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Child's drivable toy car gets a pretty amazing upgrade

A nominee for "Father of the Year!"

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Children's toys have the uncanny ability to be irrelevant very quickly. One second you're a 2-year-old driving your toy car around the block and having the time of your life, the next you're a 5-year-old and it's a bit too immature and slow for you to be putting around in. That is, unless you have a rather cool and innovative father... watch things really kick into gear (ba dump bump!) at about 1:39 into the above video.

Wow, what a great dad, right? The fun video showing the process and results of this upgraded childhood toy project was posted by YouTube user seanatfftec who writes:
At the age of 2 Evan received his Lightning McQueen Powerwheel for Christmas of 2009. After three years of use he had worn through the plastic wheels. We decided to upgrade the oem plastic wheels to metal rims with rubber tires. From that point more modifications were added every few weeks. Now, Evans Lightning McQueen Powerwheel is equipped with an aluminum back half chassis, dual sealed gel batteries with an output of 24 volts, a 500 watt .66 horsepower electric motor, disk brake, throttle modulated variable speed control with reverse and sparco battery cutoff switch.
So what do you all think? Is this man in the running for father-of-the-year? And are we looking at a future NASCAR driver while we're watching Evan drive around that course? Feel free to leave me some comment love below with your thoughts and maybe even some personal stories of dads doing fun things for their kids.

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Pretty cool. Time for internal combustion next. I like all the negative comments from the p**** parents that want their own kids growing up in a plastic bubble.

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bad ass, I caught this over on PBB, the most i ever did was buy a motorcycle battery for my Son's electric car, smoked the low gear but he could spin the rear wheels.

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Um awesome, I want to do that to my daughters pink power wheels jeep.
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That's a badass little car.

I have three grandkids, and if their mothers weren't so damnable overprotective I would've loved to have built something like that. Still, with me around I don't know if the kids would've been able to get any seat time. That look like fun!

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I've seen video of people doing up the power wheel jeeps with a small gas engine, actually suspension, bigger tires and taking it off road. That's what I want to do ha ha
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