Inventor of the Pontiac GTO. Father of the DeLorean. Lover. Huckster. Genius. John DeLorean was an automotive rockstar.

Shaggy hair—dyed jet black—thick sideburns, Italian suits, and shirts unbuttoned to the navel. He was dragged through courts and tried for everything from drug trafficking and racketeering to breach of contract and tax evasion, never once convicted. He went bankrupt, found God, and was saved by a movie about a time-traveling car. Read more about the stainless steel life of John DeLorean.