If there was ever a doubt about Eastern European Mac fans, let that shred of uncertainty be squelched. Today on MacMod one of the most amazing car installs of a Mac I have ever witnessed was posted after being translated [from Czech?].

Jiri Jirout first created a custom housing with waterproof-yet-breathable Gore-Tex ports for his 450MHz G4 (codename Sawtooth). The Sawtooth model is near and dear to my heart, I am writing this post off my 400MHz Sawtooth which was upgraded to 2GHz with a Powerlogix CPU. Next, he modded his Eastern European Tatra brand car to include:

  • An ethernet network
  • Wifi for hotspots
  • GPRS to internet for the car in cases where one is too far from Wifi
  • GPS with a Garmin module and Route 66 mapping software
  • Custom front end software written in Cocoa for car data
  • Custom movie player software
  • Scripts for iTunes so that back seat passengers can listen to different music than in the front
  • And much more...
The fact that the original article from which this is translated dates from the winter of 2003/2004 makes this mod all the more amazing. Huge props to Jiri Jirout and his crew of microcontroller designing and software writing friends.

This article was originally published on Tuaw.
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