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" 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

Ukrainian Creates Modern-Retro Hybrid Woodmobile

When you're in the Ukraine you've got to make your own fun, which is we guess how Vasily Lazarenko ended up with this 1981 Opel-based wooden monstrosity. Half is a decently attractive homage to the curvaceous beauties of the late 1930s, while the other half is a more modern automobile with a profile only Viktor… » 11/20/07 10:45am 11/20/07 10:45am