Craig Henderson, of Avion Car Company in Bellingham, Washington, is a registered Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE competitor, who also happens to hold a Guinness World Record for MPG achievement during a drive from Mexico to Canada along the west coast of the United States. Craig set the record of 103.7 mpg in 1986, and is going to attempt to break his own record this summer in a drive from Canada to Mexico. He has extended the offer to his fellow registered competitors to participate with him in a friendly exhibition competition, for which first prize is bragging rights! Craig is in the process of building a second vehicle, and hopes to have it completed for this exhibition. “This drive will give all of us an excellent opportunity to test the capability of our vehicles and fuel efficient technologies, as well as find out the actual MPGe achieved by the systems before the official kickoff of the competition,” offers Craig. The exhibition is tentatively planned for mid to late summer 2009, and will include a number of stops along the coast for vehicle checks, team building and press opportunities. Craig hopes that a number of the other registered teams will bring their vehicles up to the Canadian border and join him on this trip, as he attempts to break his own fuel economy world record.
Knowing the vehicles and technologies found within the Progressive Auto X PRIZE registered competitor list, I believe Craig could end up with bit of competition! Good luck to all those who participate!