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Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Nah, the front looks like he ran into the back bumper of the
truck at the stop sign.
dg

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Bow Reverend Bow
Yuma, Arizona, USA   USA
1932 Morgan 3 Wheeler "BME Special"
Say what you will, I think it is pretty cool.

Considering it was made this year, using the drivetrain from a Nissan Versa, and will do 0-60 in 3.5 sec



Bow

Cut it with and Axe, Beat it to Fit, Paint it to Match

gearguy Charles Schultz
Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
Car on a hot tin roof? Would make a cool CK; those wheels look like the moped wheels BMI sells.

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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
There has to be a great story that goes with that picture?????
Brian

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RichardC Richard C
Larchmont, New York, USA   USA
1936 BSA Scout
1953 Effyh Formula 3
1959 Crosley Special "Voigt/Crosley LRC"
In reply to # 26285 by Woodysrods There has to be a great story that goes with that picture?????
Brian

There is: https://graham64.wordpress.com/tag/major-peter-braid/

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CmdBentaxle Silver Member Dave D
Federal Way, Washington, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
I really wish someone who do one of those early Coopers.

Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Thanks RichardC
That was a great story!
Woody

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Topper2011 Roland Young
Los Altos, CA, USA   USA




"Man plans, God laughs"

gearguy Charles Schultz
Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
See Chuck Krauter's journal for his home built opposed twin. This photos -again from facebook- reminded me of his build.

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gearguy Charles Schultz
Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
An Austin 7 750cc special photo from Facebook


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gearguy Charles Schultz
Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
Courtesy of Clark Walker on FB:
John Cooper had the benefits of genetics and an early start helping him. -- "CW Cooper of Surbiton drives the miniature racing car which he built for his son John. The tiny vehicle is fitted with a 1.25 horsepower two-stroke engine and can travel 52 miles an hour."

Could that be considered the CK speed record?


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akumabito Joost van Ekris
Smilde, Drenthe, Netherlands   NLD
That's a really cool ck, though I'm calling BS on either the hp rating of that engine, or the top speed. (Or both)

There is no way you'll get a heavy ck with the aerodynamics of a brick up to 52mph with just over 1 hp.

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moto-klasika Zoran R. P.
Bern, Bern, Switzerland   CHE
In reply to # 26638 by akumabito That's a really cool ck, though I'm calling BS on either the hp rating of that engine or the top speed. (Or both)

There is no way you'll get a heavy ck with the aerodynamics of a brick up to 52mph with just over 1 hp.
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Well said Joost!
The same as stating: "John Cooper, builder of racing cars in the 50's and 60's, built this miniature racecar for his son."!
John's father built micro-sports car for his son John (before the Second World War) - later better known for his Formula 500, Formula 3 and Formula 1 racing cars...
Such articles are rarely written by motoring historians: self-proclaimed free-lance journalists are mostly authors of such "history sketches", writing and re-writing the same stories with the same mistakes.

In any way, magnificent micro-car that most of the kids would like to have, their fathers, too! If some constructional details are different than used for CycleKarts, the spirit and idea are the same.Therefore, it could be grandpa of CycleKarts!

Ciao,
Zoran



Zoran R. Pualić
(mostly living in Bern, Swiss & happy in my Belgrade, Serbia)


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Torro123 René Wesselius
Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands   NLD
I think the author is wrong,it must be a 125cc engine instead of a 1.25 hp.
Looking to the time frame the ck is build there were almost no 1.25hp engines and if you look under the ck you c.an see a big flywheel what looks to me from a 125cc Villiers or similar.
If it is a 125 Villiers it could be putting out a smashing 9 hp which can be capable to reach 45 mph.
You can also see on the right the kickstarter which also indicates it is a motorcycle engine.

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akumabito Joost van Ekris
Smilde, Drenthe, Netherlands   NLD
Well spotted! That could very well be the answer.

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