Friday, March 23, 2012

Something a Little Different: Solar power Car Race Australia

Of special interest to Brits might be the terrifying outback ordeal link, and there is also a Dutch interest in the race.

Watching the video however, I couldn't help but think how hot it must have been sat in that perspex bubble. I had a similar experience during my one and only shot at gliding, hot as hell it was.

World Solar Challenge: The Musical

Oz heliowheels race for your viewing pleasure
By Lester Haines
27th January 2012

Video Last October, we at El Reg's Special Projects Bureau jetted off to Oz in pursuit of the World Solar Challenge – a gruelling 3,000km test of the planet's most advanced solar cars.

It took us a while to recover from the terrifying Outback ordeal – five days of hellish survival which saw us deprived of the most basic human needs, including a decent net connection and professional skin-moisturising products.

Suffice it to say, the subsequent therapy paid off, and we've finally put together a video overview of the event, which we hope gives a flavour of what the WSC's all about.

Btw, it's not really a musical, but we threw a few bars into the mix to give the vid a bit more va-va-voom. Enjoy: The Register


Anonymous said...

Himself said...

Interesting, thank you.