Meet Curtis. Curtis karts. Curtis has fun karting. Through the work of Christopher Kippengerger, Curtis karting looks kind of epic.

An installment from eGarage, a self-proclaimed automotive storyteller website, "Kart Kids" uses slow motion and high production values to make the youngsters racing look like F1 drivers. F1 drivers... whose parents work on their karts shirtless, and have the checkered flag waived by an overweight man in a tank top. Good stuff all around.

Curtis, who is nine years old and has been karting for two years, provides a very succinct explanation of grip. In his words "The way grip works is when its hot, the wheels melt a little bit, and you go into the curve it will be a little softer, and it sticks on the ground and then you have grip."

We could not have explained it any better ourselves. Scroll below to see all of the through-the-roof production values that make karting look like the most important thing to ever happen.

Oh yeah, and in explaining traction, Curtis leaves us with his own bit of commentary; "It's easy..."



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      Frank
      • 2 Years Ago
      I will forever be spiteful towards my parents for not getting me into karting as a kid. These lucky little bastards make me so jealous...
        playrugby
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Frank
        My kids are lucky. Got them into it about 5 yrs ago. Best money spent so I can spend time with my boys. doing something they love.
      tbensonny
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hey why let the kids have all the fun, check out the Ariel Atom, great video by the guys at top gear over on u-tube. Forgive your parents and save your pennies to get one of these street legal go karts......
      peteswarr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Best thing you can do for kids is get them involved in building and racing. Anything to get them from the TV, computer, vidio games. An engineering magazine, many years ago in the 70's, produced an article that said that kids are getting away from hobbies like go karts, model trains, model cars, model planes, and model ships and that the engineers that were coming out of school could not build anything with their hands. As an engineer, I can see first hand that they are right and it is getting worse all the time. They are losing the ability to see something in their minds and build it with their own hands.
      Chance Kelly
      • 2 Years Ago
      For your review, can I submit two karting videos produced by a friend of mine about karting in our local area. http://youtu.be/0h7Sbj-0lc8?hd=1 http://youtu.be/ebkXPb_2MG0?hd=1 Thanks!
      Handsome
      • 2 Years Ago
      Over produced. It lost my interest long before it even reached the halfway point. The video is completely contrary to what is the most exciting thing about racing. SPEED! All of this Slo-mo, just kills it.
      David
      • 2 Years Ago
      the future champion)
      lwoolf1067
      • 2 Years Ago
      The video is awesome, the song is awesome who sings the song?