CycleKarts: Fast, Cheap, Fun

If you’re not privy to the wonderful website that is Petrolicious, I suggest you get acquainted quick smart.

Aside from detailed stories about classic car ownership and top vintage marques, the team are adept at finding niche topics for true motoring enthusiasts. Case in point, CycleKarts.

When I saw Brian Driggs’ photos (including the feature Image above) I instantly thought about the 200hp 1905 Darracq getting sideways at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. If you watched it on live stream, you can imagine the type of exhilarating excitement I’m talking about.

1905 Darracq 200hp Goodwood

1905 Darracq 200hp by Tim Scott at Goodwood 2105

CycleKart’s were originally born to bridge the gap between cars and motorcycles. Built on the Stevenson Formula, named for now departed CycleKart Creator Emeritus Peter Stevenson, a typical CycleKart shares a common wheelbase, drivetrain, and overall mechanical layout. Karts are built to individual spec out of light, inexpensive materials and can be completed for as little as $1500 ($2000 AUD). Brian really captures the enjoyment of being behind the wheel of these ‘automotive delights’ describing them as ‘A tasteful intersection of go-kart, vintage open wheel race car, and maybe a pirate-slash-cowboy barbecue birthday party.’

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Head to Petrolicious to read more!

CycleKarts Petrolicious Brian Driggs

CycleKarts by Brian Driggs

All Images by Brian Driggs


James is the Founder and Editor of The Versatile Gent.

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