Vintage karting is changing. The “Golden Era” of karts is dwindling away, due to mortality, age of participants, aches and pains, and the changing dynamics of Vintage Kart meets. The days of finding an early kart, the thrill of hunting down the needed parts, the pride and joy of restoring it to new, and taking it on the track to show off its primitive beauty and low power, are almost gone.
The trend seems to be “Race” minded guys, slightly younger, with machines that have much more power, and all look the same as a brand new kart. It’s all about how fast ”I am” now.
Everybody that sells vintage parts, or karts agrees that it’s a dying market. So, with the above in mind, I’m going to start winding down on the parts I make, and pretty much, when they’re gone, that’s it. So if you have a project coming up, don’t wait getting the parts thinking they will always be available.
There’s some new stuff on the site if you haven’t scoped it out lately, take a look. The starter cup deal is hot right now, ‘while supplies last’.