‘Woody’ the car is a work of the heart for the Soines
Woody the car began with an inspiration that hit Howard Soine one evening in 1999. He wanted to build a wooden truck.
Howard and Joyce Soine, who live in Belgrade, owned Jimmy’s Pizza in New London at the time. Howard had built a float for his business to use in parades. “I thought I should have something to pull the float with,” he said.
He found a 1982 Chevrolet S10 longbox pickup, and started to modify it, intending to tear it down and move the cab back.
“Then I just commenced putting wood to it,” he said. “It just happened one board at a time; there was no plan.” See more in Jennie Zeitler’s Dairyland Peach story.