Alternative fuels power cars in around-the-world race

The race is a long one, so it's got a title to match. The first "Great Race World 35,000km, New York to Paris 2008" will kick off next February in New York City and feature cars powered by alternative fuels. The race commemorates the 100th anniversary of 1908's "Greatest Auto Race". Complete details are not yet available, but there will be two divisions, one for Classis (pre-1969) cars and a more modern car class. Cars will drive across America, be shipped to Shanghai and then drive to Paris for a total drive of over 14,000 miles. There will be a $1 million Innovation Prize to the Innovation Technology division winner. For upcoming details, check the race website.

[Source: Rogers Group]

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