Preserving Karting

to actively promote our karting heritage from the Golden Era of British Karting – 1959 to 1984.


to organise demonstration events showing  historic karts actually being driven at speed


to organise exhibitions of historic karts at karting & motorsport venues.


to encourage communication and discussion between members and the public

Historic Karting

evolved from a group of enthusiasts who attended Shenington KRC’s fortieth anniversary race meeting in June 2000 to demonstrate their old karts and following that event, it grew rapidly with The British Historic Kart Club being formed in 2005. The club now has around 300 members, and historic karting has over 2000 Facebook followers and is a recognised branch of karting in both the UK and Europe.


Historic Karting Facebook followers

Next Event

28/04/2017 12:00 am (UTC 1)
Donington Historic FestivalDonington Park Circuit, Castle Donington, Leicestershire DE74 2RP, UK


Latest News

Unfortunately due to problems created by the CIK requirements we will not be demonstrating at PFI OK & OK Junior World Finals on 23-24th September.

However, we do have 3 Long Circuit Gearbox Kart events this year !