"From Bedrock to Bartertown" is built on the chassis of a 1972 V.W. Beetle. I built it in 1995 with the help of Baltimore's Festival of the Arts: Artscape.
The materials that make up the body are chunks of oak, sycamore, maple, cherry and other wood. These materials are combined with disc plow and combine parts, pieces of a chimney flue and various other scrap metal. It has safety glass and improved suspension. The back end opens up to get access to the motor.
The car is natural and organic, a mix of the past and the future. In the car's name, Bedrock refers to the past and is influenced by the Flintstones. Bartertown is inspired by the Mad Max movies.
The pedal car was made as a human powered vehicle also made possible by Baltimore's Artscape. I constructed it in 1997. It weighed in at about 700 pounds and was powered by a person, pedaling a flywheel. In turn it used the inertia from the spinning weight to engage the drive wheels. It worked pretty well as long as you weren't going up hill..
The last vehicle was my 1987 Ford Ranger. Again a project for Baltimore's Artscape, 2009. I removed everything that was not essential for vehicle to run, including all the sheet metal and all the structure above the frame. I then used an 1960's Horn/ New Idea front end loader from a tractor and some pipes that I salvaged from the American Brewery. I moved the seat to the bed of the truck and also put the steering wheel in the middle. It has a summer dogsled cart for a front grill and some caterpillar tractor parts too. It became a super dangerous field runner that was loads of fun to drive.