Sunday, July 27, 2014

Solar cars

A friend had informed me about the American Solar Challenge race that was scheduled to pass right through Waverly this weekend.  Teams of college students build solar cars that compete in week-long, cross-country races.  This year's race was from Austin, TX to Minneapolis, MN.  I followed the Iowa State PrISUm car online from Omaha to Marshalltown.  I thought we would miss them in person, but as we were driving home from church, we passed the team from Montreal.  Then we passed the ISU car halfway to Waverly.  We parked at the corner where they had to turn onto Bremer Avenue so we could take a picture.  Not something you see every day!  The ISU team ended up finishing 3rd in the competition.

Team car from Montreal
ISU car on Hwy 218
ISU turning onto Bremer Ave.
Heading to a 3rd place finish

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