VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS OF AUSTRALIA.
Welcome to a site dedicated to the restoration & Demonstration of VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS of our past.
Numurkah 2013 entry details are now online HERE
Lismore NSW was sucessful despite some damp conditions. Some photos HERE
NZ event at Taranaki photo page
Results From Lithgow
Best Original Early Era Kart Roger Benns Trakart
Best Restored Early Era Kart Don Tomich ANS
Best Original Late era Kart Phil Parkinson Ardill
Best Restored Late Era Kart Raymond Harrison DAP
Peoples Choice Mike Robotham Bug/ Mac
2013 Gold Jacket Rod Clarke Twin
2013 Dash for Cash Mik Hazelton Tony kart
approx. 30 entrants and over 40 karts
Photos from the Ipswich CIK meeting
New photos in Restorations 2013
More photos from Graham Barwick's trip to the Adams Vintage event in the USA. Graham came away with a win. More details on the Adams 2013 page
The first dates for 2013 have been fixed. See the Events 2013 page
The Queensland Vintage and Historic Karting Club will be displaying karts and memorabillia at the CIK meeting at Ipswich Kart Club on 23rd & 24th Feb. Contact QVHK for more details QldVintageKart@gmail.com
The first meeting of the year will be at Lithgow. This meeting was previously held in May but has now moved to 8th, 9th & 10th March 2013 so it should be a bit less cold than in previous years! First details here. Latest news is that there will be a "Dash for Cash" for 100cc karts. More details to follow.
Some photos of ANS road racing karts have been added to the Road Racing page. Thanks to Arch Hill. The ANS Hellcat was a popular choice in the 70's and a few fromer owners would love to find one.
A great day at Lismore last Saturday. 15 drivers, more than 20 karts. This included Mark McKeddie who drove from Sydney to Melbourne to pick up his kart and then up to Lismore
The good news is that there is a 2 day meeting scheduled there next May. Hope to see you all there.
The first page of photos from Numurkah are up. Just photos at the moment. more photos and captions to follow.
More photos of new karts restored this year in Restorations 2012
The QVHK ran demos at the Carnival of Flowers meeting at Toowoomba. Some photos and a brief report on the Toowoomba 2012 page.
Tom Manley has put his Zip Shadow up for sale. Details HERE.
Raymond Harrison has some Vintage style T-shirts available - details HERE
Tamworth was a great weekend. Some photos are on the Tamworth 2012 page. More are required.
Vale - Graham Heath
It is with much sadness that we wish to report the recent passing of Graham Heath.
Multiple Australian and State Champion who’s career started in the early 60’s.
A tribute page has been added.
Updated contact details for Victoria
Tamworth 2012 page now online
Tom Manley's replica 1961 kart and a "mystery kart" in Restorations 2012
A page of 6-Wheeled karts
FUTURE EVENTS:-Numurkah Vic 16th, 17th 18th Nov. More details in the Numurkah 2012 Page
Raymond Harrison's DAP in Restorations 2012
Good news from Qld. AKA Qld has granted affiliation to Qld Vintage & Historic Karting. Anyon wishing to become involved in vintage karting in Qld can find details in Contacts
Event report and more photos from Lithgow
NEWS from Don Singline in Tasmania
"Just an insight into Tassy Vintage / Historic Karting,about 5 years ago Peter Fitzpatrick and myself attempted to get something underway. But each time we tried for a get together we got "totally rained out".It wasnt until after Tassy had a 50th Aniversary meeting that interest was rekindled.We formed a club (Vintage Kart Club of Tasmania) October 2011. Incorporation was approved Dec.2011. Our affiliation with AKA Tasmania was approved Frid. May 4 2012"
Congratulations to the guys in Tassie. Contact details are on the CONTACTS page
Photos and report from Wellington NZ
More details added to the Lithgow 2012 page including a provisional entry list
* Change of Venue for dinner *
Dinner will now be at the Commercial Hotel in Lithgow. See event page for details
Some photos from the QVHK event at Warwick on 10th & 11th March
Karting Magazine in the UK has created an archive of articles from all their magazines back to the early '60's. It does not have photos but is searchable and a useful reference. Karting Magazine Archive
An interesting and unique kart from the early 70's is for sale. See the Soutar Kart page.
VHKA member Graeme Barwick attended the Riverside Reunion at Adams Kart track in the USA with his Maico powered kart. Some photos of Graeme at the event on the VKA WebsiteOther dates for the year are in Event Dates 2012
Article on restoring a Victa added to the Engine Info page
Updated the "Hall Of Fame" with new entries
Some new karts in Restorations 2012
Added Numurkah link to Events page
Vintage Practice day @ Lismore
Some photos from Lismore on Dec 10th
Mike Smith has sent some photos and info fro the Road Racing page
Graeme Sutton has aquired a Dino and would like some assistance idenifying the model. Photos and details on Restorations 2011 Page 3
A couple of Yamaha photos of a KT100 barrel on a rotary valve bottom end.
A slide show of some of the restored twin engined karts currently in use in Aus & NZ
A new page of Contacts in NSW, Vic & Qld
Photos and some background info on Yamaha Rotary Valve Motors
A really good Yamaha Kart for sale via Kartbook
Phil Parkinson's mystery Yamaha motor in What Is It 2
Allan Savins has aquired a Dino in Restorations 2011 Page 3
A few more updates of the Toowoomba event
Details from the Blossom event in NZ
A new page with some history of a road race in South Australia in 1961 at Adare Park, Victor Harbour
A couple of new photos of Alaskan Dominic Salvato's "58" Caretta on "From Overseas 2"
Graeme Barwick has some items to sell including his 1972 Deavinson and a BRAND NEW Mac 93 on For Sale - or Wanted
A new page has been added in memory of the late Robert (Bob) Peterson
New Renovations 2011 Page 3 with Graeme Leese's Allkart & Leigh Hunter's Tecno
Added some photos of Rod Williams' almost complete Rainey kart to Renovations 2011 Page 2
Fixed some broken photo links of the Beenleigh Street Race
An article on Greg Brewer's Demon twin has been published on the KartSportNews website
Another update to Renovations 2011 Page 2 with info from Heath Butt and Allan Savins
Updated Renovations 2011 Page 2 with Gary Blank's completed DAP and the progress on Rod Williams' ex Pro Hart kart.
Gary Blank need some help identifying which model DAP he has and new member Sandro Cesario would like to know what make of kart he has aquired. See What is it? Page 2
The CIK has released guidelines for Historic karting. Download the document HERE
Some old photos from Mike Smith added to More Memories.
Our friends across the Tasmin have set some details of the Blossom Sprint to be held in Sep.
Some amazing footage from the 1976 World Championship - Fullerton vs Goldstein
What happens when you drag a 30 year old kart out of the shed and test it back to back with one of the latest models? OK so it was not just any kart but Ayrton Senna's 1979/80 DAP. Read what happened on page 20 of the Jan 2010 Go Racing Magazine.
www.goracingmagazine.com/pdf/Go-Racing-Magazine-Jan-2010.pdf to download a 20mb copy of the mag
SEND US YOUR THOUGHTS THROUGH OUR GUEST BOOK PAGE. (Just click on the page on the menu)
Getting into Vintage Karting is really easy....!
Step 1: Get an AKA licence and in the case a "Vintage Licence” will do. Available through the VHKA (email our secretary at the bottom of this page).
Step 2: Join the VHKA. Application form under "VHKA Documents" or available via email from secretary listed at the bottom of this page.
Step 3: Register you Vintage Kart. Application form under "VHKA Documents" or available via email from secretary listed at the bottom of this page.
Step 4: Familiarise yourself with "Vintage Kart Demonstrations" in Chapter 53 of the current AKA Manual. The latest version is under "The New Rules" on this page.
21st - 23rd March 2014 Ipswich, Qld
VHKA member Gray Chandler had his garage broken into in Morphetvale SA and had his Arrow A6 with Dap T77 engine stolen. The kart is like brand new and in fact has not been run since being restored. If anyone has any info Please contact Gray on 0417 861 588. The kart is more likely to turn up on a non AKA track as it has no sidepods etc.
Some more on MORE MEMORIES, and Reg VARLEY Joins us with a beautifully restored JPS Sprinter ( Reno 2010 No2)
SITE UPDATESPlease send any photos or articles to VHKAus@gmail.com