Our passion for go-kart adventure goes way back…back to 1985! As early as the third grade I had aspirations of having my own go-kart shop. I sent off for plans and even a home correspondence course in small engine repair (mostly for the free engine and tools.) I had big dreams and imaginations of adventures galore!
I didn’t take the course but the ideas never went away. In 1994 I saw a movie called The Sandlot that reminded me so much of my outcast friends growing up with the exception of one thing: We hated sports! We were gearheads. But that movie was so well done it still reignited imaginations from a wonderful period of my own childhood. And so, I began to envision how a movie about us might have looked.
Our sandlot would be a rundown old shed with a junkyard nearby. Our sport: building go-karts that would take us on adventures all over while helping friends out of a “pickle.” The old dream was alive and well and so, I started to write.
It wasn’t until 2001 that I finally finished my manuscript of Go-Kart Alley. But when it was done, I realized there were many more stories to tell! And rather than just tell you the action, I wanted to show you the action! That’s when I began writing a TV series based on the book and inspired by the TV shows we watched growing up.
Now, my dream of Go-Kart Alley has become an entirely new reality. My son has grown up to become the main character and my right hand man. Together in our videos we show you our worlds both fantasy and real. We show you how to build go-karts from our quality kits and, we show you our world of imagination, in hopes that it might inspire your own adventures.
Go-Kart Alley is truly the place where action adventure meets ingenuity!
Dennis R. Van Vleet
Author – Director