being an entrepreneur in the automotive industry, but with these technical “achievements” I doubt anyone from my generation would know this car if it hadn’t been for Back to the Future.