Thrill-seeking pensioners summoned up the spirit of Dastardly and Muttley in Arbroath on Saturday.
Mobility scooters whizzed around at speeds of up to 8mph during a wacky races funded by the Arbroath COPD Group.
The town’s Low Common resembled the Monaco Grand Prix street circuit as drivers pitted their wits against each other.
The Arbroath Mobility Scooter Wacky Races included activities aimed at giving confidence to both novice and advanced mobility scooter users.
The event was organised to highlight a scooter’s impact on people who feel “trapped” indoors by disability or age.
The first of its kind in Scotland, it featured learner driving training to all mobility scooter users, wacky races and time trials.
Mobility scooter wacky races underway in Arbroath today. The spirit of Dastardly and Muttley is alive and well! pic.twitter.com/yFDXT55sWb
— Graeme Strachan (@C_GStrachan) July 23, 2016
Whilst the day was primarily aimed at mobility scooter users who may be disabled or elderly, there were also events for children.
Organiser Donald Downie, whose wife Kathy is secretary for the support group, was conducting the beginners’ course on Saturday.
He said many people who could benefit from owning a scooter are nervous or unsure about trying one and the wacky races was an opportunity to “try one out in a controlled environment with no hazards and even have a go in some fun events on courses designed to instil confidence in mobility scooter users”.
Full story and pictures in Monday’s Courier.