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Events / Re: The Star and Garter Charity Grand Prix
« on: 02 Apr 23, 05:31 am »
Hi Andy, (Dunn). It will be much appreciated If Jane or anyone else for that matter wants to help  marshal. There is a free online course that gives you a certificate for marshalling.

Build journals / Re: Frazer Nash Norris Special
« on: 02 Apr 23, 05:21 am »
That's looking pretty mean, low and cool. Hope you can get it done for Stretton and we can have a good race around.

Events / Re: The Star and Garter Charity Grand Prix
« on: 27 Mar 23, 05:56 am »
That's great Andy and jane, Only the driver needs to pay and enter using the regs from Chris Slade. Any help on the sat/Sun will be appreciated.

Events / Re: The Star and Garter Charity Grand Prix
« on: 26 Mar 23, 07:16 am »
It would be nice if we had a couple of trophys to hand out at the end. To save some money, I am happy to make one or two like I did at Whilton, probably using old engine bits and the like. If anyone else wants to knock something up then post on here and we'll hopefully get enough to have one for the different races/games. e.g. I have some old valves that I could bend into weird shapes for a bent valve trophy for the kart that broke down the most or something like that.

Events / Re: The Star and Garter Charity Grand Prix
« on: 24 Mar 23, 05:43 am »
For application forms please contact Chris Slade at and he will send you one.

Events / Re: The Star and Garter Charity Grand Prix
« on: 24 Mar 23, 05:40 am »
Hi Glynn, Glad your coming. Yes there is space for your little caravan.

Events / East Midlands Steam and Country Show.
« on: 23 Mar 23, 05:20 am »
A couple of us are taking our CK's to this show at the end of April and will be promoting the CKGB. There may be a possibility of some demo's in the arena but not confirmed yet. There is loads going on and good beer tent selling gorgeous pints of frothy ale.
see link below. (if it works)

Build journals / Re: Dodge baquet ish build.
« on: 23 Mar 23, 05:01 am »
I had a look over the old girl(the cyclekart) last night and It needs a couple of hours spending on it replacing some spokes, fixing a small oil leak from the crankcase gasket and putting the temp gauge back on the radiator shell. This is the same temp gauge we drove round Whilton track looking for. I will have to get a move on with it to be ready for Stretton in 5 weeks and East Midlands Steam show in 37 days.

Build journals / Re: ERA R6B
« on: 23 Mar 23, 04:49 am »
looking good Tim and I like your Mag Base. :) An Ideal tool for that application.

Events / Re: The Star and Garter Charity Grand Prix
« on: 23 Mar 23, 04:43 am »
That's great, Tim and Ian. I will add you to the list.
Also if anyone wants to come along on Saturday/Sunday to help set up and have a few beers after would be very welcome.
We will need marshals ect on the Sunday.
This is the only event this year that is solely run by the CKGB and your support is greatly appreciated.

Events / Re: The Star and Garter Charity Grand Prix
« on: 22 Mar 23, 05:41 am »
Thanks for putting your names down chaps, An application form will be sent to you.
So far we have:- Jim Tanner
                         Chris Loader
                         Andy Boulton
                         Mark Underdown
                         Ian Fletcher
                         Andy Dunn

Events / The Star and Garter Charity Grand Prix
« on: 21 Mar 23, 04:42 am »
Star and Garter Charity Cyclekart Grand Prix
The Star and Garter Pub, Chelveston, Northants. NN9 6AJ                                         
Saturday/Sunday 10th/11th June 2023

Dear Member.
You are invited to the CKGBs’ first ever off road driving event. It’s going to be A great day of Racing your Cyclekart on a mud surface that has been prepared/graded which should allow a bit of rear end sliding fun.  Along with the races will be some driving challenges such as a sprint (Maybug) and Slalom.

 The cost is £40 per driver and £10 of that will go to the Air Ambulance Charity.

It would be appreciated if people could come on the Saturday from 11am and help set up the track ect, and if you want to stay there is camping at the far end of the field. Other accommodation is available nearby and there’s a B&B across the road from the pub called Middle Farm Villa.

On the Saturday evening we’ll likely have a social gathering/bit of a party with food and a few drinks either at the camp area or in the pub. There is also a possibility of some entertainment from a very good covers band.

Sunday is race day so hopefully the hangovers aren’t too bad.

The approximate itinerary for Sunday will possibly be like below.
9am Arrive and unload CKs’
9.30 Drivers briefing and signing on for all drivers/marshals.
10-10.30am Track opens for practice.
10.45-11.30am Maybug Medal sprint and grid positions for Heat 1
11.45am-12.05pm Heat 1
12.30-12.50pm Heat 2 reverse grid of results from heat 1.
The Pub does great food with a roast on Sundays and “weather pending” a BBQ  on the Day. This can be pre booked a couple of days before the event to see if the weather will be kind enough for a BBQ as food will need to ordered by the pub on the Wednesday before. If a BBQ does happen there may be a chance of a food voucher for drivers.
1.50-2.20pm Slalom
2.30-2.50pm Heat 3
3pm-3.40pm Grand Prix Final
3.45-4.15pm free practice
4.30 Presentations on Podium.

If you wish to participate, Please register interest in the first instance with a message on here or to the committee and an application form will be sent to you with payment instructions. All drivers will be required to fill out there personal and CK details. There will be a commentator on the day so please add some interesting facts/lies to the form also. This only for fun so nothing too technical is needed.
Please remember to bring your Nora Licence and CKGB membership card when signing on at the briefing. You won’t be allowed on track if you don’t attend the briefing.

We look forward to seeing you,
Regards, CKGB events.

Please see pdf below for track layout.
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Off Topic / Adrians Renault CK
« on: 04 Mar 23, 05:58 am »
After the fire in Adrian's workshop, he wasn't allowed back in because of safety reasons and it wasn't made very secure. Well, some thieving ratbag has stolen his Renault Cyclekart. If anyone is offered any parts from it please contact the police and Adrian.

Build journals / Re: 1936 Austin 7 twin cam racer
« on: 02 Mar 23, 06:09 am »
It looks great Peter. The fit of the panels looks perfect and the build quality in general is a very high standard. I look forward to seeing it in my mirrors on a track lol.

Build journals / Re: Austin 7 Ulster - Build Journal
« on: 23 Feb 23, 05:52 am »
A lovely bit of craftmanship Glynn. I am truly impressed at the high level of quality that the cyclekarts we see at events are built to.

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