Geek Your Ride

Gear and Tech | Humor : July 17, 2008

“What the hell’s a gigawatt?” Children of the 80’s rejoice. If you’ve ever roared down the highway at 88mph hoping you’d travel back in time (I can’t be the only one that’s tried it) now is your chance. Thanks to the enterprising geeks at Diamond Select you can turn your car into a time traveling De Lorean straight outta Back to the Future (Huey Lewis not included). Feast your eyes on the electronic splendor of the Flux Capacitor, 100% guaranteed to not get you any dates.

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better (or worse depending on your love of all things 80’s), MIO Technologies is set to introduce a Knight Rider GPS system featuring the original voice of KITT later this year. I can imagine few things sweeter than driving around and hearing, “Michael, you can’t possibly be thinking of eating at Denny’s again!” No word yet as to whether KITT will drive the car for you. If it did I would buy five of them.

At some point I need to have a serious pow-wow with Shane, our vendor relations guy, and see if he can get me some of these puppies. James would probably confiscate them, though. That’s the danger of having a Chief Financial Officer that’s a closet David Hasselhoff fan.

James Moncure, Chief Financial Officer, age 8

Just kidding, James. Everybody knows you’re really a huge Transformers geek. Now if I could just get his friends at Hasbro to release a body kit that would transform my car from a Ford Focus into a towering Optimus Prime, my life would be complete…or at least nerdier.