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Driving The Steel City Time Machine

LIVE With Michael and Kelly
Rick Neuman's refurbished DeLorean, pictured here on the set of LIVE with Michael and Kelly.

Rick Neuman of Penn Hills has restored a DeLorean to look like the fabled car from the Back To The Future movies. He calls the car the Steel City Time Machine. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the movie (and Back to the Future Day), the car was featured on ABC's LIVE with Kelly & Michael. Neuman, who found his DeLorean on E-bay, says he was nine years old when the movie came out and thought the famous vehicle was the "greatest car in the world."

Speaking from New York City, Neuman told Essential Pittsburgh's Paul Guggenheimer his replica is one of about a dozen that have been converted to look like the movie's. To create the movie replica, he worked with another builder who worked on the DeLorean that sits on the Universal Studios lot.  He says the cost of a typical conversion could cost anywhere between $20,000 and $50,000.

"I'm like a big kid with this thing," Neuman laughed.  Wednesday morning on LIVE with Kelly & Michael, Neuman said he got to meet Michael J. Fox and had him sign the DeLorean's passenger seat visor.  Neuman has also met actors Christopher Lloyd and Bob Gale from Back to the Future.

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