Official: Mt. Washington Auto Road Alt Energy Summit piques our interest
What better place to hold a summit than at an actual summit? Perhaps none. But that's not exactly why the Mt. Washington Auto Road Alt Energy Summit piques (ahem) our interest. The event, to be held this September 14th and 15th atop the famed New Hampshire mountain, is not only set to feature alternative-fuel vehicles of every kind displayed by owners, builders and dealers, but there will also be exhibits showing off the latest in renewable energy systems to refuel them.
Perhaps the centerpiece of the whole affair is the "Alt Energy Drive to the Summit." Participants will have the opportunity to drive the 7.5-mile length of the Mt. Washington Auto Road in something of an echo of a similar event that took place for several years in the 1970's, when America was in the midst of its "energy crises."
Besides giving an opportunity to show off the hill-climbing abilities of the vehicles on hand, it also provides a chance to reflect on just how far alternative transportation choices have come in the last few decades. Instead of being stuck with cheese-wedge mobiles like the Sebring Vanguard Citicar (pictured) - as geek chic as that might be - we can, if we like, choose from any number of modern looking, fully capable automobiles, motorcycles and electric bicycles.
Scroll down for the official press release along with a complimentary video from event director - and From Fossils To Flux author - Ted Dillard taking his own two-wheeled battery-powered creation to the 6,288-foot peak.
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