The Tour de Sol Reports, 2006
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Unless otherwise noted, these all photos were taken by and Copyright 2006 to John Helwig.


This has been a vehicle with staying power, in the Tour de Sol since 1992.

I just noticed the overhead rear view mirror, mounted top-center on the windshield.

Opened up for service. Notice that the older solar panels can be stored below the back array. A Tour de Sol rule allows solar vehicles to use extra panels for charging when stopped provided they are carried by the vehicle during the event.

If you've built a Junior Solar Sprint car, you might recognize these solar cells.

Here you can see the sort of stress the wheels are subjected to during the "cone test" that evaluates the vehicle's handling.