The North American Solar Challenge finished today (official photos from entire race), with the finish line and reception area at the University of Calgary. The team from the U of C finished to cheers of hundreds (but I couldn't see because I was stuck in a huge line for a free BBQ burger...)

Solar Race Finish - 27

Lots of cool (but scarily tiny) solar powered cars. A surprisingly huge turnout - crowd was huge! And some irony thrown in for good measure. They lit the Olympic torch for the duration, burning more fuel than was consumed by all cars for the entire duration of the 2000-mile race. And a local shopping centre showed up with their Hummer2, to, well, be cool n stuff. Bling. And use more fuel than the entire race consumed (if you don't count the fleet of supporting vehicles...)

Solar Race Finish - 5
Solar Race Finish - 14