All-Wooden Speedball Special Roadster Built, For Sale In St. Louis

In the September, 1956 issue of Mechanix Illustrated, directions for a lightweight, wooden speedster powered by a motorcycle engine caught the eye of some deranged boat builder on the west coast. Here's the result: a modified version of the Speedball Special. Best news? It's for sale. The car was originally built in… » 11/24/08 4:00pm 11/24/08 4:00pm

Tryane II Continues March of Wooden Cars

Take a look at those wheels — the three lugs are a dead giveaway as to what lies beneath the slippery hand crafted exterior. That's right, the Tyrane II started life as a Citroen 2CV but its obviously much modified from the original. Builder Friend Wood, no we're not kidding, started work on the car by removing one… » 4/28/08 1:20pm 4/28/08 1:20pm

"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