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18Racing dispute devolves into kart-flipping brawl

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. Few driver spats, though, turn into massive, pit-clearing brawls like this one.

22Mercedes knows its buyers, designs golf cart of the future

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 findings are wrapped in a design language that the doodlers at the Advanced Design Center call "Sensual-Purity."

12Australian go-kart driver plays in traffic

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 streets. The poster of this video was on his way to Sydney, Australia's Kingsford-Smith Airport, when he spotted this very brave – or very stupid – individual. We're leaning towards the latter.

9eGarage makes kids and karting look epic

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

25Racing Dreams documentary premiering on PBS in February [w/video]

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 executive producer, and now this documentary is making its broadcast premiere on Thursday, February 23 at 9 PM on Public Television. The PBS documentary series POV (Point Of View) will also stream the movie

4Caterham going karting

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.

4Lotus aims to get 'em young with new karting program

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 motorsports, where the drivers are getting younger and younger, too.

10The next Lewis Hamilton? McLaren signs 13-year-old karting champ

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 one that McLaren is keen to continue.

48Video: 125cc shifter karts lap Laguna Seca

Shifter karts at Laguna Seca – Click above to watch video after the jump

15Showdown: Rossi versus Alonso, winner wears red

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.

35Harrington's half-size classics to start pint-sized car nuts early

Harrington Group's replica Mercedes-Benz 300SL - Click above for image gallery

43Video: Karting comes to Gran Turismo 5

Karting in Gran Turismo 5 – Click above to watch video after the jump

39Ferrari's 11-year-old wunderkind beats F1 driver in karting competition

Lance Stroll in the Ferrari karting challenge, Montreal – Click above or below for high-res image gallery

12Ferrari signs 11-year-old to development program, renews Massa contract

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 Lance Stroll.

53Cornell's SAE Baja buggy helps us get even with would-be alma mater

Cornell's SAE Baja Buggy – Click above for high-res image gallery

7Introduction to Karting - Part 4

PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS

18Introduction to Karting - Part 2

RENT YOUR WAY TO GLORY

31Introduction to Karting: Part 1

Introduction to Karting: Part 1 - Click above for high-res image gallery

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