Malibu Grand Prix - 1980 (Anaheim, CA)
Malibu Grand Prix cars ($15,000 each) at the Anaheim, California location.
Locations throughout the USA in mid 1970s to early/mid 1990s. Fun drive,
acceleration on the slow side on this 28 h.p. motor version, however would
not be for a novice driver. Car displayed great handling and braking
characteristics. Video shot in the Fall of 1980. A glimpse back in history.
Interest to the vintage kart racer. Believe to be Virage chassis, powered
by Fichtel & Sachs wankel motor. Also, available with a Kawasaki Vertical
Twin 2 Cycle Piston Port.
Racing at Malibu Grand Prix redwood city Ca. 10
This is at Malibu grand prix one of my fastest laps Here are lap times.
March 26th 2010 Malibu Grand Prix redwood city, Ca. 6 min The lap times
3- 54.425 This is my best lap so far It was with Car #2 This also was the
fastest lap of the day!
Malibu Grand Prix/Raceways. Best two laps, April 2013, (GoPro Helmet Cam)
Taken at Malibu Raceways, in Beaverton Oregon, just days before it's
Back when I started driving there, in the 80's, Malibu Grand Prix had a
"winners circle" program. You had to get a 52.99 second or better time
around the track, and if you did, and it was witnessed by a manager, you
were awarded "Winner's Circle" status. You got a different drivers licence,
and you got to drive the 'special' car. This car had a two-strike motor,
and was chassis tuned better. The Winners Circle car could, in the right
hands get times under 50 seconds. Lap record, as I recall, is somewhere in
the 48 second range. Back then, after a few years of practice, I got into
the Winners Circle. My best time in the "faster" car, was, as I recall, 50.2 seconds
around the track.
Since that time, I got older, fatter, and haven't been able to get under
52.99 despite many tries..
Until today..My best two laps, in 20+ years... finally made it back
under.... It helped I had a friend to chase... 52.919, and 52.801. It's not
much under, but I did it.
Being my own worst critic, I can see the mistakes I made.. and based on
that, I think my perfect lap sits somewhere in the 51.xx range, given who I
Malibu Raceways LLC lost its' lease in 3/2013. Phone call, 30 days to
evacuate, and out you go.. due to ... greed... 34 years in the same spot
and they got 30 days notice.. Wrong. Just Wrong.
1/4 Quarterscale Raco Indy Car
Second in a series of informational videos from www.quarterscalelegends.com
outlining the features and history of quarterscale RC cars. In this
episode, we cover the 1980's Raco Indy car
R1 Go Kart Passes a Cop
COOL INFO: Kart was bought for $5,000 plus shipping. It has had several
owners. Previous owner from Georgia owned kart for literally two weeks then
re-listed on eBay citing it was the most ridiculous thing he'd ever driven
and there weren't many places to use it. Originally this kart had 6 wheels
(google images R1 go kart). It was drag raced and crashed due to the front
wheels coming off the ground. One owner told the story of trying to get
the major tire manufacturers to produce a tire that would allow the kart to
attempt to go over 200mph and not blow up (find video below in description
of tire blowing up with speedo reading 181mph). 150mph or higher is
reached in fourth gear, there are six gears :). Kart has been sold and the
new owner is putting paddle shifters and other goodies on it. The local
police have had two driver suspects. Both suspects have been
harassed/threatened by police. They think they know who the driver was,
they're wrong. He still remains a mystery.
You DO NOT have my permission to re-upload my "R1 Go Kart Passes A Cop"
without my written permission. I have already filed copyright infringement
claims against 5 channels for re-uploading my video for financial gain.
This is a one of a kind custom frame built specifically for this engine.
One of the previous owners told me the gentlemen that bought it from him
had it up to 170-181mph. This kart is wicked.
WATCH TILL THE END, A POLICE CAR PASSES IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION!! If your
impatient to watch 10 minutes of video, skip to 7:50 and watch till the end
for the best part.
2005 Yamaha R1 Sport Bike engine in a Beisse Shifter Kart. Around 180 HP,
weighs about 220lbs. Previous owner had Kart up to 181 mph before a tire
blew out. Using GoPro Hero High Def camera with adhesive mount.
NOTE: The rear tires are worn out so the driver didn't do anything to
crazy. The ending was edited out to protect the driver.
Location: Northern Michigan
Here are a couple videos of the previous owner; where the speedo read
181mph and spun out.
Go Karts vs. Mall
Two high-performance electric go karts from Pole Position Raceway speed
through the Destiny USA mall in Syracuse, New York during open hours. Watch
mall founder Bob Conjel and business partner Bruce Kenan fly past stores
like Apple, Victoria's Secret, and Sack's Fifth Avenue at speeds up to
45mph during the adrenalin-filled jaunt. The pair, through the use of stunt
driver's Ken Faught and Julian Nakar, also race down construction hallways
and explore the third floor which was currently off limits to the public.
When complete, Destiny USA will be the fifth-largest mall in the country
and home to the first-ever world-class indoor kart track built inside a
major shopping center. You can learn more by checking out
www.DestinyUSA.com and www.PolePositionRaceway.com. Stay tuned for more
exciting adventures by Bob and Bruce.
McDonalds run in the 66 Mustang Junior
We were shooting some video in a parking lot nearby and driver wanted
something to eat. So off he went to the drive thru with the Mustang JR. Since the car is not
street legal he stuck to the sidewalks between the two places. This is my
restored 1966 Mustang JR
that was made by the Powercar company of Mystic CT in 1966 for use in
dealership promotions etc. This is the top of the line gas powered version
that uses a Briggs and Stratton motor in the trunk. The car has working
headlights, taillights, brake lights and horn. It even has reverse. They
are very rare today and expensive if you can find one for sale. They were
used by immature drivers that tended to wreck them and hen they quit
running they took up a lot of room so they were often wrecked and tossed.
They were never meant for speed, they were built for style and used to
attract customers into the dealership normally with the kids pulling their
parents in with them. As you can see by this video the car fits adults and
my 6'6" nephew even drives it in some of my other videos. I make enough
parts that these can be recreated and even have the factory body mold for
this car. All the parts I make can be seen at the following page
http://www.jrcentral.com/resources.html and you can learn more about these
cars and so many more vintage powered promotional cars at my website
http://www.jrcentral.com When he drives away from the first window he even
does a little burn out on the oils left behind from the full size cars.
VW Go Kart
This is a go-Kart modeled after a 1962 VW camper. The fiberglass Kart body
was purchased in Europe then shipped to Oregon where the owner built the
frame and Kart drivetrain. The body was painted to match his 1:1 scale
model 1962 camper. The bus and Kart were recently shown at the Bus Pilots
Association 15th Annual Family Reunion in Boise, Idaho