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How automobile bodies evolved through history from wood to carbon fiber

Industry insider George Wand portrays the automobile's changing shapes and various materials used during its 125 year history.

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Biofore concept car is a plant-laden, sustainable ride

Old-school surfers have a special place in their heart for the classic paneled station wagons affectionately referred to as "woodies." Now, some folks in Finland are looking to put a new spin on the term with what it says will be the ultimate "green" vehicle.

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Vilner adds wood paneling to Land Rover Defender

Bulgarian tuner Vilner has some kind of Luxo-Ray that fires munitions packed with at least two tons of quilted leather and Alcantara, then aims it at just about everything as soon as it can be reloaded.

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Translogic drives wood-burning Mercury Beaver XR-7

You read the title right, we're talking about the Mercury Beaver XR-7. No, Mercury never officially built a car called the beaver. This is the brainchild of upstate New Yorker Chip Beam, who owns and operates Beaver Energy, LLC. It runs on gases created by wood pellets fermented in a 2,400-degree furnace and fed to a supercharged Ford 4.6-liter V8.

Wood-bladed Audi R8 makes us laugh, cry

The Audi R8's won a lot of admiration for its avant-garde styling, and those side blades are perhaps the supercar's most interesting styling feature. One owner, however, evidently wasn't satisfied with the carbon-fiber or aluminum finish, so he came up with a different approach that's considerably more... down to Earth.

ABG Top 10: Greenest toy cars for the holidays

digg_url = 'http://digg.com/arts_culture/Top_10_Greenest_toy_cars_for_the_holidays'; It's almost Christmas, so I compiled a list of the top 10 green toy cars for you. Any toy on this top 10 list would be a great gift for that green, gear-head kid (or kid at heart) on your Christmas/holiday shopping list. The list includes toy cars that are created or p

It's Friday: enjoy a wooden, solar toy car

This car will never run out of batteries. Why? It runs on light. You don't have to worry about plastics in this toy. Why? It's wood. Yes, it's a solar-powered wooden car. All the right combinations in a toy car you have been waiting for.

Pining for a new Cadillac roadster?

Wooden it be nice to spruce up your driveway with a(n) teak roadster? All right, we'll stop.