Mike Topp began restoring historic karts in 2007 when he came across an old Sabre chassis once belonging to a good friend of his back in 1981! Having retired from professional motorsport that year he applied his former metalwork teachers skills and race car engineering knowledge to the historic kart scene.
Since that time he has developed an enviable reputation for high quality craftsmanship and an eye for detail. Having won 6 ASI Kart Show trophies in 5 years doesn’t come without hardwork . . . .
Providing Kart Restoration Services Since 2007
Began kart racing ....
Built my own chassis ....
Built 125 kart ....
The bug bites again ....
Midland Championship winner
Lets go car racing ....
Lets build our own racecar ....
Building the business ....
In 2006 I sold the business but continued to manage it for a while …..
Ferrari Times ....
Back to single-seaters ....
Racing a desk .....
Retirement beckons ....
Now I had plenty of time to get back into karting and the Sabre rebuild began ……
There was once a time . . . .
when old race karts were banished to the far corners of workshops and garages to become repositories of rusted, oxidised or broken parts. By 2005 people began to realise that some of these karts had made motorsport history and so the task of restoration was begun.
Many people have the knowledge, skill and time to complete these restoration projects. However, in these current times there are also those who want to drive and indeed race historic karts but don’t have the time or skills to do it themselves.
This is where Mike Topp is able to help . . . .
- From a part to a whole kart
- Internationally acclaimed quality
- New bumpers & pedals
- Powder coating
- Chrome plating
- Full race preparation
- Transport & hospitality
- Driver coaching
- Data Analysis
- Track-side support
- Fun times
Had a rear bumper made to measure and then chromed for my Wright. Top quality , finish is amazing , highly recommend