Alex's Car

Earlier in 2013, MARS/WARS conducted one of their first major outreach projects.  The idea was familiar due to the previous year’s car project for Harper. Inspired by what they were able to accomplish, our team decided to continue creating cars that kids with disabilities could use. The new design, a go-cart, was to be for six year old Alex Comacho.  Alex has disabilities that result in vision problems and the inability to walk. Due to the fact that it would be unsafe for Alex to control the vehicle because of his difficulty seeing properly, the go-cart was made with a remote control. The intent of this was for Alex’s brother, Zach to be able to drive Alex’s go-cart for him. Not only does this allow Alex to participate in an enjoyable activity like go-cart riding, but it provided a recreational thing for the brothers to do together. Once the go-cart had been modified so that Zach could drive it, it was customized with flames on its sides as well as personalized plates that had Alex’s name on them.