"Splinter" Apparently Popular Name For Wooden Cars

The Splinter wooden supercar we saw last week is apparently going to be the second car bearing the foreboding moniker. Artist Isaac Cohen displayed his version of a wooden car named Splinter a couple of weeks ago at the Houston Art Car Parade. The gull-wing wonder is the result of thousands of hours of work and while… » 4/28/08 9:20am 4/28/08 9:20am

The Splinter All-Wood Supercar Is Real, Not Giant Fictional Ninja Rat

When we first saw the Splinter wooden supercar back in February, it was one of those "oh yeah, right, a wooden supercar, whatever" situations. We thought the Splinter was a flight of fancy — nothing more than crazy auto-loving NC State kids being crazy auto-loving NC State kids. We were wrong. Splinter's just made… » 4/23/08 11:20am 4/23/08 11:20am

NC State Students To Build Wood Supercar

We've been tossing around the idea of wood cars for a while, but not until now has an ambitious group really wanted to test the limits of wood by creating a performance car out of cellulose products derived from trees. Joe Harmon and his NC State comrades have developed and begun the initial phases of production of… » 2/20/08 4:40pm 2/20/08 4:40pm