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I had found that a while ago, really want one but figured it might be easier (cheaper) to just build one myself and match it to my car. Was thinking more of a gravity car though.


Here is a pic I found on the interwebs of one that is the US, I don't know anything about it but don't believe it is a Sonic, has much better suspension
 

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Perhaps there is a deal to be had by importing several of them :shrug:
 

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Why is it hard not to imagine "J" driving around the 'ol man in circles in one ??
 

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Why is it hard not to imagine "J" driving around the 'ol man in circles in one ??
The website says "designed for kids 5 to 12 years old." She fits the age criteria but based on the pictures there is no way she would fit in that kart. I think she's up to 5'5".

"S" however had her :drool: this morning looking at the website pictures. "I" and "C" were also really excited about potentially having one.

I still have my first kid sized kart from when I was a kid. It is hanging on a wall at my grandfather's farm. I modified it when I was in HS to fit my then much longer legs. I'll need to get it, tidy it up and let "J" have that one. It goes a bit faster than the 25mph Sonic7 (I think it maxed when I was 10 or so at about 48mph), but she can already drive pretty well ;).
 

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The tiny Seven next to the slightly-less-tiny Seven in post #3 looks just like the one I first saw at LOG in Birmingham, AL in 2004. Everybody wanted one.
 

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In contrast to your thread on the 340R this one would be quite easy (because it is not a road vehicle). Simply buy one, then package and import it through an importing agent. You will need to pay appropriate duty and certify that it is an off road vehicle. The one snag is the engine as even lawn mower and chain saw engine emissions are now being regulated by the EPA, but the Sonic Seven people or Honda should be able to easily give you info on this.
 

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Email has been sent and I am just awaiting a reply :D.

And unlike the 340R, this could be a real purchase :nanner:.
 

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The tiny Seven next to the slightly-less-tiny Seven in post #3 looks just like the one I first saw at LOG in Birmingham, AL in 2004. Everybody wanted one.
yes, it belongs to Ross Robbins ( I believe that is his name) who is an avid Lotus collector. Do you have any more pictures?

In contrast to your thread on the 340R this one would be quite easy (because it is not a road vehicle). Simply buy one, then package and import it through an importing agent. You will need to pay appropriate duty and certify that it is an off road vehicle. The one snag is the engine as even lawn mower and chain saw engine emissions are now being regulated by the EPA, but the Sonic Seven people or Honda should be able to easily give you info on this.
Just get it without the engine and then it can be brought in as a Kit Car rotfl

Email has been sent and I am just awaiting a reply :D.

And unlike the 340R, this could be a real purchase :nanner:.
Please keep me informed about what they tell you, I am fairly interested in one too
 

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I'm pretty sure the one at LOG was a one off that Tom Beauchamp made. R.I.P. Tom - one of the best panel beaters around.
 

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I'm pretty sure the one at LOG was a one off that Tom Beauchamp made. R.I.P. Tom - one of the best panel beaters around.
Tom Sr. made the original Point Seven (back in the 1980s or so) but the one in the photos above is Chassis #2 and was made by Tom Jr., who has a race shop in Colorado Springs, CO now.

I think Tom Jr. would welcome the opportunity to build more. He has created templates for all the panels from the original and, having worked out all the suspension fabrication issues, should be able to crank out more pretty easily. They're certainly much nicer than the Sonic.

If anyone is interested, PM me and I'll pass along Tom's contact information.
 

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Wow. This thread brings back some childhood memories. When I was 5 years old I got a new pair of hush puppy shoes. My parents entered me into a sweepstakes and I won a Lotus go kart. The design was based on the 1965 indy car - green with yellow details. It had a true to life fiberglass body and a 3.5hp Briggs and Straton engine - even complete with dual flaired horn exhaust pipes. It was one-wheel drive with a centrifugal clutch, solid frame - no suspension. The brakes simply rubbed the tires. The thing was huge and we could just barely carry in the trunk of our 63 Olds 98

My father took it out for the first time and let several other people drive before I got a ride. I remember crying because it was my car and I didn't get to go first, or second, or third. He only took it out a couple of times and it really bugged me. It mostly was hung sideways on the garage wall. When I was about 13-14 years old I was strong enough to get it down by myself. When my parents left me at home alone I would get it out and buzz around the neighborhood. I finally sold it to some hillbillies for $100 to purchase a 10 speed bike; they planned to put a motorcycle engine in it. This was probably the dumbest move I have ever made because it was probably a one-of-a-kind and would be worth a fair bit today - and it would be super cool. So, I guess first car was a 65 Lotus Indi race car.
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I'm curious to know if anyone here has heard of this 1965 go kart?
 
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