Lamenting the lost ride. . .

Hyundai Crash Airbag DeployedYesterday I was in a collision that destroyed my Hyundai Elantra of nearly a decade!  It was a car i never planned on owning, but without which i cannot have imagined my life these past years.  It is important to say at this time that i escaped relatively uninjured.  I put a great deal of effort into this car.  Shortly after i purchased it, i installed my first carputer.  With the incredible help of BJ and his father Bill and a headless G4 laptop.  I wanted to finally post these pictures now that it is all over and done.  From prototype and preparation to wiring and construction.  It was amazing and it was done years before the iPhone.  Bill even welded me a custom bracket to make it all fit together securely.

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In it’s prime, I had turn by turn directions, iTunes music, wifi scanning (wardriving) and even ECU monitoring (engine errors, etc.)  Here are a few more pics from the past.

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