A reader sends in the following set of photos, of an improvised vehicle in northern Indiana.  I guess we could call this an Amish go-kart.

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“It was quite a custom job,’ he explains.  “The steering wheel was fabricated of round steel stock powered by a Honda engine with a drive belt to the rear axle. Whoever assembled it was quite creative.  I have no idea what the steering linkage is.”

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Both the vehicle’s dimensions and eyewitness reports suggest that the driver is on the wee side.

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This isn’t the only go-kart type vehicle in the area.  Our photographer adds:  “There is a youth who lives [nearby] who drives a wagon go-cart.  It’s basically a little red pull wagon that he mounted an engine on and uses a pull handle to steer.  It looks awkward to drive, but we’ve seen him using it several times.”

Amish or English, fellas like things that go fast.

Caption This

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While we’re on the topic of engines, this photo was taken outside of an Amish-owned engine shop.  Bold birds, I say.  Your captions welcome.