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The Dolphin hand-built wooden car with Datsun mechanicals is for sale

Award-winning car took 5 years to build, year to rebuild after crash

The British Morgan sports cars still have wood in their frames. But it's rare to see wood used to the extent that you see here: Californian car fabricator Peter Portugal is selling "The Dolphin," a hand-built wooden roadster that uses a 1979 Datsun 280ZX drivetrain and an MGB front suspension. The wood used in it comes from a 250-year-old tree that fell in a storm in 1981, certainly making it more Redwood than

The wooden Toyota Setsuna lumbers into Milan Design Week

Toyota crafts the Setsuna concept predominantly from wood and with a technique that doesn't use nails or screws. The unconventional automotive construction material is supposed to change over time like our relationship with our car. It premieres at Milan Design Week.

100 designers give their interpretation of the wooden toy car

Automoblox, the little and terrifically simple wooden cars, are part of Autoblog's holiday giveaway every single year. And every single year, tons of people try to win them. So even though scale-model cars are as detailed as the real thing, R/C cars can go faster than and do things that real cars can't, and real cars have previously unthinkable amounts of power and tricks that toy cars still haven't even imagined, folks continue to queue up for a

Splinter Update: Students making progress on wooden supercar

Click above for new high-res renderings of the Splinter Wooden Supercar

eBay find of the Day: one-off 1959 Wooden Ariel Custom

Click above for more shots of the custom Ariel-powered wooden car

eBay Find of the Day: 1952 Ariel Square Four wooden racer

Click above for more shots of the custom Ariel-powered wooden car

Splinter supercar gets its wooden debut

Click above for high-res gallery of the Splinter Wooden Supercar

Another car that is made from biomass ... wood

This is the second vehicle that we've shown you which is made almost entirely of biomass. The first one was undoubtedly cool and used hemp materials for the bodywork. That car ran on ethanol and would be a first class ride for the right person, and it was capable of 150 miles per hour. This one, on the other hand, is

Civic owner goes out on a limb with hickory Honda

They're just coming out of the woodwork now. Just the other day we nailed it with the log-wheeled Skoda, and now comes news of a faux-wood Civic. Don't the owners know that fake

Trees are green, right? Then this must be the greenest car on the road!

I'm not really sure what to say about this car. I guess I'll start by admitting that this is not really a "green" car, I am posting about it anyway, because I thought you might like it. I am not sure if this car is really wood under the wooden "scales" that adorn the outer skin, and I can't understand the owner in the video either. But, if the car were made mostly of wood, then this would be sustainable, right? Just kidding!

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.