The most fun you can have on three wheels!

Cambridge sheddie Kim Dawick decided to build a drift trike for a mate’s birthday. It was relatively simple and so much fun to ride he decided to build eight more to bring the old gang from school back together. Click through to see the Kim take Mike’s trike for a spin, and another one, and another one….

Cambridge sheddie Kim Dawick decided to build a drift trike for a mate’s birthday. It was so much fun he decided to build eight more to bring the old gang from school back together for an annual trike grand prix.

They are surprisingly cheap to build and quite straightforward for anyone who can wield a welder. The key ingredient is plastic pipe over the rear go kart wheels to make sure they drift.  Kim takes us through the build process in issue 81 and shows here why you would build one!

First a walkaround then at 1:00 Kim takes it for a spin, or two.

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