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02 July 2011
East Yorkshire man builds car out of recycled materials

A former accountant has built a car mostly made from recycled objects.

Stephen Crawford, from Driffield, created his 21ft (6.4m) long wooden car using old mahogany window frames, cake tins and scrap materials.

Based on a famous 1924 racing car, Mr Crawford's version took nearly three years to build on his farm in Enthorpe.

He said: "We decided to build it out of what we had here. The throttle system is the head of a piston which is fantastic and it works beautifully."

Mr Crawford added: "The wing stays are made from the water pipes from the farm, but the piece de resistance was a brainwave I had when I was shopping in the supermarket and they were selling cake tins at buy one get one free - they're perfect headlamps.

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