The first transforming cockpit came to life in 2012 while living in Michigan. It wasn’t really designed to be a table, but rather, a storage bin to hold our supply of games (we love our games at Casa de Smitty) while not looking like some janky race car in the middle of the house. The seat didn’t fit inside, and the tabletop was simply velcroed in place with a flimsy hinge sticking up in the middle. But it served valiantly until just a couple of weeks ago, when I disassembled it to make room for the Mk5 in my small South Dakota home.

The rest, as they say, is history. Thanks for joining me on the adventure.