Dad Mods Son's Power Wheels Into Zoom-Zoom Cart

August 8, 2012


In other quality parenting news comes the story of little Evan and his worn out Lightning McQueen Power Wheels. Some copy/paste action while I start heating my Progresso New England Clam Chowder and talk to the dog like she's a person because I live a sad, lonely existence:

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.

We chose the song "Real Gone" by Sheryl Crow because it was the opening song of the Disney movie "Cars"

Haha, I was wondering why you chose that song. Because it SUCKS. Just kidding, I only I half meant that. Okay, three-quarters. Anyway, hit the jump to watch the video of the modification process and Evan speeding around in the thing after it's complete. Not gonna lie, it looks way nicer than my car. And it's definitely worth more.

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to outspire and todd c, who taped fireworks to their bikes thinking it would make them go faster but only caught their pant legs on fire. Awh man, that doesn't work?

  • noybman

    Grow up people! There are irresponsible, & responsible parents in this world. Considering you can drown in a teaspoon of water, or just as easily get taken out by crossing the road without looking (and all kids do it!); you should applaud this father for obviously spending more QT with his kid than most do, and encouraging him in something they both like!
    This is certainly one of the times that you social worker mentalities need to crawl back into your cave.

  • Nate Henley

    This kid is going to be Ricky Bobby.

  • Amplifide

    BAD ASS. Now stick ya a 20 hp
    Kawasaki motor in there and youll be in bizz!

  • That looks neat.
    I wish I'd had something half as good when I was kid. My ride on tractor was peddle powered - great down hill though.

  • Back in the seventies no one would've second guessed this. Everyone would've just said he was the coolest dad ever. Way to go Dad, project well done!

  • Nathan Robson

    Awesome. I have a new weekend project, thanks!

  • Davo555

    Cool! But it's still not going that fast, not even close to go kart speed. Sure it's a little more dangerous, but not worth getting all nancy about it on a geek blog that's for sure.

  • Amplifide

    The effort is worth the nancy.

  • Vincent Reyes

    Awesome dad to take the time to update his son's car for him

  • Dinosaur Rex

    Now he can get himself killed, nice job dad.

  • Amplifide

    Guess you never did anything dangerous when you were a kid?

  • Dinosaur Rex

    What? I did, but my father never gave me something that could kill me. That's just stupid.

  • $18922249

    A friend of mine died when he ran his go cart under a trailer when we were about 12. Just be careful... and please install a cage.

  • Amplifide

    That kid looks like he's had his 'talks.' I dont think he'll be driving anywhere near automobiles in that thing.

  • $18922249


    Apparently my comment was disliked by a bunch of people. Just saying what happened to my buddy shouldn't happen to this kid. It's a stupid a gruesome way to die. If his pop is smart enough to rig this thing to go 15mph, he should be smart enough to put (at least) a PVC cage on it.

  • obriencj

    This is exactly the comment I wanted to make. That thing is just the right height to run under a bumper. I saw that they were doing most of the driving on a dirt track, but man, be careful on the streets.

  • Misanthrope


  • FTGT Ron

    lol all that modification and the dad couldn't put in a roll bar?

  • JeffreySpur

    Surprised the steering componants remaiend plastic...

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