An auto museum in Illinois loves the Chicago Cubs so much it plans to give away a DeLorean if the Cubs win the 2015 World Series. You’ll remember that’s exact prediction made in the 1989 movie Back to the Future 2, starring Michael J. Fox. In the movie, Marty McFly and Terry see a video hologram billboard shows the 2015 World Series winner: It’s the Cubs in a sweep of Miami.
If the prediction actually comes true this year, the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois, says it will raffle off a 1981 DeLorean complete with a flux capacitor. It came to the museum via a prop collector who reproduced many of the films props. Museum visitors can enter to win beginning March 21st. When you visit you’ll get a numbered wristband that you can use to register for the raffle.
“We’ll take entries through the end of the baseball season — either until the Cubs are out or until they win,” Volo Auto Museum director Brian Grams told Chicago’s ABC-7.
Keep in mind, the Cubs haven’t been to the World Series since 1945, when they lost to the Detroit Tigers, and the last time they won one was in 1908. It’s also been awhile since they’ve made the post-season period, and that was back in 2008.
Now there is some hope that the Cubs may be finally building up to a Championship run again, after a long period of not so great seasons. The Cubs recently signed on Joe Maddon as manager, plus the Cubs have also picked up All-Star catcher Miguel Montero and signed pitcher Jon Lester to a six-year $155 million dollar contract.
If the Cubs don’t win, the museum will hang onto the 1981 DeLorean and instead give away a hover board prop from the movie franchise. “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.
Established in 1960 by the Grams family, the Volo Auto Museum collector car dealerships feature 300 classic, antique, muscle and Hollywood cars on display and Volo claims it’s the #2 auto museum in the world. Exhibits include the George Barris TV and Movie car collection, the Military Museum and other auto attractions. It’s not just a museum, either, because nearly all of the cars are for sale.
In another tidbit of information, the museum was constructed from a Dairy Farm, built back in 1848 and has been deemed haunted by the Discovery Channel. The Volo Auto Museum is located 50 miles northwest of Chicago.
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