Mario Kart in Real Life!

Mario Kart

Real Life Mario Kart!

A harsh, gritty look at the world of Mario Kart in real life. Red shells mean business. Thanks to K1 Speed for allowing us use of their track and letting us take over their course in Anaheim for four hours! Special thanks to Corridor Digital and Lifepreneur for VFX help and behind the scenes camera work! Couldn’t have done it without those guys!


Nintendo Builds Real-Life Mario Kart for LA Auto Show

Nintendo recently teamed up with West Coast Customs to create the most real-life Mario Kart experience ever. They actually built physical karts from the game for the 2011 LA Auto Show.

West Coast Customs, who first became famous for pimping various people’s rides on MTV, made two vehicles: Mario’s classic red number and Luigi’s ridiculous looking Bumble V. Mario’s kart even comes complete with totally a useless (yet still awesome) giant exhaust and hang-glider.

Nintendo at the LA Auto Show 2011

One of the karts was given away to a lucky member of GameStop’s PowerUp Rewards program. If Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime’s childish glee in the video is any indication, these things should be a lot of fun to drive.

Real-life Mario Kart given to lucky GameStop customer

One lucky Mario Kart 7 pre-order customer, 27-year-old Nathanial Stehley, hit the jackpot today as a man dressed up in a Mario suit came over to his house and presented to him a life-sized kart from the game. And judging by the photographs, he received the Mario’s very own iconic kart. The kart was created by the folks at West Coast Customs, and is fully functional, though there was no mention if it was road-legal. Remi Gaillard would probably be stoked to own one of these

Real-life Mario Kart

Gamestop’s PowerUp program has been getting notably epic lately, although the grand prize in February is just a trip to smelly old London. We’d rather have a Mario kart, guv’na.

Actually, we’d rather they build us a rainbow road and we drive the Mario kart to London ourselves. And Peach is waiting there for us wearing nothing but an apron, cake in hand. Got a better fantasy?

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