Racing driver wanted

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With the Cartie Race down Brechin High Street fast approaching, Duncan McIntosh Trailers are on the lookout for a keen youngster to pilot their Gravity Racer.

Realising that not all people have access to the fabrication facilities that Duncan McIntosh’s have on hand, they are offering the opportunity to race in their newly-built state of the art machine. As distributors of Thule products, it seemed logical to make the cartie out of one of their aerodynamic roofboxes, which they kindly donated to the cause. For added strength and safety the roofbox has been coupled with a steel chassis and rollcage. The brakes are hand-operated hydraulic disc brakes normally used on downhill mountain bikes.

It also features independent suspension on each wheel and this is where the company’s trailer knowledge came to the fore.

Ian McIntosh explained: “We were looking for a cheap, simple and robust way of providing some shock absorption for the drivers and I realised that lightweight trailer suspension units would be ideal. I made a quick call to one of our suppliers to confirm sizes and suitability and that was it!

“I realise that people will think we have taken this all far too seriously, but we’re just having great fun!”

Duncan McIntosh are looking for a 12 to 15 year old, male or female, who would to drive their cartie in the Novice Under-16 class. The winner will need to get an indemnity form signed by a parent or guardian before racing.

To enter, all you have to do is logon to the Duncan McIntosh Trailer’s facebook page at and leave a reply stating why you deserve the drive. The funniest answer will win, so make them laugh! Competition ends on Friday, October 26, at 5 p.m., when a winner will be picked out and messaged.