Craig Vetter stopped by the MOTHER EARTH NEWS office yesterday while on his way home to California from mid-Ohio, where he recently held his latest fuel economy competition in conjuction with AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days (July 22-24, 2011). Check out the video below to hear Craig explain the advantages of streamlining for energy efficiency and to see his work in progress, a modified Honda 250 Helix scooter. (The tail is made from milk carton material!)
As for the fuel economy challenge, the winner was Charly Perethian, who achieved 153 mpg on his modified Honda NX250 motorcycle. Our very own Jack McCornack of MAX fame was on hand and finished in the top five. More details coming soon from both Craig and Jack. In the meantime, check out more details from Craig's website and in Independent Motorcycle Designers Achieve Over 150 M.P.G. at Ohio Challenge from the Wheels blog of the NY Times.
John Rockhold is a green car enthusiast and Contributing Editor for MOTHER EARTH NEWS. Find him on Google+.