- "Jeez! I would've hit that Rolls-Royce!"
On October 27, 1985, Needles dared Marty to compete in a drag race by calling him "chicken". Needles narrowly missed hitting a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I that had just pulled out of a side street, but Marty's Toyota Hilux crashed right into it.
Marty broke his hand in the crash, preventing him from ever playing the guitar again. The owner of the Rolls-Royce pressed charges against Marty for the damage to his vehicle. As a result, Marty gave up on his musical career and spent decades feeling sorry for himself.
Behind the scenes
- Dr. Emmett Brown never witnessed the timeline that occurred before this one, wherein George McFly was still bullied by Biff Tannen as an adult, and Lorraine Baines McFly was an alcoholic who felt trapped in her marriage. Because of this, Doc gave the designation of 1985A to the timeline that was created when Biff Tannen became wealthy when an elderly Biff from 2015 gave his 1955 self a Grays Sports Almanac, then bought up all the land in Hill Valley — turning it into a place that the residents nicknamed Hell Valley.
- This timeline also encompasses 1955A.