Drawing on the wall of the workshop in Camborne, Cornwall where a replica of the world's first motor car is being built. A 130,000 replica of the vehicle - a three-and-a-half ton cast iron, steel and oak monster - is nearly ready to take to the road. * The original steam powered, wooden wheeled vehicle made its first journey on Christmas Eve 1801. It was built by Cornish engineer Richard Trevithick, who took it on its first trip around his home town of Camborne where it was branded the puffing devil. Now members of the Trevithick Society are putting the finishing touches to a replica of the engineer's pioneering vehicle - and readying it for speed trials. 28/3/2001: The replica was completing a journey the original failed to finish 200 years ago. The 130,000, three and a half ton cast iron, steel and oak recreation of Cornish engineer Richard Trevithick's vehicle was having its first trials at Tehidy, near Camborne, Cornwall. The original steam-powered vehicle made its first journey on Christmas Eve 1801 around the town of Camborne where it was branded the "puffing devil". The car, which travels around eight miles on a hundredweight of coal, rumbles along at about four miles an hour.