One Knotty ’32 Sedan…

One Knotty ’32 Sedan…

I was flipping through the latest Top Gear magazine the other day when the shape of a very familiar car grille caught my eye on a random page. It was beautifully peaked ’32 Ford shell made entirely of wood. The craftsman is Peter Vivian of Dorset, England, who is a rather talented woodworker, cartoonist, and even better he’s a ‘petrolhead’ as the Brit’s say, with cool taste in Hot Rods. All this passion and talent culminated into the very fine soapbox racer you see here, made entirely by hand in his garage of ash, walnut, and other fine woods. In Peter’s words: “I built this soapbox to compete in the 2010 ‘Hotrod Hayride’ soapbox derby where we were beaten in the semi-final and later in the same year at Goodwood where we only made it to the quarter finals but won the trophy for best cart and also for most money raised for charity.  It is built from Walnut, Ash and Ash veneered plywood.  I used 16 inch BMX wheels with the all important white-wall tyres.  It has a single disc brake with miniature track rod ends and a formula Ford steering wheel.”

Once the word got out about his nice little Deuce Sedan, all the hip dad’s wanted one for their kids too. Peter then made a roadster body style, and is now offering a 3 window coupe to complete the ’32 trifecta! Sign me up…

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