Pioneer Log Homes Ltd. of Williams Lake has set a Guinness world record for the fastest motorized log car while raising funds for veteran groups.
The company’s founder and owner Bryan Reid Sr. set the record Wednesday, Jan. 20 at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix, Arizona.
“It was unreal —once in a lifetime, 90 km in 1/4 mile,” Reid texted the Tribune Thursday.
Reid’s efforts were also filmed for Timber Kings, the popular HGTV Canada show that features Pioneer Log Homes and is in its third season.
The car’s body is made from one giant cedar tree harvested near Bella Bella and powered by two Buffalo turbines made by one of Pioneer’s customers in Buffalo, New York.
In a previous interview, Reid credited Gerald Overton Sr. of Williams Lake for being in charge of the mechanical aspects of the log car while Pioneer has been in charge of all the wood work.
The car weighs about 2,200 pounds.All proceeds from the sale of the car will go to veterans, Reid said.