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From Wooden Cocoon Cars to Wooden Scooters

 - Jul 30, 2009   Updated: May 17 2011
While there are plenty of modern materials that are invented with the sole purpose of making vehicles go faster, some people can’t help but love tried-and-true materials like wood.

However, while wood is nothing new, the ways in which these modes of transportation use the material is certainly different.

From wooden cars to scooters and skateboards, here are 11 wooden rides to love.

Implications - The rise of environmentalism has made designers and consumers alike seek out products made from recycled or reclaimed materials. Wood has grown in favor as a sustainable medium, inspiring all sorts of wooden modes of personal transportation. Companies can take advantage of this opportunity by using reclaimed wood in their products.