Thirty years ago in Back to the Future Part II, Marty McFly and Doc Brown thundered off in their DeLorean car in search of the future.
They arrived today – October 21, 2015.
It has become known as Back to the Future Day and Christchurch singer Miranda Clare is showing off her lovingly restored DeLorean car around town to celebrate.
"I've had hundreds of messages from family and friends saying 'happy Back to the Future day', as if it's my birthday."
Ms Clare bought the car off Trade Me two-and-a-half years ago and said it was in very poor condition.
"I've spent the last couple of years sourcing the parts from the DeLorean motor company in Texas and restoring it," she says.
Around 9000 stainless steel DeLorean cars with their distinctive gull wing doors were made before the company went bankrupt in 1982.
Ms Clare says she had always been a fan of the movie but it was the car that had drawn her in.
"I've always liked the car and the John DeLorean story."
She says she is looking forward to taking the car for a spin and then watching the movie with friends tonight.
Back to the Future was slightly off the mark with what 2015 would be like – its prediction of self-tying shoe laces, hoverboards and flying cars are yet to be seen.
Another fan of the 1980s films, Vanessa Rushton, says her partner is flying home from the United States so will miss the day. She is hoping he won't get swallowed up in time and space while on his way back.
"Or maybe he'll see the car out the window!"