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

Splinter Wooden Supercar Gets Its Body

We've been following the progress of the Splinter » 8/27/08 2:45pm 8/27/08 2:45pm since when the radical wooden supercar being built but some woodworking students came to light, and now we get get to see the body. In a flurry of activity leading up to its display at the International Woodworking Fair, the folks behind Splinter managed to get the…

"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