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bestmapman 12-29-2007 04:51 PM

Ecomodders participating in the NY to Paris Great Race 100th anniversary
 
I just saw on cleanmpg.com that you (MetroMpg) are going to participate in the Great Race MPG challenge. Is this so? Can you give us the details.

SVOboy 12-29-2007 04:54 PM

Darin's being a bum and doing real work instead of constantly refreshing EM, so I'll answer for him: yep, he's doing it with dan, as long as a sponsor pulls through.

I think they'll win, :)

MetroMPG 12-29-2007 11:01 PM

Best place for info is: http://www.greatrace.com

This is the 100th anniversary of the original Great Race (which was immortalized in a movie, I am told - haven't seen it though :p).

It's a multi-class event:
  • a "classic" division (vintage cars);
  • an "Innovation" division (prototype, alt-fuel & hybrid vehicles).
  • and the "MPG challenge", within the Innovation class
The MPG Challenge competition is being organized along with the HybridFest folks, and the plan is to have up to 10 teams driving identical vehicles competing for the best fuel economy over the course of the event. The goals is to demonstrate the efficiency potential of technology + driver in real world conditions, following a set route & prescribed speeds. Hypermiling our butts off, in other words.

I hadn't mentioned anything yet because sponsorship details (primarily the vehicle provider) are still being finalized.

Didn't want to jinx it. ;)

When I know for sure, I'll post all the details.

roflwaffle 12-30-2007 12:05 AM

OMGWTFIHATEU! Congrats! :D

MetroMPG 12-30-2007 12:06 AM

(Psst. Don't jinx it!)

roflwaffle 12-30-2007 01:02 AM

:eek::thumbup::turtle:

bestmapman 01-20-2008 11:59 PM

Any updates on the Great Race?

krousdb 01-21-2008 02:04 PM

Darin????

SVOboy 01-21-2008 03:26 PM

Dan?

krousdb 01-21-2008 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SVOboy (Post 6292)
Dan?

Ben?


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