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Old 09-28-2009, 11:09 PM   #1
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testing the waters

would anyone in the south be interested in an economy challenge?
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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What do you have in mind??
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:13 PM   #3
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Carolinas Efficiency Rally

Classes:


Modern. This class is for any vehicle built after 1984 any make or model may enter this class.

Vintage. This class id for vehicles built before 1984 any make or model may enter this class providing they fall in this age range

Rules:

Cars/trucks may be altered to improve aerodynamics. gearing may be changed (basically anything goes)
Each participating vehicle will be filled to the brim or to where fuel is visible in the filler neck. the fuel cap will be sealed by means of a piece of blue painters tape across the cap/fuel door. Each car will then drive the course (a map of the course will be made available several days before the event) at or below the posted speed limit. Upon completion of the course each car will be refilled as they were at the beginning of the event and milage will be calculated.


Awards:

Best MPG.
awards will be given in each class for the top 3 competitors

Best % over EPA.
This award will be given to the top 3 vehicles who bettered their EPA rating. (this award unfortunately is for Modern class only due to the difficulty in finding EPA ratings for some vintage vehicles)

Best Over All.
This will be given to the participant who achieved the best milage in the event.



Entry:

Any car/truck may enter. All Modern class cars must enter the EPA rating of the vehicle to be entered in the % challenge.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:38 PM   #4
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I have about a 100mile route planned.

I will attempt to put together a mid OCT trial run I will need 5 volunteers to see if this will actually work. Like I said a trial run. if it works I'll start organizing for a spring time event (there is better gas in spring) and we'll have a go. entry in the actual event shouldn't exceed $25 per car and we'll limit the entries to just 30 to keep traffic problems to a minimum. Cheering squads are free
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:08 PM   #5
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this is the planned route
Route

this will combine hills city and highway type speeds and some lovely scenery
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:50 AM   #6
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OK folks October 17th we will be holding a trial run of the MPG rally this will be a free event all you need to participate is a car, truck or bike and some money for gas. we will meet at the Shell station across from UNCC on 49 where each tank will be brimmed. Each car will be sent out at 1 minute intervals . the end of the rally is at the same shell station where the tanks will be brimmed again and we will calculate milage on the fuel used. This will be for bragging rights so no charge to participate. For practical reasons we need to limit participants to 5-10 total.

PM me if you will be attending.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:54 AM   #7
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if you are going to attend PM me with : your name, make and model of the car you plan to bring and if you can find it the EPA milage rating
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:02 AM   #8
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1.Phil 1988 Subaru RX turbo EPA 19-23 Avg 20
2. Tom 1991 Nissan 240sx (man) 19-26 avg 22.5
3. Josh 2009 Honda Fit EPA 27-33 Avg 27
4.Chad 1998 Dodge Neon EPA 29-41 AVG 35
5.Jeff 1988 Honda CRX HF EPA 41-50 Avg 45.5
6. 1slowcrx 1997 BMW318ti 20-29 Avg 23
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:04 PM   #9
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I forgot to look at the Nascar calendar the 17th is a race a lowes so traffic will be nuts I will be postponing the event till the 25th
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Ust a reminder to those planning to attend it will still be on the 25th.
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