This summer, on Aug 19-22, 2009, and unusual road rally will take place in Western Massachusetts, which will give the public a first glimpse of new-generation ultra-economical cars. It's called the One Gallon Challenge.
We have rented an old hunting lodge on the banks of the Connecticut River near Greenfield, Mass. to be our base camp. Entry cars will gather there on Wednesday August 19 and be on display in downtown Greenfield 4-6 PM. Wednesday evening we will have a barbeque back at the Lodge, explain the details of the Rally, and get acquainted with other participants. Cars will be fueled up/charged up at this point.
On Thursday morning Aug 20, the cars, now with odometers and energy gauges zeroed, will re-assemble in the middle of Greenfield, the checkered flag will go down about 11AM, and a 100 mile drive on country roads to Boston's Greenfest at Boston City Hall Plaza will begin. Once there, they will be on display all day Friday and Saturday, showing how much energy they consumed during the trip. Some, having run out of fuel, may finish the last part of the trip on trailers, but all will be on display in Boston ...