Doc's DeLorean Harks Back ... from the Past
There's something to be said about bloggers. They're geeky, sure, but they're also taste agents who give tech monuments from the past deserved due.
That's why we're less than surprised - pleased, even - to find a DeLorean revival inching its way into geek salience. Get a refurbished model or even paint it like these guys did so you don't have to stress over the fingerprint-friendly steel. We agree with Rob at Wired that painting the thing is sacrilege but to call the original DeLorean high-maintenance would be an understatement - it could do with an upgrade or two, or three, or ten.
Crave notes the revival with enthusiasm. Considering the impractical '80's flop only ever really served a purpose in Back to the Future, we're not sure what people will do if the DeLorean ever comes back from the dead. It could definitely use an upgrade, always an tender topic for throwback purists. At the very least it'll be handy for remembering why some things should remain fodder for nostalgic pot-induced sojours into the past. See, even today the DeLorean remains well-suited for time travel.
Update, 1/27/06: The new hats at DeLorean inform us that the refurb models cure maintenance issues without tampering with the car's glammy futuresurf appeal. Feel that warmth? That's the warmth of our hearts smiling.