ASC 2: The Race to the Start

Continuing my coverage of the American Solar Challenge (ASC) this coming July, it’s worth remembering that the real race has been to design, build, and test cars prior to scrutineering on Friday July 6th. This chart shows progress to date, combining social media reports with submission of pre-event documents (see my annotated team status list for the numbers). It can be seen that some teams are still working on completing their cars, while others are ready to rock and roll.

And here are some construction memories. The chassis for Polytech Solar, the Russian team (89):

Appalachian State University (Sunergy, team 828) display the molds for their Cruiser:

Georgia Tech (team 49) add some finishing touches to their car:

Poly Montreal (Esteban, team 55) test their completed car:

ETS Quebec (Eclipse, team 101) summarise their whole build process:


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