A Dutch Threepeat: Crafty Netherlanders Put Down Bong, Win Solar Challenge

Holland's Nuon team, with their world-conquering Nuna 3 solar-powered car, has dominated the World Solar Challenge for the third time in a row, running 3021 kilometers in 29 hours, 11 minutes. The distance, slightly more than that covered by Snowman and Bandit during their infamous 1977 beer run, would've actually made the Atlanta-Texarkana-Atlanta run in the required 28 hours to claim the $80,000 prize from Big Enos, but its Coors-hauling capabilities are somewhat compromised. Frankly, we're not quite sure there's even enough extra room in the car for a 40.

Three-peat for sun loving Dutch [ABC Online, Australia]

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