An entertaining look at life on the DeLorean factory floor

An entertaining look at life on the DeLorean factory  floor
Glenn Patterson: writes in a clean, unfussy style Picture: John Murphy

Breathlessly paced, ricocheting across the Atlantic, written in a clean, unfussy style.

In January 1981, just three months before Bobby Sands started his hunger strike in the Maze Prison, the first DeLorean DMC-12 rolled off the production line in West Belfast.

The brainchild of the swashbuckling John Z DeLorean, this stainless steel luxury sports car with gull-wing doors is stencilled into film history as ‘Doc’ Brown’s time-travelling machine in the sci-fi adventure Back to the Future.

But in 1982, with fewer than 9,000 cars built, the factory...

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