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
Old gas in the tank means I had to rig up a temporary solution to confirm
270cc dual engine kart fast Camden race track, not drifting donut burning Gixxer
http://VKAKarting.com for more photos & videos of VIntage Karting
Association event held August 17-19th, 2012 at historic G & J Kartways in
Camden OH. Video features VintagePowerSport.com project kart built for
2012-2013 season new reproduction 1974 dual B-Bomb powered Invader Kart
with front wheel brakes and many custom built vintage styled features.
This video was shot at G&J Kartway in Camden OH at Jeff Brown's vintage
karting double header event (2 of 2), this great event was put on by Jeff
Brown using guidelines established by the Vintage Karting Association.
G&J Kartways track website: http://www.gandjkartway.com/
Jeff Brown Vintage Karting website: http://jeffbrownvintagekarting.com/
Vintage Karting Association website: http://VKAKarting.com
Yamaha KT-100 ,installation of BiJump racing clutch,part1.MPG
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Vintage Kart Show at Adams Kart Track 2008
Vintage Karting Association http://vkakarting.com
January 31, February 1st & 2nd 2008
VKA - 4th ANNUAL ADAMS VINTAGE KART REUNION, SHOW, BAR-B-Q AND TENT GALA
Adams Kart Track, Riverside, CA
more vintage karting at:
Rear Engine American Racers http://rearenginekarts.com
and at Vintage PowerSport http://vintagepowersport.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 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:
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.
VIntage Kart Show Barnesville 2010 Part 2 of 4 - GSKA
Vintage Kart Show Part 2 of 4
Vintage Kart Winter Nationals - March 25th 27th, 2010
Barnesville GA, at the historic Blackhills Circuit, home to 26 previous WKA
& IKF Winter National Events held there previously between 1966 and 1991
Kart Show Winners:
Original Unrestored: Mike McAlister Cates Clone McDonald Kart
Original Restored: John McCorvey Simplex
Restored Modified: Mike Lotz Lancer B-Open
Peoples Choice: Mike Lotz Lancer B-Open
More photos and event details at the Vintage Karting Association website:
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:
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