9 Reasons to Buy an Old Go Kart!
Why spend thousands on a brand new go kart if you won't use it in
competitions? Here are 9 reasons why you should buy an old racing go kart.
For a few hundred dollars, you and your friends can have tons of fun, gain
driving and mechanic experience, and embrace your inner Ricky Bobby.
Please comment if you'd like to see more of this go kart!
Homemade Go-Kart And Mini-Bike (GoPro & Rollover)
6.5 Hp Go-Kart and 5.5Hp Mini-Bike
If you want to see some good action, take a look at our two-part "Thrills
And Spills" video!
*Note: The steering column was not locked into place, therefore, you will
notice Dan veering off course without steering on some occasions. Also, he
is 6'3" tall, (I'm 5'7") which is why he looks a bit big for the kart!
If you have any questions about the Kart, please follow the link at the end
of the video. If you have questions after that, then fire away! They are
not for sale... unless you give me obscene amounts of money.
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)
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
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
First Reaction to my new shifter kart
**BRAND NEW VIDEOS IN MY NEW KART**
**NEW SHIFTER KART VIDEO**
If you want to know how the clutch/shifting works, please take a look at my
I got a GP Racing/Honda 125cc shifter kart with and Extreme Kart Racing top
end.....I am speechless! Note: I do not drive this on the road. One time
deal to test this thing out! (filmed on private road)
Konig Powered Vintage Kart - 2008
Rare Konig Powered Vintage Kart at Dixon CA - 2008. Fully restored racing
kart with fresh Konig, first time at track!
VKA Vintage Karting Association
C-Open at TNT Kartways 2008 Vintage Olympics
Lake Speed from NASCAR, wins this heat at the 2008 Vintage Kart 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.
More event coverage at http://vkavintagekarting.com
Vintage kart Mc chainsaw powered '61 Bug Wasp
Just having a bit of fun at a local elementary school parking lot. Forgive
the lack of safety equipment, no excuses.
The kart is a 1961 Bug Wasp powered by an early sixties McCulloch 100cc
chainsaw engine. Lots of history with this kart and a TON of fun.
Old Georgia Go Kart Track
One lap of the previously lost asphalt go kart sprint track. Only the
second asphalt sprint track in Georgia.
I was able to find a reference to a regional race back in '78 and it looks
unused since then.
The track is located off of Highway 77 about 10 miles outside of Lexington
headed towards Elberton.
295/300cc polaris engine test for go kart
the first run after replacing a couple of parts. the oil mixture is a
little rich, because it hadn't been run in a while. This is to become the
engine in the go kart that I am going to build.