How to design a trailer for a custom sports car?

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Catfish, a custom race track sports car needed a lightweight portable trailer to take the car to and from the track. Here’s what GrabCAD, the world’s largest online community for mechanical engineers with 1M members came up with...

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  • Lightweight Portable Trailer Challenge
  • Catfish, a custom race track sports car needed a lightweight portable trailer to take the car to and from the track.
  • Heres what GrabCAD, the worlds largest online community for mechanical engineers with 1M members came up with...
  • 73 submissions. 4 weeks. 10 winners.
  • The Winner grabcad.com/library/catfish-challenge-v-2-1
  • There are two points that we like best about this entry. First, thinkin3d offered a fellow engineer his assistance with his renderings during the challenge. That to me is the essence of GrabCAD. The "noramp" design gets extra points, and the ability to remove the base gives options that standard trailers don't offer. Lastly, the stress analysis results were reassuring for those long trips to Laguna Seca. Catfish designers, Bent Motorsports, DG Motorsports, Cord Bauer Bauer Limited Production, and GrabCAD
  • 2 nd Place grabcad.com/library/v3-and-i-think-final-for-this-project-1
  • *Our favorite wheel suspension design. This wheel assembly drawing alone opens up options for other trailer designs. Mr. Louw seemed to have thought of every contingency and added it into his design. This ramp spent quite a while as the top ramp of the bunch.* Catfish designers, Bent Motorsports, DG Motorsports, Cord Bauer Bauer Limited Production, and GrabCAD
  • rd 3 Place grabcad.com/library/bauer-drop-down-trailer-1
  • The 3 ramp angle alone makes this an interesting trailer, as is the fact that the majority of the suspension parts can be water jet from steel plate. The renderings make this trailer look like it's intended for a Ferrari. Catfish designers, Bent Motorsports, DG Motorsports, Cord Bauer Bauer Limited Production, and GrabCAD
  • Thanks again to the GrabCAD community for an interesting and exciting Challenge. The wealth of talent in this community is amazing. Catfish designers, Bent Motorsports, DG Motorsports and Cord Bauer Bauer Limited Production
  • To learn more go to grabcad.com/challenges/lightweight-portable-trailer-challenge