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#461228 - 09/21/11 12:04 AM Jungle Jim Grumpy Jenkins Vega Give Away Go Kart?
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Registered: 12/05/02
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Loc: Downingtown, Pa
Does anybody have or remember any information about the Jungle Jim and Bill Grumpy Jenkins giveaway go-karts from around 1974 era? Today I just picked up a vintage Vega go-kart locally. Unfortunately the body has been repainted several times, but from what I can determine it was molded in Hugger Orange. I have identified the chassis as being the correct Rupp chassis which is correct for the giveaway karts.

Where I live and where the go-kart was bought (West Chester, PA) is less than 15 minutes from Jungle Jim's old house and about the same from Grumpy's shop. The guy I bought it from said the motor he took off of it had a number 7 on it. Whether it is or not, I thought it was a cool piece so hope you guys enjoy it.






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#461231 - 09/21/11 12:16 AM Re: Jungle Jim Grumpy Jenkins Vega Give Away Go Kart? [Re: C1SS396]
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Very nice! I like! 3gears
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#461232 - 09/21/11 12:19 AM Re: Jungle Jim Grumpy Jenkins Vega Give Away Go Kart? [Re: C1SS396]
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Awesome!

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#461238 - 09/21/11 01:07 AM Re: Jungle Jim Grumpy Jenkins Vega Give Away Go Kart? [Re: C1SS396]
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Great find!

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#461239 - 09/21/11 01:14 AM Re: Jungle Jim Grumpy Jenkins Vega Give Away Go Kart? [Re: Postsedan]
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Loc: Pennsylvania
it is a cool piece. saw them both up at Maple Grove in the early 70's. Saw Linda Vaughn driving Grumps go kart.

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#461242 - 09/21/11 01:27 AM Re: Jungle Jim Grumpy Jenkins Vega Give Away Go Kart? [Re: sc69sam@yahoo.co]
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Registered: 09/02/04
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Neat!
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#461263 - 09/21/11 09:56 AM Re: Jungle Jim Grumpy Jenkins Vega Give Away Go Kart? [Re: C1SS396]
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Registered: 03/12/07
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Loc: South Jersey
I has go kart?
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#461264 - 09/21/11 10:14 AM Re: Jungle Jim Grumpy Jenkins Vega Give Away Go Kart? [Re: Fast67VelleN2O]
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Very cool kart beers


Edited by brent396 (09/21/11 10:15 AM)
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#461268 - 09/21/11 10:38 AM Re: Jungle Jim Grumpy Jenkins Vega Give Away Go Kart? [Re: C1SS396]
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Registered: 07/28/05
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Loc: Canada
Waaaaay CheadbangheadbangL!!!
Being HO it's hard not to think of one in Motion paint!.
Or vintage drags w/ repop glass body kits on old Rupp carts?naughty

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#461331 - 09/21/11 10:02 PM Re: Jungle Jim Grumpy Jenkins Vega Give Away Go Kart? [Re: PeteLeathersac]
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Registered: 01/12/06
Posts: 876
Loc: Cinnaminson , NJ
very cool....

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