TIETON BIERKüHLER 2022

Seattle’s brief history has been characterized by cycles of dramatic boom and bust. Gittreville is the same. A movement sprung from the post war (WWII) Seattle aerospace boom: Greater Seattle. This was a full throated civic push to become a major world city. The effort resulted in the 1962 Century 21 World’s Fair (think iconic “Space Needle”).  Seattle is also a city of skeptics – the ones here long enough

The SPECIALS

This author wasn’t initially a committed fan of “Specials” in spite of having built one. That changed when I met and got to know the upside down Doin’ It Wrong crew at Tieton and more specifically when I drove their unashamed Special, Gipsy. I had built my version of perhaps the most famous Special, Bloody Mary, but Mary was a historical car, more of an idiosyncratic one-off racer than a

The EDWARDIANS

King Edward VII ascended the British throne on the death of his mother Queen Victoria in 1901. Edward’s reign marked the zenith of the British power. “Bertie” as he was affectionately known to the royal family and his circle of friends was closely related to most of the crowned heads of Europe. The Edwardian era was a period of rising nationalism and empire building. Edward died in 1910 and a

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

BRDC

BRITISH RACING DRIVERS CLUB A distinguishing feature of Cyclekarts is community. This is especially true of Gittreville. We organize events not simply races. The BRDC was established by royal hatter Reginald Molehusband. Reg has always maintained that a proper cocktail requires as much planning and study as a fine racing machine. It is certainly more important. The BRDC was intended as a comfortable place to meet and mingle with colleagues.

TIETON BARN FINDS

Tieton is a bit out of the norm for Gittreville. After an earlier, wonderful event at the nearby Wilridge Winery, a handful of us started racing on Tieton’s streets in 2013. In subsequent years, we opened the event up to all those interested in coming and — cars came from as far away as New Zealand. The event grew into a three day bacchanal with the original city street racing