Big shoutout to The National Museum of Transportation tour guide Dick Hellwege for keeping us posted on the American Solar Challenge. If you’ve missed it, Principia College, a local liberal arts college in Elsah, Illinois, is competing in the 2022 ASC contest. Principia previously loaned TNMOT their 2008 solar car, which is on display in our Lindburg Auto Building.

Principia received first place in the Formula Sun Grand Prix for single occupant vehicle, which was a 3-day race leading up to the kickoff of the full solar race –University of Kentucky and MIT placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively. 

The ASC 2022 is 1400+ miles of solar racing over eight days along the Oregon Trail sourcing from Independence, Missouri – visit the race website to keep up-to-date on the results through July 16, 2022!