The Ethan Speedster

We are proud to introduce the Ethan Speedster (Phi-Alpha 18) wood go-kart that was raced in the movie “God Bless the Broken Road.”
This is the smaller go-kart that has a 3.5 hp engine.

This go-kart is designed for younger drivers and will not readily seat an adult.  The overall design is a monocoque plywood construction complete with live axel, disc brake, Aackerman steering,  custom seat, roll bar and optional seat belts.

Because it is a smaller go kart adult supervision is required, open areas for operation, no loose clothing and  hair should be tucked up under the helmut.

We have over 200 pages worth of plan instructions along with close to 100 step by step instructions on how to assemble this go kart in a matter of 7 days or less.

As is usual with our go kart designs they have 50/50 weight distribution which what is needed for steering around corners without sliding and going straight.   If needed weights can be added to front of the go kart to get the go kart into balance.

Safety is always a concern when we design our go karts and keeping the driver safe is important.  Safety gear is required for proper go kart operation, and seat belts are designed right into the go kart plans.  Additionally an ample roll bar is designed into the structure as well.

We are also really excited, because this very go kart design is in the Movie “God Bless The Broken Road.”  Here are some pictures with the director Harold Cronk, and Robert Gamble with the Caleb Coupe in the background.  Another shot below with the cart sitting on the sitting on the set.


The Ethan Speedster Plans are available in printed form with a DVD Video set also.  The video steps through in detail the fabrication and assembly of the Ethan Speedster.


When you purchase these plans you will also get the 11 e-books as well which show you how to make a go kart down to the last detail:

  • 10 Things You Need To Know Prior To Building A GoKart
  • Building a Go Kart for Under $200
  • Go Kart Drive Systems
  • Vertical Engine Drives: Lawn Mower To Go Kart
  • A Rock Solid Drive Line: No More Smoking Clutches!
  • Go Kart Frame Layout and Design
  • Throttle and Brake Design
  • Go Kart Frame Fabrication
  • Go Kart Steering Systems
  • Go Kart Seating

To recap:

You will be getting the Ethan Speedster Go-Kart Plans:

Which has over 200 pages worth or illustrations and step by step instructions:


You will be receiving additionally, the 11 e-books about how to build a go kart.

It includes:

  • 10 Things You Need To Know Prior To Building A GoKart
  • Building a Go Kart for Under $200
  • Go Kart Drive Systems
  • Vertical Engine Drives: Lawn Mower To Go Kart
  • Go Kart Frame Layout and Design
  • Throttle and Brake Design
  • Go Kart Frame Fabrication
  • Go Kart Steering Systems
  • Go Kart Seating

All for $34.95 $26.95


Go Kart Building 101 – Where Do I Start?

One of the biggest pitfalls people fall into is not considering the 10 Thing about gokarts prior to building, or even buying a go kart. These 10 things will make this project either worth while, or a waste of time!

Go Kart Building 102 – How To Spend Only $200 (if that) on a Go Kart

How do you get all that stuff together and only spend $200? Go Kart Building 102 shows you how to do it, and where to buy it!

Go Kart Building 201- Go Kart Drive Systems Design and Layouts

You may get that go kart put together, but don’t have a clue as to how to connect the engine up and get it to not burn up a clutch or belt. Go Kart Building 201 shows you how to layout your drive system, what ideal ratios you should be using and what clutch system best suites your cart.

Go Kart Building 202 – Vertical Engine Drives (Running the Engine Vertical)

Lawn Mower Go Kart

Everyone has an old rider lawn mower sitting around, but because the engine is vertical, they don’t have a clue as to how to make it work on a gokart. This is by far the best selling product that the Go Kart Guru has, because NOBODY shows you how to do it, accept the Go Kart Guru!

Go Kart Building 203 – How To Get My Go Kart To Climb Hills Without Busting My Budget

Clutches smoking are the biggest headache that most go karters have. This course breaks the hill berrier and uses a whole arsenal of graphs and programs to get the job done. By far the most extensive work on drive systems so far!

Go Kart Building 301- Go Kart Frame Design and Stress Calculations

The Go Kart Frame design is so critical to go kart handling and performance. It is not just slapping together a couple of tubes and angles and “walla” a go kart. It is a little bit more involved than that. This course shows you how to design the frame on your go kart so it will corner like a porche. It even shows you how to do stress calculations so that the frame does not fall apart!

Go Kart Building 302- Go Kart Throttle and Brake Systems Layouts

Throttle and Brakes systems usually are the last things to be addressed in go kart designs and that is not a good thing. Sticking throttles, and poor brake systems are the last thing you want to deal with. This book shows you how to put together simple though easy to work-on throttle, and brake systems.

Go Kart Building 401- Go Kart Frame Fabrication and Fixturing

The actual making of a go kart does take some tricks. This book covers 5 major areas and that are very important for frame fabrication. It shows you how to make a go kart frame, how to use the tools (special tricks for repeatable reliable frame fab), Pitfalls in designs, how to get past them: which include drive line, steering and frame strength.

Go Kart Building 402- Go Kart Steering Systems

Steering Systems are usually cobbled together. Not a whole bunch of thought is put into them, and so the go kart just doesn’t corner, it goes strait. This book shows how to optimize your steering system.

Go Kart Building 501- Go Kart Seat Design and Fabric

Seats are usually the last thing thought about on the go kart. Make shift seats are cobbled together. This e-book shows how to make your own go kart seat, one that will be very comfortable, but not cost an arm and a leg.

  1. Go Kart Building 101 – 10 Things You Need To Know Prior To Building A GoKart
  2. Go Kart Building 102 – Building a Go Kart for Under $200
  3. Go Kart Building 201 – Go Kart Drive Systems
  4. Go Kart Building 202 – Vertical Engine Drives: Lawn Mower To Go Kart
  5. Go Kart Building 203 – Climbing Hills Without Smoking The Clutch
  6. Go Kart Building 301 – Go Kart Frame Layout and Design
  7. Go Kart Building 302 –  Throttle and Brake Design
  8. Go Kart Building 401 – Go Kart Frame Fabrication
  9. Go Kart Building 402 – Go Kart Steering Systems
  10. Go Kart Building 501 – Go Kart Seating


I would like to purchase the Ethan Speedster Go Kart Plans plus the 10 e-books on How to Build a Go Kart for

If you have a coupon code
be sure to take advantage of it!

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