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Old 05-04-2014, 10:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
bwilson4web
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Originally Posted by Cobb View Post
I use to be into stuff like that, but then I learned to what extend people go to "cheat". Inflating tires to 120 psi, gutting the interior of the vehicle. Shorting the fluids a qt in the tranny, engine, radiator, draining the windshield washer fluid just to name a few.
I agree! To which I would also add:
  • Driving 1,000 miles for a 30 mile "rally"
  • Labor needed to handle traditional rally logistics
  • "Bowling tophy" never seen again
The rules are a combination of "lessons learned" from previously failed rallies plus my first 1,000 mile tank.

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When I did mpg runs I used the cruse control and filmed a segment with youtube to show the settings on the ac, heater, radio, etc.
I'm OK with a recorded video but duration of my 1,000 tank was over 40 hours and boring as heck. I won't be watching a youtube video that long.

All I'm looking for is an ending photo like this:
  • 1,000.8 miles is less than 2x the full tank range range
  • 1000.8 / 91.8 = 10.9 gallons :: I could have added 2 gallons and easily met the 2x tank range
I designed the rules to avoid the problems of past rallies yet be achievable. It won't be easy but the prize, a wind breaker with the numbers, isn't enough of a prize to justify going nuts . . . not that some won't insist on it.

Seriously, if you see a problem with the rules, let me know. The contest does not start until June 1st and I'm OK with fixing problems before the start.

Bob Wilson
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