The Insight Marathon 2006 -- World Record 2,254.4 miles on one tank of fuel

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  1. werdna5225

    werdna5225 New Member

    Re: The Insight Marathon 2006 -- World Record 2,254.4 miles on one tank of fuel.

    I am from Tonkawa and I remeber seeing the cars driving around and wondering what was going on. Its really cool that I stumbled upon this. Why was Tonkawa chosen as a course?
     
  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: The Insight Marathon 2006 -- World Record 2,254.4 miles on one tank of fuel.

    Hi Werdna5225:

    ___We were using Randall’s Insight for the record and he drives through Tonkawa every day. He had mapped out a course to include a minimal number of lights and stop signs, minimal amount of traffic and of course some very courteous small town Oklahoma folks that we had the pleasure to meet. Talk about a great small town. Everybody in Tonkawa that we had the occasion to speak with during the event welcomed us with open arms as well as cheered us on day after day.

    ___About that single light downtown heading south. It can be timed as it was not weight triggered and at night goes to flashing yellow so that really worked out well for us to Glide on through with a minimum of braking during our quest.

    ___Finally, I am glad you found us! I am sure Randall and Jeff (the Oklahoma natives) will have a few items to add but from this Illini, it was a great experience and the hospitality your fellow citizens provided was top notch. Here is another article about Randall and Jeff you might enjoy as well?

    Saving Gas By Hypermiling.

    ___Good Luck and welcome to CleanMPG!

    ___Wayne
     
  3. lamebums

    lamebums Member

    Re: The Insight Marathon 2006 -- World Record 2,254.4 miles on one tank of fuel.

    I'm digging this up from way down there, but...


    Anyone like to try for 2500 miles next summer?
     

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