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Old 05-04-2008, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Results from MPG Rally in Lacey, WA

Well it was a success. 10 participants, 9 finishers. I must say, very impressive numbers by all!

Wayne Gerdes attracted a local TV station to spread the hypermiling word. The weather kind of sucked, but the booth still received a fair amount of traffic.

AndrewJ had alot of Q&A from the public about his tasteful aero mods. Thanks to his patient wife hanging out at the mall for hours and hours while he did his thing.

The rally was ranked on % over EPA. So here is how it stacked up:

Name: Actual MPG EPA Combined % of EPA Vehicle Desc.
Kim Yee 63.64 33.00 192.84% 02 Saturn SL1
Wayne Gerdes 113.50 64.00 177.34% 02 Honda Insight
Bill Kinney 106.90 64.00 167.03% 03 Honda Insight
Andrew Johnmeyer 68.58 42.00 163.28% 94 Civic CX
Roland Kouhsen 45.07 29.00 155.42% 07 Civic EX
Jud Engeles 95.40 64.00 149.06% 02 Honda Insight
Dan Wright 61.82 45.00 137.38% 00 VW Golf TDI
Matt Oberfield 61.69 45.00 137.10% 03 VW Golf TDI
Ed Miller 63.73 47.00 135.59% 93 Geo Metro
Randy Smith DNF (Problem with final fuel fill.)

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Old 05-04-2008, 01:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice stuff! Way to go, andew,
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Great news & nice effort. Looking forward to some of the war stories after Andrew decompresses. (Unless you want to share.)
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It would be nice to know what kinds of mods some of those cars have. I obviously know about Anderw's mods, and I'm pretty sure I know about the car Wayne used (borrowed?), but Kim Yee's Saturn FE is unexpected.
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It would be nice to know what kinds of mods some of those cars have. I obviously know about Anderw's mods, and I'm pretty sure I know about the car Wayne used (borrowed?), but Kim Yee's Saturn FE is unexpected.
Check out my old gaslog. 62mpg tank. I only used 3/8ths of the tank but my wife needed the car. This tank was logged in rural TN. Taking short trips around my home town. Those are great numbers though. I'd also like to know what mods he has.

http://www.gassavers.org/garage/viewgaslog/127?
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Man, your FE make me feel like a loooooooooooser!
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The car Wayne and Jud used had one mod - a switch to temporarily disable assist/regen. Made it like driving a metro.
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I can't even find any pictures of the rally. Did anyone take a picture and post it?
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Here's a few pics from the MPG rally/alternative energy fair.

Here are all the hypermilers that were competing in the MPG rally (sans myself and the blue Insight that bestmapman and Wayne drove)






And here's everyone getting ready to go on the MPG rally course. Bestmapman ran the course earlier (I think) while myself and Wayne ran the course several hours later.






Here's a few shots of the EV grand prix that was going on throughout the day. These were electric trikes, and some of them where pretty damn fast.











And here are a few of the electrics that were hanging around.

There were several Zapcars. Pretty cool little cars, you Canadians can only drool....





Here's an electric Porsche 914




And an electric pickup truck powered by Ni-Cad aircraft starter batteries. 1.2 volts and 30aH each!





And last but not least an old Citicar that was just sitting in the parking lot, someone drove it to the fair, but wasn't showing it!




And here's the best-looking metro I've ever seen, better yet, it's an XFI conversion. MetroMike's car.

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What was the rally course and was it warm engine or cold?

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