The basis of the Fox kart cost Alan Burgess just £50 for a second hand chassis. To buy from new was £130. The frame construction was simple; 1” chrome-moly with a fixed front axle, two side rails and a rear cross member. Looking at the pictures it was simply yet practical the way the construction took place with nearly everything to hand.
The kart made its debut at the International Drag Festival at Blackbushe, but no one knew it was there because the organisers pushed it to a quiet remote part of the airfield. With all the oxygen and nitrogen pressures checked and safety systems armed, Alan rode the kart to over 60 mph before running out of fuel before the end of the quarter mile.
One of Alan’s major problems was convincing onlookers that his kart wasn’t a joke and that if they hand of stood behind the rockets then they would have emerged smelling dreadfully of burnt Iso-Propyl-Nitrate. Now if that was applied today I wonder what health and safety would say. Better still what would rubber chicken man make of it. Probably worst than sticking of aviation fuel from Fireforce 3!