Thursday, July 17, 2008

Some Images from the Start Line

Again continuing in the series of adding photos, here is a set of photos from the start of the race in Plano, Texas.

The official start line.

The solar car lane leading away from the start lined with NASC 2008 flags.

Robert Vogt, head strategist for both the 2003 and 2005 Michigan teams, and Brian Gilchrist, our faculty adviser, join us at the start of the race. Brian stayed with the team until we reached Sioux Falls.

Continuum and the team pose while waiting for the official all team photo to be taken.

Our lead and chase vehicles sit and wait for the start of the race. We were given American and Canadian flags to put on both vehicles. The start of this race was well organized. While the solar cars lined up at the start line, the lead and chase vehicles for each team were put in another line just after the start. When the solar car passed the starting line, the lead vehicle was already in front of the car ready to go. Chase quickly followed behind and we were off down the road.

Continuum sits in position 1 at the start line. Minnisota and Missouri S&T can be seen in the background.

The two Jeffs on the team stand in front of Continuum shortly before the race start.

The team is treated to dinner by the Dallas Alumni Club on Friday before the race begins.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww, I love those group shots!! Especially that one of everyone with the car. Go--well, you know, that color next to green. ;)

July 17, 2008 at 9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great pictures...esp the one using the puddle and the one in which Continuum looks so proud (and somewhat smug) as she is surrounded by her team. And she has every right to be proud (and smug)!

July 17, 2008 at 10:21 PM  

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