Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Gary’s Golf Carts Offers High-Performance Transportation and Custom Cart Innovation

Gary’s Golf Carts, a renowned name in the customized golf cart industry, has rapidly become a go-to source for high-quality, custom golf carts, catering to an impressive list of clientele from the racing world. Founded by former drag racer and motorsport enthusiast Gary Palinkas, the company has leveraged its deep roots in the racing community to deliver exceptional products and services.

Gary Palinkas, whose career in drag racing began in the early ’80s, transitioned from the fast-paced world of drag racing to the equally demanding business of golf carts. His extensive experience on the NHRA and IHRA circuits not only honed his mechanical and technical expertise but also established his reputation in the motorsports community.

After relocating from Connecticut to North Carolina, Gary observed a growing demand for high-quality, customized golf carts in his community and local campgrounds. “I started dabbling with the golf cart business back in Connecticut, but it was when we moved to North Carolina that things really started to pick up,” said Palinkas. 

Today, Gary’s Golf Carts has expanded, offering sales, rentals, and services from their main location in Lincolnton, North Carolina, and a newly opened branch in Jensen Beach, Florida.

Clients of Gary’s Golf Carts include prestigious names like Connie Kalitta, Jim Dunn, J&A Service, the Coughlin family, KB Titan, Chris Bostick Racing, and more, demonstrating the trust and confidence the racing community places in Palinka’s expertise. “Being around the racing industry and known by many helps; word travels fast when you deliver quality,” Gary explained.

The company’s process for creating custom golf carts begins with understanding the specific needs and preferences of each client. Whether a client desires a cart for general use or needs a specialized build for racing teams, Gary’s Golf Carts is equipped to handle requests with precision and personalization. Customers can start by visiting the company’s website or contacting them directly to discuss customization options.

Despite facing personal challenges, including a heart attack in 2020 and navigating the impacts of COVID-19, Palinkas has continued to push forward, with support from his dedicated team. “I couldn’t do this without our team, including my wife,” he added, emphasizing the collective effort behind the company’s success.

For more information about Gary’s Golf Carts and to view their custom designs, please visit or follow them on Facebook at Gary’s Golf Carts.

This story was originally published on May 8, 2024. Drag Illustrated

You May Also Like


The star-studded STREET OUTLAWS: No Prep Kings series is set to return for its 6th season in the summer of 2023. Fans can expect to...


Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings star and renowned engine builder Pat Musi joined the recent episode of The Wes Buck Show and provided an update...


Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings star Lizzy Musi announced today that she has been diagnosed with stage four breast cancer via her Youtube channel....


Ryan Fellows, who starred in “Street Outlaws: Fastest in America,” died in a tragic crash while filming for the show in Las Vegas on...

Since 2005, DI has informed, inspired and educated drag racers from every walk of the racing life - weekend warrior and street/strip enthusiasts to pro-level doorslammer and Top Fuel racers. From award-winning writing and photography to binge-worthy videos to electric live events, DI meets hundreds of thousands of racers where they live, creating the moments that create conversations.