If the prospect of dressing up like Luigi and being flipped off by drivers around Melbourne for an hour or two sounds like fun, you can now pay for the experience.
Mushroom Racing was advertised as “go karting with a twist”. In other words: Mario Kart-themed go karting, but in real life and without the hassle of blue shells.
The company announced it would be coming to Sydney and Melbourne later this year, and recently a listing opened up on Eventbrite for Mushroom Racing events in Melbourne. Each ticket will set you back just over $100, and offers a minimum of 20 laps with a “mushroom style burger”, costume hire, a “DJ & after party” and a cash prize of $1000 or more, although the organisers stress that “this is not a street race”.
Tickets are available for sessions on May 27, June 17, June 24, July 1 and July 8 at this stage. The winners and runners up from each race slot will get an invite to a finals of some sort, due to be held on July 15.
There’s a video available on the official website as well, showing a bunch of people dressed up as various Mario characters. It also advertises the event as a tournament, although doesn’t offer any more detail.
He seems like he’s having fun.
For more info, head to the Eventbrite listing here.