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1stplace Race for the Future 2012

August 25th will mark the third anniversary of the Race of the Future competition, where makers create alternative energy vehicles and race them through the streets of Whiting, IN.

Gas prices are on the rise once again with no apparent end in sight. The need for discovering and perfecting alternate energy sources has never been greater. The “Race for the Future” aims to encourage, inspire and promote the development of vehicles powered by non-traditional energy sources.

We believe in the power of the everyday genius. Bringing together creative minds from various fields is the key to unlocking the breakthrough technologies that will power our future. When inventive minds mingle, the sparks of invention always fly.

Our call is to the garage inventor and the basement tinkerer, as well as to those with expertise in the fields of design and production. We invite all, young and old, dreamers and designers, inventors and builders from all over the world to join us in making history.

While our main objective is to encourage the discovery of new energy sources, our competition this year has been expanded to include experimental electric vehicles as well as vehicles which demonstrate improvements to existing technologies.

The “Race for the Future” has proved to be a meeting place for the curious and creative minds of Northwest Indiana, Southern Michigan and the Chicagoland area. This year we expand our invitation to the nation and the world.

Join us on August 25, 2012, at the third annual “Race for the Future”, sponsored by the Alternate Power Initiative and the City of Whiting, Indiana. Bring your ideas, build a vehicle, race with us and together we will pioneer the future of transportation.

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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