FILM : Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation)
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation) 1964 Dennis Waterman, Jimmy Capehorn, Frazer Hines, Pauline Challoner, Melanie Garland, Robert Ferguson, John Moulder-Brown Hertfordshire, London, Middlesex
Director : Jan Darnley-Smith   Production Company : George H. Brown Productions  Region : LONDON E-G,SOUTH EAST E-L

A gang of children enter a go-kart race but their rivals try to stop them winning using underhand tactics.

Screen shots uploaded by Phil Wilkinson from source material provided by Bob Nichols

THIS FILM IS AVAILABLE THROUGH AMAZON AS PART OF A DOUBLE BILL - JUST CLICK THE LINK BELOW

Saturday Morning Pictures - The Best Of The Children's Film Foundation - Vol. 3 [1963] [DVD]

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Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation) - Jimpy (Dennis Waterman) sits in the driving seat as the rest of the Damson Street gang prepare to push their go kart. The top of West Street in Harrow with properties on High Street in the background.
Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation)

gokago001. Jimpy (Dennis Waterman) sits in the driving seat as the rest of the Damson Street gang prepare to push their go kart. The top of West Street in Harrow with properties on High Street in the background.

gokago001n. The same spot. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 03-08-2015)

Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation) - 'Square-Head' Hedley (Jimmy Capehorn) and Squirt (Melanie Garland) fall behind as the soapbox kart gathers speed. Looking down West Street towards the junction with Short Hill.
Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation)

gokago002. 'Square-Head' Hedley (Jimmy Capehorn) and Squirt (Melanie Garland) fall behind as the soapbox kart gathers speed. Looking down West Street towards the junction with Short Hill.

gokago002n. Still as steep! (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 03-08-2015)

Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation) - Spuggy (John Moulder-Brown), Stiggy (Robert Ferguson) and the others fall behind as the kart speeds down hill.  West Street, Harrow. In Middlesex at the time of filming.
Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation)

gokago003. Spuggy (John Moulder-Brown), Stiggy (Robert Ferguson) and the others fall behind as the kart speeds down hill. West Street, Harrow. In Middlesex at the time of filming.

gokago003n. West Street, Harrow. In Greater London at the time of this shot. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 03-08-2015)

Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation) - Patchy (Pauline Challoner) holds on as Jimpy steers to avoid people in the street.
Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation)

gokago004. Patchy (Pauline Challoner) holds on as Jimpy steers to avoid people in the street.

gokago004n. West Street with the junction of Crown Street ahead. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 03-08-2015)

Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation) - Looking up West Street with High Street at the top.
Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation)

gokago005. Looking up West Street with High Street at the top.

gokago005n. Are your ears popping as we descend further down the hill? (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 03-08-2015)

Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation) - Jimpy and Patchy spot trouble ahead. Facing east at the junction of West Street with Crown Street.
Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation)

gokago006. Jimpy and Patchy spot trouble ahead. Facing east at the junction of West Street with Crown Street.

gokago006n. The same location. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 03-08-2015)

Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation) - Harry Haggetty (Frazer Hines) and the Craven gang walk into the path of the speeding kart. Looking west at the junction of West Street with Crown Street.
Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation)

gokago007. Harry Haggetty (Frazer Hines) and the Craven gang walk into the path of the speeding kart. Looking west at the junction of West Street with Crown Street.

gokago007n. No gang today, just a steady stream of cars. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 03-08-2015)

Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation) - A Policeman (Campbell Singer) warns the children about karting in the street and points out a poster advertising the first day of a new go-kart racing season.  Looking down West Street from the junction with Crown Street.
Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation)

gokago008. A Policeman (Campbell Singer) warns the children about karting in the street and points out a poster advertising the first day of a new go-kart racing season. Looking down West Street from the junction with Crown Street.

gokago008n. Not much change here. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 03-08-2015)

Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation) - The Damson Street gang go to the karting circuit and discover that the Craven gang already race there. Rye House Kart Circuit on Rye Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. The filming location is mentioned on the Karting Magazine website.
Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation)

gokago009. The Damson Street gang go to the karting circuit and discover that the Craven gang already race there. Rye House Kart Circuit on Rye Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. The filming location is mentioned on the Karting Magazine website.

gokago009n. With thanks to the Management and Staff of Rye House Karting for their generous co-operation, particularly to Christine for her prompt agreement to my visit and to Jacob for taking me to the appropriate locations. I am afraid I could not get the height without a camera crane.(RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 03-08-2015)

Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation) - The location is now known as Rye House Kart Raceway. The distant cooling towers belong to the original coal-fired Rye House Power Station.
Go Kart Go (Children's Film Foundation)

gokago010. The location is now known as Rye House Kart Raceway. The distant cooling towers belong to the original coal-fired Rye House Power Station.

gokago010n. The cooling towers were demolished in 1991 and cart preparation now requires a substantially larger area. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 03-08-2015)

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