Henry Ford Hemp car is the world’s first vehicle made out of cannabis

henry ford hemp carHenry Ford Hemp car is the world’s first plastic car made out of agricultural plastic. Obviously, it was invented by Henry Ford back in 1941 and it was built by him and his team. Henry Ford was a businessman and a visionary who wanted to help Americans during the Great Depression. To do so, he Henry had to think of something that will impress people on global level.

One way to do that was to combine agriculture with industry. Thus, he came up with Henry Ford hemp car. It’s a concept that perfectly answers to the shortage of metal during the World War 2. That’s how the Henry Ford Hemp car blew everyone’s mind away.

Henry Ford Hemp car is the world’s first vehicle made out of cannabis

The frame, made of tubular steel, had 14 plastic panels attached to it. The car weighed 2000 lbs., 1000 lbs. lighter than a steel car. The exact ingredients of the plastic panels are unknown because no record of the formula exists today. However, there are many rumors regarding the Henry Ford hemp car.

One article claims that they were made from a chemical formula that, among many other ingredients, included soybeans, wheat, hemp, flax and ramie. In addition, we know that the the man who was instrumental in creating the car was Lowell E. Overly. He claims it was “…soybean fiber in a phenolic resin with formaldehyde used in the impregnation”.

Unfortunately, we have no clue what the Henry Ford hemp car was specifically made of, how they came up with the invention and why it didn’t reach production. I’m sure that many people have many questions about it. Moreover, there will be tons of those who will try and guess the answers. Nevertheless, we will never know for sure.

In the video below, you can see the sheer strength of the Henry Ford hemp car that could have had a bright future. We truly hope that hemp prohibition won’t last forever.