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MOVIE CAR CONNOISSEUR

Updated: Sep 2, 2022

Automobile Enthusiast Lenny Hochteil and his DeLorean Time Machine Replica


Lenny Hochteil, who grew up in New York, later moved to Pennsylvania, and then in 1970 to California, went to Los Angeles City College and majored in Film and TV. He went on to work at NBC, which was where he developed love for the TV industry, but also for film and theater. He was also interested in trains and cars. Lenny soon found a hobby that combined both entertainment and vehicles, and eventually built a replica of the DeLorean Time Machine shown in Back to the Future.


*I am more of a movie car guy than a car guy,” he says.





What are some of your favorite things to do?

I volunteer at the Perris Railroad Museum in Perris, California, as a conductor and motorman, running trolleys and trains. My favorite train is the steam locomotive from the late 1900's. But most of all, I love driving a replica of the DeLorean Time Machine from the movie Back to the Future, Part One.