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Old 07-15-2009, 10:23 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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Bob Gillespie, organizer of the Green Grand Prix sent along a scan of a magazine article that was just published by Victory Lane Magazine ("The Vintage & Historic Racing News Magazine ") about the event.

I love the paragraph about the EM participants:

Two of the more interesting cars were the Pontiac Firefly and Honda Civic entered by members of the Ecomodders Car Club. Every car club I've been involved with has been concerned with making the cars go faster, but these young people are passionate about improving the mileage and emissions of their cars. I didn't get to talk to them about the mechanical modifications, but visually you could see that wheel openings had been covered to help airflow, as well as part of the grill opening, while, for lack of a better word, a spoiler was attached at the back window, again for the airflow.

Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now in progress...
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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