‘Back To The Future’ fan denies time travel attempt after speeding arrest

Essex driver was speeding 88mph in a DeLorean

A Back to the Future fan has been arrested for speeding after being caught driving at 88mph in a DeLorean car.

The incident echoes a scene from the classic 1985 film in which the character of Marty McFly (played by Michael J Fox) transports back to 1955 after reaching 88mph in a DeLorean car modified as a time machine.

The Guardian reports that Nigel Mills, 55 from Essex, paid £22,000 for the classic vehicle and was caught speeding on the A12 near Margaretting.


“I wasn’t trying to time travel,” Mills said, adding that he was simply taking the iconic car for a “run around” and that he had initially bought the vehicle because “me and the rest of my family enjoyed the Back to the Future films”.

“When I’m out in it a few people recognise it, they slow down and take pictures,” he added.

Watch the original film scene beneath.