A cab driver in the US has created a unique driving experience, turning his car into a psychedelic nightclub.

Named ‘The Ultimate Taxi’, it looks like a normal yellow cab, but Jon Barnes from Colorado decked it out with mixers, a mirror ball and a whopping 900 colour-changing LED light to create a nightclub on wheels.

As well as ferrying passengers around, he entertains them using a keyboard and drum kit as part of what Barnes calls “the ultimate smiles per gallon”.

He also performs illusions, operates a virtual rollercoaster ride, mixes the taxi's music and sound effects, and operates the psychedelic lighting.

Check out the video above to find out more. The video does contain flashing lights.

Star Wars director George Lucas, actor Clint Eastwood and Beatles’ very own Ringo Starr are among the famous passengers to have travelled in his cab.

Built in 1978, the cab has been in service for 30 years and – according to Barnes – was the first to connect to the internet, way back in 1996.

But Barnes has now decided to retire his creation.

"It can no longer be considered safe to operate on a daily basis, and the body and frame has all but rusted away. It was, after all, built in 1978," he said.

But Barnes is not ready to give up his driving role yet: he now wants to create a "more high-tech, more amazing" taxi and has launched a drive on crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter to raise the $50,000 (£31,000) needed to do so.

"Your participation in creating a new performing arts vehicle, and keeping the magic of The Ultimate Taxi alive, will bring people smiles for years to come," he says.

You can find out more about the project on Kickstarter.

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