You could win 'Back to the Future' DeLorean if prediction comes true

The 1989 film “Back to the Future Part II” predicted it, its star character Marty McFly planned to bet on it, and now Volo Auto Museum is making it the centerpiece of a contest.

The auto museum will give away an exhibition model DeLorean made famous in the “Back to the Future” series if the Chicago Cubs win the World Series in 2015, the museum announced Monday.

Brian Grams, director of the auto museum at 27582 Volo Village Road, said its 1981 DeLorean features all of the movie car's props, including a mock flux-capacitor that enabled the car to travel through time in the iconic movies.

The stainless steel sports car with the gull-wing doors has been in the museum showroom since the late 1990s, Grams said.

“We thought it would be a really fun promotion for the auto museum and the Cubs,” he said. “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.”

All museum visitors after March 21 automatically will be eligible to enter the contest, Grams said. Entries will run through the end of the baseball season, until “the Cubs are out, or until they win.”

Should the Cubs fall short of the goal, one lucky fan will win the museum's hover board prop instead, he said.

“It's still a really cool prize,” Grams said of the fan-made prop. “It's been on display here since the 1990s, and it has a definite patina.”

“Back to the Future Part II,” directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael J. Fox, made a prediction the Cubs would win a championship in 2015.

“If you win, you could travel back in time to 1908 and watch the Cubs win their last series,” Grams said with a chuckle.

To kick off the fun, the DeLorean in the contest will appear at the 17th annual Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. March 12, at Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse in Chicago.

Anyone attending the evening will have an advance opportunity to enter the DeLorean drawing, Grams said.

For more information about the Volo Auto Museum or the drawing, visit

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