Human Powered Vehicles or HPVs: They are our most popular category with 93 Primary School teams and 96 Secondary School Human Powered Vehicle teams completing their final vehicle checks, doing their warm-ups and polishing their presentation skills to ensure. Let's see what all the fuss is about with our annual 'Contenders' review!
Last year's event saw a true 'Energy Breakthrough,' when Girton Grammar School’s ‘Xception’ was the first team to take Line Honours in the 24 hour trial in a vehicle WITHOUT pedals. But, can they back that up? And what about the other class winners in Holy Trinity, Bendigo Senior and Overnewton? ... and the returning team Rode RAGE? Let's preview the field in this most difficult of challenges: the Energy Efficient Vehicles.
Let's take a look at some of the likely - and maybe not so likely - contenders lining up for this weekend's 24th edition of the RACV Energy Breakthrough. "When I arrived at the Energy Breakthrough back in 2000, the talk was all about Wonthaggi vs Kurnai for the win. But come Sunday, it was Bendigo Senior and De La Salle racing down to the wire... and it was only decided in the last 20 minutes. They both came outta no where. Will your team be the one that 'breaks through' (sorry, bad pun) from the pack?"