Illinois Car Museum Giving Away ‘Back To The Future’ DeLorean — If The Cubs Win The Next World Series

"I said I wish I could go back to the beginning of the season, put some money on the Cubbies!"

“I said I wish I could go back to the beginning of the season, put some money on the Cubbies!”

If Marty McFly saw it happen, maybe it’ll happen: In the movie Back to the Future Part II, Michael J. Fox’s character travels forward in time to the year 2015, where lo and behold, miracle of miracles, he finds that the Chicago Cubs have finally won the World Series, after more than a century without a championship title. If that happens in real life, an Illinois car museum says it will give one lucky winner the exhibit model of a 1981 DeLorean — complete with flux capacitor.

Volo Auto Museum in Illinois says the car is worth about $85,000, reports ABC News, and it’s not just a pretty prop from a movie set.

“The car is fully functional. It’s a running and driving car,” museum director Brian Grams told ABC News. “Though we don’t guarantee time travel with the car, its flux capacitor and other board lights light up just like the movie’s car.”

(Volo Museum)

(Volo Museum)

The DeLorean was acquired from a custom car builder who made various car props for movies, and has been on display at the museum since the late 1990s.

“We thought it would be a really fun promotion for the auto museum and the Cubs,” Grams told the Daily Herald. “We’ve had the car here for many years, and always a crowd pleaser. So, we decided to take a bit of a risk and have fun with it.”

This all hinges on those Cubbies winning after going since 1908 without nabbing a World Series title. Heck, the team hasn’t even played in the championships since 1945.

If the Cubs can’t defeat the curse, a fan will instead take home the museum’s hover board prop instead.

Entries will run through the end of the baseball season, until “the Cubs are out, or until they win.” To enter the raffle, you can visit the museum and register there, or get a wristband from your visit and register online starting March 21. For those unwilling or unable to head to Volo, IL, you can send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and the museum will mail you back an eligible registration number.

Chicago Cubs Hold the Keys to the ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean Car [ABC News]
You could win ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean if prediction comes true [Daily Herald]

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