Who is KartFab?
Hi! I’m the founder of KartFab.com. I’m here to share my knowledge of go karts. I produce sick videos of my go kart builds, restorations, and go kart maintenance tips and tricks. I also post extra pictures and inside stuff only on my social media so go ahead and follow me above.
As a child I always wanted a go kart, so my dad helped me build a wooden one from scratch! I never was able to put an engine on it (wood and engines really aren’t meant for each other). I then acquired an old ‘Tote-Gote’ mini bike and drove it until the bearings failed.
Fast forward a few decades, with the added professional experience in welding and fabrication, I built up my own hobby flipping go karts (or obsession as my wife puts it). I purchase used go karts and mini bikes, fix them up, let my kids ride them for a while, then sell them. Its always fun to peruse Craigslist in search of my next project. A few more years went by, then the hobby turned into something more.
I joined DIYGoKarts.com, a forum where like minded go kart people are able to support the addiction by making some wheeled craziness, (e.g. bar-stool racers, mini-jeeps, minibikes, dual engine karts) or just answer questions about general maintenance and repair of a go kart.
I have contributed to the madness there almost daily, and made a modified Manco Dingo kart that I like to call MIDAS. It has a touch of gold, polished diamond plate, and an engine that is 3 times larger than the original. This thing pops wheelies like nobody’s business and its FAST. Its not safe, but it sure is fun!
Right now, I’m cooking up my next go kart video, maintenance tip, and have written up free go kart plans. Subscribe to me on YouTube (below) for some entertaining go kart videos, and follow me on your social media of choice for behind the scenes content of my next project.