The Ingels-Borelli Award

The New Castle vintage karting event annual class awards are dedicted to Art Ingels and Lou Borelli, the originators of karting.

Art Ingels is known as ‘the father of karting’. In 1956, while he was a race car builder at Kurtis Kraft, a famous builder of Indy race cars during the 1950s, he assembled the first Go-Kart in history out of scrap metal and a surplus West Bend Company two-stroke cycle engine. It was built in his two-car garage in Echo Park, and tested in the Rose Bowl parking lot, where it gained hundreds of enthusiasts. In 1957 Art Ingels and Lou Borelli co-found the Ingels-Borelli Kart company and produced the spectacular Caretta kart.



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