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Alfie Brown and Callum Bradshaw to represent Britain in CIK-FIA Academy Trophy

Junior X30 racers Alfie Brown and Callum Bradshaw will represent Britain in this year’s annual CIK-FIA Academy Trophy. The duo teamed up last season with the BKC Racing squad within club competition. They are both racing in the Junior X30 Tour this term, with Brown scoring victory at the series’ opening round last month. Brown has significant karting experience and ... Read More »

John Surtees considers expansion of Buckmore Park

John Surtees says becoming the outright owner of Buckmore Park will allow him to consider an expansion of the circuit and to develop it to become a feeder facility to the future of British motorsport. Surtees purchased the freehold title of the Kent circuit as well as 90-acres of surrounding woodland two years ago following a 10-year struggle with the ... Read More »

Round The Bend – No more heroes

Has our changed relationship with karting killed off the titans of the sport? In September 1977 David Bowie released one of the most inspiring and romantic songs ever recorded, Heroes. Paradoxically, punk intellectuals The Stranglers had a hit with No More Heroes in the same month. A year later, I was given my first copy of Karting magazine and from ... Read More »

The Champions!

EMERSON FITTIPALDI (1972 & 1974) Named after the famous American author Ralph Waldo Emmerson, he began competing on motorcycles at the age of 14 before switching to karts. Helped by his older brother Christian, Emerson manufactured and marketed the Mini-kart, on which he became Brazilian champion. He came to Britain in 1969 and made an immediate impression in Formula Ford ... Read More »

Tony Kart factory: a look inside

The Company The company of Prevalle (Brescia), in the centre North of Italy, has been in the last years leader in the karting World, and has strongly contributed to making the history of karting in Italy, in Europe and in the World. Chassis with Tony, Kosmik and FA – Fernando Alonso – (the two latter born respectively in 2003 and ... Read More »

600 Issues: Personalities pick their favourite covers

Karting magazine is now 600 issues old. This historic milestone has been reached six months ahead of the sport’s 50th anniversary due to readers receiving a double dose between July 1966 and June 1970 when the magazine came out twice a month. 46 years ago when Alan Burgess produced the world’s first magazine aimed exclusively at karters, I don’t suppose ... Read More »

Stirling Moss, Brands Hatch, 1960

This photograph was taken back in June, 1960 when the Lords Taverners organised a charity kart race at Brands Hatch. Stirling Moss emerged as the race winner and he is seen here leading Innes Ireland. It was a high profile event that attracted large crowds with good coverage in the usual motoring magazines and some of Britain’s daily newspapers, too. ... Read More »