Just prior to World War II the inventor of the automobile, Henry Ford, was developing cars made of some of the toughest, lightest material known to man. That, believe it or not, was plant material.
Ford was experimenting with various plants and the one that produced the strongest auto body was hemp. The war interrupted Ford’s experiments and he died shortly after that.
Today, another pioneer, Bruce Dietzen, is manufacturing hemp auto bodies. He showed off one of his creations in Greenville recently at the invitation of Don and Jan Stover at the Owl Creek Gazette.
Click below to hear Bruce visit with WGEL’s John Kennedy about his cannabis car: