I built a go-kart a while back, had lots of fun out on the dry lake beds with it. The first time I took it out I was doing almost 40 downhill in a residential when I look over and see my right wheel keeping pace off the left side of the kart. Since the kart had side-by-side seating my weight was keeping the kart balanced enough so it wouldn't scrape! Pulled over, picked up the wheel and drove home on the remaining three.I had a 1964 Midget. 1098cc bored .030 over with high compression pistons. Dual SU's and headers to a big glasspack. First gear made from well-aged cheddar.
Stripped the 1st/reverse, broke the crank, lost wheels, many other misadventures...
It had bigger doors and you could get out of it a lot easier.