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Stolen Subaru kart spares - Qld

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Greg Muller commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Hi All, Can anyone recall Oz built karts manufactured in the late 50s, chasing a brand name starting with a C or G. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Greg M."
Aug 28
Doug Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Thanks Ralph.I have his number so will get in contact with him."
Jun 16
Ralph Turner commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Doug, Warren Hamilton is the fellow that took over from Peter. Give Wano a call he may have this contact details. Kind regards, Ralph."
Jun 16
Doug Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Shadow karts were built originally by Peter Dell. Can any one tell me the name of the gentlemen who took over the building of the later versions of these frames? Did the later versions Shadow karts come out with hollow 30mm axle with three bearing…"
Jun 15
Doug Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"KartingNSW%20Logbook%20App%20form%202019.rtf This is the new Log Book form Vintage karting in NSW Under Karting NSW Inc.I trust the link works. Cheers for now."
Jun 11
Doug Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Clive does it have a second rail on the left? The picture does not show it and what Diameter is the main frame tubbing? Whats that s mall rail next to the engine rails and where does it go to?"
Jun 11
Clive Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
Jun 11
Clive Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Hi  All We have a kart frame that has no marking or identification wonder if any body can help"
Jun 11
Robert Wanless commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Hi Guys i am looking for a rotary valve cover for a Komet BBomb or K30. Anything out there? call me on 0419922220"
May 7

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Racer since 1973. Currently racing Auskart Subaru 4-stroke.
Also restore and drive karts from the '70s & '80s

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At 18:11 on January 10, 2016, michael carlton said…
Have you got any pictures or info on your McCulloch engine with the Victa starter cup intake??
At 15:15 on September 30, 2013, Damian Cesario said…

G'day Mike,


Member Tom Manly mentioned that a while back you posted an online kart magazine link, of a test between Ayrton Senna's kart vs a current day rotax kart. If you don't mind, could you please re-post it as I would love to read the comparatives of both the karts.

At 13:23 on May 26, 2013, Randy Greenhalgh said…

Hi Mike.  My son and I are new to karting and I saw on the AUSKART website that they do a come and try at their race meets.  How much notice is required ??  My son is 7 yrs 8 months old and I would like him to try it out.  Who should we contact to make this happen ??  I ask you because I've seen you in discussions about the 4 stroke guys at Lakeside.

We have a non-running kart that we've picked up and I am investigating which direction we should take with him.  The kart came with an S-80 Comer.  We will use the Comer for practice purposes, and for Sam (my son) to learn how to drive.  Once he is good enough, or the engine craters, we will decide what engine/series to go with.  I like the idea of the 4 strokes, as I believe they are longer lasting and we won't need to spend the $$$ getting it blueprinted etc for him to be competitive.  It also looks like the AUSKART series is based more on having fun while competing.  

Please let me know when you can.



At 19:11 on April 27, 2013, Raymond Harrison said…

Hi Mike,

Are you entering the 135cc Hutless in the Robert Harrison Memorial Twin Supers event

at the Australian Vintage Kart Prix?

Looks like there will be a top turn out of 130-135cc karts.

I think we will put a trophy up for these spec karts too.

At 12:19 on June 1, 2012, Liam Jensen said…

ok,thank you for replying. i was just looking for kart parts  and it pooped up so i just gave it to u guys to see if it where a vintage kart or not.



At 11:16 on December 22, 2011, Raymond Harrison said…


I have been buying quite a bit of stuff from DAPWTR and finding him reliable and prompt with delivery, am bidding on some other items of his at the moment.

At 17:50 on July 31, 2011, Robert Howarth Peterson (Bob) said…
Hi Mike, That would be great. I cant find the comment you sent with your email address, could you please send it again. I will forward all the photos i have and i am also in the process of getting some old 8mm film changed to DVD and we prety sure it is of karting in the 60's to 70's. When i recieve it and see what it is i will let you know and if you would like a copy i will send it to you.

Thank you
Rodney Peterson (Robert Petersons son)
At 21:50 on February 23, 2011, richard littler said…

Hi Mike

Are you intending on going to Warwick and if so would like some mg

tyres., which I can bring with me for you.


At 17:05 on November 20, 2010, Heath Butt said…
Hi Mike,
Happy for you to add kart to site, we just don't think that it is truely worthy of a place on the site as it is a bit of a hybrid. Will leave it with you to make call.

At 23:32 on September 18, 2010, Matt "Cotton" Picken said…
thanks mate will do


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