Go Karting in Kuwait in 1964 and more

Posted by Mark

I was trying to find information on the Anglo American School of Kuwait and by chance ended up finding a whole bunch of old photos of Kuwait dating back from 1960 up till 1984. I hadn’t seen any of them before and the one that grabbed my attention the most was the one above of a karting track in Ahmadi back in 1964. Most likely the first go-kart track in the region. There are a ton of photos, some are more interesting than others but all help paint a picture of life in Ahmadi back in the 60s and 70s. Check them out [Here]


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  1. mustafa says:

    thanx for the post.It did bring back back luvly memories.

    found this documentary on Old Kuwait.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUdL2NfGVe4&feature=related

  2. Akbar says:

    Ahmadi was and is as cool as ever. Let me know about the school when you find more please.

  3. Nathan says:

    Colour photos for the 1960s are pretty rare. Must’ve been one hell of an expensive camera.

  4. ~LE~ says:

    Every day I ride my horse in Ahmadi, I thank God a million times that I live there … I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in Kuwait!!

  5. mcfly12 says:

    they are great pics for ’64, its a wonder no photos ive ever seen even from 78 when i was born are this good random or what, no?

  6. BuYousef says:

    Very nice collection. Found pictures of oil equipment that would look great in presentations :)and offer a good story.

  7. dougmacho says:

    Love these trips down memory lane, love hearing about the history and culture of kuwait!

  8. woow, these are priceless pictures

  9. Kuwait says:

    This is a treasure trove for me and anyone else associated with KOC or Ahmadi in any way. Thanks dude.

  10. mushroom says:

    that’s what you call go karting.. like a boss!

  11. abdou says:

    The only reason I find these pics appealing is because I can imagine what it was like when my dad landed here.

  12. Nixon says:

    Looks much better than the prokart track, and I bet the karts are faster!
    I heard about it before, but first time seeing it. It was built by the english people who were in Kuwait, I also heard that people are taking their cars to that track…
    Thanks Mark for sharing.

  13. كويتي says:

    الكويت … للكويتيين

  14. Ali Asad says:

    I was the last Chairman of Ahmadi Kart Club. KPC turned into a car park after the invasion. Our track was very unique. It had 10 tracks in one. We held in the 80’s the Gulf Championship, The Middle East Championship and the World Championship. The Prokart track in Kuwait is an amateur karts not professional. They are not even classified in the CIK. They need to move to class 1.


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