Proving that almost anything can be made out of wood, industrial designer JOE HARMON of Mooresville NC built and designed the Splinter with the help of a group of friends. “Wood,” says Harmon, “has high-performance capabilities … a higher strength-to-weight ratio than aluminum, steel or carbon fiber.”
It took him and his team two years to make the car. Species used include maple, ash, birch, hickory, walnut, cherry and oak. The wheels consist of 32 layers of rotary-cut oak veneer. Each spoke can handle 6,000 pounds before snapping.