Malibu grand prix 3/4 scale indy car go cart

Malibu grand prix 3/4 scale Indy type race car , Cuyuna 440 twin cyl 2stroke eng ,fully adjustable suspension

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My Malibu Grand Prix car w/ snowmobile 440
This is my malibu Grand prix car. I put a 440 cc snowmobile engine on it .





Malibu Grand Prix/Raceways. Best two laps, April 2013, (GoPro Helmet Cam)
Taken at Malibu Raceways, in Beaverton Oregon, just days before it's closure.. 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 am today. 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.





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.





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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmH4ZwwnXCk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV-dwsWh0NQ&feature=related




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