Art Ingels

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Art Ingels (sometimes misspelled as Ingles) is known as 'the father of karting'.[1]

In 1956, while he was a race car builder at Kurtis Kraft, a famous builder of Indy race cars during the 1950s, he assembled the first Go-Kart in history out of scrap metal and a surplus West Bend Company two-stroke engine.[2] It was built in his two-car garage in Echo Park, California, (now FIX Coffee Co), and was tested in the Rose Bowl parking lot, where it gained hundreds of enthusiasts.[3]

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  1. ^ "Art Ingels Cool Photo". Vintage Karts. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  2. ^ "The very first Kart". Commission Internationale de Karting. Federation Internationale de l'Automobile. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Rose Bowl Karters". Vintage Karts. Retrieved 24 January 2016.

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