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Go-Karts In A Suitcase

Suitcase Go-Karts (Image courtesy Pro-Idee)
By Andrew Liszewski

Among the thousands of “whatever happened to…?” things from the 80’s I specifically remember a time where these miniature ‘trainset-in-a-briefcase’ kits were quite popular. While I haven’t seen one of these in many years I was excited to see something very similar pop-up in the form of this miniature go-kart track in a suitcase.

In fact while the mini train kits were as boring to play with as most train kits are the go-kart kit improves on things by introducing a little bit of competition. The track actually allows for two karts to be raced head to head through the use of two wired remotes. The winding course is full of hairpin turns and a couple of short straightaways and in total runs for about 2 full meters. And from what I can tell the whole thing is powered by a 9V battery providing up to five hours of play time.

The Suitcase Go-Kart kit is available from Pro-Idee for about $780 after currency conversion.

[ Pro-Idee Suitcase Go-Karts ] VIA [ The Red Ferret Journal ]


3 responses to “Go-Karts In A Suitcase”

  1. Suitcase says:

    Oh wow! This is freakin’ awesome!! Man, I wish I had the bucks for one of these! It reminds me of skaletrics when we were young… don’t know if that’s how you spell it, but I remember it so vividly.

    Same idea. Two cars race against each other, but they were somehow built into the track so they would fall off. I suspect it’s the same idea here… looks like it from the pic. Man, if I had one of these I’d be the king at party’s… he he… not to say that I’m not, that is…

    Sheez, what memories!

  2. I know one reason why it seems boring for some people – its size limits one’s fun. Remember that for kids, the bigger the size the bigger the fun. Although some kids love to look at their dads bringing attaché case to work, they will still prefer fun or play over work or studies. But if the suitcase is made for convenience and mobility, then are there any choices for the design or the suitcase to suit any age?