OVERVIEW
Karting World was published by Midget-Karting World Inc in Inglewood, California. The publisher was John Sauer, and Jack Pelzer was the editor and general manager. Pelzer was later elevated to general manager, purchased the title in the mid-1960s, and printed it under Pelzer Publications. He also launched Modern Karting in 1968.

The magazine format was digest-sized but switched to full-sized with the April 1962 issue. The exact start date is unknown at this time.

The earliest issues had content for both quarter midgets and karts, and it was likely a merger with Quarter Midget magazine in late 1958. The merged title started as Quarter Midget, became Quarter Midget World, changed yet again to Quarter Midget & Karting World, then finally made the transition to Karting World with the March or April 1960 issue.

In late 1966 and after a break in publishing, it appears that ownership changed to Lott Publishing in Santa Monica, California. The publisher was Dave Lott, and the editor was Drake Hudson. This ownership was short-lived, as the title ceased publication in late 1968.

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CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
Approximately 95 issues was printed from 1959 through 1968. Cover images are complete except for most of volume 1, 4/60 and 7/66 through 11/66.

August 1959
Aug 1959 Vol 1 No 8??
November 1959
Nov 1959 Vol 1 No 11
December 1959
Dec 1959 Vol 1 No 12
January 1960
Jan 1960
March 1960
Mar 1960
Torn Cover
May 1960
May 1960 Vol 2 No 3
June 1960
June 1960 Vol 2 No 4
July 1960
July 1960 Vol 2 No 5
August 1960
Aug 1960 Vol 2 No 6
September 1960
Sept 1960 Vol 2 No 7
October 1960
Oct 1960 Vol 2 No 8
November 1960
Nov 1960 Vol 2 No 9
December 1960
Dec 1960 Vol 2 No 10
January 1961
Jan 1961 Vol 2 No 11
February 1961
Feb 1961 Vol 2 No 12
March 1961
Mar 1961 Vol 3 No 1
April 1961
Apr 1961 Vol 3 No 2
May 1961
May 1961 Vol 3 No 3
June 1961
June 1961 Vol 3 No 4
July 1961
July 1961 Vol 3 No 5
August 1961
Aug 1961 Vol 3 No 6
September 1961
Sept 1961 Vol 3 No 7
October 1961
Oct 1961 Vol 3 No 8
November 1961
Nov 1961 Vol 3 No 9
December 1961
Dec 1961 Vol 3 No 10
January 1962
Jan 1962 Vol 3 No 11
February 1962
Feb 1962 Vol 3 No 12
March 1962
Mar 1962 Vol 4 No 1
April 1962
Apr 1962 Vol 4 No 2
Large Format
May 1962
May 1962 Vol 4 No 3
June 1962
June 1962 Vol 4 No 4
July 1962
July 1962 Vol 4 No 5
August 1962
Aug 1962 Vol 4 No 6
September 1962
Sept 1962 Vol 4 No 7
October 1962
Oct 1962 Vol 4 No 8
November 1962
Nov 1962 Vol 4 No 9
December 1962
Dec 1962 Vol 4 No 10
January 1963
Jan 1963 Vol 4 No 11
February 1963
Feb 1963 Vol 4 No 12
March 1963
Mar 1963 Vol 5 No 1
April 1963
Apr 1963 Vol 5 No 2
May 1963
May 1963 Vol 5 No 3
June 1963
June 1963 Vol 5 No 4
July 1963
July 1963 Vol 5 No 5
August 1963
Aug 1963 Vol 5 No 6
September 1963
Sept 1963 Vol 5 No 7
October 1963
Oct 1963 Vol 5 No 8
November 1963
Nov 1963 Vol 5 No 9
December 1963
Dec 1963 Vol 5 No 10
January 1964
Jan 1964 Vol 5 No 11
February 1964
Feb 1964 Vol 5 No 12
March 1964
Mar 1964 Vol 6 No 1
April 1964
Apr 1964 Vol 6 No 2
May 1964
May 1964 Vol 6 No 3
June 1964
June 1964 Vol 6 No 4
July 1964
July 1964 Vol 6 No 5
August 1964
Aug 1964 Vol 6 No 6
September 1964
Sept 1964 Vol 6 No 7
October 1964
Oct 1964 Vol 6 No 8
November 1964
Nov 1964 Vol 6 No 9
December 1964
Dec 1964 Vol 6 No 10
January 1965
Jan 1965 Vol 6 No 11
February 1965
Feb 1965 Vol 6 No 12
March 1965
Mar 1965 Vol 7 No 1
April 1965
Apr 1965 Vol 7 No 2
May 1965
May 1965 Vol 7 No 3
June 1965
June 1965 Vol 7 No 4
July 1965
July 1965 Vol 7 No 5
August 1965
Aug 1965 Vol 7 No 6
September 1965
Sept 1965 Vol 7 No 7
December 1965
Dec 1965 Vol 7 No 8
January 1966
Jan 1966 Vol 7 No 9
February 1966
Feb 1966 Vol 7 No 10
March 1966
Mar 1966 Vol 7 No 11
April 1966
Apr 1966 Vol 7 No 12
May 1966
May 1966 Vol 8 No 1
June 1966
June 1966 Vol 8 No 2
December 1966
Dec 1966
New Publisher
February March 1967
Feb/Mar 1967 Vol 9 No 1?
May 1967
May 1967 Vol 9 No 2?
July 1967
July 1967 Vol 9 No 3
September 1967
Sept 1967 Vol 9 No 4
December 1967
Nov/Dec 1967 (Winter)
March 1968
Mar 1968
June 1968
June 1968
July August 1968
Jul/Aug 1968
December 1968
Dec 1968
Last known issue