The Wood Go Kart
We all remember the Little Rascals Fire Truck episode where the kid next door has a fancy little fire truck and wont let anybody ride it.
The little rascal team does the classic come back where they get all sorts of goodies, although not legally in some cases, but get all sorts of goodies and make this Mega Wood Go Kart, complete with ladder, wagon wheels, buggie wheels, hand brake and seats. Enough to fit a whole trove of children.
The day arrives where the fire truck is completed and they bring her out for a dry run. They find their snooty buddy with the fire truck and challenge him to a race.
We all know the rest of the story where they find Dead Mans Hill and head straight down it at reckless abandon. Cars, pedestrians, bushes, animals and all sorts of obstacles get in their way but prove to be no match for this Mega Wood Go Kart.
At first the brakes fail, so now they are really in trouble. Then the steering goes, down the side walk they go. People flying, animals jumping, laundry, books all sorts of things are flying up in the air as the go kart careens down the side walk.
There was something about the Little Rascals that appeals to both young and old alike. I think it is the challenge, the overcoming of obstacles and the fun doing it all makes the Little Rascals something that endears to us.
The wood go kart has a lasting impression in my mind, because it was something they built, something they put together. There is something about building that just gets kids all excited.
Well the Go Kart Guru has come up with a Wood Go Kart that you can build, one that has brakes, and one that has steering, and one that has a gas pedal or a gas engine.
Most people when they think wood go kart they think of that “piece of work” that the Rascals put together, but it need not be that junky.
For 20 bucks you can put together your own wood go kart that will turn peoples heads. It looks that good and performs that well.
This also is a great starter project for parents and kids to work together. It can be put together in the basement or in the shop in a weekend.
All that is required are the conventional wood tools: drill, saw, hammer and maybe a wrench or two.
Just think. You can stop by the local Menards, Lowes, Home Depot, Ace, whatever….and pick up the essential goodies for the go kart and “viola” at the end of the day (less than 5 hours!) you can have a working, steering, braking, cruising go kart!
Instead of sitting around and doing nothing, get out the saws, the hammers, the screwdrivers, the wrenches and start making this wood go kart today. Hours and hours of fun can be had with this go kart.
Not to mention all the fun time that you will have with your kids fabricating this wonder of a kart.
Gamble Industries LLC