New Kickstarter Is Planning What's Basically The Ikea Go-Kart

There's a reason Ikea does so well: the flat-packed, plywood items they sell are efficient to ship, well-designed, and pretty cheap. So why not use these same basic methods for a go-kart? That's what the people at Ply-Fly must have thought, because they have a Kickstarter for a plywood, flat-pack, owner-assembled… » 2/26/15 10:00pm 2/26/15 10:00pm

'Street Racing' At 130 Miles An Hour With No Seatbelts Or Roll Cage

Not only are these guys racing in the streets at speeds up to 130 miles an hour with no belts or rollcages, it's all legal. » 2/13/15 1:31pm 2/13/15 1:31pm

Kid Can't Legally Drive, But He Can Park the Hell Out of a Go-Kart

This young driving ace is the Elwood Blues, the Ken Block, of parking a go-kart. Or, if you're a Top Gear fan, he's like The Stig—an anonymous stud whose identity is concealed by his racing suit. » 7/15/14 4:22pm 7/15/14 4:22pm

Jeff 'Pepsi' Gordon And KFC Putting Cup Holders On Go-karts Is Funny

I know, I know. This is a pointless publicity stunt serving one purpose, and one purpose only: to go viral on Youtube. Yet seeing cup holders filled with the Colonel's chicken on a go-kart cracks me up big time. » 7/02/14 8:49am 7/02/14 8:49am

Mullet? Check. Boxers And Sandals? Check. Audi V8 Go Kart? Check.

Hungary has given the world many wonderful things, but perhaps the most wonderufl Hungarian thing of all is this 400 horsepower Audi V8-powered go kart, driven by a mulleted man in boxers and sandals. » 9/04/13 1:00pm 9/04/13 1:00pm

Nothing Has Ever (Or Will Ever) Look as Fun as This Driftable Go-Kart

Razor can be as proud as they want for making scooters cool again, but what the company will really go down in history for is this creation: a go-kart called the Crazy Cart that turns anyone at the wheel into a master drifter. » 7/11/13 3:55pm 7/11/13 3:55pm

Every Child Millionaire Needs To Own a Pedal-Porsche

Power Wheels? Yeah right. The real upper-class twerps set their sights a little higher, and pester hedge-fund manager parents for something along this lines of this kids-only Porsche. "It's oooooonly $900. Pretty please?" » 6/17/13 3:00pm 6/17/13 3:00pm

New York's Blind Ex-Governor Drove A Go Kart In Syracuse

Going blind is a terrible thing for anyone, but especially people who enjoy driving. Former New York governor David Paterson is legally blind, but managed to finagle his way into a 14-lap run at a go kart track in Syracuse, N.Y. last week. » 1/28/13 2:40pm 1/28/13 2:40pm

Watch A Fiat 500 Abarth Lap A Go-Kart Track

We like the Fiat 500 Abarth. We like it more when it takes advantage of its short track and hits a go-kart track. We like it best when it runs a go-kart track for charity. » 1/22/13 1:00pm 1/22/13 1:00pm

How Dare Audi Not Let Journalists Win Their Go Kart Race

At the Detroit Auto Show and other shows like it, automakers tend to invite journalists to over-the-top dinners and events so they can schmooze and build relationships. Sometimes there are bands, other times celebrities, and there is always excellent food. Automakers have pampered us for so long that it is now… » 1/17/13 3:00pm 1/17/13 3:00pm

Driving A Go-Kart On The Street Is Highly Illegal In Australia

Here we see a guy taking his go-kart on a busy street in Sydney. What's more ridiculous, that he's sharing the road with full-size cars, or that he's wanted by the police? » 12/14/12 3:20pm 12/14/12 3:20pm

Huge Drivable Lego Go-Kart Ups Pushes Global Awesome Index To New Highs

We've all seen Lego Mindstorms kits, right? Those advanced Lego kits with little motors and linkages and a little computer brain box? Sure, you know them. Usually, they're used to make little robots or table-top Rubik's cube solving machines or possibly advanced, immobile, closet-occupying robots. Normally they're… » 9/03/12 4:00pm 9/03/12 4:00pm

Motorized Shoe Kicks Motorized Ass In Lunatic Commercial

Apparently "Diesel" shoes kick butt. They kick so much butt, a super-sized motorized shoe and super-sized motorized butt were built for and crashed together in this commercial. Someone at the ad agency ate the brown acid. » 9/23/10 5:15pm 9/23/10 5:15pm

The Ariel Atom, Revisited

Last year, we drove the Ariel Atom at Lime Rock Park. It’s time for another rendezvous on an abandoned Soviet airfield where we've found the Atom is still the sharpest and simplest driver’s car ever made. » 9/14/10 1:00pm 9/14/10 1:00pm

Go-Kart Driver Turns City Into Personal Video Game, Gets Tased

Say Hai, a 19-year-old Minnesota man, led St. Paul police on a winding chase through downtown on this go-kart before being stopped after three Taser blasts. Yes, those are mismatched wheels up front. » 8/12/10 10:00am 8/12/10 10:00am

Minnesota Man Gets DUI On Motorized La-Z-Boy

62-year-old Dennis LeRoy Anderson had it made; his lawnmower-powered La-Z-Boy came equipped with both boombox and cupholders. The ladies loved him. But problems started when he blew a 0.29 after crashing it into a parked car. (H/T to Peugeot) [KARE11] » 10/22/09 12:00pm 10/22/09 12:00pm

CycleKarting: Extreme Vintage Go-Karting

You can't buy a CycleKart and, even if you could, the racers wouldn't let you participate. You have to build your CycleKart. It's one of the many reasons this is a very cool hobby. » 4/15/09 1:30pm 4/15/09 1:30pm

Lewis Hamilton: Child Prodigy Turned F1 Star

As a child, we mean, more of a child than he is now, well before being a superstar of the racetrack, Lewis Hamilton » 10/03/08 3:45pm 10/03/08 3:45pm was already in the limelight. The McLaren-Mercedes driver may be the biggest thing to happen for British F1 fans since claimed the championship 12 years ago, but how has the 23-year-old become so…