Craig Vetter of motorcycle fairing fame had a fuel economy run for motorcycles in the 70s and 80s. It was really informal, done on public roads and was done on a trust basis. Harleys with taller gearing were getting over 80 mpg and some reached over 100 mpg. I think it died off due to lack of interest. The time may be right to start something like this again.
Here is a good email I just got awhile ago from James Dunn. It looks like I may have a spot. I'm heading to Pennsylvania sometime in February(?) to make some final preparations. Don't want to give too much away in case the forum has "eyes and ears". PM me for more details. Here's the email:
Larry - We will have a "Fun" entry category which could accommodate you.
More details in about 10 days.
From: LARRY TROWBRIDGE [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, December 23, 2005 1:54 AM
To: Dunn, James
Subject: RE: 2006 Tour de Sol
Is there any way I could modify my car to comply with the requirements?
If not, is there a way I could compete, such as following all of the
strict requirements that everyone else does, without actually being
eligible for a prize? For me the Tour de Sol is more about the learning
experience than anything. Thanks.
On 12/21/2005 11:01:46 PM, Dunn, James (email@example.com) wrote:
> Larry - We have not ruled it out totally, but looks somewhat unlikely.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: LARRY TROWBRIDGE [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 8:58 PM
> To: Dunn, James
> Subject: 2006 Tour de Sol
> Hi Jim,
> I heard that there may not be a category for cars like my Saturn or
> more everyday type cars in next
> year's rally. Is this true or have I heard wrong? Since it's only a
> months away I wanted to know for planning purposes. Thanks.
> Larry Trowbridge
Horsepower is how hard you hit the wall, torque is how much of the wall you take with you.