Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The XP-Humm-E!

Recently, I had a private message on a web forum, mentioning a particular green vehicle project which used cedar-strip canoe-building techniques for the vehicle body.

This got me excited. My father has built several wood canoes, and they are all beautiful!

Automobiles and canoes actually have a longer history than you might think. One of the Stanley Steamers of the early 1900's had an aerodynamic body which was literally a canoe turned upside down! It held the world landspeed record for several years.

I've also been interested in both trikes and electric vehicles for some time, so here's your chance to see the ultimate:
Home-built, electric, reverse trike, with a wood strip body.

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