Jim Cairns is both the executive producer of The Ride and one of the featured characters. He has a unique command of the English language and is renowned for his one-liners; his favourite sayings are “Let’s make it happen!” and “I’m onto it like a fat rat”, followed by “You’ve got to piss out of the dick you got”.
Jim was the mastermind behind the trip and the driving force that pulled it all together. He wanted to make a documentary of the adventure to raise awareness about what people with a disability can do, so he teamed up with Sandra to help him realise his vision. Prior to his diversion into filmmaking, for many years Jim was the WA General Manager of Operations for Caterpillar. Jim is married to the wonderful Marianne and has two beautiful children.