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    Video: Racing dispute devolves into kart-flipping brawl
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    It's a fairly well known fact that racers are quite a competitive sort, not taking well to losing or things that they view as unfair. That's led to some great confrontations over the years, with one of the most recent being the Ed Carpenter and James Hinchcliffe dispute at this year's Indy 500. ...

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    Official: Mercedes knows its buyers, designs golf cart of the future
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    The Mercedes-Benz Vision golf cart isn't a golf cart at all, it's an electric luxo-buggy that you can use on the greens and that should have its own model-line designation, like Tee-Class. The Germans gathered suggestions from around the world for the ideal golfer carrier, and the top poll ...

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    Video: Australian go-kart driver plays in traffic
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    From the files of "wouldn't it be cool if..." comes this case of mistaken vehicular identity. See, the driver of this go-kart must think that he's piloting an actual street-legal motor vehicle. That has to be the explanation as why someone would be crazy enough to take a go-kart on busy city ...

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    Video: eGarage makes kids and karting look epic
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    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 ...

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    Confirmed: Racing Dreams documentary premiering on PBS in February [w/video]
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    Racing Dreams is an award-winning documentary that follows the racing exploits of three go-kart racing youths chasing an entry into the world of NASCAR. As we reported before, when Racing Dreams took the podium at the Tribeca Film Festival, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson got behind this project as ...

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    Official: Caterham going karting
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    Anything you can do, we can do better. Or at least, also. That seems to be the guiding principle over at Caterham these days vis-a-vis its progenitors at Lotus. Or maybe it's the other way around. Both Caterham and Lotus lay claim to the iconic Seven, that bare-bones, less-is-more ugly duckling ...

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    Official: Lotus aims to get 'em young with new karting program
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    Sports recruiting keeps starting at younger and younger ages. While professional-league scouts used to hit the college games, these days they're scoping out the high school fields. And not just for graduating seniors, either. That's certainly the case (minus the school teams) in professional ...

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    The next Lewis Hamilton? McLaren signs 13-year-old karting champ
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    Eighteen years ago, a young Lewis Hamilton walked up to Ron Dennis, introduced himself and told the McLaren chief he wanted to drive for him one day. Thirteen years later he was, and the year after that he won the world championship. It was a turning point in F1 teams recruiting young talent, and ...

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    Video: 125cc shifter karts lap Laguna Seca
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    Shifter karts at Laguna Seca – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Few forms of motorsport offer up a more pure driving experience than going tire to tire in a shifter kart. Likewise, of the many storied and excellent tracks of the world, Laguna Seca holds a special place in the the ...

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    Showdown: Rossi versus Alonso, winner wears red
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    In what's sure to be a competitive affair, MotoGP star Valentino Rossi and Formula 1 ace Fernando Alonso are scheduled to go head-to-head in a race for ultimate Italian bragging rights. One thing's for certain: the winner will wear red. On January 10th, when fellow Italian brands Ducati and ...

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    Harrington's half-size classics to start pint-sized car nuts early
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    Harrington Group's replica Mercedes-Benz 300SL - Click above for image gallery
    Want your little car nut to stand out from the neighborhood pack of wheeled terrors? Go for one of these fantastic looking half-scale classics from the Vietnam-headquartered Harrington Group, and wave goodbye to ...

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    Video: Karting comes to Gran Turismo 5
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    Karting in Gran Turismo 5 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Despite our best efforts, we're getting pretty excited about the arrival of Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo 5. After suffering through years of the company (and the interwebs at large) crying wolf with launch dates, it ...

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    Ferrari's 11-year-old wunderkind beats F1 driver in karting competition
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    Lance Stroll in the Ferrari karting challenge, Montreal – Click above or below for high-res image gallery
    Montreal has some great karting tracks. The French-Canadian metropolis, after all, is a veritable motorsport mecca, playing host to Formula One (among other series) on a more regular ...

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    Ferrari signs 11-year-old to development program, renews Massa contract
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    We don't know about you, but when we were 11 years old, most of us here at Autoblog were dreaming about one day driving a Ferrari. Never in our wildest dreams could never have imagined being signed to a contract with the Scuderia. Not at that age, anyway. But that's exactly what's happened for ...

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    Cornell's SAE Baja buggy helps us get even with would-be alma mater
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    Cornell's SAE Baja Buggy – Click above for high-res image gallery
    How much horsepower do you need to have fun in a car? More is usually better, but sometimes less is okay too. Sometimes even none is enough – if you have gravity on your side. When you're running off-road through mud, ...

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    Introduction to Karting - Part 7
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    WRAPPING UP

    The leaves have long-since changed and most have fallen off. There's a chill in the air and the odd snowflake, too. The summer motorsports season is at an end, and it's time to think about putting everything into stasis for the winter. With a kart, this requires a bit of work: ...

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    Introduction to Karting - Part 4
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    PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS

    If you have the money, there's nothing like a sweet, freshly painted beauty that's been buffed, shined, and carefully assembled by the skilled hands at your local kart shop. It only came out of its box thanks to a check you signed, the first time it hits the ...

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    Introduction to Karting - Part 2
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    RENT YOUR WAY TO GLORY
    Welcome to the second installment of our Introduction to Karting series. Hopefully the first piece piqued your interest with tales of tiny machines pulling 3 g in the corners then hitting 60 in under three seconds on their way up to over 140 MPH. (Well over, as it turns ...

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    Introduction to Karting: Part 1
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    Introduction to Karting: Part 1 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Michael Schumacher. Ayrton Senna. Jeff Gordon. Alex Zanardi. Danica Patrick. All great drivers and all learned their trade in buzzy little racing karts with no suspension, no downforce, minimal protection, and arguably more ...

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    KubiKart: F1 driver teams up with Birel for custom line of karts
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    Click above for a gallery of Kubica's karts
    If you want to be world champion, especially a multiple world champion, you're going to need your own line of karts. Schumacher has one. So does Alonso. They've both won the F1 title multiple times, and Robert Kubica would undoubtedly like to join their ...

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