How to Help One Man Live His Back to the Future Dream in Nevada
Photo courtesy of Kickstarter
Doc, this is heavy.
This year, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the theatrical release of the movie “Back to the Future.” And interestingly enough, in "Back to the Future 2," Marty and Doc go forward to the date of Oct. 21, 2015 which is right around the corner. Although you can visit the Hill Valley Courthouse Square set on the lot of Universal Studios in Hollywood, there may be another option coming soon to the middle of Nevada.
Yes, the middle of Nevada. A proud DeLorean owner and scientist at Cal Trans, Brett Solo of Valley Springs, Calif., has decided that he would like to build an actual life size, 100 percent-to-scale replica of the Hill Valley Courthouse Square (pictured above) in Winnemucca, Nevada.
Brett apparently owns 43 acres there and is ready to build a tourist attraction for the ages. We were not sure if Darth Vader came down from the planet Vulcan and told him to build it so he explains:
“So long story short I've had this dream of building the town full scale from Back to the future for many years this is one step to make this a reallty the old west town fully done looking and feeling like 1885 and the town from 2015, Many people will travel here from all over the states. I want to have reinactments of the movie in the town every 2 hours, vendors, gift shops, rides in the Delorean time machine its self! [sic]”
So although Brett’s English may not be the best, he is ready to raise the cash through a rigorous 48-day Kickstarter campaign. So far, he has already raised $3 toward the $80 million he is seeking. And although there is no video explanation, no business plan links or any possible explanation how the amount deemed necessary was derived, we can still dream. You would have thought that he would have asked for a logical $88 million for the need of 88 mph to time travel. Because the way I see it, if you're gonna build a replica of the town, why not do it with some style?
Good luck, Brett. Because we all know, if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.
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