Mini-Rok racing karts can hit 70 m.p.h, pull three mechanical gs in corners, accelerate like a cat that fell in a bathtub, and stop like the Radical Vertical Impact Simulator in Spies Like Us. They're stupid crazy Wile E. Coyote Acme Rocket fast. And they're typically driven by ten-year-olds. And sometimes they flip.
"It's funny I can drive a 6k kart through that corner and this fool can't drive a 2 million dollar car through it."
One catch — it's half the size of the original.
Felix Wankel's rotary engine has been fascinating gearheads for decades. Even so, Wankels' engine has been generating more than its share of press recently, with some news sources speculating that the engine will be making a return as a compact range-extending generator in future plug-in hybrids from Audi and Mazda…
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…
Say hello to Curtis. He's nine. He races karts in Germany and he is going to explain how grip works in "Kart Kids," the newest short from Kippenberger.
Shifter karts on racing slicks are meant for tight, twisty, and certainly paved tracks. One hoon we know from dirt tracking a Camaro took some karts offroad with spectacular results.
The folks at Fast Lane Daily take a pair of karts to Monticello to experience a cheap introduction to the racing world. It's also a good excuse to wear a helmet with your name on it.
...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?
Racer Kyle Prokup gets way loose in the final turn of this kart race but saves it with a brilliant backwards roll across the finish line. This is how it's done, friends.
Despite a recent crash, Michael Schumacher's new motorcycle racing career has shown that he really has a natural talent for going fast, no matter what the vehicle. Of course, nobody doubts that the seven-time Formula One champion has skill. The question is whether that talent runs in the Schumacher DNA. Sure, brother…