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  New Generation Mac Rod Needles
Posted by: Scott Kneisel - Today, 06:34 AM - Forum: General - No Replies

Just curious to see if anyone has had the chance to test the new re-pop Mac rod needles.

I have a set of Bob Kurkowski's versions in a modified Mc93 and they are working great, tons of hard laps with no issues so far. Will be taking that set up to Chestertown this week.

I just purchased a few sets of the Mike Berg version but have not tested them. They will be going for a hardness comparison test next week against the NOS bearings.

I don't have any of the Bennett versions and don't know much about them but will pick up a few sets if they are different from Mikes version.

I would appreciate any info as this is one of the most important areas of a Mac engine and failure of these is disasterous!!


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  Genesee Valley Kart Club 60th Anniversary June 22
Posted by: Brett Mallory - Yesterday, 04:02 AM - Forum: General - No Replies

This Saturday, June 22, is the 60th Anniversary of the Genesee Valley Kart Club, and we want the vintage karts to be a part of that celebration.  The weather report is looking good so far (fingers crossed...) for Saturday, but Sunday June 23 is the rain date.  Bring those vintage karts out to the track and join the celebration!

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  Tucson Vintage Playdays November 1,2,3rd 2019
Posted by: DEAN KANOCZ - 06-15-2019, 06:11 PM - Forum: General - Replies (1)

The 4th annual Tucson Vintage Play Days will be November 1,2 and 3rd 2019.

All are welcome. Drivers 35.00 per day, pit pass for all spectators 10.00 per day.

Plenty of track time with your buddies on a great, smooth and wide track. We run a portion of the track due to its size.
3 covered grids, covered eating area, real flush toilet restrooms.

There is drone footage of us running under the lights on You tube under TMR racers.

Kart show, raffle and complimentary BBQ Saturday.

Camping is permitted.

Hope to see you there.


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  Blackhawk Poison Arrow
Posted by: Scott Elkes - 06-15-2019, 03:48 PM - Forum: Black Hawk karts - No Replies

Blackhawk Poison Arrow. Karter News June 1972 ad. And, similar looking Blackhawk at the Vintage Kart Association's 2019 New Castle Motorsports Park event. A Blackhawk presented in the show. Front bumper may have been added on per rules to protect feet or manufactured that way? Newer than 72/73?


.jpg   PW KN 197206 08 Blackhawk Kart ad.jpg (Size: 1.34 MB / Downloads: 8)

2019 VKA New Castle images...

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  IKS American Kart (1972)
Posted by: Scott Elkes - 06-12-2019, 10:04 AM - Forum: Go kart id by brands Pix and history and Country - No Replies

IKS American Kart ad (1972). 

Inglewood Kart Supply (IKS)...

.jpg   PW KN 197206 29 IKS American Kart.jpg (Size: 1.28 MB / Downloads: 8)

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  Zip California (1972)
Posted by: Scott Elkes - 06-12-2019, 09:50 AM - Forum: British Kart Section - No Replies

Zip California (1972). Ad.

If memory serves me, British made kart for the USA market. Also, somewhere in my readings there was a Zip laydown enduro kart based from the Emmick enduro karts...

.jpg   PW KN 197206 07 Zip California Kart.jpg (Size: 1.43 MB / Downloads: 4)

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  NEW Helmet Cam Guidelines REVISION
Posted by: Rolf Hill - 06-12-2019, 08:50 AM - Forum: General - No Replies

The concern over safety regarding helmet cams has been addressed by the VKA Board. SNELL helmet certifications may be made void by the attachment of a helmet cam and the insurance companies may void their coverage. Effective immediately, VKA believes for safety of participants at vintage karting events, the promoter should not allow their use if attached to the helmet or driver.

The 2019 VKA Guidelines have been amended to say
"Cameras must be hard-mounted by bolt and nut. Mounting by use of any form of adhesive or Velcro is prohibited. Cameras may be mounted on front panel (as long as number is not blocked), on the main frame rails, or welded-on seat strut. Mounting to seat, nerf bars, bumpers, side-pods, helmet, or driver is not acceptable. "

Although many insurance programs have prohibited the use of helmet cams because it voids the SNELL Certification and should have already been enforced by the promoter, the VKA wanted to address the issue in the current Guidelines and provide guidance to what the "attachment requirements" are. If used, they take effect August 1, 2019.

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  Margay New Concept (1972)
Posted by: Scott Elkes - 06-11-2019, 11:46 AM - Forum: Margay Vintage Karts - No Replies

Margay New Concept I and II ads (Karter News, May 1972)

New Concept I (single engine)...

.jpg   PW KN 197205 30 Margay Concept I.jpg (Size: 1.22 MB / Downloads: 5)

New Concept II (dual /twin engine)...

.jpg   PW KN 197205 31 Margay Concept II.jpg (Size: 1.5 MB / Downloads: 5)

Dart Kart Club's 2019 Nelson Ledges Road Course Event, Garrettsville, Ohio...
Vintage New Concept II with optional factory body work.

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.jpg   IMG_4617.JPG (Size: 3.44 MB / Downloads: 4)

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  Steve O'Hara's Bug at New Castle (2016)
Posted by: Scott Elkes - 06-10-2019, 07:39 AM - Forum: Bug Karts - No Replies

The Vintage Karting Association (VKA) event is this weekend. June 13, 14 and 15 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday). 

From 2016: Steve O'Hara's Bug Kart at New Castle Motorsports Park. Composite multiple-view image...

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  Bug Stinger (1972 ad)
Posted by: Scott Elkes - 06-10-2019, 07:33 AM - Forum: Bug Karts - No Replies

Bug Stinger ad. Karter News - January 1972

.jpg   PW KN 197204 07 Bug Stinger Ad.jpg (Size: 1.11 MB / Downloads: 5)

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