A log car created by Pioneer Log Homes

A log car created by Pioneer Log Homes

Pioneer’s log car on race track today

It is anticipated the log car created by Pioneer Log Homes will set a world record Wednesday for the fastest log car.

It is anticipated a log car created by Pioneer Log Homes Ltd. being tested Wednesday at a race track south of Phoenix, Arizona will set a world record for the fastest log car while raising funds for veteran groups.

For two years the Williams Lake-based company and stars of the HGTV show Timber Kings have been planning the project.

“We are going to get the world record for log car from Guinness,” said Bryan Reid Sr., founder and owner of the company by phone.

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.

Proceeds from the sale of the car will go 100 per cent to veterans, Reid said.

Watch the Tribune for details on how the test run went.