James Ravestein (left) and his grandson Dylan built this go-kart out of a lawnmower. It was a big hit with kids at Nelson Road Kings on Saturday. Photo: Tyler Harper

PHOTOS: Nelson Road Kings gets explosive

One of the most popular vehicles had a trailer of TNT attached

Anyone who failed to look down might have missed the smallest, most explosive car downtown Saturday.

A homemade go-kart made by James Ravestein and his grandson Dylan was one of the most popular vehicles parked on Baker Street for the annual Nelson Road Kings car show.

The pair rebuilt a lawnmower into the go-kart, which looked like a mini hot rod complete with a skull and bones steering wheel and according to Ravestein topped out at about five miles per hour.

“We put it all together one summer and got it running, just got all the mechanicals working in it, bombed it around outside the shop for a couple of days. Then we brought it back in, tore it all down and made it really, really nice.”

Ravestein restores cars as a hobby — a 1968 Mustang that took him five years to complete sat parked nearby — but it was the go-kart that drew a crowd of young aficionados. They were especially interested in the trailer full of fake TNT hitched to the go-kart.

“Because we nicknamed it ‘Bombing Around,’” joked Ravestein.

Scroll down for more pictures of the event. All photos by Tyler Harper.

 

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