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Reliable Go-Karts -- Since 1988


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About  Us


Ray and Georgia went to a major chain store and bought go-karts for their children, soon discovering they were of limited quality and parts were difficult to obtain.  They knew someone had to build a good kart, so they searched for months for the best brands.


After extensive research they found heavy duty karts, but the closest dealer was almost two hours away.  Insisting on quality and safety for their children, they bought a dealership so they could get two go-karts for their children.  They sold well, and that was the origin of Reliable Go-Karts -- in their garage.  That was in 1988;  within a few years, customers hungry for quality go-karts purchased over 300 go-karts a year out of the garage of their home in Cedar Hill, Texas.


The volume was too much for a garage operation, so they rented a building on Highway 67.  After the landlord sold the building, they purchased 14 acres just down the highway, and built a new, modern facility designed to be a go-kart shop, with a larger parts and service area.


The Cedar Hill showroom/warehouse opened in 1995.  They added new lines and became a distributor for go-karts for portions of Texas.


In 2007, Ray retired due to health, so they moved to Waxahachie and converted to being an online seller of parts.  To serve the thousands who purchased karts from them, the public was welcome to shop for the ultimate in quality parts for most yard karts, buggy-style go-karts, and Chuck Wagon utility vehicles in the Waxahachie store through 2016.  While the online store still exists, the public store has closed.



Special events:


2000 - Reliable Go-Karts was in the credits (twice) of a major motion picture in which the leading actress won an Oscar.


2001 - Reliable Go-Karts provided two karts for a "race" between a radio station announcer and an NHRA race car driver.  The race was held in the parking lot of a home supply store in north Dallas.


2002 - Ray & Georgia were selected to appear on the Dallas CBS affiliate's Metroplex Motors to discuss go-karts.


2004 - Reliable Go-Karts provided a mini-bike for a radio announcer to ride live during a broadcast.


Aaron (left) is an accomplished technician, and once worked for a Waco landscaping dealer. He was chosen to deliver some equipment to President George W. Bush's home in Crawford. (He was disappointed he didn't get to meet the president ... and both presidents were there.) He performs watercraft and ATV repair. He has a collie, Levi, who understands more English than most overseas phone support personnel.

Michelle (wedding dress) is a 2003 graduate of Baylor University and has her own voice and piano studio. A professional musician, she is often hired as a pianist, organist, or singer. She and her husband, Kyle, have a son, daughter, and a dog.

Kyle (center, son-in-law) is a 2004 graduate of Baylor University and is a financial consultant.




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