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Vintage
Since 1968, we’ve built our share of karts. Almost 20,000 to be exact. At least 90 unique models account for that number. As the Margay is a member of the cat family, many of the names used over the years also come from the cat family. It may be difficult to find a connection behind other names, however, there is usually a story behind each. Following is a brief primer Margay kart names:

‘New Breed’ was the name given to Margay’s first chassis as it was ushering in a ‘new breed’ of kart after Margay purchased the assets of King Kart. The ‘Sidewinder’ featured the first side-mounted engine. ‘AM Pac’ stood for American PACkage which was a turn-key kart consisting of a Panther X chassis with our own LMR 100cc reed engine. The ‘Bandito’ name was derived from a drawing by Don Freber of a pistol-pointing, sombrero-wearing Margay behind the wheel of a kart as it hurls down the track (still the coolest sticker we have ever produced). ‘SR-16’ stood for Sprint Racer 16 as it was the 16th different sprint chassis we built (apparently we spent more time developing the kart than we did the name). The ‘Expert’ name was applied to karts in an era where the IKF ‘Expert’ classes were dominated by karting’s heavy hitters. ‘ELS’ was a designation for Entry Level Sprint. ‘A/C’ designates the adjustable caster feature while ‘F/C’ designates Fixed Caster. ‘TNR’ designated Tom Nields Racing with whom we worked to develop that series of chassis. ‘TK’ stood for Tom (Nields) and Keith (Freber) while the ‘4’ in ‘400’ designated a four-rail chassis design. ‘SE’ designates sprint enduro. A ‘Tsunami’ is a killer tidal wave caused by an earthquake. That name was applied to another package kart which featured Yamaha engines. ‘Syncro’ had no real meaning or story behind it, it just sounded cool. Finally, ‘Brava’ was the conclusion of a late-night brainstorming session on the eve of the CIK homologation form submission.

Look for dates to be added to the list below in the future. Enjoy!   


1.      New Breed (1967-70)
2.      Sidewinder (1968-70)
3.      Cheetah (1970-73)
4.      Cheetah Mark II (1972-73)
5.      Cheetah Mark III (1973)
6.      Cheetah Concept Enduro (Single & Dual) (1973)
7.      Concept Sprint (1974-75)
8.      Concept I Sprint Single (1975)
9.      Concept II Sprint DualDual New Breed (1975)
10.    Concept 1XL Single Enduro (1975)
11.    Concept II Dual Enduro (1973)
12.    Scat-Kat Fun Kart (1975)
13.    Panther (1975-80)
14.    Panther ELS (1981)
15.    Panther Jr. (1976-77)
16.    Panther X (1977)
17.    Panther X Jr. (1977-80)
18.    Panther X Dual (1977)
19.    Panther X Pro Kart (1975)
20.    Am Pac (1978)
21.    Pro X (1975-79)
22.    Bandito (1981-83)
23.    Bandito ELS (1981)
24.    SR-16 (1983-84)
25.    Expert (1981-83)
26.    Expert II (1983-84)
27.    Expert III 15° Narrow, Centered (1985)
28.    Expert III 15° Narrow, Offset (1985)
29.    Expert III 12° Narrow, Centered (1985)
30.    Expert III 12° Narrow, Offset (1985)
31.    Expert III 15° Wide, Offset (1986-87)
32.    Expert III 12° Wide, CenteredJimmy Mann Margay C-Open (1986)
33.    Expert III 12° Wide, Offset (1986)
34.    Expert ELS (1987)
35.    Rookie 15 degree Narrow (1987)
36.    Lynx A/C (1987-96)
37.    Lynx Enduro (1987-89)
38.    Rookie Lynx (1988-96)
39.    Cougar A/C (1990-92)
40.    Cougar Enduro (1990-95)
41.    Puma F/C (1991-96)
42.    TNR TK 400 (1993)
43.    TNR Shifter (1992)
44.    TNR Single Rail (1992-93)
45.    TNR Dual Rail (1992)
46.    TNR TK 400 Rookie (1993)
47.    TNR TK 425 Shifter (1993)
48.    Mini-Indy (1992-2000)
49.    Lynx SE (1993)
50.    Tsunami 100 (1994-96)
51.    Tsunami 125 (1994-95)
52.    Lynx OTS (1994-95)
53.    Dual Rail (1994)
54.    Pro Shifter (1994)
55.    Single Rail (1994)
56.    Single Rail Pro (1994)
57.    TK425 (1995)
58.    Syncro BladeUSAC United States Auto Club Charter Membership (1995-97)
59.    Syncro Cadet (1995-96)
60.    Syncro A/C (1995-99)
61.    Syncro Quad (1995-97)
62.    Syncro SS (1996-97)
63.    Syncro SSA (1997-99)
65.    Syncro F/C (1998)
66.    Brava 1 (1997-2001)
67.    Brava 4 (1997-2002)
68.    Brava 125 (1998-2003)
69.    Brava 80 (1999-2001)
70.    Brava 1 Limo (1999-2001)
71.    Brava Cadet (1999-2006)
72.    Cheetah Enduro (1999-2000)
73.    Brava 2000 (2000)
74.    Brava 2 (2001)
75.    Brava SE 2 (2003)
76.    Brava SE 4 (2001)

77.    Brava 1.2 (2002)

78.    Brava 4.2 (2003-05)

79.    Brava 1.4 (2003-05)

80.    Brava 1.6 (2006)

81.    Brava Rookie (2003-06)

82.    Brava 1.7 (2007)

83.    Brava 1.8 (2008)

84.    Brava SK (2008)

85.    Brava 4.8 (2008-09)

86.    Brava 1.9 (2009)

87.    Brava 1.10 (2010)

88.    Brava 1.11 (2011-12)

 

 

 

 

 
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