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In its previous 16 years of existence, the Tour De Sol, an alternative- energy car show and endurance competition in upstate New York, couldn't even beat the Utica Apple Farmers' Harvest, Bake Sale and Amway Recruitment Drive for press coverage. This year, however, with gas prices on an upward trajectory, the fringe festival nailed more column inches than Apple Paltrow-Martin's first birthday. The future's in bio-diesel, I tell you, or solar power, or hybrid-drive or...

2005 Tour de Sol Championship Entrants [Auto Auditorium],
W. Philly High automakers v-r-o-o-m to national title [],
Rallying for Better Fuel Economy [The New York Times],
As gas prices rise, heady days for alt-fuel advocates [The Detroit News]

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