Own One Of The Go-Karts That Got Ayrton Senna Into Racing

Want to own a true piece of history? How about one of the karts that got Ayrton Senna into racing? Bonhams has one of Senna's karts up for auction soon, a 1981 DAP kart, chassis number DAP BH 33. According to the listing, it's the last kart Senna ever drove in competition. » 1/30/15 3:04pm 1/30/15 3:04pm

I Drifted Like a Madman on the Adult-Sized Crazy Cart XL

Last year's Crazy Cart gave kids the ability to drift to their heart's content, but there was one catch: with a maximum weight capacity of 140lbs, most adults couldn't ride it. No longer, the adult-sized Crazy Cart XL brings 17mph sideways hijinks to everyone. And we rode it. » 10/29/14 5:22pm 10/29/14 5:22pm

MINI Cooper S vs Sodi go-kart. That ‘go-kart feeling’

It's not often, as some of my wordier pieces on crankandpiston.com will attest, that I'm left speechless. But as I stand here, the stopwatch on my iPhone paused and bearing a lap time I can barely comprehend, it's about the closest I've ever come. » 8/19/14 4:35am 8/19/14 4:35am

TEASER. MINI Cooper S vs Sodi go-kart on-track

When the new MINI was announced, we knew it was only a matter of time before the brand drew attention towards the updated 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine, retro-look cabin, and a whole new brand of MINI 'hallmark' exterior design. And, of course, that typical 'go-kart feeling'. » 8/12/14 12:35am 8/12/14 12:35am

For $1,750, Put the Kart Before The Horsepower

How do you want to meet your maker? Should you buy and actually drive today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Go Kart, your obituary would practically write itself. You'll just need to decide if this is a cheap way to go. » 4/07/14 8:00am 4/07/14 8:00am

This real life version of a Mario Kart cart is all I want in my life

I don't want much. A bed to sleep on, a nice pair of shoes, some beer to drink and I'm good. Or so I thought. Now I could care less about any of that because all I want in my life is this drifting Crazy Cart XL. It's basically the real life version of the cart in Mario Kart. » 2/20/14 9:00pm 2/20/14 9:00pm

Viper GTS Go-Kart? Yes Please!

This 1996 Viper GTS is being sold as a salvage project/donor car, but I say keep it as-is and enjoy. Who in their right mind wouldn't want a 450hp V10 go-kart? And with a mere $13k asking price, its almost crazy NOT to buy it. » 10/28/13 4:48am 10/28/13 4:48am

Kreating an Obsession Through Karting? I hope so.

I never bought comic books. I wasn't too much into Cowyboys and Indians, though I did have horses and was a pretty good rider. I didn't play football. But I scraped every nickel I had together to buy the latest Car and Driver, Road and Track, and other car magazines. I'm not sure why, my Dad liked cars, but it drove… » 8/04/13 6:34pm 8/04/13 6:34pm

Texas will host at least one open-wheel grand prix next year

Although doubts are starting to grow about the 2012 US Grand Prix at Austin's Circuit of the Americas, which just suspended construction, there will be at least one open-wheel car race next year in Texas. It'll just be on a somewhat smaller scale. » 11/15/11 3:30pm 11/15/11 3:30pm

If God Had Meant Man To Flush On The Road...

...we would have been given toilet karts. Oh, wait — we were given toilet karts. A whopping 6.5 hp, 32 mph, twin-throne action, and all the TP you can stand. Ain't America great? » 7/06/10 5:30pm 7/06/10 5:30pm

Woman Strangled To Death By Burkha In Freaky Go-Kart Accident

An Australian Muslim woman was killed when her Burkha flew into the wheels of a go-kart she was riding, crushing her throat. » 4/09/10 3:00pm 4/09/10 3:00pm

Michael Schumacher: Manliest Of Men

Michael Schumacher showed the rest of the driving world who's boss this weekend, winning the International Challenge of the Stars kart race for the second time then fueling rumors of his return to F1. » 11/30/09 2:30pm 11/30/09 2:30pm

Mini-Tumbler Built Presumably For Mini-Batman

Hold onto your Batarangs kids, cause a fab-dork uber alles is selling plans for a mini-Tumbler. Now you can pretend to "build it for your kids" and then wear your Batman costume while driving it around the neighborhood. » 8/11/09 2:00pm 8/11/09 2:00pm

Electric Shopping Go-Kart Makes For Speedy, Stealthy Grocery-Getting

We're wondered why shopping karts outfitted with fifteen wet-cell Ni-Cad batteries, a 15 HP Etek motor and customized rear differentials aren't more popular. It sure looks like silly, dangerous, high-voltage fun to us. » 6/29/09 5:45pm 6/29/09 5:45pm

Six-Wheeled Yamaha R1 Kart Ensures You'll Die Smiling

One of the most awesome death-traps we've seen in a while, this custom 6-wheel go-kart is powered by a 1000cc engine from a Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle. That means there's about 180 HP screaming directly behind you, sending power through all four » 9/17/08 2:15pm 9/17/08 2:15pm rear wheels. This thing makes a look ordinary. We're somewhat surprised…

The Coffin Kart, For Your Budding Little Undertaker

Got some extra riding lawnmower parts, a surplus child-sized coffin and some free time? Want to solidify your offspring's place at the weird kids' table and have a good laugh in the process? Well friend, we think a coffin kart is just the project for you. Straightforward in its construction and effective at making… » 7/29/08 1:40pm 7/29/08 1:40pm

'Busa Kart!

What's that you say? Can't afford one of those new V8 Ariel Atom 500s? Well, who says the only way to have an insane power-to-weight ratio with four wheels is in one of those trackday toy cars? They're barely streetable anyways. Just do what this guy did, and mount a Hayabusa engine on your go-kart. It may have a… » 3/07/08 3:45pm 3/07/08 3:45pm

Teen Outruns German Police In Go-Kart

German police are saying it was their cars, not their driving skills, that allowed an 18-year-old to outrun them in a go-kart. The teenie-bopper driver led seven squad cars on a 3-mile chase through the city of Moenchengladbach before he lost the fuzz by ducking into an open garage. A spokesman for the department said… » 10/29/07 1:00pm 10/29/07 1:00pm

Luxurious Starion Burgundy

What the Mitsubishi Starion ever had to do with Gallo-Romans or Pinot Noir grapes we don't really know. What we do know is that the burgundy interior is low on the list of desired Starion features among those lusting after the turbo speciality sports coupe. This guy found good use for a velour burgundy interior… » 7/11/07 6:15pm 7/11/07 6:15pm