Shifter kart

Circa 1976 — One of the very first shifter karts to appear in Canada at Westwood Kart Track in Coquitlam. The engine appears to be from a 250cc motocross bike adapted to a regular kart frame. The shift leaver is on the side with a hand clutch and looking at the starting procedure, rubber V belt around the rear tire connected to a hand held car starter, the kart is obviously in the development stage. Can’t remember how fast it was.

Updated: August 17, 2019 — 4:22 pm