The #GoodOldDays with Kettler – WIN a Daytona Air Go-Kart

Vintage go kart poster.

For over 50 years we have been moving and inspiring generations of children to explore the great outdoors. Since 1962 we have continued to provide family fun through producing iconic, durable ride on toys that have taken thousands of children on endless adventures.

Now, we’re looking back through the years at the #GoodOldDays while reminiscing of playing outside for hours on end from dawn ‘til dusk – when there weren’t as many electronic devices to distract us from the outside world!

There are huge benefits in outdoor play for children but with more and more digital devices, it’s becoming harder and harder to decrease screen-time and take part in activities away from television, phone and tablet screens.

Childhood memories of the past were all about embracing the freedom of the outdoors, playing with neighbours until it got dark, penny sweets, climbing trees and making dens!

Two children racing go karts on track.

According to research by the National Trust, children spend half the time playing outside as their parents, but outdoor play shouldn’t be a thing of the past. Not only does it have such an important part to play in creating childhood memories, but there are also benefits of outdoor play on children’s development, such as:

  • Building social skills
  • Developing muscle strength
  • Advancing motor skills
  • Encouraging self-confidence
  • Increasing sleep quality
  • Enhancing academic performance

We offer a wide range of outdoor toys that are a fantastic way to help children develop these lifelong skills while having fun and spending more time outdoors, including table tennis tables.

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning a Daytona Air head of to our Facebook page and enter our competition. All you have to do is like the post and comment your most cherished memory of ‘playing out’.

Let’s look back through the years at some of the most legendary Kettler Kettcars:

Drawing of 1962 kart.


The launch of the first Kettcar and the beginning of a long success story that continues to this day.

1964 kart.


A modern plastic steering wheel replaced the metal handlebars making the Kettcar lighter and easier to pedal.

1967 kart.


Moving with the times all Kettcar models are fitted with a weatherproof high back plastic seat for extra comfort.

1969 kart.


The Super Kettcar is fitted with a cushioned bucket seat and integrated roll cage which provided additional grip.

1980 kart.


The Salzburg had a specially developed tubular body which absorbed impacts even more effectively.

1983 kart.


With the Sauerland the backrest and steering column could be collapsed in seconds to fit into the boot of any car.

2004 kart.


For the first time ever a model is built for children up to 16 years of age. It was also fitted with a two-speed derailleur.

2007 kart.


With the Nevada 2 drivers now had the choice of 7 gears as well as an electronic speedometer.

2012 kart.


To Celebrate the 50th Anniversary, this model takes its places among the successful series of pedal racing cars.