History of HKKC

The Hong Kong Kart Club Ltd. (HKKC) was incorporated on 9th October 1965 as limited company by guarantee.

Founder members are a group of motoring enthusiasts from different professions.  Among them are civil servants, racing drivers, architects and company directors.  They are Mr. J. W. Bailey, Mr. Fu Yam Chi, Mr. Walter Haskamp, Mr. Michael D. Kadoorie, Mr. Kho Kiem An, Mr. S. Y. S. Lee and Mr. D. J. H. MacDonald.

The Club was first recognised as the ASN (Autorite Sportive Nationale / National Sports Association) in Karting by FMK, CIK and the later CIK-FIA, the current karting commission in FIA.  At the time, when Hong Kong was still in British colony, Hong Kong motorsports in general were under the umbrella of Royal Automobile Club in UK.  Then after July 1997, under the Basic Law of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Automobile Association (HKAA) was naturally and rightfully to apply for the sole ASN status.  However since HKKC has been representing Hong Kong Karting for over 30 years and being a member of FIA through the former CIK and CIK-FIA, the application from HKAA to be the sole ASN was void.  In 2009, the mutual agreement was made between HKAA and HKKC to allow HKAA to be the ASN of Hong Kong and to delegate the sporing power of Karting to HKKC by HKAA.  Upon such delegation, Hong Kong Kart Club Ltd. shall still be the official authority in Karting in Hong Kong.  Indeed, HKKC has been being a member of Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong, China for over 40 years.  HKKC also recognised by the HKSAR Government as the sole NSA to govern and promote karting.  The government shall provide administrative and financial support to HKKC.  In recent years, the HKKC also acquired the Tier-B elite sport status from the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI).  The HKSI shall grant HK$1.5M annually to the develop the elite training program.

Sekkong Period 

At the early beginning, karting activities were confined only at the airstrip at Sekkong Army Camp.  With the help of some British military personnel who were stationed at Hong Kong at that time, permission was granted that members of the HKKC may use the airstrip to practice on one Sunday per month.

Truck loads of rubber cones, used motor car tyres, mills barriers etc. were transported to Sekkong early in the Sunday mornings to set up temporary tracks.  After the day’s activities, the track was to be dismantled and cleared from the airstrip in the afternoon.  Everybody present would put in their share of effort to build the track, which could be different ones of our design every month, that’s the good thing, but the only set back was that we could only have an oblong track of a quarter mile length.

Races organized and everything was taking shape and here came the Hong Kong International Kart Prix.

The 1st Hong Kong International Kart Prix was held on 17th – 18th June 1967 at the Sekkong Airstrip with a temporary circuit of 950 yds.

Winner of the event was aHong Kongbased pilot Steve Holland.

The 2nd Hong Kong International Kart Prix was held on 9th – 10th November 1968 at Victoria Park.  This  was the beginning of the famous Victoria Park Kart Prix.  This temporary circuit was built on 4 foot ball pitches and 8 basketball courts, total length 660 yds.

Winner of the event was Micky Allen of Great Britain.

Karting activities just moved along in this trend from the 60’s to the end of 70’s.  Hong Kong had by then become the leader in karting sport in South-East Asia.  Karters from the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand all came to Hong Kong to purchase their equipments.

The Victoria Park International Kart Prix had developed to become the most prestigious, and, with the sponsorship of Marlboro, the highest prize-money karting prix in the world, especially when such karting prix took place at the season end of world annual karting events, then most champions took the opportunities to complete in the fashion of unofficial world championship.  All participants looked forward to gathering, competing and exchanging experience, to improve friendship in true sportsmanship at the Victoria Park, the most unique track at the heart ofHong Kong.

In the meantime, the Hong Kong Kart Club is developing a project to build an international standard permanent kart track with all necessary supporting facilities.  Unfortunately, the project underway for over two months was stopped by the Lands Department for that particular piece of land was designated for the future development of the electronic railway.  There went the first kart track project.

Then came the day when we could no longer use the Sekkong Airstrip.  With the introduction of the more advanced air crafts to the Air Force of the British Army stationed at Hong Kong, the authorities of Sekkong Camp withdrew their approval for the Hong Kong Kart Club to use the Airstrip.  That was the end of our Sekkong Period.

Maipo and Lau Shui Heung Period 

Luckily, when we lost the Sekkong venue, two private owned kart tracks materialized.

A Fanling resident built a 700 m. kart track at the Lau Shui Heung Village.

An enterprise built a 1200m. track at Maipo.

Both kart tracks provided rental kart services.  This was the first time karting sport was opened to general public and attracted a large number of new comers to join the Hong Kong Kart Club.  The Club had recorded the maximum of 120 entries at a single race day and pushed the achievement of the Club to its highest peak.

There is an old saying, “What goes up must comes down.”

Just when the HKKC is enjoying its success, the Environmental Protection Department was formed at the end of the 80’s.  Air and noise pollutions are the two deadly factors to karting sport.  Furthermore, banning of tobacco products to sponsor sports activities was another big blow to our annually International Kart Prix.  Finally in 1993, after 27 consecutive years, HKKC organized the last International Kart Prix in Victoria Park and karting activities came to an abrupt halt in Hong Kong.  There was no other way for the Hong Kong karters to turn to but going up north to China.

PRC Period

The first kart track developed in China was the Honey Lake Kart Track at Shenzhen.  Because of its great success, kart tracks were built all over China though with varying and HKKC took this opportunity to organize the HKKC Championship series using those kart tracks that were in good condition.

This situation carried on and we entered the new millennium.

The Tamar Event

In year 2000 the Hong Kong Kart Club tried to revive karting activites in Hong Kong.  With the sponsorship of Ericsson mobile phone and the support of Sports Development Board and the Tourist Association, the Ericsson Kart Master Series was organized.

It was a series of 3 Rounds championship in Dongguan, Shanghai and Hong Kong respectively.

The Hong Kong Round was held at the Tamar.  A temporary track of 700m. was erected with rubber cones, rubber tyres and mills barriers.

The 4-day event was a great success and thus re-kindled the Club’s hope to build a permanent track inHong Kong. We approached the Government, Airport Authority, Sports Development Board and Tourist Commission for assistance but all efforts were in vain.

Diamond Coast International Kart Circuit

Then in 2004, a private enterprise approached the Club to express their intention of building a kart track in Lung Kwu Tan area. After a period of negotiation, agreement was reached that the enterprise would finance the building of the track and the Club would support them to obtain the necessary permits from the government.

In the middle of 2006, the construction of the track had come to the final stages. With the blessings of the Home Affairs Bureau and Leisure and Cultural Services Department, permits and waivers were obtained from various government departments, and under the supervision of the Hong Kong Kart Club, the Diamond Coast International Circuit was finally in operation.

The Hong Kong Kart Club organized their first race at the end of year 2006 and started their 2007 HKKC Championships in April 2007.

We hope the karting sport will prosper in Hong Kong once again through the support from HKSAR government and the public.  HKKC shall organize the international events in the near future to regain the prestige, recognition and status as the world’s best.


香港小型賽車會成立於一九六五年十月九日。由一群熱愛汽車運動的專業人士所組成,他們當中有公務員、賽車手、建築師及公司董事;包括傅蔭薝先生、許金安先生、李耀蓀先生、Mr. J. W. Bailey、Mr. Walter Haskamp、Mr. Michael D. Kadoorie、及 Mr. D. J. H. MacDonald.




在星期日的早上,工作人員用貨車將膠雪糕筒、汽車車胎和欄杆等工具運送到石崗軍營,然後每位出席的會員都會合力圍出一條臨時跑道。活動完結後,各人會於下午清理場地並將場地交還。可是局限於場地的地勢, 賽道通常是四分一里長的長形跑道。但好處是可以每次都設計出不同款式及難度的跑道,為練習過程增添不少新鮮感。

第一屆香港國際小型賽車格蘭披治大賽在一九六七年六月十七、十八日於石崗軍營機場跑道舉行。這條臨時賽道全長九百五十碼。第一屆冠軍是駐港的機師Steve Holland。

第二屆香港國際小型賽車格蘭披治大賽在一九六八年十一月九、十日於香港維多利亞公園舉行,這就是世界聞名的維園大賽的開始。賽道在四個足球場和八個籃球場上砌出來,全長六百六十碼。這一屆的冠軍是來自英國的Micky Allen。


當時的香港國際小型賽車格蘭披治大賽是最有名氣及是全世界最高獎金的小型賽車賽事,當時是由萬寶路煙商冠名贊助,由於舉辦時間是在世界賽季之後,所有冠軍車手都期待於維多利亞公園 (位於香港核心地帶中,最獨特的臨時賽車場) 一起相聚、競賽及互相交換經驗;在交流間,從而發揮體育精神並增進友誼。


自此,我們只可使用石崗軍營機場跑道舉行賽事。但科技日新月異,越來越多新型飛機進駐石崗軍營機場,英軍也撤銷了我們的使用權。  石崗時期亦就此結束。







當我們享受著那份光輝成就的同時,環境保護署亦於八十年代末成立。空氣和噪音污染問題是令小型賽車運動沒落的重要因素; 此外,政府禁止煙草商贊助體育活動,是對週年國際小型賽車格蘭披治大賽的第二個重大打擊。經過了從未間斷的二十七年,香港小型賽車會於一九九三年在香港維多利亞公園舉辦了最後一場國際小型賽車格蘭披治大賽。從此,香港的小型賽車活動在轉瞬間終止了。






二零零零年,我們嘗試復興香港的小型賽車活動。得到愛立信手提電話公司的贊助,並得到香港體育發展局和香港旅遊協會 (即現時的香港旅遊發展局) 的支持,我們舉辦了愛立信大師盃小型車大賽。




現時 – 鑽石海岸國際小型賽車場







香港小型赛车会成立于一九六五年十月九日。由一群热爱汽车运动的专业人士所组成,他们当中有公务员、赛车手、建筑师及公司董事。他们是傅荫薝先生、许金安先生、李耀荪先生、Mr. J. W. Bailey、Mr. Walter Haskamp、Mr. Michael D. Kadoorie、及 Mr. D. J. H. MacDonald.




在星期日的早上,工作人员用货车将胶雪糕筒、汽车车胎和栏杆等工具运送到石岗军营,然后每位出席的会员都会合力围出一条临时跑道。活动完结后,各人会于下午清理场地并将场地交还。可是局限于场地的地势, 赛道通常是四分一里长的长形跑道。但好处是可以每次都设计出不同款式及难度的跑道,为练习过程增添不少新鲜感。

第一届香港国际小型赛车格兰披治大赛在一九六七年六月十七、十八日于石岗军营机场跑道举行。这条临时赛道全长九百五十码。第一届冠军是驻港的机师Steve Holland。

第二届香港国际小型赛车格兰披治大赛在一九六八年十一月九、十日于香港维多利亚公园举行,这就是世界闻名的维园大赛的开始。赛道在四个足球场和八个篮球场上砌出来,全长六百六十码。这一届的冠军是来自英国的Micky Allen。


当时的香港国际小型赛车格兰披治大赛是最有名气及是全世界最高奖金的小型赛车赛事,当时是由万宝路烟商冠名赞助,由于举办时间是在世界赛季之后,所有冠军车手都期待于维多利亚公园 (位于香港核心地带中,最独特的临时赛车场) 一起相聚、竞赛及互相交换经验;在交流间,从而发挥体育精神并增进友谊。


自此,我们只可使用石岗军营机场跑道举行赛事。但科技日新月异,越来越多新型飞机进驻石岗军营机场,英军也撤销了我们的使用权。  石岗时期亦就此结束。







当我们享受着那份光辉成就的同时,环境保护署亦于八十年代末成立。空气和噪音污染问题是令小型赛车运动没落的重要因素; 此外,政府禁止烟草商赞助体育活动,是对周年国际小型赛车格兰披治大赛的第二个重大打击。经过了从未间断的二十七年,香港小型赛车会于一九九三年在香港维多利亚公园举办了最后一场国际小型赛车格兰披治大赛。从此,香港的小型赛车活动在转瞬间终止了。






二零零零年,我们尝试复兴香港的小型赛车活动。得到爱立信手提电话公司的赞助,并得到香港体育发展局和香港旅游协会 (即现时的香港旅游发展局) 的支持,我们举办了爱立信大师杯小型车大赛。