1959 Chinnery Sprint Kart

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1959 Chinnery Sprint Kart

Post by Jeff Campbell » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:58 pm

Al Klusman and Jack Canaday put together an awesome vintage kart, the 1959 Chennery Sprint Kart, an exact replica of the kart that Bob Chinnery won the 1959 C-Open World Championships with.

I consider myself very lucky to have been able to drive this kart at The Big One this past weekend. Being 6 foot 3, made it a real challenge to fit in this kart and actually use the steering wheel, but the kart was powerful and handled very well for a 1959 model!

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Re: 1959 Chinnery Sprint Kart

Post by josh carrell » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:20 pm

I sold this one but here is a picture of my old 1961 Chinnery Sprint. I realy miss this one. Bob only made 6 of this model.

It was 100% original except for the seat


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Re: 1959 Chinnery Sprint Kart

Post by ron chinnery » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:33 pm

I've been trying to get in touch with Jack Canaday... can't find a home phone number or email. He built the replica, and had it on display at my Dads "museum" for several years.

Our family is beginning to look for a collector who's interested in purchasing my Dad's (Bob Chinnery) Sprint Kart - number 50. (see pics)

Dad passed about 8 years ago, my Mom followed him about 2 months ago... so we're left with a lot of his collection and this kart. I heard stories through the years that this may have been the last one he raced. Supposedly he headed off to a track in St Louis, and halfway there he heard it was a dirt track, not asphalt... and he hadn't packed his air filters... he raced anyway, but it didn't do well with the engines.

Again, it's stories heard for decades... and I'm not even sure if this is the one... but Dad always rebuilt everything he put on display in his museum... but obviously this would be sold "as-is"... mainly for historys' sake.

This looks to be one of his latest versions... maybe '62? (anybody know for sure?)
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Re: 1959 Chinnery Sprint Kart

Post by ted johnson » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:14 pm

Ron, if you'll PM me tomorrow, I will give you Jack's phone number. I don't believe in posting phone No's on the web. Al does have an mail address but Jack doesn't. Ted

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