World's Fastest Log

World's Fastest Log

Star of HGTV Canada's Timber Kings, Bryan Reid Sr., received a Guinness World Record for the "fastest motorized log." Yes, you read that right!

Reid partnered with a New York-based turbine company to make the venture a reality. The record was set by the "Cedar Rocket" at a quarter-mile track at Wild Horse Motorsports in Arizona.

The body of the car was carved out of a 240-year-old Western red cedar. The whole car weighs in at 1,000 kilograms (2500 lbs.); a quarter of which is battery weight. It sits atop a Mazda RX-8 frame.

The "Cedar Rocket's" power comes from two 20-horsepower electric turbines. It maxed out at 90km/h (56mph) for the quarter mile. Some additional punch is provided by a 35-horsepower, direct drive electric motor powering the differential.

Following a North American tour, Reid plans to return to the Barrett-Jackson auction next year, where he will auction the rocket and donate all monies to veterans' charities.

It's a frickin' log. A log that rips down the tarmac. What could possibly be any cooler?

Check out video of the electric log car at the source link below.

Source: The Province