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

Take your Lego car up a notch with these carbon fiber tiles

Mark Carpenter and his children have developed Lego compatible carbon fiber tiles for use with your new or existing models. Made from 3mm sheets of high gloss carbon fiber, these would be a perfect addition to the upcoming Speed Champions theme or any of your existing Lego automotive, aerospace or nautical vehicles. » 12/19/14 1:33pm 12/19/14 1:33pm

This Modular Toy Car Has Steering and Suspension Like the Real Thing

Toy cars are a compromise: the simple ones "drive" like a roller skate, and the really serious ones are too intricate (and expensive) to just hand over to a mere child. Modarri Cars wants to change that with fun, customizable, modular toy cars with spring suspension and steering just like the real thing. » 2/19/14 10:16pm 2/19/14 10:16pm

Flying Miata project combines Kickstarter and Chevy V8

This video from the Flying Miata project shows how they're getting ready for the upcoming Targa Newfoundland with something a little more powerful than the stock fourbanger: an L33 5.3-liter Chevy V8 putting down 400 horsepower to the wheels. Even better? They did it with the support of the Miata community. » 8/25/11 12:30pm 8/25/11 12:30pm