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Old 05-06-2014, 02:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sheepdog 44 View Post
I think that for all tanks that exceed double the range, the winners should be those with the highest average speed. . . .
It is a PASS/FAIL contest against the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. I'm trying to encourage wide-spread attempts to double the miles on one tank which by itself is a real challenge.
Originally Posted by sheepdog 44 View Post
. . . That makes the challenge more interesting and competitive. Doing it at the fastest (slow) possible speed is harder to do than achieving fractionally more mpg or range past a double tank. Driver technique and car preparation are tested far more trying to push the average speed.
That is a different race but sad to say, it is no longer being held and I don't remember who won or what was their prize. Now if we get 10 or more folks wearing a useful piece of clothing, year round that shows what a gas-only, Prius can achieve, it will be well worth the small price paid.

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