|16th April 2005, 14:49||#1|
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This is the "ultimate taxi" had seen it on discovery some time ago and have bumped into it again while surfing. Damn Jazzy. I will probably get a headache or will go blind in this thing. Dont show this to any of our Mumbai cabbies or else....................This Disco on wheels is owned by Jon Barnes - www.ultimatetaxi.com
The World Famous Ultimate Taxi is a 1978 Checker with 493,768 miles on the odometer. The Taxi has been modified with 4 Red Lasers, 1 Green Yag Laser Projector, Wildfire Blacklight Effects, Color Kinetics C-30's, LightWashers, LightOrbs, Mini-Strobes, Color Changing Fiber Optics, a Mirror Ball, a Dry Ice Fog machine, 14 Mini Stage Lights, a Killer 900 Watt Alpine 6 Disc CD System, the Yamaha PSR-620Keyboard, Yamaha DD-55 Digital Drums, a Nikon CoolPix 4300 digital camera, the Panasonic EZ-1 DV Cam, a Sony GRS700 Notebook Computer, a Sony Mini Dye-Sub Photo Printer , an Aironet 2 Megabit high-speed Wireless LAN, an SFX Haze Machine, a Nokia Cellular Phone, and 75 feet of EL Wire From Being Seen Technology.
Since 1984, Jon Barnes has been carrying tourists through Aspen in the back of his 1978 yellow Checker cab. Now he's carrying thousands more virtual visitors online.
The vintage taxi is enough to stop traffic. But over the years, Barnes has been accumulating more and more cool stuff -- electronic keyboards, drums, lasers, lights -- until by the early '90s, it became more a vehicle for entertainment than transportation.
Now, the Ultimate Taxi is on the Internet, broadcasting images of passengers and Aspen scenery through a cutting-edge wireless network, designed by Harvie Branscomb with Sun Microsystems Aspen research lab funding the wireless broadband project.
"The Only Recording Studio, Theater, Nightclub, Planetarium, Toystore, Internet Connected Taxicab In The World"