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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 ]