CHECK OUT THAT 4×4.
Realizing today that TNUC has only 3 weeks left of 2015 to celebrate the the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, this is probably the best chance to talk about Marty McFly’s real dream mobile of 1985, the Toyota pickup truck.
Before that stainless-steel-sex-machine the DeLorean came into the picture, Marty’s true lust was the 4×4 and we 100% understand. The slick black finish, custom bumpers, KC HiLite lamps…it’s no wonder Marty had his heart set on throwing some sleeping bags in the back of this thing and heading up to the lake with Jennifer. As we all come to find out, he finally gets the truck at the end of the film after Biff puts a fresh coat of wax on it and hands him the keys. However, just before he and Jennifer are about to take it for a spin, that mental geezer Doc Brown comes tearing up the driveway in the DeLorean, wearing a hideous gold robe and insisting they come with him “back to the future”.
Of course when ‘Back to the Future Day’ happened on October 21 of this year (the day Marty, Doc and Jennifer arrive from 1985 in BTTF Part 2) we completely blew it due to being fully immersed in Horror/October mode. It was on this day that Toyota revealed their updated Back to the Future version of the 2016 Tacoma! The company pumped most of the details and gadgets into the truck that could be seen in the movie, including nods to the bumpers, tailgate, headlights and mud flaps. The photos below make me question why I haven’t been able to drive my car around at night with a continuous eerie mist surrounding it.
You better believe that if the top scientists at TNUC Laboratories had been paying attention last October, they would have bribed the Toyota people into letting Uncle T drive this thing up and down Mullholland Drive with fog pummeling out the windows and cranking Huey Lewis at ear-piercing decibel levels.
OK, we admit that it’s still no Pizza Hut delivery truck (something that still remains an mystery) but it’s a damn fine looking all-terrain vehicle. It’s very cool that Toyota got on board to make this all happen. Now all that’s left to complain about is why Universal Studios shut down Back to the Future: The Ride. Not only is it finally “2015” but the movie is still a big deal. Idiots.
Check out this vintage video showing the making of the ride.