Hobby mechanic designs one-of-a-kind golf carts in Lethbridge
ABOVE WATCH: For many motorists spending hard earned cash to trick out their ride is a passionate hobby, but one Lethbridge man is taking it to a whole new level using a golf cart. Quinn Campbell reports.
LETHBRIDGE- They may have chromed-out wheels, booming stereo systems and sleek pedals, but they’re not fancy cars. Golf carts are what really rev Doug Williams’ engine.
“I couldn’t afford real cars,” he said.
When Williams was younger, he started souping up golf carts, and now it’s his passion.
The hobby mechanic loves rebuilding and designing carts, squeezing in projects around his day job. Now he has “Duggies Buggies,” a home-based business where he tinkers with his favourite rides.
“I just like seeing what I can do: take something older and turn it into something really cool, really neat, fast and unique.”
After fixing up a cart for himself, and putting it in action, people saw his knack for the small stuff.
He’s matched golf carts to trucks, customized almost every detail, and found the best accessories for each cart.
“Halo lights underneath (the cart) so when they go out at night they can make the lights dance. It’s endless what you can do to a golf cart.”
The “hole in one” for Williams is always the speed.
“Oh, it’s got to go fast. This cart is hard to find big block; it’s a 340 CC and right now I have that thing doing 20 miles an hour.”
This year alone, he’s rebuilt or fixed about 50 carts–each one getting bigger, better and faster.
“I always try to outdo myself on the next one, or utilize what I’ve done on the last one and put it onto another one.”
After each completed cart, Williams can’t wait to take a swing at whatever project rolls up next.
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