Saturday, April 17, 2010

CCSU to host Human Powered Vehicle Challenge

The 2010 ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge East will be hosted by Central Connecticut State College this May 7th -9th. On Friday May 7th from 5 to 7pm the vehicles from 30 teams from throughout the Americans will be on display at the Student Center Circle at CCSU in New Britain. The races will take place Saturday the 8th and Sunday morning the 9th at Stafford Motor Speedway.

Completely by chance I met one of the members of CCSU's Human Powered Vehicle Club while out riding my trike. He invited me over to the campus to see the vacuum bagging of their new carbon fiber fairing being made based on the male plug pictured to the right.

The carbon fiber will make the vehicle a lot lighter than its predecessors. Here's a nice write up on the team and a link to pictures of their past vehicles just click the years under What's up in the right hand column.