For a new DeLorean owner, going 88 mph is the equivalent of smashing a champagne bottle on a brand new boat’s bow. Getting proof of that first momentous accomplishment in the form of a speeding ticket is like getting a trophy for the best bottle smash.
That’s exactly what Spencer White received on a highway trip with his mom to show off his new time traveling machine. According to the Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Spencer was merging onto the highway and reached 85 mph. When you’re anywhere in the 80’s in an under powered DeLorean you take full advantage and go for the coveted 88 mph mark. Doing anything else would be a waste of all that hard earned momentum. Spencer told the signal :
“I thought, let’s take it up to 88 mph. I only got three more miles to go.”