Airborne Go Kart

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The karting  craze was flying high back in 1961 when this photo appeared on the cover of "Racing Karts" magazine (November 1961 issue). Pictured is a Go Kart 800 off all fours at the Go Kart Raceway. By 1961, there were hundreds of kart manufacturers. Karting was such a pop craze that karts even appeared as prizes on TV game shows.  (Jack Narz' "Seven Keys" show gave away Go Kart 800s.).  A year later, however, the karting glut did in most of the manufacturers. Even the venerable Go Kart Mfg was dissolved. By 1963, only a handful of race kart manufacturers were still in the game, most notably Bug, Rupp and Lancer.
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