For new DeLorean owner Spencer White, the iconic auto meant he had to test the "Back to the Future" theory that 88mph means time travel.
The DeLorean has always been celebrated as the time traveling machine in the Back to the Future movies, but it once upon a time was actually a real vehicle that people could drive and own. But if you own a DeLorean and you are tempted to do so, it's best not to do it in front of a police officer.
"I was at 88 for about two seconds, and immediately I saw a police officer behind me", White told KTLA.
White, a professed "Back to the Future" fan, says he couldn't resist hitting time-travel speed, especially with his mother urging him on.
Mere seconds after hitting 88, he was pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer.
"All of us started busting up laughing", White said.
"He's even got this big grin on his face like he's won the lottery", White said of the officer.
"Any kid that grew up in the 80s or 90s,  was kind of a special number", White said.
He just got a speeding ticket, and earned a few bragging rights in the process. "I thought he was going to give me a warning until he came back and said I got to do my job".
Spencer White shared this photo he took of the officer's radar gun showing he hit 88 miles per hour.
He said he didn't actually travel through time because he didn't have the flux capacitor on him and "was out of plutonium".