At the Workshop School the car we are making is different from others and is unique in its build. First off it's a special electric car unlike any other, and it's being built by teenagers with no experience working on cars. For most people that's a scary thought but we have some really good people leading us.
Philadelphia area journalist Jason Fagone became interested in the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE before most of the world had heard about. Shortly thereafter he visited the West Philly Hybrid X Team at our shop.
The EVX Team is hard at work building a new high mileage competition car. Factory Five Racing has generously donated the ultra-sleek chassis and body to us. We found a wrecked Subaru Imprezsza WRX as a donor car that the 818 is designed to use. We've already removed and installed the Subaru suspension and other key components.
We need much more rain.
Whenever it rains on a Friday, I always think of my college roommate Sam Hauptman. She loved rainy Fridays. She was a strong and vivacious student in one of the toughest accounting programs in Philadelphia. By Friday, she was exhausted. A rainy Friday was an excuse to slow down.
Philadelphia filmmaker Debbie Morton followed the EVX Team for two years as we competed in the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE. Her documentary, Fast Times at West Philly High, premiered on Frontline this week and can now be seen on-line.
The EVX Team is back to work after a rather too-long hiatus. We have a lot palnned and we need your help. Our annual fundraiser is in March. We hope to see you there. The attachment at the end of the article gives you all the details.