OUTATIME: Saving the DeLorean Time Machine

Directed by Steve Concotelli

OUTATIME is, at its core, a wonderful love story depicting the devotion of our fans to our movie trilogy as represented by what is arguably the most famous movie car of all time.
— Bob Gale, Co-Creator, Back to the Future trilogy

The DeLorean Time Machine is the most famous movie car in the world. But after decades of harsh weather, souvenir hunters, and wild animals — this cinema icon seemed destined for the junkyard.

Every Back to the Future fan knows the DeLorean Time Machine. It's arguably the most iconic car in movie history. But while the film's legacy has thrived over the years — the car itself wasn't so fortunate. Decades of harsh weather and souvenir hunters reduced this film legend to a shadowy reflection of its former self. By 2010, it looked as if the car would not survive. Fortunately Bob Gale, Universal Studios, and a team of dedicated fans decided to take action... OUTATIME: Saving the DeLorean Time Machine is the unbelievable true story of the world's most famous film car. Meet the filmmakers, celebrities, studio executives, and movie fans who worked together to bring the original Time Machine back to life!

OUTATIME chronicles the efforts of Bob Gale (Co-Writer & Producer, Back to the Future trilogy), Universal Studios and a group of dedicated fans as they work together to bring this cinema icon back to life. Together, they embark on the greatest movie prop restoration...of all TIME!



  • Full length audio commentary with
    Joe Walser & Steve Concotelli

  • Deleted Scenes

  • OUTATIME World Premiere

  • Petersen Auto Museum Featurette

  • Restoration Photo Gallery

  • Trailer and MORE!


  • Release Date: 7/19/2016

  • Studio: Virgil Films

  • UPC: 829567122822 (Blu-ray)

  • Running time: 63 minutes

  • Format: Widescreen 1:78:1

  • List Price: $19.99 USD

The Back to the Future Time Machine has been voted the most famous car in film history. For nearly 30 years, the car has remained a global phenomenon, appearing in numerous films, television shows, posters, toys and games. Fans across the world have even gone so far as to convert their own DeLoreans into Time Machine replicas.

While the film’s legacy has thrived over the years - the car itself wasn’t so lucky. Decades of harsh weather caused pieces to fall off. Fans frequently disregarded signs and wreaked havoc on the car. Souvenir hunters stole numerous pieces, including the famous Time Circuits and Flux Capacitor. By 2010, the Time Machine had become a shadow of its former self. Fortunately, Bob Gale and Universal Studios decided to take action...

OUTATIME reveals the untold story of the DeLorean Time Machine, from its creation through its restoration. Meet the filmmakers, studio employees, and movie fans who banded together to bring this film icon back to life.

To do the restoration right - Bob Gale made a historic choice. Instead of hiring a car company or prop house to restore the car, Mr. Gale brought on a group of Back to the Future super fans to tackle the restoration. By doing so, the Time Machine became the biggest fan-led prop restoration in movie studio history.

Joe Walser (Head of the Restoration) and his team of Time Machine experts had one singular goal – restore the car with 100% accuracy. Every bolt. Every detail. Exactly like it was in the movie.

That kicked off an intense, year-long restoration. Grueling work and long hours pushed team members to their breaking point. Even so, their dedication never faltered. As Joe Walser often said, “our pain is temporary, but the car will be perfect forever.”

Working closely with the Time Machine Restoration Team, filmmaker Steve Concotelli was granted exclusive behind-the-scenes access for the entire restoration. Concotelli interviewed dozens of people involved with the project and the Back to the Future franchise - including Bob Gale, John Murdy, Michael Scheffe, Michael Lantieri, Claudia Wells, members of the Restoration Team, and more.

The result is OUTATIME. The official story of the DeLorean Time Machine.


About the Director

For over fifteen years, Steve Concotelli has been committed to producing high quality television. In that time, he worked every job in the industry — serving as a Writer, Camera Op, Editor, Field Producer, Director, and ultimately Executive Producer.

Steve has helped create over 500 hours of television with content partners including Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, Discovery Channel, TruTV, CMT, Spike, G4, and others.

In 2010, Steve founded Cricket Pictures — a boutique production company in Los Angeles. At Cricket, Steve and his team excel at finding unique on-camera talent and creating dynamic formats around them.