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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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…
...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?
An Australian Muslim woman was killed when her Burkha flew into the wheels of a go-kart she was riding, crushing her throat.
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.
There are no speed limits on most of the roads within the Isle of Man, which is something to think of when watching this video.
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…
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…
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…
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…