The Great Race 2008 takes an alternate turn

Lets call it the X-Prize for Earth.

On February 12th, 2008 the first ever world rally-race for alternative fuel and hybrid powered automobiles will begin. The race will start in New York City, USA and end in Paris, France, the winner will take home a $1-million purse.

The “Great Race” has been going on for 100 years, it began in 1908 in NYC and has been challenging motorists to race over 22,000 miles of road. Don’t think you can just slap a few extra batteries on your Prius and tag along, this one is limited to 40 teams, 20 driving the latest in “green technology” and the other 20 on the world’s finest vintage machines. A sort of battle between old-school pollution and new-school greenery.


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