If Prediction Is Correct, $85K DeLorean Could Be Yours

The Chicago Cubs will have to defy the laws of the universe, win World Series
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2015 3:25 PM CST
Museum Giving Away $85K DeLorean*
This photo shows DeLoreans parked outside The DeLorean Motor Company in Huntington Beach, Calif.   (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Paul Bersebach)

The only thing standing between you and your very own flux capacitor is the Chicago Cubs and the death of a 107-year-old dry spell. As the Daily Herald reports, an Illinois car museum is offering up its exhibit 1981 DeLorean—complete with aforementioned flux capacitor—to one lucky visitor, with the tiny caveat that the Cubbies must first pull off the completely unimaginable and win the World Series this year. The Volo Auto Museum's publicity stunt is a nod to 1989's Back to the Future Part II, which predicted that "the Curse" would end in 2015. "We thought it would be a really fun promotion for the auto museum and the Cubs," says museum director Brian Grams. "We've had the car here for many years, and always a crowd-pleaser. So, we decided to take a bit of a risk and have fun with it."

"The car is fully functional. It's a running and driving car," Grams tells ABC, which notes that the DeLorean is also worth a not-insignificant $85,000. Visitors to the museum will be eligible to enter between March 21 and whenever "the Cubs are out, or until they win," says Grams. And what happens in the event of a non-Hollywood ending, in which the Cubs don't win the pennant? "We keep the car, but the giveaway winner will win the museum's hover board prop," says Grams. But if the team does win, "you could travel back in time to 1908 and watch the Cubs win their last series." (This stolen DeLorean was found in a weird way.)

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