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Vega Factory Tour

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In the mid-1970s a well known and successful Italian industrialist produced a tyre for 100cc karts called the Four Star. I believe I am correct in saying that the fronts were only made available to his racing son and I know that I am right in saying that a pair of Four Star rears in those days cost about the ... Read More »

Track Test: Maranello RS7

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Maranello was a relatively new name on the karting block when Paul Ibbotson and his Botech racing team started to distribute it in the UK back in 2003. However the marque was already becoming well known through the expert exploits of its star driver Ben Hanley who has since gone on to make a name for himself in single seaters ... Read More »

Ancient & Modern – Old karts get a second chance

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Before we continue with 100cc engine restoration , I would like to briefly share with you some karting photographs that were given to me recently. It was not the technical content of the photographs that impressed me but the sense of fun and friendship that they depict. How many modern day karters will have photographs like these to look back ... Read More »

OFF TRACK

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Colin Chapman was the man to blame for it all. 42 years ago, he ditched the fabulous looking British Racing Green livery, painted his cars in ghastly red and white colours and “Gold Leaf Team Lotus” was born. Other teams were quick to jump on the bandwagon and F1 cars suddenly started to resemble mobile advertising hoardings, usually promoting various ... Read More »

James DeHavillande’s EDP Diary

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Following last month’s first instalment of the Easykart Driver Programme Diaries – in which Cadet stars Ronan McKenzie and William Stowell noted their experiences of life as part of Birel’s ladder of talent – this issue sees 2009 Cadet champion (and now Junior star) James DeHavillande describe his visit to the Castelletto circuit near Milan. James also competed in a ... Read More »

Ancient & Modern: Old karts get a second chance

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Many thanks to Steve Chapman and all at Whilton  Mill KC for inviting the Historic & Classic KC to their Brazilian Cup Meeting on the 29/30th April. Whilton Mill is perfect for the old karts with its mixture of flowing corners, gradients and fast straights. I had invited Alan Button to come along and do some laps in my 1967 ... Read More »