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Vintage and Historic Karts Australia

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Comment by Anthony Harradine on April 14, 2018 at 0:35

Any literature on the Hotrod, Don?

Comment by Anthony Harradine on April 14, 2018 at 0:33

That one looks to be the same unit, Don.

Comment by Ian Jolley on April 14, 2018 at 0:15

Note the later model Villiers 9E Comet at the back with the seat rails extended further forward. Also the non standard push bars. I think I owe my current bad back from lifting and pushing these heavy monsters. There was no worries about making any weight limit in those days.

Comment by Ian Jolley on April 14, 2018 at 0:09

Comment by Ian Jolley on April 14, 2018 at 0:02

The karts left and centre are both Comets. The kart on the left has the original cast al pedals. If you magnify the picture you might be able to see the logo "Comet" on the original upholstery. I agree the Comet was a very similar design to the Victa but I think the seat hoop is taller on the Comet. I don't remember that I ever saw a Victa kart in Melbourne but there was quite few Comets on the dirt tracks back in the early 60;s. The Comet did not have the plate to attach the seat hoop to the seat sissy rails as the Victa has. The early Comet seat rails used to join up with the steering hoop cross member but because of fracturing caused be overly flexing at that junction point the later model rails were moved further forward.

Comment by Ian Jolley on April 13, 2018 at 23:44

Comment by Rod Clarke on April 13, 2018 at 22:06

This is an original Victa kart Gary with the correct wheels and steering wheel.

Comment by Rod Clarke on April 13, 2018 at 22:05

Comment by Allan King on April 13, 2018 at 21:27

...and I agree completely it was a great weekend of fun vintage karting.....may it long continue.

Comment by Allan King on April 13, 2018 at 21:26

Noel Judd,

Thanks for that but I can only take credit for posting the photos. The real skill is in taking them & that was done by my son Russell. He comes along to quite a few of our vintage events and along with his brother Michael, another accomplished photographer, they take some superb photos. Incidentally if anyone wants any photos just send me a message containing your email address & Russell will send the photos to you...for free.

 

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