Last November, we featured Garnet Hertz's crazy idea for transforming a 1986 OutRun sit-down arcade cabinet (itself modeled after a 1984 Ferrari Testarossa) into a small, drivable car that could travel at a max speed of 20 miles per hour.

Garnet and his team appear to have got the video game vehicle up and running, as he's posted videos of the machine driving up (empty) and around the showfloor of The Art and Technology Network’s 01SJ Biennial, an event held earlier this week gathering over a hundred artists, engineers, designers, and more.

The idea behind the OutRun car was to combine the real world with Sega's racing game for a mixed reality situation. The 2010 01SJ Biennial publication explains how it works:

"The windshield of the system features custom software that transforms the real world into an 8-bit video game, enabling the user to have limitless game play opportunities while driving.

Garnet has designed OutRun to de-simluate the driving component of a video game. Where game simulations strive to be increasingly realistic (usually focused on graphics), this system pursues 'real' driving through the game.

Additionally, playing off the game-like experience one can have driving with a navigation system, OutRun explores the consequences of using only a computer model of the world as a navigational tool for driving."

You can see more videos and photos of the OutRun arcade car driving around in Garnet's Flickr photostream.