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High Mileage, Practical, and Good Looking Cars
In the late spring of 2007 a group of people interested in cool cars and the future of personal transportation came together to design and build a car to compete in the Automotive X Prize. The Prize is a $10 million purse posted to inspire the design and construction of manufacturable practical cars that, among other attributes, could achieve 100mpg.
The group of 25 soon dropped to about 15 people who continued to meet monthly to hammer out the design.
The group had a wide range of interest, skill, experience and egos and by late summer had detailed the construction of a three wheel, diesel powered rear engine front wheel drive car based on the X-Prize guidelines. We developed the group into a nonprofit 501-3c organization called Maine Automotive X Team and due to the generosity of a few key donors were able to buy components and begin building in early autumn.Read more: High Mileage, Practical, and Good Looking Cars
The Maine Automotive X Team is committed to the development and promotion of high mileage, practical, and good looking cars. Our most recent project was organizing a multi stage cross country mileage rally this past summer for amateur built and modified production cars. ¬†It was a great success; have a look at the blog for the whole story. There is already interest in a similar event for next year and we are committed to running it ¬†if we can get the cars. It seems many prototype vehicles just don't have the stamina for this Paris to Peking sort of thing. Please prove us wrong and sign up soon!
As a 501-3c organization, all donations are fully tax deductible.