The past week has been busy down at the workshop with final alterations to the solar car, and packing and cleaning the three support vehicles. This morning we finally set off from Randwick at the civilised hour of 9:00am for the first leg of our trip up to Darwin for the World Solar Challenge.
The NRMA car towing the solar car trailer took the lead driven by the capable veterans Jack and Arthur. The hired Tarago followed behind and the trusty UNSW Rodeo brought up the rear with the array tilter trailer.
The day passed quickly, at least for those of us who dozed in the back seat. We made it to Orange for a leisurely lunch and arrived in Dubbo just after four. While the team stickered and reorganised the cars, Jack prepared and served up a gourmet meal of honey soy chicken (with vegetables!), and we crawled into our swags for a well earned sleep.
|Team Photo on Departure|
|Trailer, Lead and Control in Orange|