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Swansea Wales on Wheels: Wooden car prototype on show

A prototype for a three-wheeled wooden car

A prototype for a wooden car will go on show at Swansea's National Waterfront Museum at the weekend.

Designed and built in Caerphilly, Yr Glanaf - or The Cleanest - will be the main attraction at the Wales on Wheels festival on Saturday.

The electric-powered car has a body made of Western Red Cedar and is as strong and light as aluminium.

The three-wheeled vehicle also has a joystick for steering, accelerating and braking.

Speed is shown on the dashboard through pulsing, coloured lights to let the driver concentrate on the road.

Other highlights in the festival include a Wales-made Gilbern car and a Trabant, along with other wheeled transport from the 20th and 21st Centuries.

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