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RROLDSX Randy R
Delta, BC, Canada   CAN
Any chance this "keener" owns Area 27?

http://www.area27.ca/

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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
In reply to # 25339 by RROLDSX Any chance this "keener" owns Area 27?

http://www.area27.ca/
That would be a dream come true!
Brian

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
After taking the video lap around that circuit in that Porsche 918, I for one would
be to embarrassed to take a 6.5hp Cyclekart for a turn. Your pit crew could step out
for lunch while you were taking a practice lap.
Might be fine for a shifter kart but that's a bit to much of a race track for a CK in my opinion.
dg

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CmdBentaxle Silver Member Dave D
Federal Way, Washington, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
I don't know.
It's a 3 mile lap. A mile shorter than the Gordon Bennett circuit and way more technical.
I wouldn't want to be sharing it with real race cars, but I sure wouldn't turn down the chance
get my kart out onto it either!

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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA   USA
They hace a Kart Centre that would be great for Cycle Karts.


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Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
Ah ha Rick, that's more to scale for the speeds that a Cyclekart runs at.
We've got a beautiful kart circuit a few miles south of me.
.7 mile and perfectly suited for a CK or 4-cycle stock go kart. Hope to
get some interest going on renting it for an afternoon if I ever get a
kart together.
I just think putting a kart of this Caliber on a track meant for speeds
in the triple digits is like going to a skeet shooting contest with
a Daisy BB gun.
Come on guys.....Cyclekarts have a long way to go before they're
ready to show their stuff at a big boys race track. And if the purists
have anything to say about it......they'll never get there.

DG


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CmdBentaxle Silver Member Dave D
Federal Way, Washington, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
Well Denny, your probably right.
But you'll discover a funny thing happens when you get your cyclekart finished and its sitting there
ready to go. You are quite happy to run it just about ANYWHERE they'll have you, which isn't much of
anywhere, so far.

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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA   USA
Didja notice the kart track is the same layout as the big track? grinning smiley


In reply to # 25359 by Denny Graham Ah ha Rick, that's more to scale for the speeds that a Cyclekart runs at.
We've got a beautiful kart circuit a few miles south of me.
.7 mile and perfectly suited for a CK or 4-cycle stock go kart. Hope to
get some interest going on renting it for an afternoon if I ever get a
kart together.
I just think putting a kart of this Caliber on a track meant for speeds
in the triple digits is like going to a skeet shooting contest with
a Daisy BB gun.
Come on guys.....Cyclekarts have a long way to go before they're
ready to show their stuff at a big boys race track. And if the purists
have anything to say about it......they'll never get there.

DG

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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
Denny,
I’m not sure of your meaning in purist. For me being within the current CK concept would not eliminate being enthusiastic in the possibility to run the long course. Running flatout you might get bored on the straights but the corners would be a hoot. I am sorry you were not able to be here for the Gordon Bennett yourself it would get the juices flowing for sure for any short or long course.
Al



Al Lies
The "Not-So Chinsee" guy

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
No I dint catch that before Rick, tks. Turned it upside down
and.....sho nuff, it's a mini Area 27 circuit.

This whole interest in some sort of a small car with a little snap
to it that I could burn off access energy with, was born a few years
back, sometime before I made the moved to Shangri la Dave. I now
have the room to run and neighbors that are far enough away that they're
not a problem. So....even if I've no one to play with....I've still got someplace
to run.

Al, I guess it's a case of, "you had to be there to appreciate it."
The vast majority of the photos and video I've seen over the past
year and half show the karts more or less following each other
around on parade laps, not exactly what I would classify as
racing, at least not the kind I'm used to watching.

Gotta head back out to the barn, got more welding to do on
the Forge before dark.
dg


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Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
I don't think those small tracks exist. I think you are looking at an artists conception of some future dream build for all occasions. Note there are two small scale versions of the big track in that conception.

I hear the long track is a wonderful design, but there is little else built at this time. I wish them every success, and hope it is a huge financial win. Perhaps other tracks will be built on this model, on a more affordable scale.



1929 Riley Bitsa

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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
It is for sure a large course would not be exciting for a spectator with only 5 or 6 CK but if it were 30 or more? Wide straights and corners just saying if I dream I'm going to DREAM BIG.



Al Lies
The "Not-So Chinsee" guy

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
Do believe you're correct Don. Went to Google maps and it's not on the satellite view.
I posted the top mini in after I rotated it in Photoshop, don''t blame Rick for that one.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Oliver,+BC,+Canada/@49.1628672,-119.5215038,1069m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x5482ea3632327a43:0x234f69bbfc8453b0!8m2!3d49.1823264!4d-119.550428
dg

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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA   USA
The photo I posted came from the Area 27 website. They have two photos in the gallery that show the Kart track. Most Google maps photos are two or more years old.

http://www.area27.ca/gallery/

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Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
The big track opened earlier this year, no buildings yet.



1929 Riley Bitsa

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