Ancient and Modern: Old Karts Get A Second Chance

karting-mag-logo-15Once again, Historic Kart enthusiasts gathered at the Shenington circuit to enjoy Three perfect days of karting nostalgia.

As usual, the weather was beautiful and the event organisation superb.
Many thanks go to Wyatt Stanley and his team from the H&CKC, and also to the Shenington Kart Club for their excellent organisation and hospitality.
With 120 individual karts on display over the Three days, I believe that this years event must be the worlds largest gathering of Historic Karts ever seen.
Lots of new and previously unseen, karts were on display and some very high standards of period restoration were to be seen.
Karts that especially caught the eye were as follows:

Class II, TecnoKart with twin Parilla engines, driven by Harm Schurman,
Class II, Fox with twin Macs, restored and driven by Peter Brinkworth,
Class 1, BM Inter Kart with BM K96/3, restored and driven by Chris Arnold,
Class 1, Blow Gnat with Komet K88, owned by Peter Freeman and driven by Jon Pearce & Peter Freeman.
Class IV, Star Eliminator Kart with TVM Yamaha 125 engine, owned and restored by Tony Keele,
Class IV, Speedcraft Matador with Bultaco K200/4, owned and raced by Tony Keele and driven on Sunday by ex Keele works driver, Dick Tarrant.
Class IV, Blow Spitfire with Villiers 9E4, restored by Ian Pittaway and driven on Sunday by Peter Freeman.
Class IV, Fastakart with Villiers 9E4, owned by Steve Greaves and driven on Sunday by Barry Whizzo Williams.

Monaco Cup 13th – 15th October 2006.

As some readers may already be aware, selected Kart Clubs have been invited to attend this years Monaco Cup in Southern France on the 13th to the 15th of October 2006.
The French organisers of this event were present at Shenington to savour the atmosphere and select some interesting karts for inclusion in the Monaco event.
This is potentially the most prestigious Historic Kart event ever to be organised and deserves to be well supported with good examples of period karts.
Karts will be selected in advance, by the French organisers – automatic entry is not guaranteed !
The organisers require authentic, reliable karts, with drivers attired in period clothing, etc.
Furthur details are available from the H&CKC, Retro Racer or Spirit Of The Sixties Kart Club.

Next Month – Strip and Rebuild of the Tillotson Carburettor.

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