Scratch-Built Speedway Kart

This is a hand-built Briggs-engined speedway kart that fits in the palm of your hand!

Scratch-built by talented modeller Clay Kemp, the miniature represents young Owen Larson’s winged cage kart he races at Millbridge Speedway, USA. Kemp has built the model in 1/24 scale.

“I built the chassis and cage from brass rod and tubing” he posted on Facebook.

“The tires were machined from some acrylic rod, and the wheels were machined from 6061 aluminum.”

The Briggs & Stratton engine, race seat, fuel tank and tail piece are all 3D printed items. But everything else is built from scratch. The wing is made from an offcut of thin aluminium roof flashing!

Brass rod is cut, bent and soldered to create the frame. This is not a pre-fab kit!

“This was such a fun and challenging little project. Everything is so small! But in the end I’m really happy with how it turned out.”

The model is not for sale and Kemp has no plans to build more.

“I just build for myself and my friends” he added.

“This is my hobby to relax. I don’t ever want it to turn into another ‘job’. I’ve gotten lots of messages about building more go karts and I have no plans to do more.”

  • more about Clay Kemp Scale Modeling on Facebook HERE
The original 1:1 that Kemp has recreated in 1:24

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