Four excited Back to the Future fans have been chosen to be Doc Brown or Marty McFly for the day by Borders Vintage Automobile Club (BVAC) at the 43rd Motoring Extravaganza at Thirlestane Castle, Lauder on Sunday June 7.
But the star of the show will be a DeLorean DM-12 Time Machine, just like the one in the films.
Earlston High School student Andrew Allison, who lives in Bowden, and Matthew Calderwood from Falkirk impressed the panel with their Marty outfits, skateboards and impressive knowledge of the movie. Matthew’s older brother Cameron shone as the eccentric Doc Brown with his white coat and wild grey hair, and says he is just like the Doc in real life: he loves fixing things and tinkering with technology. A fourth candidate, Edinburgh-based comedian Des O’Gorman, sent in a video audition for Doc and will pair up with Andrew for their day as the zany time travellers.
Ian Lindley, spokesperson for Borders Vintage Automobile Club said, ““We were looking for convincing Doc Brown and Marty McFly lookalikes to help out with this year’s show. As 2015 is the 30th anniversary of the Back to the Future films, we have arranged for this amazing time machine replica to come all the way from Devon to the Borders especially for the show. With fully-functional programmable time circuits and gauges, screen accurate detailing and a ‘flux-ing’ flux capacitor, the car will provide a great opportunity for Back to the Future and DeLorean enthusiasts to get close up and personal with this fantastic vehicle.
“In Back to the Future II, Doc and Marty find themselves in the year 2015, so it is great that all the Docs and Martys will find themselves at the Motoring Extravaganza after being hurled into the future in a DeLorean from Hill Valley, California way back in 1985.”
“We’re proud that the show has been rated one of the top five classic car shows in the UK and with this year’s exciting theme and the astounding DeLorean we may even top that this year.”