If you’ve been playing Atari’s classic Pole Position with a joystick, I’m sorry to say, you’ve been doing it wrong. What you really need is a car.

For an art installation at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, inventor and Jalopnik editor Jason Torchinsky created a giant version of Atari’s Pole Position using an actual car as a controller. The car’s steering, shifter, gas and brakes were wired to control an Atari 400 mounted in the glovebox.

You’re probably wondering if this is the coolest thing you’ve ever seen, and indeed it is.

In an interview with Mashable, Torchinsky said he’s interested in “vastly overblowing something that never had any business being big or grandiose or anything like that.” He began exploring this concept when he built a working Atari 2600 joystick blown up to 15 times normal size in 2007. Read more…

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The only way to play ‘Pole Position’ is with a real car