A Brief History of Other Old Carts
In this catalog you will find parts for various other old carts not listed under our other categories. These include Davis, Jacobsen, Otis, Noland and others.
From left to right the carts pitured above are: Turf Rider IV, Motorette, Davis 500, Walker Executive, Elektro, Electric Shopper, Westmont, Hoffman, Tripcoe Tee Birdie, Allis Chalmers, and Capri.
The cart in the upper left is a Turf Rider IV manufactured by Ride Around Manufacturing of Hawthorne, California. They were made around the early fifties to the mid sixties. They also made a Turf Rider model, VI, VII, and a Del Mar IV and V, and Catalina model as well as an stretched four passenger version called the Newporter. They also made a 1/3 ton industrial cart called a Ram Truck. I have specifications on all of these. The red cart above without a top is a Motorette manufactured by the Motorette Corp. of Buffalo, New York. They started production in 1947 and ceased in the early 1950s. Bob Hope even owned one of these for getting around in. This cart was powered by a 4.1 hp gas engine. It was reported to do up to 39 mph. This is one of the early carts that were to become the predecessor of modern day NEVs (Neighborhood Electric Vehicles) They were used to do local shopping. There were many of these carts running around the streets of Long Beach and Riverside, California in the fifties to mid sixties. They had names like Marketeer, Marketour, Autoette, and Electric Shopper.
The light blue cart in the lower right is an Electric Shopper. These looked very similar to the Autoette. These carts were legislated off the roads in the mid nineteen sixties with the formation of the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission.
The red golf cart above with the white top and seats is a Walker. They were first manufactured by Walker Manufacturing of Fowler, Kansas in 1957. In 1963 they sold the company to JATO of Salinas, Kansas. Walker Manufacturing is still in business making lawn mowers. You can read a bit more about the Walker golf cart here.
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