Here’s something a bit entertaining about our readers. Crawl your way through our comment sections and you’re bound to spot some obscure references, and some of them aren’t necessarily car references! Somehow, you cyber sleuths figured out what random engine block is sitting in the queue for a ride at Disneyland. Now, we have a reference to a famed scene from Back To The Future Part II, but remixed.
Last night, Patrick George burned some late-night oil and published a piece about a pair of sweet AE86s that Toyota unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Salon. The AE86 H2 Concept and the AE86 BEV Concept are cars from your Initial D dreams, now powered by hydrogen and batteries, respectively. These cars are all kinds of awesome, I mean, just look at them!
They’re cool enough on their own, but these cars apparently retained their manual transmissions, too. These cars are a great example of what kind of fun you could have with electric and hydrogen technology, even if the latter remains a California-only niche in the United States. As I scrolled through fresh layers of comments, it was GhosnInABox who got me today with this banger:
“Hi friends! Goldie Wilson III for Wilson Restomod Conversion Systems. I’ll convert your 80’s or 90’s automotive icon to run on pure gigawatts! For only $39,999.95. So come on down and see me, Goldie Wilson III, at any one of our 29 convenient locations.” *Hydrogen conversion not available on Ford Explorer.
If you have no idea what’s going on, I’ll explain. Goldie Wilson III is a character from Back To The Future Part II. He’s the son of Goldie Wilson II, who was the Mayor of the movie’s fictional Hill Valley in 2015. His father, Goldie Wilson, was Mayor as late as 1985. Goldie Wilson III sold hover conversions for cars through Goldie Wilson Hover Conversion Systems. Look, just watch this scene, showing Marty McFly in Courthouse Square of the movie’s 2015 Hill Valley:
Is it bad that I got that reference right away? Also, this scene depicting the year has so many cool vehicles in the span of just a couple of minutes! It opens on a Litestar autocycle, a creation of Jim Bede:
There’s another Pulse autocycle off to the left side of the screen and what’s this? It looks like a Honda PC800 Pacific Coast, which likely hit the market right on time to be in this scene.
Of course, the scene shows other cool cars like a Citroën DS, a GM dustbuster van, a Ford Mustang, and more I’m probably forgetting! Honestly, the entire Back To The Future trilogy is a total paradise for gearheads. There’s a little something for everyone. Congratulations GhosnInABox (great name) and have a great weekend!
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