Phil Gill… Me. My Grandad gave me loads of help though
Roger Simmonds… Me too also a board and an old roller skate happy days😁
Peri Ann Haste… I did too Roger with a Beano annual strapped to a roller skate & went hell for leather down Ebenezer road while my sisters looked out at the bottom for cars – Luckily in those days there were hardly any
Chris Jolly… I always wanted to build one but sadly never got round to it…
John Warner… Won the soapbox derby in Mote park, Maidstone two years running. Me pushing, Paul Lewer steering, the reason we won was that we had 12 inch pram wheels on the front and full size bicycle wheels on the back.
Mick O’Dowd… Of course. Who didn’t have one. Made with what ever you could scrounge.
Dave Nattress… Yes, seems like they were really common back in the day, as were most importantly, old dumped prams that we could take the wheels and axles from. Living on a hill on a quiet road with hardly any parked cars and only a few cars passing by and a footpath close by – pedestrians only – gave us plenty of opportunities to run the go-carts. A bit of old rope to steer the front moving axle – attached to a cross member of wood with bent over nails. Trying to remember how the brake worked – somehow it was a piece of wood fixed to the body with a bolt that allowed it to pivot against one of the rubber tyre of the rear pram wheels?
Phil Gill… Brake? Brakes were for soft kids.
Dave Weeks… just used your ‘Blakeys’ Phil – spectaular at night.
Mick O’Dowd… Brakes! Wot brakes? My dad actually fixed some tin to the heels of a pair of shoes so that I could slow down while steering. I sounded like these cycle nuts clicking along when I walked!
Wendy Weaver… I don’t remember any brakes. On the other hand I didn’t live in hilly Hastings
Pete Prescott… Oh yes ! I remember these. But I never had one OF MY OWN ! Too little at the time. I rode in my brothers.