Benefits of Membership

Anyone is welcome to join the BHKC and many youngsters are becoming involved to ensure the future of historic karting. We have a Junior section for 12 to 16 year olds and a Senior Section for over 16 years of age. 12 year olds and above are able to take part in our demos.

Being a paid up member allows you to take part in events organised by the BHKC.  These range from showing your kart at shows such as the Classic Car Show and Silverstone’s Kartmania through driving demo events at circuits such as Shenington and Rissington. Our members also get invited to Saturday Track Days held in conjunction with Retro Racer and to demos at prestige Historic Motorsport events such as the Bicester Flywheel.

All members are sent a quarterly Trackside newsletter. These colourful round-ups of BHKC events and activities are dispatched to paid-up members.

The Editor is heavily dependent on members to supply suitable articles, but such are the many humorous problems and vicissitudes experienced by members reconstructing and reconditioning old karts, this Newsletter is invariably as entertaining as it is informative.

TrackSide Magazine

How to join

Please note that Club Membership runs from 1st January to 31st December. Membership must be renewed by 30th April otherwise membership will be deemed to lapse.  Membership for any new members joining after 1st September will continue to the end of December the following year.

Subscription is currently £28.00 per year for a full member and £40 for family membership.  This will predominantly cover family members living at the same address, nominally parents and children but will also cover parent/guardian and young children living at different addresses.  The idea is to get the family more involved and to encourage everyone to have a go in a kart.  It also makes it easier for fathers/mothers to test their child’s kart if there is a performance problem.


Our membership is done online at


  • Select ‘Trying to enter event.’
  • Create a new account by entering your email and a password.
  • Then in Profile select Buy Membership.
  • Payment is then taken online. You will then me mailed out a welcome pack.


To take part in our driving demos a member will have to apply for a MotorsportUK RS-Clubman Licence. This will give members added benefits such as:

  • Benefit from FOC Personal Accident insurance cover when competing at permitted events (BHKC events)
  • Access Motorsport UK’s member benefits programme, with discounts and deals across a range of motorsport, automotive, lifestyle and media partners
  • Contribute to the future of the sport as a member of the Motorsport UK community
  • Receive FOC Motorsport UK’s monthly digital member magazine, Revolution

The 2024 RS Clubman digital licence is completely free and easy to obtain, accessible at any time from any device by going to: