Welcome to the EcoCAR Year Two Finals!

We are so psyched to be here at the General Motors Desert Proving Ground in Yuma, Arizona! It’s an incredible facility and the teams are fortunate to have such a state-of-the-art place to put their cars to the test.

Everyone’s EcoCARs arrived safely to the proving grounds last week from their university garages. Over the weekend, organizers have been gearing up for the competition finals, making all the final preparations to host more than 300 students, faculty, sponsors and judges when the pits open at the proving ground tomorrow at 7 AM.

The Safety & Technical Inspection team also conducted a preliminary review of all the competition entries over the weekend so the teams will know exactly where they’ll need to turn their wrenches to pass the grueling “Safety/Tech” inspection. Safety/Tech is the first step to qualify for scored dynamic events so teams are anxious to get in the pits to get started.

But before the intense competition begins, teams will be enjoying some outrageous fun with the ever-so-popular “Skit Night” event. The official kick-off of the 2010 EcoCAR competition will include an Air Band contest among all the teams. Look for updates tomorrow on the Green Garage Blog!

Look for more details in the EcoCAR Program, available online here.