Real-Life Mario Kart Delivered To A Lucky, Lucky Fellow
If y’all are driving around Clarksville, Tennessee and see a familiar videogame vehicle in your midst, try not to turn green with envy.
Ah, Mario Kart 7, how we love you. Your smooth stereoscopic streets, your caterpillar car-drivers, your groovy penchant for bringing in a kicking beat whenever we take first place…
If you love Nintendo, chances are you love Mario Kart. You may remember we talked about those astonishing actually-totally-in-real-life karts constructed as a collaboration between Nintendo and West Coast Customs. You may also remember Nintendo teasingly saying one lucky GameStop customer would win one such kart.
And, as reported by Auto123.com, it’s happened!
Lucky, lucky Nate Stehley bagged himself this fine machine, as delivered by Mario and Nintendo of America themselves. It’s all very pleasant and only slightly surreal to witness.
Congratulations are surely in order to Nate on this splendid victory, and we’re sure the streets of Clarksville are awash with bunting, ticker-tape parades and celebratory finger-buffets.
And if they’re not, by gum, they should be! A real-life Mario Kart delivery doesn’t happen every day, after all! The only way it could have been better was if the kart itself was forcibly spat from the mouth of a giant Cheep-Cheep, in true Mario Kart 64 trophy-presenting style.
Perceptive readers may now raise their fingers and waggle them in a ponderous fashion and say, “This is all well and good, but what about the other kart?”
And we’d say, well aren’t you just Captain Good-Memory? But you’d be correct. As noted in initial coverage, a replica of Mario Kart 7‘s ‘Bumble V’ vehicle was also constructed. It sits happily at Nintendo’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington, presumably whilst top secret Nintendo scientists work on breeding a terrifying giant hairy woman-bee to drive it. Maybe. Either way, we can’t have it, and that sucks.
So, Tennessee can now add ‘location of a unique replication of a videogame vehicle’ to its list of merits. Jolly good! What other Nintendo vehicles would you want to win in a competition?
Me? Always fancied myself an Arwing, don’t you know.