Steen's GoKart Retro T-Shirt

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  • 90% combed ringspun cotton, 10% polyester
  • Fitted at bicep; shoulder taping
  • Sideseamed
The Go Karts racing around the track today were made possible thanks to John Steen who built an empire sky-high from the dust. John Steen inherited Steen’s Chemicals and Lubricants Company from his father and became the first to manufacture and sell the first synthetic oil in the United States. Though the business was off to a rough start, the growing popularity of Go Karts fueled the need for Steen’s C synthetic oil to run the engines. Steen’s first store opened its doors in Alhambra, California, and business experienced a second boom as the 1960s mini-bike movement ensued. A second store location opened and Steen decided it was time to build his own version of the mini-bike. Steen’s mini-bikes were metallic gold and minimally constructed for shipping purposes, yet crafted with the knowledge of years of cross-country racing experience. The Hodaka-powered two-wheelers constructed by Steen left a lasting mark on the motorcycle world. The trademark paperwork was soon to expire and John was sick. Delirious, he looked out the window and saw a Mexican restaurant that displayed an advertisement for “Taco’s The Mexican Sandwich.” John had his name. The Steen’s Taco Mini-Bike was revered not only for its name but its reliability.
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