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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"
In reply to # 21669 by CederholmC Now you guys are talking!

In addition to "clearing the decks" I've shared my thoughts with my 10yo son and 11yo daughter, both are interested in helping and learning how to build. They sold the idea to my wife! Green light!

In other news, I've posted an introduction in the "Kart Tech" section outlining my plans. Starting to think I posted it in the wrong place. Oops.

~ Carl

You better hurry up, 10 & 11yr olds are the best, once hooked they never forget. I took mine fishing at that age and now they are always eager to go.

But, once they turn 12 then they know everything.

S'all for now!

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Armadillo Zack Avatar
Fort Pierce, FL, USA   USA
Hi...! I am also very new to this hobby and looking for a group in the east cost as well but here in Florida as my ability to travel is limited due to health issues.. Nothing to serious and under control with monthly doctors visits, but still limited in travel because I need to be near my doctors most of the time... I I wanted to build a chapter here in Florida's Treasure Cost area, or join one but I can't seem to find anyone of the people I've talked to either who wanted to have a east coast chapter of cycle kart racers.. I think though that the gentleman from Sandwich, IL. is correct if maybe we build our own first we will get self satisfaction, and enjoyment from the build, and than maybe by someone seeing my kart and how much fun I was having, that they will become interested in the sport and join in the fun and love of this crazy thing of ours... I know most my friends and family think I'm nuts when I talk about it, but I keep saying to mt self crazy as a fox...! Because deep in my heart I know there is little boy who wants to come out and build and ride in a kart that I built with my own 2 hands...! And should I be the only one in my area, then I will be somewhat unique and just enjoy the build and satisfaction of riding by my self with a kart I built on my own....! But in the mean time should you hear of anyone in the Florida, Treasure Coast area, give them my name through this site and I will be happy to respond to all who are interested...!
Best of Luck....!

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
That's the right approach, Zach!

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Fort Pierce, FL, USA   USA
Thank You...!

Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
What you said about the appeal (bringing out the boy in you or finally getting the go kart you wanted as a child but never got) to our CycleKart "Age Demographic".
So think about this......the large retirement population in Florida and Arizona, lends itself to someone organizing workshops and events to build an use CycleKarts.......instead of sitting by the pool or golfing all day.
This is a Natural and has Great Potential.
Just takes someone with the right drive and organizational skills to make it happen!
Good Roads

rodder-rick Silver Member RICHARD WOOD
1929 Ford Model A "MYTFINE"
1934 Ford Model B "BOOGIE"
1954 Chevrolet Corvette "EXCESIVE"
1976 Chevrolet Monza "SPYDER1"    & more
Hi are not the only one out there who has reservations.....HOWEVER, as some of the other CK Club members have responded....YA GOTTA START SOMEWHERE!!!!!. I'm in Moncton New Brunswick Canada....about as far east as you can get in NA. I happened to stumble onto the CK website and was immediately hooked.....I'v built street rods, custom cars etc etc for well over 25 years. No one around here has a CK, however just talking about it has generated interest form a half dozen serious car guys who want to see how mine goes.....I've gathered up everything required and am about to start "the build".....and I know once I start, the garage door WILL be opening often by the curious to see how it's going.
New Jersey is only about a 10-11 hour drive from here....I'd say "i'm in the area" and would like to see an EAST COAST reason why it couldn't be New England and Eastern Canada!!!!!!! You are correct in noticing there seems to be more....much more activity with CKs in the west.....but just like hot rods, Cycle Karts will eventually be popular in the east.......
Email me ( or call (506-384-0009) sometime and we can chat......maybe by spring there will be enough serious "builders" and "owners" that we could have our own Grand Prix......Even though my CK is just getting started, I've got it entered in the largest local indoor carshow (Radical Speedsport) in April, and the Atlantic Nationals (largest outdoor car show) in July.....I expect to generate a lot of interest with those two events..........
--------rodder-rick (Richard Wood, Moncton, N.B., CA)

Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Hi Richard
Thanks for the call tonight........and follow up email.
Welcome to the B.C. CycleKart Chapter!
Your background makes you the perfect candidate for this fast growing hobby/sport.
We look forward to following your build with hopes of it being a great promotional tool for CycleKarting back east.
We also hope you can make the cross country trek to join us at an event sometime in the future.
You have been added to our growing Roster.
Good Roads

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splitpoint Al C
Newtown Square, PA, USA   USA
My brother and I are planning a build for 2018. No idea where we're going to drive but we'll figure something out. Lets get this party started.

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
Which is exactly the right approach!
Build on!

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tbrennan29 Thomas Brennan
Seaford, DE, USA   USA
I have just started this hobby amongst all else I am doing. I'm in the parts collection and design stages. Have no idea whether I will be able to competent want one anyway. My inspiration photos are of a Miller Shaw special220 from 1932. Just about all preliminary work is done some detail work will be done while in building mode. Depending on where get togethers are will determine if I can attend a race or meeting. I'm in lower Delaware at age 73 travel might not be in my best interest, but will try

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1908Rick Rick Eggers
Cape Coral, FL, USA   USA

I'm in Cape Coral, FL and it's the same over here. Nobody else is currently building one, but when mine is done next year, I plan to take it around to cruise nights and car shows to try and drum up some interest. The car hobby is huge here in the Fort Myers area, and most of the guys at cars shows are older. I think there will be lots of interest, once they see a cycle kart up close and driving. Cape Coral is big on festivals, bike nights, car shows etc. I plan to approach them at some point about a Cape Coral Grand Prix. That's the plan anyway.


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gt350rspeed Christopher Coffman
Spartanburg, SC, USA   USA
1929 CycleKart Great Britain "Charly"
1930 CycleKart French "Carlylou"
I feel like I'm literally right in the middle of you guys in South Carolina with 2 cyclekarts and no one close who's building

PaulDouglas Paul Shockey
Hephzibah, GA, USA   USA
So, I've been here since late 2017 and enjoying the posts. My one concern was that there wasn't anyone close to Augusta, GA, yet it appears that there are a few karters fairly close. I am seriously thinking of jumping in and start building one in 2018 and would ask what would be the best way to start?

My mechanical abilities are good as I have been racing motorcycles (privateer) off and on for over 45 years.

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
I enjoy playing with it doesn't matter
if anyone else is building around me.
Oops.....let me rephrase that,,,,,"I enjoy playing BY my self".
All kidding aside....but I do spend a lot of time in the
barn shop by myself and that's where I get the most enjoyment,
that is, from the building phase of a project.
There appear to be a dozen or so karts in the build phase
and already finished, all within an hours drive from me but
no one seemed interested in getting together. I don't have
my kart together yet, but did approach a very nice local
7/10 mile gokart track about using their facility for a group
field day. They were very interested and said, bring one
around and we'll see how it fits the track.
Between the domestic chores, reestablishing my shop
due to a big move I made a few years back and building
some new equipment, I haven't had time to pursue it
any further.
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
Denny, that's just the way the Slimedog guys put it. "Let's see how they fit the track". So they had us out
and they saw, and the rest is history. It's baffles me how that prospect hasn't lit a fire under any of the guys
in your area. But then, hardly anyone from my area have been up to Slimedog either, despite 3 open invite/events.

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