Early Bird Special: When he was 2, Evan got a Lightning McQueen Powerwheel for Christmas. Three years later, he’d worn through its plastic wheels.
Dad Sean Burgess, an auto shop owner and no stranger to souping up custom cars, decided to swap ‘em out for the real thing. But of course, “one thing led to another”:
We went to Harbor Brakes to get some inexpensive wheels for it, but they didn’t fit. We had to figure out a way of getting them onto the car. Everybody in the shop just starting saying, “Hey, how about you do this? How about you do that?”
I started doing some research online about go-carts and electric scooters and started to compile a list of parts.
Before they knew it, the pair had transformed the car into a racing machine worthy of a 5-year-old.