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Close your eyes and imagine a simpler time. A time when a TV dinner was considered food, beer-truck drivers were allowed time for beer breaks and an impending nuclear war with Russia led to widespread losses in virginity. All that, plus go-karts were street legal. It almost makes one wish it were 1962 again, but that would mean we'd all be driving seatbeltless in large cars with 70mm harpoons where their steering columns should have been. Happy Birthday, indeed, Mr. President.

Build your Own Street Legal Kart [Modern Mechanix via MAKE]

Suzuki-Powered Super Kart [internal]