Go-Kart, circa 1964

Summary

In 1964, Pedwin Shoes sponsored contests in which winners received go-kart replicas of the Lotus-Ford driven by Jim Clark in the 1963 Indianapolis 500. Each kart featured a fiberglass body in Lotus green and yellow, wearing Clark's #92, with a gasoline-powered engine in the rear. Pedwin was a brand of the Brown Shoe Company of St. Louis, Missouri.

In 1964, Pedwin Shoes sponsored contests in which winners received go-kart replicas of the Lotus-Ford driven by Jim Clark in the 1963 Indianapolis 500. Each kart featured a fiberglass body in Lotus green and yellow, wearing Clark's #92, with a gasoline-powered engine in the rear. Pedwin was a brand of the Brown Shoe Company of St. Louis, Missouri.

Artifact

Go-kart

Date Made

circa 1964

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2011.122.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Metal
Rubber (Material)
Leather
Acrylic (Plastic)
Paint (Coating)

Technique

Welding

Color

British racing green
Yellow
Black (Color)
Silver (Color)
Red

Dimensions

Width: 44 in

Diameter: 12 in  (tires)

Inscriptions

Painted on front nose: LOTUS / LOTUS / POWERED BY / FORD / 92 Painted in yellow on sides: PEDWIN / 92 Decal on left side: EQUIPPED WITH / CHAMPION / SPARK PLUGS Decal on left side: AUTOLITE / SPARK PLUGS

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