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  Pix from new castle VKA event
Posted by: David Luciani - 06-14-2024, 07:41 AM - Forum: General - Replies (1)

see below for some pix
I’m at new castle right now at Jeff browns VKA event. Probably the biggest vintage kart event in the world. Close to200 entries an insane amount of karts are here. Many are of the kart margay manufacturing brought to show

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  Everything I own related to karting
Posted by: Bill Peck - 06-13-2024, 01:58 PM - Forum: For Sale/Wanted - Replies (2)

I'm getting too old for this kid's game, so everything I own is for sale:

1974 Bucket Bug, many modifications including extended front porch, seat mounting system and chassis adjustments (front camber and ride height, front track/wheel position, rear axle position). Can be run either as a rear engine (with a Margay gear box) or as a straight-axle sidewinder. One owner. Roller $850.
5 Mac 91 engines. 3 box stock (91B1) 2 modified (91A). $550 each. Another incomplete modified 91A that may only be good for parts, including a full circle crank. $100. Also, numerous parts and pieces.

Margay gear box with both C2 and C4 final drive gears. 15 gear sets ranging from 4.8 to 9.0. Wet clutch housings (2 gearbox side, 5 engine side, all for Macs). 5 clutches plus various parts & pieces. $800.

5 various sidewinder clutches $100 each.

Aluminum expansion chamber $150

Too many misc. parts & pieces to list (see the pictures). All of the above can be seen in Wall Township, NJ. I will be here until mid-August, then I will be returning to SC for the winter.

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  I'm done. Selling everything.
Posted by: Bill Peck - 06-13-2024, 12:34 PM - Forum: General - Replies (1)

Sorry guys. I fully intended to get back to racing once we completed the move to South Carolina and got the house livable. But, between Father Time sneaking up on me and the arthritis getting worse, I just don't have the energy anymore.

So everything I own related to karting is for sale. I'm amazed at the amount of stuff I've accumulated over the years. It took me about 3 weeks to sort through it all and take pictures of everything.  (Of course I can only work for 2 to 3 hours a day before I have to go take a nap!)

So it's all going to be listed in the For Sale section shortly along with the pictures (if I can figure out how to post them). I'm not trying to get rich off of this stuff, I just want to see it all go to a good home.

Bill Peck

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  Robert Stanton, Robron, Inc.
Posted by: Scott Elkes - 05-29-2024, 09:35 AM - Forum: General - No Replies

I just read in a Facebook post May 27, 2024 of Robert Stanton's passing that occurred almost one year ago. Robron manufactured the Dart Kart and components. I do not know the status of Robron. 

Robert Allen Stanton
Bennettsville, South Carolina
May 31, 1940 - May 30, 2023

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  Tornado's in Indianna and MICHIGAN
Posted by: Mark Loraine - 05-07-2024, 05:34 PM - Forum: General - No Replies

5/7/24 Dinner time.
Shitstorm hitting Michigan with Tornado's and fierce winds, hail, and heavy rain. Hope Jeff Campbell is watching Ryan Hall Y'All live on youtube covering Michigan's siege.


Get word to him if you have direct phone contact.


Mark L.  ///  SWNY

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  30 years ago today….May 1st 1994
Posted by: Mark Loraine - 05-01-2024, 12:25 PM - Forum: General - Replies (1)

We lost one of the greatest Auto Racers to have ever lived; Ayrton Senna. All you have to do is watch his first Formula one race 10 years earlier, at Monte Carlo in a Tolman back marker and the rest pretty much falls into place. He often practiced with his race karts and even sponsored Brazilian karting events to draw more attention to the sport.
If you havent seen the documentary called Senna, you are missing out on a great film of his life.
Gone but dearly remembered.

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  3 karts for sale = Rathmann Xterminator & Bug Wasp
Posted by: Kino B. - 04-21-2024, 06:27 PM - Forum: For Sale/Wanted - No Replies

Rathmann Xterminator for sale $2500. I have a new (stamped from original pattern) gas tank and an extra pedal to replace the broken one as in the pics.

(2) 1961 Bug Wasps for sale $1000 each. The picture of the brown kart shows an engine, however, there is no engine included.

All karts have Hands 4” front and 6” rear wheels.

I have posted just a few pics here. Message me and I will send you many pictures.

Karts are located in Huntington Beach, CA

Call or text me and I will respond to your questions and send more pictures.

Thank you,


On the Bug Wasp the seat back hoop was cut and there are two nipples holding the hoop back on. I have not welded it. Someone cut it for a taller driver. The sheet metal also needs to be reattached. It is there.

I have more detailed pics, just ask.

Thank you,

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  congratulations ,you are now a member
Posted by: David Luciani - 04-10-2024, 07:00 AM - Forum: General - Replies (2)

to keep this simple i'm separating out new member activations.
here is new guys.
welcome to the forum.
dave l.


4/12 24
Max Freeman

Jim Stuart
Dan D

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  new and old members.how did you get started in vintage karting?
Posted by: David Luciani - 03-31-2024, 07:50 PM - Forum: General - No Replies

A. karting in general back in the day
B. vintage karting now

hi guys,
this is an old subject we haven't visited in many years.
and it's a fun way to get to know both new and old guys.

i got involved in vintage way back when.
first i learned to fix and build bicycles then cars.
then i was building bikes.

 so somehow that lead my 9 year old nephew to believe i could rebuild a go kart for him.
probably his father had alot to do with that idea.

anyway i got back from daytona bike week one year and found what was left of a go kart outside my shop with maybe 1/2 a motor.
it had dual engine mounts but was pretty trashed.
also really heavy and strangely built.
i was new to computers and internet but i wanted to know why it had dual mounts maybe was a racer?

long story short it was a sears racer kart first version.
terrible racing kart built out of repurposed lawn mower chassis parts and zero knowledge.
sears wanted to jump in the GoKart Kraze.

it was far gone we ended up finding a good used play kart for the kids.
that would've been the end of it buuuut.

i had started reading about racing karts.
bad move as i tend to get carried away with things.
these were real racing karts and there were some not alot but some pix or SERIOUS DUALS.
i found the original vintage karts web page, rear engine, vka and a few other sites.
i asked really stupid questions.
i found my first real kart a mcculloch r1 concession kart.
i meet people with lots of stuff.
i started buying stuff.

i've had some seriously great times,
Met the best people you can imagine.
some of my best friends came outta this hobby.
i've known, made and lost friends that were in it from the beginning.
back when racing karts were just a new fad.
did some nutty things, bought ALOT of stuff and generally had fun.
wouldn't trade any of those times for anything.

if you're new here expect your life to change a bit.
you're gonna make alot of great friends
you'll need to learn how to be creative explaining new karts to your lady.
aaaand those karts are gonna breed.
you get two then you'll have ten
you'll hunt for things and get great help finding them.
you'll drive the karts (best part)
and I KNOW you'll make alot of new friends.
welcome to our nutty world.
dave l Cool

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  need some ideas on what people need to know about vintage karts.
Posted by: David Luciani - 03-29-2024, 07:59 PM - Forum: General - Replies (10)

hi guys, 
been a while since i posted anything significant.

but as luck would have it i think i am starting to feel like writing again.

sooooo, lets hear from you guys what you want to talk about.
we have guys here that can answer just about anything you like about vintage racing go karts .
sometimes it is even me!

if you don't ask use something i may decide to post something or another i'm doing or thinking about build wise.
Big Grin
dave l.

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