A Lincolnshire YouTuber has shared his plans for a ‘rock and roll’ underground garage to house his Delorean in his latest viral video. Colin Furze, the Stamford-based inventor, is best known for the intricate bunker network he built underneath his back garden.
In his latest upload, he revealed he has begun digging under his house to connect the tunnels to a ‘secret garage’. At the push of a button, the Delorean would rise up on a platform onto the driveway in a scene out of Back to the Future.
The 44-year-old said it would be ‘the thing of dreams’ and wasted no time making it a reality. In the 24-minute YouTube video, titled ‘Digging a Secret Garage Part 1,’ he explained his scheme.
He said: “The plan is that you walk down the tunnel into what would be a huge room, where the Delorean sits. The Delorean will go up and come out in front of the lounge window.”
The first task was to hollow out the space and get everything lined up with the house. He said there would be ‘various other issues,’ but they’d be dealt with in later videos.
To keep it a secret from anyone wandering by, he put together a giant metal plate that would function as a ‘vanity shield’. Its purpose is to keep the work hidden away, but it would also need to support the weight of his van.
Progress is slow, with Colin reckoning it will take him three months to complete the work. But still, the 44-year-old said he takes pride in shifting 18 tonnes of earth in just eight days.
It will also be quite a challenge to avoid accidentally straying underneath his home – or into the neighbour’s land, he said. The video has been viewed almost 4.5 million times in just five days and more than 8,000 people have left comments in support of the inventor. One user going by the name Helmutlozzi said: “It’s never a boring time with you, Colin.
“Thanks for bringing us along for these projects of yours.” Residents living on the same street as Colin have said he is a brilliant asset to the town.
Neil Nottingham, who lives a few doors down from the star said he was a ‘great character’ and said he rarely ever hears any noise coming from his house. He said: “He’s a very clever inventor, who’s basically turned his hobby into a business. The stuff that he does is just utterly amazing.”
He added: “He brings something different to Stamford. It’s known as a very quaint, charming, market town and characters like him add to the diversity of the town itself.”