Tony Kart Chassis Models
Click the images to see Tony Kart chassis models for sale.
From bumper to bumper you will come to love the precision and quality of the Tony Kart chassis.
- Prepare to experience unmatched braking, turning, and power application from your racing chassis setup.
- We want you to learn, have fun, and win. The most important step in that goal is having the right equipment under you.
- Reliability, high functionality, sensitivity to tuning, and speed are the qualities you can expect to experience from your Tony Kart chassis.
- You will be blown away by the racing history of the Tony Kart chassis.
- Want the perfect setup for your Tony Kart? Download the setup .PDF
- Specific data on the Racer 401 and Rookie, Cadet, Neos models.
Sick Onboard Video Of A Tony Kart Chassis At Speed
A Little History Of Tony Karting
Beginning with the origin of the name, this derives from the English term "cart" (car in English), later the "C" became "K" as a distinctive note, since the kart was invented in the United States and there the letter K was used.
As we know, the Kart is sometimes also called Go-Kart. In Spain it has mainly been used to refer to rental karts, although in other countries it is used indifferently in the same way as the term "kart". The term "Go-kart" is due to the fact that this was the name of the company that started manufacturing and commercializing the first karts in the 60s in the USA. (Tony Kart dealers USA based). This was but a preview of what would become Tony Kart USA domination.
Returning a few years ago, in particular to 1956 without moving from the United States, we find that Glendale (California) is considered the father of the kart through Art Ingels. He decided to assemble four welded pipes together, added a steering wheel, a lever brake, a seat, an engine of an abandoned lawn mower (West Bend brand) and four wheels of a cart used to transport objects, giving life to the first commercial kart of in history.
The karting arrived in the old continent in 1957 to Italy. Well actually the first kart came earlier to London, England, where a young Italian noble named Nicolò Donà Dalle Rose traveled to take it and take it with him to Italy to have fun with his friends. He made his first tests on the track in Milan, at the Monza circuit.
When all his friends saw that minibolid and proved it, they immediately fell in love, so much so that everyone wanted one, and Count Donà decided to build a factory to start producing and selling karts with American West Bend or MacCulloch lawn mowers. The initiative was a real success and over time Italy became the mecca of the karting industry. Brands such as Tecno in chassis and Grill in engines, were the first to be established in the sector in the 60s. France and England were in those years the countries where together with Italy, greater acceptance had the karting in Europe.
First Steps In Spain
In Spain the karting had a slower development compared to Italy and other European countries, and also a later landing, although not as much as one might think. Already at the end of the 50 in Madrid, Demetrio del Val, a motorcycle enthusiast and had known those "karts" during a trip to the United States, spoke of these to Ramón López Villalva, entrepreneur and trainer who in the garage his house and thanks to the knowledge acquired with his higher studies of mechanics he built a kart to which he fitted a Montesa engine and Vespa wheels. That and another one that Jordi Estela built in parallel at the Mostajo velodrome in Barcelona, were the first karts manufactured in our country.
Already in the 60s Ramón López would begin to manufacture karts chassis for later commercialization, giving rise to the first brand of Spanish karts chassis, Hispakart, powered by the aforementioned MacCulloch lawn mower engines (afterwards also Bultaco 250cc motorcycle among others) .
But not everything, already in the decade of the 70 in Tarrasa, Miguel Tapias built his chassis MTK (Miguel Tapias Kart) brand that eventually gave way to the disappeared Arisco, one of the brands that left the most footprint in our sport, the which in addition to chassis, manufactured engines that with the preparation of the prestigious Faluga and in the hands of pilots such as Jordi Surrallés or Gerard Batalla. Thank you for visiting our tony karting page, we hope that we helped you find the Tony Kart prices and models that are right for your budget.
Tony Kart USA Dealers