You may not realize it, but South Dakota’s US Senator John Thune, and the Senate Commerce Committee had more than a bit part in resurrecting production of the penultimate 1980’s vehicle:
The closely held Texas company has a business refurbishing the original DeLoreans and settled with the estate of John DeLorean’s wife last year for the name and trademarks of the original company. It plans to sell about 300 replicas of DeLorean DMC-12s with modern engines, CEO Stephen Wynne told KPRC-TV in Houston.
The cars will keep the look of the original, with a stainless steel exterior and those iconic gull-wing doors, and the company aims to keep the cost below $100,000, KPRC reported.
Republican Senator John Thune of South Dakota, the chairman of the Commerce Committee, bragged about Congress’s role in the car’s resurrection.
“The FAST Act included provisions to create opportunities for job creation by reforming regulations that often don’t make sense and stifle small businesses,” he said in a statement. “I’m excited to see this part of our reform bill is making a difference for a small business and fans of an iconic 1980s car.”