There’s no reason you shouldn’t have seen the “Back to the Future” series yet. Yes it was a bit cheesy, but it was a solid trilogy. These days, if a series gets to a third film, it’s straight to DVD. Looking at you Scorpion King and Sandlot. But if you haven’t seen it, I’ll fill you in on the key detail. The second film has a scene in which the Chicago Cubs win the World Series in 2015. The film was set in 1985 (Part II was filmed in 1989).
That’s 30 years ago if you’re doing the math.
It’s something that’s really catching on with Cubs’ fans. Shirts, hats, all in the movies famous title font. This could be the year according to a movie about time travel. Oh, and the DeLorean that Marty McFly used to traverse time? It could be yours. All it takes is a visit to a museum. Well, and the Cubs fulfilling the movies prediction.
The Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Ill. has an exhibition 1981 DeLorean model on display – which has been there since the 1990s – and will give it away via a raffle if the Cubs win it all as “Back to the Future Part II” forecasted.
Museum director Brian Grams is all in on this idea, till the very end.
"“We’ll take entries through the end of the baseball season – either until the Cubs are out or until they win,” said Grams."
Should the Cubs fail to win the World Series, fear not. The museum does indeed have a back-up plan. The contests winner will get a replica hover board prop from the film, which has been on display since the ’90s as well.
"“That’s still a really cool prize. It’s also been on display here since the 1990s, and it has a definite patina,” Grams said."
The DeLorean the museum has up for grabs will also be making an appearance at the Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray on March 12 at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to enter the drawing.
In the scene, the Cubs were a 100 to 1 shot to win the World Series. They already have way better odds than that this year, meaning your chance at riding with the flux capacitor over your right shoulder are even better.