Rumours that The Looker is going down hill fast, h11887931_10153476700040516_761629476953403751_n 11898546_10153476729685516_4767303606497705251_n ave been confirmed as the unveiling of the new Looker speed 4 gravity racer today
The sleek orange and white racer has taken Looker editor David Wimble three months to build he told us; “Having taken part in several soap box derby’s I wanted to build something a bit special this year for the winter season of soap box / gravity races across the South East, this years car has a very low centre of gravity so should prove very stable, It was welded up in true soap box fashion, mainly judging things by eye and tack welding the steel together, I should point out, that I am no welder and just had a go at what I think a gravity racer should look like, a sort of mini formula one racer, I would like to thank a few people who helped get the kart ready, Andrew Podmore from MAC Cycles who supplied the 20” rims and disc brakes, Ben Peach from Marsh Alloys, for agreeing to help paint the Kart and Alan Usher from Top Banana Banners who donated the sponsors graphics. And last but not least John Harmer who helped set up the steering geometry.”
The first outing for the soapbox will be on Bank holiday Monday at the Aldington Soap Box Derby followed by a number of other events over the South East.
A full event photo report will be online by Monday night and so watch out and see how The Looker Speed 4 went on its first outing in anger!