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History of Australian Karting
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I was just reading Allan King's post regarding the request to write a history of Australian Karting. I believe it's a great idea. However, it would be a difficult task for one person to undertake. I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neville Scullion Apr 29.

 

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Frank Joseph Viola commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Hi Paul.....just leave it as is don't do it....Just restore it and run it as a single. That is what is was designed do do. "
May 10
Frank Joseph Viola commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"I have quite a few newspaper articles from the early 1960s of race meetings at many tracks and clubs in every state. Most tell of the history of both the club, its location and the people around the club. I believe the best source of history may be…"
May 4
Neville Scullion replied to Frank Joseph Viola's discussion History of Australian Karting
"Max I have being trying to locate the article from where these photo's came from. My recollection is before 1957 when the Speedway Act came into being. I also know a bloke who raced back in the sixties and had a shed full of old programmes…"
Apr 29
Max Laybutt replied to Frank Joseph Viola's discussion History of Australian Karting
"Frank, Could you email your details, phone / email etc to maxlaybutt@gmail.com please? Nev, First registered race meeting I attended, and with the local service club, helped organize, was in Condobolin, the date will never be forgotten because the…"
Apr 29
Frank Joseph Viola replied to Frank Joseph Viola's discussion History of Australian Karting
"Hi Max, That would be terrific if we could get people from each state to contribute. As I mentioned, I have already written a history of WA Karting, but it continues to evolve and grow.  You can call me if you wish or email me which ever you…"
Apr 29
Frank Joseph Viola replied to Frank Joseph Viola's discussion History of Australian Karting
Apr 29
Max Laybutt replied to Frank Joseph Viola's discussion History of Australian Karting
"Nev, Top picture, Mk11 Murray Kart, they were fitted with the 125cc Rotary Valved? POPE engine, ...... that was my very first Kart., they were sold in general stores such as "Maceys?" = now to perhaps "K Mart?" We raced at…"
Apr 29
Neville Scullion replied to Frank Joseph Viola's discussion History of Australian Karting
"These pictures are of possibly Australia first go kart meeting held at La Perouse, near Bare Island in the early 1950's."
Apr 29
Neville Scullion replied to Frank Joseph Viola's discussion History of Australian Karting
Apr 29
Max Laybutt replied to Frank Joseph Viola's discussion History of Australian Karting
"Frank, When we started the VHKA, I set up a web site, http://vhka.mysite.com (You can get to it via the Vintage section) and over the years there have been lots and lots of contributions to the site, Mike Best actually took it over after it became a…"
Apr 29
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Frank Joseph Viola replied to Frank Joseph Viola's discussion History of Australian Karting
"Thanks Neville....I will see if I can get in touch with him....."
Apr 29
Neville Scullion replied to Frank Joseph Viola's discussion History of Australian Karting
"Contact Russell Grimson here in NSW he has a vast knowledge going back to the fifties."
Apr 28

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My involvement in karting:
I feverishly chew my nails while watching!
My race number:
was 77
The class(es) I race:
Senior National Heavy, Clubman Heavy, Leopard Heavy, Other
My best results:
I don't race anymore. But Third, in National 100 Heavy Australian Champs 1993, Third Clubman Heavy 1988 WA State Champs, Third Reed Heavy 1992 WA Sate Champs,Second 1990 Gold WA Gold Star Series Clubman Heavy, FIRST National 100 Heavy 1996 WA Sate Champs.
And people should also know:
I wrote for Kart Oz Magazine, National Kart and Formula Report and National Karting News and took my own photos for those articles for about 10 years.

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At 19:24 on April 24, 2016, Tim Cowin said…

Feel free to add any of my photos to facebook Frank

At 21:10 on September 14, 2015, Jason Partridge said…
Hey Joe..nothing like a great looking demon..well done..
 
 
 

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