My Test Gallery
Welcome to my site showcasing my replica K.I.T.T. car, I am in the process of continually updating the site layout for easy navigation and viewing. The site is up and running an is stable and should remain so even as I continue to add new elements.
I will be reviewing my archives and try to update the site from initial construction to latest images / photos.
The image at the top of the site was taken in 2014. The car still runs great and is a "time capsule" of when I finished building it almost 20 years ago!
The most recent additions of video and images are located under the 2014 image and video links in the menu. I'm looking for more images of when I was building it up, but may come down to having to use screen captures of when I video recorded the entire process. I can't recall if I ever really took good photos during the entire installation process as that was a very long time ago and before phones had cameras!
I'll add more history and back story as time permits.
Site Change log:
1/19/2019 - Multiple updates to storyline and background. Added images to tour 2004 page.
1/18/2019 - Experimenting with new image gallery to make images easier to see both on mobile and desktop platforms.
1/10/2019 - New template and Image gallery installed, still a work in progress.
10/17/2018 - Minor layout changes.
10/29/2016 - New video gallery & video engine updated.
8/12/2016 - Updated video modules with ability to like/dislike and add guest comments.
2/14/2016 - Image gallery engine added and images added to new sections.
7/7/2015 - Relaunch.
7/8/2015 - Added interior tour.
It was a beautiful day and I decided to take the car out for a ride. K.I.T.T. started right up and ran great. These pictures bring back lots of fun memories of the build. While I'll never tear it down again, I will be doing some minor upgrades as time permits.
These images where taken around 2004 after the installation of the interior of K.I.T.T. that included the dashboard, armrest console, overhead console, front nose and scanner components and subsystems. K.I.T.T.'s interior was not originally built with the entire sound system as it is installed today.
K.I.T.T.'s original interior and sound system were based on a "removable" sound system to keep theft at bay. The entire amp and subwoofer systems were portable leaving a baseline stereo to listen to music without the worry of the gear getting stolen. K.I.T.T.'s sound system evolved into what it is today when my friend Joe Paquette introduced me to another ingenious person named Thomas William Holmes, III (passed 2011, rest his soul). Tom took something that was great and built it into awesome.
The final results are what is shown in the gallery. A special thanks goes out to my family & friends, Joe Paquette & family, Thomas Holmes III & family for all the time, effort and support it took in order to get me to the goal line of finishing K.I.T.T.. Everyone helped with sound system development & installation phases in various ways. NOTE: without these two critical people (Tom and Joe), what you see today could not have been made possible.
The car of remains in the same configuration and will most likely remain that way regardless emerging technologies.
|Thomas William Holmes III||Joe Paquette|