Well, My Childhood Sucked: Dad Soups-Up Son’s Power Wheels CarBy: Josh Wolford - August 6, 2012
At one point in my life, I had my own go-kart. It was awesome and I was the envy of my friends, naturally. But that didn’t happen until I was a little bit older – definitely older than this luckiest kid alive.
Not only did the kid get to enjoy his souped-up ride at the end, but he got a great lesson in mechanics as well. Rebuilding your first car from the ground up at the age of 5? That’s a memory that will last a lifetime.
At the age of 2 Evan received his Lightning McQueen Powerwheel for christmas of 2009. After three years of use he had worn through the plastic wheels. We decided to upgrade the oem plastic wheels to metal rims with rubber tires. From that point more modifications were added every few weeks. Now, Evans Lightning McQueen Powerwheel is equipped with an aluminum back half chassis, dual sealed gel batteries with an output of 24 volts, a 500 watt .66 horsepower electric motor, disk brake, throttle modulated variable speed control with reverse and sparco battery cut off switch.
Check out the evolution of the Lighting McQueen Power Wheel below:
All I know is that kid better not give his dad grief ever again, for the rest of his life.[via reddit]