The Ute is looking less and less like a vehicle. It always gets worse before it gets better, but it is currently torn down to nothing. Pretty much just the body on the chassis sans doors, fenders, etc. as various body pieces get prepped for first primer. I’ll post some pics later.

In the meantime, I have been hunting for the right Kart to display in the bed of the Ute at the GNRS as was done 50 years ago at the Oakland Roadster Show.

I found it and bought it today…

It’s a Dart “A-bone” with two West Bend 820’s. Race ready.

I’ll probably end up blowing it apart and painting the chassis the same color as the Ute (WHATEVER that turns out to be

The downsides are…

They aren’t $125 any more like they were back in ‘59. It’s tough for a CASO to pay more for a Go Kart than I pay for most Studebakers

Also, I’m liable to get hooked on vintage Kart racing. That’s ALL I need…one more hobby