McCulloch Kart Promotion Movie circa 1961
Digitally restored by http://VintagePowerSport.com - from 16mm film.
This video featuring actor Don Knots, reflects the humor of the time while
providing a little insight into the design & manufacture of the short lived
line of McCulloch racing karts. While McCulloch manufactured kart racing
motors from 1959 to 1977, they only made karts for a couple years during
the boom of kart racing. That boom was quickly followed by a Bust, and many
kart manufacturers went out of business, this is when McCulloch stopped
making karts. McCulloch kart engines were by far the most popular engines
used on all karts at the time, and the engine side of the business remained
worth while for McCulloch for many years until a combination of new owners
and a drop in sales volume marked the end of an era for McCulloch. The
Yamaha KT100 and Briggs & Straton 5hp engines quickly replaced the hole
left by McCulloch exit from karting.
The engine Don is holding in the beginning of the video would be an MC6
kart engine, based on the date and what details can actually be seen.
McCulloch intentionally did not say what model it was, probably because
they were releasing new models about every 6-12 months at the time due to
the highly competitive environment.
Learn more about vintage racing karts at
http://VKAKarting - the Vintage Karting Association
http://RearEngineKarts.com - early era karts only
(VintagePowerSport.com has copyright usage permission from McCulloch Racing
for distribution of McCulloch media)
Dual 125cc McCulloch powered Rupp Chaparral vintage racing kart
Produced by http://VintagePowerSport.com
George Sellon's show quality dual 125cc McCulloch engine powered Rupp
Chaparral. This video shows the kart's fine details and on track raw brute
power! This video was shot at the July 16-18th, 2009 vintage karting event
at historic Sugar River Raceway in Brodhead, WI.
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
Vintage 1961 Dart "Road Runner" Go Kart With West Bend 820 Restoration Phase 3
This is the first start up of our Dart Kart after removing the clone
engine. The frame has been stripped and repainted. For power I built a
stock West Bend 820 that runs on gas. The header is an old Azusa megaphone
that we got with the kart when it was given to us back in the mid 1960's.
I've added a reproduction cap to quiet it down a little. The clutch is a
Noram centrifugal clutch made for US820 racing. The gearing is 10 68 which
will give us a top speed around 52mph. I've added a reproduction Chilton
seat back tank and Go Power Type 2 wheels. We still have the Go Power Type
1 wheels but they need a lot of work to restore and that is a project for
the future. Hope you enjoy the video, I'll add a couple of clips of us
racing it at the Barnesville GA Vintage Karting Association event. For
more vintage karting check out www.vkavintagekarting.com or foxkart61 on
VIntage Margay Newbreed dual B-Bomb at East Lansing Kart Track ELKT
produced by http://VIntagePowerSport.com - kart show winner at Vintage
Karting Association event held July 21-23, 2011 at East Lansing Kart
Tracking, East Lansing Michigan. Margay Newbreed sidewinder dual with dual
135cc open B-Bomb IAME engines, overhead pipes, Burco clutches, Airheart
Vintage kart - Margay Cheetah 1973 with McCulloch engine
Restored vintage Margay Cheetah Mark III racing kart with front wheel brake
option. The Engine is a 100cc McCulloch MC91 type series motor, with a
double pumper 35mm methanol carburetor.
Watch the test drive video:
Fast Vintage Karts - Lake Speed from NASCAR
Lake Speed from NASCAR, wins 2007 Vintage Kart Super Olympics at "Quincy"
TNT Kartways, Taylor MO. This class is no longer run in modern karting, it
was the fastest Sprint Kart class ever run. Dual fully modified open fueled
135cc rotary valve two-stroke engines. A wopping 270cc's of smoking
methanol/nitro burning 15,000rpm power, there is nothing like this in
modern day Sprint Kart racing. Watch some of the biggest names in Karting,
Lake Speed, Terry Traeder, Troy Brown.... battle it out.
Watch 2007-2008-2009 videos of same event 270cc class at this playlist:
VKA Vintage Karting Association