A MOTORSPORT-mad Scottish couple used a dye-filled tyre to reveal the gender of their baby to family and friends.
Dramatic footage shows the air filed with pinkish-red smoke as the tyres burned out and family members can be heard shouting “it’s a girl!” in excitement.
Ryan and Carla-Jane Fraser, from Lochgelly, Fife, are expecting a new addition to their family and wanted to surprise their relatives with an inventive reveal.
Ryan, 34, and Carla-Jane, 32, say the family is filled with boys – so when they found out they were expecting the family’s first girl, they knew they had to go big.
The couple ordered a £115 tyre from a Polish firm and had it delivered, before gathering family and friends at their home on September 2 (SUN) – some of whom had come over all the way from Canada.
While most were expecting a simple announcement, Ryan and Carla-Jane, who is 22 weeks pregnant, wanted to make the event fun and stand out.
Speaking today, Ryan said: “It’s totally different, not a lot of people have done it, and that’s why we wanted to. The family is just full of boys, so when we found out we were having a girl we knew we had to make it special.
“We ordered the tyre from Poland and it arrived within a few weeks.
“We just told everyone to come to the house, I think they were expecting a cake or maybe something simple. We even had family come over from Canada, but we didn’t give anything away.
“They certainly weren’t expecting me to be revving away in the drive and filling it with smoke.
“There’s still a three foot circle of dye on my driveway, I’ve used petrol and everything on it to get it off, but some of it is still there.”
Footage from the mesmerising event shows Ryan’s Nissan S13 200sx, which he built himself and describes as a “frankenstein creation”, sitting in the couples driveway.
Ryan can be seen in the driver’s seat counting down with his fingers to an expectant crowd.
The HGV driver then dropped the car into second gear, fired on the line lock to keep the front wheels in place and put his foot to the floor before dropping the clutch.
Immediately plumes of pinkish red smoke erupts from the back left tyre of the Nissan and engulf the car.
The smoke rises quickly up into the air as family members can be heard screaming in excitement and shouting: “It’s a girl!”
As the smoke begins to fade, Carla-Jane comes into the shot holding the couple’s son Mason in her arms, and walks towards her ecstatic husband.
Ryan added: “There was lots of burning rubber, the family loved it – and I think the neighbours did too, as they came out to watch it.
“I’ve seen American couples do it online, but not so much over here, but I think it will catch on.
“It was the best way ever for a car guy like me to tell their family we were having a girl.
“Carla-Jane and Mason are very into cars too. I know some men who their wives would stop the from spending money on their cars, forbid it.
“But my wife buys me expensive car parts for Christmas and she is really supportive, I’m a lucky man.
“That’s why we had to do something that fitted with us.”
Earlier this month a couple from Houston, Texas, went viral after their gender reveal party involved a “baby” jumping out of a box.
Yessenia and Eric, who did not disclose their last names, said none of their family were expecting a giant dancing baby to jump out of the box.