DOH! You know I half expected you to tell me that.
Still, the last display I used seemed to be about right (for me at least); it was a CrystalFontz multi-line with some built in LEDs. The last time I monkeyed with it the code was shaping up nicely. I'd really like to get back in and play with it more.
Yea... Mad Dawg is becoming an old porch hound and needs big bright displays, something about one foot tall on top the dashboard should about do it. (if that doesn't wake him up, I don't know what will).
I think your LED implementation looked alright, but there are a few things I would do differently in the final design. I'll email you separately.