RIP Mike Best

Queensland Vintage & Historic Karting stalwart and foundation member, Mike (Mikey) Best has passed away. QVHK Secretary Darryl Bertram said Mike passed away peacefully on Saturday.

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City of Sydney Goes Off!

The sun has set on an amazing weekend at the 2024 City of Sydney Titles, 225 entries taking the opportunity to race on the rarely used full-length variation. The Noise reports.

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DAP Restoration – Part 4

Video – The chassis has been powder coated, the chrome parts have been re-chromed and the new floor tray looks sweet! Re-assembly begins…

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Funkart Global’s Twilight

The second round of the Funkart Global Summer Series was run on the shortened version of Ipswich Kart Club’s race track on Saturday night.

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City of Sydney Update

With just days left to enter, organisers have revealed the scoring matrix for the Max Laybutt Teams Challenge and want to thank all the sponsors for supporting the upcoming City of Sydney Titles.

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DAP/Rotax Resto – Part 3

The Power Republic DAP restoration continues with this part 3 video, rebuilding the 100cc rotary valve Rotax engine!

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Retro Racing Calendar

The 2024 Retro karting series will kick off with three State Championships followed by the Tony Agland Memorial and conclude with the RKA Nationals in Victoria.

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Oceania Closes Retro Championship

Retro Karting Australia’s Oceania Championship meeting in Victoria on the weekend closed out the RKA Series for 2023 with some decent size fields and high-revving action.

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DAP Resto – The Rotax Engine

Episode 2 of the Power Republic DAP kart restoration is the tear-down of the 100cc Rotax rotary valve engine. Take a look at what Derek finds inside!

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Nick Takes The Tony

Nick Agland put in a super drive from the rear of the field to win the Tony Agland Memorial for F100 at the Retro Karting Australia round at Orange on the weekend.

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Karting’s First Owner Manual?

Is this the first owner’s manual in karting? Back in 1988, Drew Price Engineering (DPE) released its most successful chassis to date, the iconic Demon X8.

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A Very Dodgy Guest!

Power Republic has produced its first podcast! Check out who Dezzy talks with for Episode One…

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Karting News Briefs

There’s LOTS of current karting related news in this post, but there’s also some content that is a bit dated because it didn’t get published when it was supposed to…

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RKA at Port Mac

The NSW State Championship for Retro Karting Australia was conducted at the Port Macquarie Kart Club on the weekend. The Noise reports!

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Vic Retro Championships

The Noise reckons the sun has not yet set on the DPE Kart Superstore RKA Victorian Championship at Geelong, because it never properly came out!

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Oscar’s Ride Restored

Melbourne Kart Centre has restored Oscar Piastri’s Junior Clubman kart he used in Australia and you can see it on display at the Grand Prix this week.

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Retro’s Round 1

The Riddell brothers have taken victory in the premier F100 Light and Heavy classes at the opening round of Retro Karting Australia’s 2023 series in Canberra on the weekend.

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History of Ballarat

VIDEO – Over 60 years ago it was a small dirt track. Now it’s a much larger sealed modern karting facility that runs in the opposite direction. Watch this video to see how the Ballarat kart track has evolved.

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2023 KA Rule Book

Here’s some light reading for the off season – the 2023 Karting Australia Manual that was made available today.

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Alf’s Gem Unveiled at Capri Cup

There was huge interest at Ipswich’s final club championship round on Saturday as the result of a partnership between Ipswich Kart Club and the Queensland Vintage & Historic Karting Club was unveiled – the restored twin engine Margay kart that Alf Capri raced.

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Warwick’s Brass Monkeys

It was a cold day for the return of the Brass Monkeys meeting at Warwick on Sunday. Click through for the videos, photos & results!

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Vintage Karting at Warwick

from Kev ‘The Noise’ Davies The Queensland Vintage karts were on track at Warwick on Sunday. They were tremendous again with some fabulous machinery on show. List of who ran …

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