Thursday, October 25, 2007

Continuum Finishes!!

Continuum has now reached Adelaide and has successfully completed the 2007 World Solar Challenge! We completed the race in 46 hours and 3 minutes with an average speed of 65.09 km/hr. This puts us at 36 hours and 2 minutes not including the time lost from the accident with an average speed of 83.83 km/hr! Stay tuned for results as the Teams behind us finish the race! As soon as we hear from the race crew in Australia I'll get a more detailed update as well!




Blogger Sasha said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are all so proud of you and cannot wait for you to get back! I am very impressed with your comeback and truly proud to be part of this team!

Sasha Voloshina
Electrical '07

October 25, 2007 at 10:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations team. Its a proud day for Michigan.

Michael Brackney
05 Momentum

October 25, 2007 at 10:39 PM  
Blogger Frederic Barthelemy said...

Amazing job guys. We've worked so long and so hard for this. It's a shame about the crash, but we rallied and definitely showed them what a world class team looks like. I expect to celebrate with all you in Michigan when I come back for a week for Thanksgiving.

Go Blue.

Frederic Barthelemy
Strategy Division, ExCom,
University of Michigan Solar Car Team 2007 Continuum

October 25, 2007 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger E Relson said...

Congratz guys. Continuum's the winner in my mind.

(and for the second half of the race, Alice Springs -> Adelaide, word is that we have the fastest time)

The atmosphere was jubilant among the ten of us refreshing our browsers in a CAEN lab.

Go Blue!

October 25, 2007 at 10:58 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Congratulations on a great finish! You have all done a terrific job and really showed how amazing your team can perform under pressure. It's been fun watching the updates, but I'm sure things are even more exciting on that side of the Pacific. Enjoy it, we're all so proud of you!
Maggie Hayes
'05 Momentum Ops

October 25, 2007 at 11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing effort! You make us all proud; what a great comeback! I can't wait to see pictures.

A random fan in Michigan

October 25, 2007 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger ashley said...


Great job coming back from a challenging situation and doing very well in the race on top of that!

Ashley Milne
'01 Race Crew

October 25, 2007 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger dearmania said...

I just called (12:30pm AU)and talked to my daughter Deanna...they were getting out of their cars and getting ready to run with Continuum as it crosses the finish line.


October 25, 2007 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger yodamom said...

WOW!!!!!!! Your journey has truly been inspiring. We could not be more proud. "GO BLUE" has just been redefined.


We Love You, Garrick!!!!

DAD, MOM and Kristen

October 25, 2007 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger jose said...

Great job guys! You ran a great race and have added another great chapter to U of M Solar Car team history.

Jose Alvarez
97 & 99 Solar Car Team

October 25, 2007 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger Michael Adams said...

Way to go, everybody. Way to stick it out and race the car to the finish. You gained an immense amount of respect throughout the entire solar racing community.

"Well, I guess if a person never quit when the going got tough, they wouldn't have anything to regret for the rest of their life." - Lance Armstrong, Dodgeball.

Michael Adams
Team Mechanical/Ops
Momentum '05

October 26, 2007 at 12:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job guys! Go Blue!

Don Nguyen
Power and Electrical, 05

October 26, 2007 at 12:39 AM  
Blogger a southern Oregon fan said...

You made so many people proud of your determination and skills! It was exciting to read about each accomplishment.There can be no doubt the Michigan Solar Car Team has a Winning attitude....
Thank you for all of your work to finish with class!!
Go Blue...
Go smooth and true...
And "continue" going FAST.......

October 26, 2007 at 12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anita said...

A million times congratulations! You all are fantastic and we are immensely proud of you! Now it's time to relax and breathe.

Leaving love from the home front.

October 26, 2007 at 1:52 AM  
Anonymous Peter Balogh said...

Congratulations! Your hard work and determination have shown the world the character and spirit of the Michigan tradition. Go Blue!

Peter Balogh
Crew Chief, Momentum

October 26, 2007 at 3:29 AM  
Blogger Donna Adams said...

Congratulations on a courageous and outstanding race!!! It was great fun to relive the thrills of 05 by reading your blog updates every day, and the entire team has much to be proud of.


Donna & Steve Adams
'05 Momentum Parents

October 26, 2007 at 6:56 AM  
Anonymous Lauren said...

Wish I could have been there cheering for you at the finish line, but I'm sure Beth and Jim Ignaut were trigger-happy supporters, documenting the whole thing so I'll get the full report next week.

Congrats to you all! What a testament to all of your hard work this adventure of a WSC has been!

So happy for you all!

Bring on the NASC!! WOOT WOOT

October 26, 2007 at 8:49 AM  

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