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SteveV Steve Vinson
Phoenix, Arizona, USA   USA
1924 Ford Model T "Viscount Vinson Special"
1927 CycleKart American "Mono Wasp"
Hi guys,
There was a reader letter in the latest issue of Grassroots Motorsports asking if they are interested in Cyclekarts, the editor asked for posts on there forum. So I signed up and started a thread over there, here is the link.
https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/cyclekarts/126902/page1/

I have been contacted by David Wallens, (Editorial Director for Grassroots Motorsports) and have been corresponding with him via email. I have sent him lots of photos and information about our hobby. He hasn't promised coverage, but they definitely seem interested.

If you want to post pictures of you karts on their page, see the link above. The photo will need to be hosted, not a JPEG. I don't know why that is a thing for their site.

Thanks
Steve



Steve Vinson
Arizona CycleKart Club

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CmdBentaxle Silver Member Dave D
Federal Way, Washington, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
Steve, I signed up. But new members can't post for 24hrs. I wish they had a less clunky way to post pictures. It seems there definitely is the raw enthusiasm there. All the standard new guy questions of course, but it's fun to see the ( how could this exist and me, a car guy not be aware of it?) light go off. My only worry is that some will go off half-cocked and build their way into all sorts of configurations that wouldn't be able to run in an event with guidlines, and end up dissapointed. But other than some direction and example, what can we do?

Dave

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
And the most common comment I see is, "if I build one, where do I race it?"
And that brings to mind the often quoted, "Build it and they will come."
One other thing I notice about a lot of the newbies is that they think the aim
of a Cyclekart is to make a street legal hot rod cyclecar.
Not to sound like a hypocrite, I gotta admit, I did pick up a deal on a Predator 301
hemi earlier this month. My kart will be set up with the Predator 212 but I'm also
going to leave room to swap it out for the 301 if I get the hankering to tear up the pasture and the kart.

So the more people building Cyclekarts the more fodder we have locally to form
groups. All these little pockets we're seeing pop up around the county or more
correctly, around the world, are simply seeds that can grow if someone with
some organizational skills can pull them all together, like the GKCA did back in
the 50's. Now that it's an international group it's now known as the IKF.

Till that day, I'm gonna just build for my self, loosely with in the Gitterville charter.
If for some reason, I ever do run into someone to run with around here at least
I'll be on somewhat level ground with them.

Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

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Alphawhiskey Aaron Warren
Aurora, Colorado, USA   USA
A craigslist advert, and that article in Grassroots Motorsports (GRM) got me to find this site. I am still in the determine if I can convince the wife that I need to build a cyclekart is a bit of a hard sell, so I am in research mode like crazy. I will head over there and post at GRM for the new people to give them an idea on what they can expect price wise, etc. You all have been ridiculously helpful so far.

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Bow Reverend Bow
Yuma, Arizona, USA   USA
1932 Morgan 3 Wheeler "BME Special"
In reply to # 22989 by Alphawhiskey I am still in the determine if I can convince the wife that I need to build a cyclekart is a bit of a hard sell, so I am in research mode like crazy.

That part is easy...

I was planning to build a full size Lotus (Locost) 7 Clone (Suicide Ride) to put the Built 200hp/200Ft/Lb Nissan 2.4 Liter that is in my garage into...

OR...

build a Cycle Kart...

She suggested starting with a small project was a better idea...

grinning smiley



Bow

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

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Smart lady you got there Bow.
dg

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k8ff1960 Wayne Smith
Cleveland, Ohio, USA   USA
The latest issue of the Hagerty Insurance magazine has a brief mention of CycleKarts along with a small photo. I also noticed on a recent episode of Chasing Classic Cars (Velocity Channel) showed a brief view of a row of CK's at the Russo and Steele auction in Scottsdale last January.

Wayne
Aurora, Ohio
#4 Blue Bugatti type 35

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SteveV Steve Vinson
Phoenix, Arizona, USA   USA
1924 Ford Model T "Viscount Vinson Special"
1927 CycleKart American "Mono Wasp"
Here is a photo of the June issue page 30. I got my copy at Barnes and Noble.

Pretty nice write up, in my humble opinion. My kid was very excited!



Steve Vinson
Arizona CycleKart Club

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Bow Avatar
Bow Reverend Bow
Yuma, Arizona, USA   USA
1932 Morgan 3 Wheeler "BME Special"
Ahh hell... I need to go to the bookstore now...



Bow

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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
This type of PR can do nothing but help our hobby to grow!
And now that John has successfully put on the first North Eastern event there will be growth in the East!
Can't wait!
Brian
PS
On a lighter note.........Every time I Americans refer to Indiana and the Chicago area as the "Mid West" I alway chuckle to myself.
Anything Easton the Rockies is the "East" to those of us that live on or near the West Coast.
And Hell, Chicago is a long ways East of us!
Now I can see, Alberta, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona being referred to as the Mid West.

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CmdBentaxle Silver Member Dave D
Federal Way, Washington, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
Yep.
A little U.S. geography, Brian.
If you're from the East coast, anything west of the Mississippi is "Out West".
If you're from the West Coast, anything east of the Rockies is "Back East".
If you're from in between you're folks probably broke down somewhere on their way
from one to the other.

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Midwest....dates back before you youngsters were born and the west wasn't
settled yet.
Also, chuckle over this guys:
"The Midwestern United States, also referred to as the American Midwest or
simply the Midwest, is one of the four geographic regions defined by the
United States Census Bureau, occupying the northern central part of the
United States of America.
Census Bureau's definition consists of 12 states in the north central United States:
Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas,
Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota."

dg



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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
Cycle carts know no boundaries! It's a world wide epidemic, some of the crafters have to travel further to socialize that's all.

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SteveV Steve Vinson
Phoenix, Arizona, USA   USA
1924 Ford Model T "Viscount Vinson Special"
1927 CycleKart American "Mono Wasp"
https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/articles/cyclekarts-simple-fun-vehicles/

Pretty lively discussion happening on this thread. See link above.



Steve Vinson
Arizona CycleKart Club

Design-Build-Race-Repeat

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CmdBentaxle Silver Member Dave D
Federal Way, Washington, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
How have we managed to get this far without such brilliant input?
Good Lord!

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