The 2005 North American Solar Challenge began in Austin, TX on July 17th and followed a 2,500-mile route to Calgary, Alberta where the race finished on July 27th. The victors of this year's race hail from the University of Michigan. Their unofficial cumulative time was 53 hours, 59 minutes and 43 seconds with an average speed of 46.2 mph. Despite the guy from the post below who believes that Michigan possesses no more invention, the U of M team used its invention to beat the second place team from the University of Minnesota by 11 minutes and 52 seconds and those smarty-pants guys from MIT by 2 hours and 35 minutes.



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