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

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

Reserve Not Met: Go Kart Voyager Vannin on eBay

Plymouth produced some of the most legendary American cars of all time. The Roadrunner and Superbird are but a few that come to mind. Plymouth was also no stranger to the Vannin craze. Before Plymouth Voyager became associated with boxy eighties minivans, the nameplate was used on the Plymouth equivalent of the Dodge… » 5/01/07 4:00pm 5/01/07 4:00pm

eBay Find: Sweet Firey Geronimo! Jet Powered Go Kart!

I'm wondering if you can hear that. That funny noise? Yeah, that's me foaming at the mouth from whatever distance it is from you to Detroit. Are you freakin' SERIOUS? Jet powered go kart?! Phew... Phew.... let me take a little breather here. Okay there, now that the blood is returning to my brain, this little number… » 2/14/07 11:45am 2/14/07 11:45am

Little Rascals for Real: Depression-Era Locomotive Built by Kids

Those Little Rascals, always building some kind of contraption to haul around their latest moneymaking scheme or the He-Man Woman Hater's Club collection of BDSM toys (oops, wrong movie). The burden always fell on poor Petey the circle-eyed terrier to provide motivation for their homemade vehicles. If only the… » 11/10/06 12:37pm 11/10/06 12:37pm

Gentlemen, Boot up Your Motor Control Modules: The Formula Zero Fuel…

What will go-kart lovers do when the world goes hydrogen-car mad? According to one Dutch concern, they'll just trade in their two- or four-stroke engines for a fuel cell, hydrogen tank and electric motors. The company's built several incarnations of said karts and is promoting a new racing class, dubbed Formula Zero… » 8/21/06 9:00am 8/21/06 9:00am