Yamaha RC100 Racing Kart
Produced by http://vintagepowersport.com
A mint restored RC100 show piece as seen at Adams Kart Track in Riverside CA during the January 2010 Vintage Karting Association event. For a couple of years in the late 70's, Yamaha sold this complete kart racing package in the USA, kart & motor ready to race. Unfortunately the kart was unsuccessful, the chassis proved to be uncompetitive with other chassis's of the era, and kart racers have always preferred to select and combine components as opposed to buying a complete package. The KT100 Yamaha engine which was lower in power than other 100cc foreign motors of the day, went on to become the most popular kart motor in US kart racing history. This was due to several reasons: it was a low cost motor, McCulloch had stopped making motors, and because the IKF & WKA defined KT100 only racing classes. KT100 kart racing classes are still popular today in the USA.
270cc dual engine kart fast at race track, not driftingn donut burning Gixxer
Helmet cam footage at NCMP starts at 3:45 mark. Custom restored Margay with
dual BM-130 engines, racing kart from mid-late 70's, dual engines totaling
270cc, methanol fuel ... much higher speed than a modern 125cc shifter
kart. MCP brake upgrade, dual rear Ripley vented discs and customized brake
bias adjuster for 3 master cylinders. Pipes by RLV, vintage Burco oil bath
clutches, digatron dual display gauge.
for info on racing and restoring old karts like this visit:
Update August 2012: see video of new vintage dual Invader Kart built for
2012 season, its 50lbs lighter and sports dual Alky carbs on each
The Brodhead Historics - Vintage Karting Show Winner 2009
The Brodhead Historics - July 16-18th, 2009, Vintage Karting Assocation
Produced by http://VintagePowerSport.com
Winner - "Best Original Rear Engine Kart"
This kart belongs to John Augustine, it's a very nice example of a 1962
McCulloch R300 racing kart. The kart is powered by dual McCulloch MC9
engines, with a displacement of 100cc each. The Brodhead HIstorics is an
annual vintage karting event held at the historic Sugar River Raceway in
A little history on Sugar River Raceway ... it is the home of the extremely
unique Blackhawk racing karts. Don Fairman was a GM engineer when he
designed the first Blackhawk kart. Don quit his job at GM to pursue kart
manufacturing and running his race track. He built Sugar River Raceway
literally in his own backyard in the early 60's. The track became very
popular, so much so, the Nationals where held there in 1965, 1972, & 1981.
Don continued making Blackhawk karts until he passed away in 1994. His
karts all had the same very distinctive frame design, but models did
progress over the years from rear engine to sidewinder, to bucket seat, and
later to adjustable castor/camber.....
Vintage Kart Show at Adams Kart Track - January 2010 - Part 1 of 2
Vintage Karting Association (VKA), 6th annual Vintage Kart Reunion at Adams
Kart Track in Riverside, CA.
Video was produced by http://VintagePowerSport.com
... event photos at VKA site: http://vkakarting.com
This was the first of the 2010 VKA Tour of events... to view the entire
National VKA Tour calendar go to the link below:
9 Reasons to Buy an Old Go Kart!
Why spend thousands on a brand new go kart if you won't use it in
competitions? Here are 9 reasons why you should buy an old racing go kart.
For a few hundred dollars, you and your friends can have tons of fun, gain
driving and mechanic experience, and embrace your inner Ricky Bobby.
Please comment if you'd like to see more of this go kart!
Vintage Bonanza Racing Kart
Video produced by http://VintagePowerSport.com - Vintage Bonanza Racing
Kart. This is a reproduction of a Bonanza racing kart from the early
1960's. The kart was accurately build, matching the unique character of the
original production Bonanza racing kart. During the early era of karting,
there was said to be over 200 kart manufacturers in the US alone, and they
experimented with a wide range of chassis designs. As the 1960's came to an
end, only a handful of successful kart manufacturers remained and kart
construction moved toward less variation of design.
Vintage Kart Olympics 2009 - TNT Kartways
produced by http://vintagepowersport.com - On Track Action Footage from the
8th annual Vintage Kart Olympics was held September 10-12, 2009 at TNT
Kartways, located on the West side of the Mississippi River from Quincy,
IL. This event has continued to draw some of the best vintage karts and
some very well known karter names from the past. Mark Dismore was given a
key to the City of Quincy, by the Mayor himself during the Thursday night
welcoming dinner ceremony.
This event was run using the guidelines established by the Vintage Karting
Association (VKA). The VKA serves to create awareness and participation in
vintage karting, for the purpose of preserving the history of karting.
Growth and participation in vintage karting is accelerating, since it
offers an alternative to modern kart racing. Vintage Karting is more low
key and less aggressive than modern kart racing, participants are
encouraged to respect each other with no contact non-aggressive on track
driving. Vintage Karting also offers the unique aspect of restoration and
Every year at the Vintage Kart Olympics, a Kart Show is held at the the
City Centre Hotel (former Holiday Inn) Friday evening. This year, an
exceptional group of Show Karts were on display. Visit the VKA website
http://vkakarting.com for hundreds of event photos and more videos
FYI ...early era rear mounted engine American made karts are featured at
this website... http://rearenginekarts.com
CRG Kalifornia Racing Go Kart with US 820 Running Expansion Chamber
This is our CRG kart with a US820 two stroke on it. We got it and I had to
rebuild the engine because the pistion pin bore was oversized. The pistion
I put in it was one that was given to us when be got the blue Dart Kart you
see in my other videos. That piston came out of an West Bend Power Bee 820
that was raced back in the 1960's. The original gearing was 12/77 and the
guy that had it said he'd seen it pull 12,000 rpm which is 61 mph. Because
our "track" is flat and on the small side, I changed the gearing to 12/88
which will give us 53 mph and quicker acceleration.
100 Mph Formula Kart Racing at its best! The Florida Winter Tour, Palm Beach International Raceway
Formula Open Shifter & Formula Master Shifter race The Florida Winter Tour
on January 7 2012 at Palm Beach International Raceway. These are the
fastest karts to race The Florida Winter tour with speeds in excess of 100
Mph down the straightway. I was the only modified Honda against 9 ICC's
with more horse power than I had . I still did very well against these
much faster karts than mine. This
an exciting video that puts you in the driver seat of Kart # 59 the only
modified Honda in this race driven by George Moss. Hang on & Enjoy!!
Homemade Go-Kart And Mini-Bike (GoPro & Rollover)
6.5 Hp Go-Kart and 5.5Hp Mini-Bike
If you want to see some good action, take a look at our two-part "Thrills
And Spills" video!
*Note: The steering column was not locked into place, therefore, you will
notice Dan veering off course without steering on some occasions. Also, he
is 6'3" tall, (I'm 5'7") which is why he looks a bit big for the kart!
If you have any questions about the Kart, please follow the link at the end
of the video. If you have questions after that, then fire away! They are
not for sale... unless you give me obscene amounts of money.
HD HQ - Vintage Dual Engine Kart Break'in Loose at Brodhead WI
High Definition rendering of previously uploaded video...produced by
... Bill McCornack piloting a vintage dual kart with McCulloch MC101 power.
Video was shot at 30-600fps, during the July 16-18th, 2009 vintage karting
event held at historic Sugar River Raceway, Brodhead WI.
390 Kart Part Deuce
Newer Birel kart I picked up for $400 to put my 390 on instead. Engine is a
Honda GX390 with a GX340 head ported and milled .040", Racseng billet
aluminum 1.3:1 roller rockers, AGK .350" lift cam chromoly pushrods and
stainless valves, double valve springs, ARC billet aluminum flywheel and
connecting rod, counter balance shaft removed, Mikuni BSR36 carb from a
DRZ400 with a custom made intake. Clutch is a Noram "Star" clutch bought
from Ebay. http://www.affordablegokarts.com/ http://www.nr-racing.ca/