Gittreville

TIETON GRAND PRIX 2022

June 24, 25 and 26, 2022 Planning is underway for the triumphant return of the Tieton Grand Prix. After a two year break, the three day event will be back bigger and better than ever. As the details come in to focus they will be posted on this page.

PANHARD RECORD

Bon Mots… The present Panhard handler is pressed for time and unable to complete his story. For better or worse, there are many, many profiles to publish and we need to keep moving… The scheme is to launch in rows (of three), gradually tightening the thematic link between the three cars. The Panhard Record was built by René Savage in the early wave of Gittreville cars. It was always a

AUTO UNION TYPE A

1934 Auto Union Type A, the brainchild of Ferdinand Porsche and Adolf Rosenberg. Built in Zwickau, Germany the V16 mid-engine Type A Auto Union performed well in it’s debut year of 1934. Winning the German, Swiss, and Czechoslovakian Grand Prix and finishing 2nd in the Italian Grand Prix, the Type A also became European mountain champion in hillclimbs. With a big emphasis on team, Dutch Bauman formed a group of specialists

F O U R

The 1920 Monroe (retired)Chassis number : 1307Running number : 4 Desperate for an escape from the fussy insanity of vintage car restoration, the eventual builder of the Monroe-Frontenac CK wondered if maybe an old go-kart would be fun to build. During his internet hunt for kart information he stumbled across the old Gittreville site and after a little investigating, and some head scratching, he was shocked to realize the amount

DELAGE

Some Ramblings About The Delage The Delage CycleKart never started out to be that…It was a continuation of an experiment, and as experimenters know, you never quite know what you’ll discover!  In 1994 we were sort of between projects: We’d wrapped up the Electric Vehicle stuff around then (we started with a 36′ sailing catamaran with solar-electric motors for moving about when not sailing, which led to a series of

CLASSIC CYCLEKARTS IN PROFILE

The keystone of the Gittreville GP website will be a growing series of profiles featuring participating (and like minded) cyclekarts and indirectly, their builders. Never missing a chance, we stress here, as we so often do, we are expressing our little group’s — not entirely homogenous — take on things and nothing more. We are neither inclusive or exclusive. We are simply our own damn thing and sharing it. Gittreville’s

MISS BACFIRE

Lil’ Miss Bacfire The story of this car comes from many miles down the road from Gittreville.  Near 1000 actually, and further from the roots of the famed originals. She’s the creation of Kelly Wood. Kelly refers to her lovingly as “spinning death;” there are very real rotating reasons for that.  We’ll elaborate in detail later on. Searches on the interwebs will find this car. It’s found in post after

AUSTRO-DAIMLER “SASCHA”

A few notes for his many fans, from the châlet desk of M. Guy Gadbois: My fellow drivers of the racing cars, fanciers of the racing cars, and the drivers who drive in them, the life of the racing car driver is not a simple one.  We face the danger every day, and sometimes in the nighttime.  The twists and turns of the racing track are as treacherous as the

FRASER NASH

The story of the Frazer Nash build starts with Tuco calling myself and Pedro over to his shop to lend an extra hand as he built a “cyclekart”. We had never heard of them before, and once we saw what he was building, we were hooked.  For a first time build, Pedro and I decided to keep it simple. The Frazer Nash Super Sports fit the bill. The variations of

CHRYSLER IMPERIAL

1932 Chrysler Imperial The 1932 Chrysler Imperial was chosen for its long bonnet, shrouding the impressive straight eight.  The design goal was to accommodate a driver over 6’ in height while deemphasizing the Muppet effect.   The steel channel frame was crafted using 1/8” steel plate for the for the flange and 1/16” plate for the web.  While duplicating the strength of a conventional cyclekart steel tube frame the channel