Ever dream big? I mean like four or more movie cars in your yard big? Well I do! You can too, thanks to a little game called House Flipper. It's a fun game where you're a handy person turn house flipper. You pickup odd jobs to learn skills and earn cash. Eventually you'll get to flipping rooms and whole houses. Even mowing the grass. I recently picked this game back up. It's a ton of fun. A friend, brought to my attention some mods to allow you to bring famous cars into the game. To say I was excited as a four year old and cookie would be an understatement. How can you get these great assets? Navigate to Big Hungry Chicken's Workshop page on Steam for these add-ons. There's a few on there (Back to the Future Delorean, Ghostbusters Ecto 1, Knight Rider's KITT, A-Team Van and more. Looks like they're expanding their collection. Thanks Big Hungry Chicken! Happy Flipp'n
Looking for something new to do in GTA 5? How about tv/movie car collecting? Believe it or not without modding you can find some really cool on screen cars in GTA 5 and GTA 5 Online. Amazing how even the cars themselves are named in relation to what tv/movie car they go with. Often video game companies have not paid for the licencing to use the official names. For example the 69' Dodge Charger is called Dukes. Very obvious what they were thinking there. But this car could easily be painted/skinned and configured to look like a 68' Charger from Fast and the Furious. Just use your imagination and the sky is limitless. There's been a ton of videos (one below) on this. But I thought I would show some of highlights and give you some links for more information. Happy collecting!
Everyone knows and loves the DeLorean in Back to the Future. But people rarely know much about the DeLorean itself. Today I'm not going to go into details. But I wanted to celebrate St. Patrick's day by talking about the DeLorean's Irish roots. Only about 9000 DeLoreans are said to have been built. All of which were built in Northern Ireland. Where?
Dunmurry, Northern Ireland to be exact. Dunmurry is located between Belfast and Dublin (closer to Belfast). The town is known for industry and also residential. It is considered a neighborhood of Belfast. Gotta love Wikipedia right? When considering possible locations for the factory DeLorean had debated between Northern Ireland and Puerto Rico. However Northern Ireland's Industrial Development Agency (NIDA) made DeLorean an offer at the last minute. This offer was intended to help bring jobs to Northern Ireland.
In October of 1978 DeLorean broke ground to what would become a 6-building complex over 660,000 square feet in area. The factory opened later in 1981 with over 2,500 employees. Of which many were new to the work force. Due to some issues with new workers, quality control was a major issue. There were reports of ill-fitting body panels being the most common. However several training standards were used to help aid these new workers. Included special black "mule" cars without the stainless steal panels (just fiberglass). These cars were used only for training and were never marketed.
Just as the plant workforce was becoming experienced things took a turn for the worst. Costs of producing the new car were exceeding sales and profit was little or none. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in late 1982. This would be the end of the Northern Ireland plant. An end to the DeLorean production. At least until recent light of the company making a come back. More on that later. Till then stay green my friends may luck be with ya!
References: DeLorean Museum, How Stuff Works
Great Scott! Could it be? An official Back to the Future LEGO set? We can only hope. But thanks to a wonderful project called CUUSOO sponsored by LEGO it could be. Through CUUSOO's site LEGO builders can submit their designs to be voted on to become an official sets. CUUSOO user m.togami has graced us with their awesome design of a Back to the Future Delorean. Note the pictures above and below.
But they need our help to make it happen. Designs submitted to CUUSOO must receive 10,000 votes to be reviewed by the LEGO Group. This is where you come in. For the love of On Screen Cars and Back to the Future Deloreans as LEGO sets PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT TODAY! It doesn't cost anything and only takes a few minutes to register and vote. At the time of this writing we're almost a quarter of the way there! Remember "...The future is what you make it, so make it a good one!"