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A VERY UNIQUE Stereo Installation

Make sure you take a look at this VERY UNIQUE stereo installation Matt Boesch did for me. The custom amplifier enclosure sits in the trunk while the speaker wire, head unit component plugs, remote subwoofer volume control, power cable and ground cable plug into the outside of the enclosure so it can be unplugged and removed for easy access to the engine compartment. All the connections… Continue

Added by Billo on January 23, 2010 at 9:17pm — 8 Comments

Handmade smart Jewelry

I had a smart car pin made for my wife for Christmas. More pictures are here!

Added by Billo on December 12, 2009 at 12:13am — No Comments

ScanGauge II Owners...Look Here!

If you own a ScanGauge II, and can't figure out where to put're going to love this! Look here!

Added by Billo on December 7, 2009 at 6:56pm — No Comments

What the what?? A smart nut cracker??

Here's something I'll bet you haven't seen before...the smart Nut Cracker! Get the full story behind it, complete with pictures, at

Added by Billo on November 18, 2009 at 9:04pm — 3 Comments

You gotta see this smartBusa! A smart car with a Suzuki Hayabusa engine!

A friend of mine, Matt Boesch, has installed a 194hp Suzuki Hayabusa engine in a smart car! I know it's not the first time this has been attempted, but it's the first time I've been able to see one up close. Now you can, too!

Look here for pictures and video!

If you want one, reach out to Matt at Genius… Continue

Added by Billo on September 8, 2009 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Pictures of the Midwest smart Rally

For those of you who were not able to make it to this year's Midwest smart Car Rally, held at the Wisconsin Dells, I have posted many pictures here.

For the owners of the 102 smart cars that WERE able to attend, I'm sure you'll join me in thanking all those who made it possible. Jeff Edmondson, in paricular, came up with the idea...but I know he had some very capable people… Continue

Added by Billo on July 9, 2009 at 5:06pm — No Comments

The Midwest smart Car Rally

What a great weekend we had! This rally was a GREAT success, and a good time was had by all 102 smarties that were in attendance!

It was especially nice to meet so many smart owners. What a varied group we are! The "smart spirit" was truly on display at this rally! From the sweet lady with the "doggie condo" in the back of her smart (complete with "pee pad"), to the folks with the gizmo that… Continue

Added by Billo on June 14, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

smart cars (and more) at the 2009 NAIAS

I thought some of you might enjoy seeing how our beloved smart car was represented at the 2009 North American International Auto Show here in Detroit. I also posted pictures of cars from Lotus, Mercedes-Benz, Lambroghini, Ford, Jaguar, Lincoln, Chrysler, Saturn, Chevy, Dodge, Prius, Scion, GEM, DUB, Lotus, Bertone, Volkswagen, Mini, Audi and more. The pictures are located on my web site, located at… Continue

Added by Billo on January 24, 2009 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

60 smarts at the 2008 Woodward Dream Cruise!!

All I can say about this year's Woodward Dream Cruise is...WOW!! What a specacular success it was for our whole smart community. We had upwards of SIXTY smarts there. Some of us were expecting between 15 and 20...and thought that would be good! We all owe a great big "Thank You" to Rick Cortright, all the folks at smart Center Bloomfield and our own Roger Stam for all their efforts.

smartUSA had a video documentary team there to… Continue

Added by Billo on August 17, 2008 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

itibiti was on the radio!!

itibiti was on the radio last week! If you like, you can listen to the podcast here.

It was alot of fun, and I was able to clear up some common misconceptions about our beloved smart cars. The whole broadcast is only about 4 minutes, 30 seconds long.

Listen closely as about half-way through the ride, we saw another smart car coming toward us. I know!! Go figure!! I can go weeks… Continue

Added by Billo on July 29, 2008 at 5:16pm — 5 Comments

My itibiti blog is located here.

I keep a blog on my web site. It's at The direct link is Or you can click here.

Added by Billo on June 17, 2008 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

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