Youth kart racing doesn’t waste a moment throwing kids head first into danger, cutthroat competition and, of course, cheating, as 10-year-old Ole Scharp explains in the newest installment of Chris Kippenberger’s documentary series Kart Kids.
Remember that feeling of terror when a five-year-old version of you climbed aboard your tricycle before careening down a giant hill? That’s nothing compared to what François Gissy must have felt climbing aboard this adult-sized trike powered by a water tank pressurized to 6,000 PSI.
Lots and lots of oversteer.
Go-karts are the perfect place to satisfy your need for speed, but you may want to remember that the laws of physics still apply in real life.
If you’re going to slap the Jeep name on a go-kart, you better make sure it lives up to brand’s pedigree. But with three gears, plus reverse, a swing axle keeping it stable on off-road terrain, and over-sized air-filled tires including a spare, the Jeep Revolution BFR-3 go-kart might be better suited for off-roading…
Reminder: do not drive your go kart on the highway.
I’m not sure what it is about the fine line between the Best Idea in the World and the Stupidest Idea in the World, but sometimes that line is incredibly blurry. I think this guy having a great time with a four-cylinder turbocharged full-sized car motor in a go-kart wearing no helmet is doing his part to blur that…
In an event that seems like fun until you think about it even for a little bit, a 29-year old mother took a drive in an electric go-kart through Times Square traffic with her 5-year old daughter unsecured on her lap. When police attempted to arrest the mother, she went batshit and kicked the window out of a patrol…
I can’t really tell if this is a video of some kind of junior racing league or just a bunch of badass rednecks blasting around the snow because the voiceover is in Russian. But it sure looks like a lot of fun.
Driving to work in a crowded city sucks. Traffic sucks. Finding parking sucks. But with a fifth-scale replica of a Jaguar XK120 that’s small enough to squeeze inside an elevator, suddenly you’re not limited to just driving on roads, or finding parking in a busy garage.
Here’s a fun little sneaky trick to pull on someone that you just have to beat in a friendly karting competition.
Tearing through your town in a full-size replica of the tank-like Batmobile that Batman drives in the Arkham Knight game is sure to get you pulled over in no time. But a smaller go-kart version of that same Batmobile? Your local police might just ask to take it for a spin.
Every child should grow up with a little wooden red wagon, but Wishbone Design Studio has found a way to take the classic toy from being just a parent-powered pickup truck, to a gravity-powered go-kart that lets kids take the wheel as they careen down hills.
“Handles like a go kart.” Possibly the most incorrect, misused phrase in all of car-dom. If you ever see that line an auto review, find the author and slap them.
Ah, go-karts. One of many preferred gathering places of car nerds everywhere. Go-karts are such a nice, relaxing activity to do with your fri—wait. Wait. Hold up right there. We’re going karting? I HAVE TO WIN THIS AND I WILL PUNT YOU OUT OF THE WAY IF YOU’RE SLOW.
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…
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.
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.