A Happy Early Birthday For Chuck Hutchins

Chuck Hutchins is an icon of the U-M Solar Car Team. He is a common thread, a mentor and our biggest cheerleader. His eyes often well up with pride when he talks about his favorite Solar Car Team memories.   In 1990 when he told his...

A Solar Car State of Mind

This is way more than we ever expected. We came here to just have fun and run an older car, exhibition style—and then Michigan Solar Car set in. We couldn’t help it. We were going to do whatever it takes to win. It testifies to the...

Learning From A Legend

  Today was super intense and exciting. We crossed the finish line first, but have to wait for the final timings. This race is too close to call.   In races, each team has a lead vehicle driving ahead, and a chase vehicle...

Day Two: Update From The Crew Chief

Day one put us in second place—about eleven minutes behind the leader.   Here’s the thing about solar car racing. You drive faster if you have a better car, a better strategy and a better caravan. In this event, the...