Yamaha RC100 Racing Kart
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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.
The Brodhead Historics - Vintage Karting Show Winner 2009
The Brodhead Historics - July 16-18th, 2009, Vintage Karting Assocation
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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 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
KT100 kart 1st Start up
New Engine, never had a kart before so I wanted to make sure it was gonna
go before I took it to the track to "run in!!" Wow I did it right!!
Vintage Show Karts
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Vintage Show Karts - Margay Enduro, Margay Newbreed with rare dual engine
gearbox, and Bonanza reproduction kart ... filmed at RM Motorsports.
Other information on Vintage Karting at:
Dual Rear Engine Kart racing heat 2 - Delmar 2012 Vintage 61 Kartway
Midwest Vintage Kart Classic at 61 Kartway, Delmar IA, held Sept 28-29th,
2012. 2nd heat racing action from Dual Rear Engine class,. These early
period racing karts with engines mounted behind the driver, 270cc total
displacement, 2 cycle industrial based engines (typically McCullloch MC101
or West Bend 820 engines), open modifications and open fuel. The kart being
driven is a Robron reproduction Rupp Chaparral with stock McCulloch MC101
dual engines burning Methanol fuel. Clutches are new vintage style
Max-Torque dry shoe clutches, with 7,400rpm engage speed. Tires are Vintage
Speed racing slicks (11x3.50-5 front / 11x6.00-5 rear), allowed for use in
various vintage kart events.
1979 YZ250 part 2.wmv
Ken OConnor Racing working on a 1979 YZ 250
C-Open Vintage Karts at Barnesville 2011 Winter Nationals
produced by http://VintagePowerSport.com Dual 270cc engine karts C-Open,
the most powerful Sprint Karts ever raced, running at the 2011 Vintage Kart
Winter Nationals held at Lamar Country Raceway in Barnesville Georgia. This
event was the 2nd Vintage Karting Association national calendar event of
March 24-25, 2011 - This was the 5th annual "Vintage Kart Winter Nationals"
at the historic Lamar County Raceway track, the previous home of 26 WKA &
IKF Winter National Events held there between 1966 and 1991.
The Track layout and history can be found at this GSKA website page:
More information, photos, videos from this event can be seen at the Vintage
Karting Association website: http://VKAKarting.com
Yamaha KT 100S gokart first start in 6 months.
starting up my kart which hadnt been started in 6 months ready for sale.
smokey due to water in the pipe, running on old fuel and very rich mixture.
laughed when it started first time! anyone interested in the Kart please
message me. Brisbane, Australia.