History

Kartsport in New Zealand started around the late 1950's. KartSport New Zealand are compiling a history of kartsport in New Zealand from its inception in 1959 and several articles, photographs and other interesting items are being archived here. There is also an archive of past KartSport New Zealand National and Island Champions plus a vintage kart photos and register.

Famous International Drivers

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World famous Formula One driver Stirling Moss seen here having a slight "off" in an early kart from 1961.

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Also from 1961 two more very famous drivers Graham Hill (leading) and Jack Brabham (chasing) tuning up for the Silverstone Grand Prix.

New Zealand History

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The karts above raced in New Zealand during the 60's and 70's.

History Archives

The Early History

The Early History

This report has been prepared using information obtained from a variety of sources...

Nth Is. Go Kart Assn. Inc.

Nth Is. Go Kart Assn. Inc.

The history of the N.Z. Go Karting sport and the N.I.G.K.A. although extremely short, measured...

Carrs Road, Christchurch

Carrs Road, Christchurch

When Art Ingles built the first “go kart” in 1956 and roared around the car park of a supermarket...

Duck Creek 1962, Welington

Duck Creek 1962, Welington

Duck Creek 1962...

Templeton Speedway, Christchurch

Templeton Speedway, Christchurch

Templeton Speedway, Christchurch...

The Auckland Team - 1977

The Auckland Team - 1977

The Auckland Team - 1977...

The Kinsman Family

The Kinsman Family

The Kinsman Family...

Vintage Kart Photos and Kart/Suit Register

Vintage Kart Photos and Kart/Suit Register...

The Pommie Trophy

The Pommie Trophy

The story behind the Pommie Trophy....

If anyone has anything of interest they wish to add to this history or can be of any assistance please e-mail us or contact us and let us know how you can help.

If you wish to be included on the Vintage Kart register please send your details to Graeme Sutton who manages the register at graeme27@orcon.net.nz

 
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