The Dream Team Installation
The vehicle was Tony Stewart’s circa 1980s Cadillac Hearse. Although not an aerodynamic wonder (in fact, some might say it’s a little creepy), it does have a lot of room for an unreal installation. Each installer was responsible for a section of the vehicle and integration of products that would promote their brand (after all, the manufacturers who give these guys paychecks would not give up their best for free). Steve Brown was responsible for the front of the vehicle and quickly gutted the ugly standard-issue GM interior, replacing it with two ten-inch monitors, controlled by Alpine’s latest piece, the V Hub Pro, a device that brings OEM integration technology to any screen mounted into the interior. The entire dash is a custom fiberglass piece surrounded by AutoMeter gauges.
Biggs was responsible for the rear of the vehicle and built a massive subwoofer enclosure using four JBL W12 GTi subwoofers surrounded by two JBL 2200.1 amplifiers and four JBL 43000 amps. He also custom molded a Harman Kardon Drive & Play unit into the rear to allow full integration of Stewart’s iPod. Biggs’ personal touch to Tony Stewart was a motorized mini bar for backseat passengers.
Not to be outdone, Fishman took a 32-inch (yes, you read that right) Monkey Vision monitor and created a motorized blockade dividing the front and rear cabin. The massive TV rises on an motorized elevator platform that also includes more JBL speakers, creating a surround-sound system for the rear passengers. Fishman also came armed with enough Tsunami wiring products to power a large apartment complex.