31 July 2023
As the build finish-line looms ever closer, planning has started for the trailer to store, transport and display the Viper at events.
Considerations have been made, with more decisions to be finalised and approved. Road safety and road-worthiness, registration, engineering and safety, braking and electrical systems, suspension, security, weather-proofing, Australian standards, crowd control at events, towing vehicle considerations and limitations, interactivity and safety at events.
I’ve been in discussion with some reputable people in the industry, who have all given me some good advice, leads etc. I will be constructing it myself in my workshop, then taking it in for inspection at the motor registry.
Below are some concept mock-ups in cardboard, to help plan for dimensions, centre of gravity and materials.
It is by no means an end-design as some things like axle-positions still need to be calculated and moved. The roof will come off in sections and all sides will fold down to a level platform or be removed. One side will be for mount/dismount and cockpit sitting/photos, while the other side will be platform only, (bollards all around), for group photos and uninterrupted views and photography.
The Viper will be side-loaded on it’s dolly trolleys and once in position, they will be removed and it will stay on the trailer permanently.