About George Carter III

A lifetime of hobbies
 

For decades, George Carter III’s ideas and inventions have led the way for the evolution of mechanical and computerized products that have not only entertained millions of people throughout the world, but have become part of our modern culture. These products, from the personal watercraft to all-terrain-vehicles to Laser Tag, have revolutionized the way we spend our recreational time. They are examples of how Carter seamlessly turns an idea from a thought, to a prototype, and eventually into a successful business.

At age 11 George built a fully functioning hydroplane from Popular Mechanics plans.

At age 11 George built a fully functioning hydroplane from Popular Mechanics plans.

Age 17, model for GM Fisher Body design contest. Won first in region and top ten nationally.

Age 17, model for GM Fisher Body design contest. Won first in region and top ten nationally.

Ultra light off-road racer, raced successfully against VW powered buggies in the ’70s.

Ultra light off-road racer, raced successfully against VW powered buggies in the ’70s.

First car was a ’53 Studebaker at age 14 and by age 16 he had a small block Chevy V8.

First car was a ’53 Studebaker at age 14 and by age 16 he had a small block Chevy V8.

Sand dragster never lost a race. A 300lb car powered by 800cc two-cycle engine and had hand laid fiberglass wheels.

Sand dragster never lost a race. A 300lb car powered by 800cc two-cycle engine and had hand laid fiberglass wheels.

Street legal 1300lb car powered by two Yamaha engines. Scary fast, 0-60 in 3.4 seconds on street tires.

Street legal 1300lb car powered by two Yamaha engines. Scary fast, 0-60 in 3.4 seconds on street tires.