British Columbia

'Timber Kings' star makes car out of a single piece of western red cedar

It's not just for show, you can actually take it for a spin. Williams Lake man makes a car out of a single tree.

Williams Lake man makes what could be the world's only car made out of wood

First look at a car made out of a single piece of log (Bryan Reid Sr.)

It's not just for show, you can actually take it for a spin. 

CBC Daybreak Kamloops got the first sneak peak into a car made out of a single piece of western red cedar. It's all hush-hush until the big launch of it later this year. 

"It has a lot of character, not just a round car. It has fins that are actually part of the original tree," said Bryan Reid Sr., founder of Pioneer Log Homes of B.C. and one of the stars of HGTV Canada's Timber Kings. 

The crew at Pioneer Log Homes creates some of the more interesting log cabins. (Sotheby's Realty)

The tires are rubber, the axles and frames are metal, the wheels aluminum but the rest of it is all log.

The cedar rocket — as they call it — could possibly be the only wooden car in the world and is gunning for the title of the fastest log car in the world.

The car weights 2,200 pounds and will undergo a $100,000 paint job, once the mechanics of it is done. 

It is going to be ready just in time for Christmas and it will then be auctioned off, with the proceeds going to a veteran military group.

To hear the full interview listen to the audio labelled Williams Lake man makes a wooden car with the CBC's Daybreak Kamloops. 


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