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VKA 2016 Guidelines

VKA Membership Renewal – be a supportive vintage karter!!!
Help the VKA promote the growth and awareness of vintage karting, participation growth will ensure the continuation of viable vintage karting events.
Join Now – VKA Membership Application & Renewal Form

2015 VKA Board of Directors
Jeff Campbell – President & Website – jscampbe@comcast.net
Ernie Shores – Vice President – es4fire@cox.net
Louie Figone – Secretary – louiemtb@aol.com
Pearl Gamble – gamble16@columbus.rr.com
Jim Donovan – Treasurer – jim@maxtorque.com
Jim Thompson – Membership – jimt@bobmickeycollision.com
Jack Murray – Judging/kart show – jjmurray@cox.net
Dean Kossaras – Safety – Amstar@ameritech.net
Lake Speed – Public Relations – lcspeed@aol.com
Rick Chapman – Enduro Director – rixkart@aol.com
Carl Billington – Director Emeritus – karter@tiac.net

Non-Board Volunteers:
Rolf Hill – Magazine – KartNumber4@yahoo.com
Mary Jo McCornack – Membership

Regional Coordinators
Colm O’Higgins – Eastern Canada
Bill Mack – Northeast
Lake Speed – South
Scott Klingler – Midwest
Louie Figone – West

VKA Meeting Minutes

VKA 2012 Guidelines letter, rear engine kart tire sources, and member input directions

What’s going on at the VKA?
… a lot! VKA Members and non-members are encouraged to read the monthly VKA Board Meeting Minutes to see what the VKA is talking about and what is being done with paid member dues & donations.    VKA Meeting Minutes

Articles Wanted for Newsletter & Magazine: Articles to be written/pictures to be taken for our magazine. Submit your drafts to Rolf Hill at KartNumber4@yahoo.com

VKA Hotlaps – your “what’s up with my club” news & information

All VKA forum registered users will receive frequent emailed VKA news & information. Emails will be sent to the email address entered during registration. Is your registered email address current? …user email addresses can be updated by logging in and then going to “User Control Panel” > “Profile” > “Edit Account Settings”.

A note about this website provided by VintagePowerSport.com
“We at VintagePowerSport.com generously provide this website at no cost, as a generous service to be used by all those interested in vintage karting. No VKA member dues are used to fund this website. However, if you enjoy this website, we do strongly encourage you to become a VKA member, thus supporting the VKA’s efforts to grow and sustain vintage karting events in the coming years.

Be a VKA vintage karting participant
The VKA envisions vintage karting events that are inclusive, offering something for everyone, go to an event and discover your interest, if you don’t find what you want, let us know about it! Locate an upcoming event in the Event Calendar on this website!

Communicate with the VKA – it’s easy…
The VKA encourages direct member input, and wants to hear from you … what do you like, what could be better…? Talk to a VKA Board member, usually in attendance at major events, or email them directly…

…if you have a significant idea or concern that the entire VKA Board should review, follow this procedure for clearly conveying your thoughts to the entire VKA Board …  VKA Member Input Procedure

What are VKA events like?
Over the past 7+ years, the typical event format has usually consisted of several days of track practice sessions followed by racing heats. Events also usually include a judged Vintage Kart Show Competition, and one or more evening social gatherings. The events are less about “winning” and more about socially connecting and having FUN!

Where are the VKA Rules? … What are VKA Guidelines for?
The VKA does not define events rules, the individual event promoters do. Sometimes an event flyer might state “VKA Rules” apply, in this case, assume the VKA Guidelines will be used by the promoter for establishing the event rules. The VKA Guidelines are intended to be used by event promoters for the planning of their events, with the intention of having a degree of consistency across all VKA associated vintage karting events. It is entirely up to the event promoter to decide what VKA Guidelines are appropriate for their event. The VKA is not responsible for enforcing VKA Guideline compliance.

A few facts directed at common mis-understandings
> The VKA is not a sanctioning body like the IKF or WKA.
> The VKA does not provide any insurance for events
> The VKA is not an event promoter
> The VKA does not define or enforce event rules – the promoters do
> The VKA does not control local option classes promoters may add to their events
> The VKA does not dictate types of events – the promoter chooses how to demonstrate to the public what karting was like in the vintage era.

Download links for VKA Documents

VKA Organization & Operation

VKA Business Plan

Event Guidelines

Kart Show Guidelines

VKA Technical Safety Checklist

VKA Meeting Minutes