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"Back to the Shell Eco-marathon"
St. Paul’s School from Covington Minnesota has always looked to television and cinema for its Eco-marathon inspiration. The tradition continues in 2013.
For the past three years, the Wolves on Wheels team from St. Paul’s School (Covington, Louisiana) have had a theme for Shell Eco-marathon Americas. Last year, the team turned heads with their MacGyver inspired UrbanConcept vehicle “Mac Daddy.” True to form, the team is back this year with brand-new movie-themed vehicles including “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” and “Back to the Future.”
Wolves on Wheels team captain, Marcus Garner, had the idea for the team’s Urban Concept DeLorean look-alike. “Our team really wanted to show that you can have a fuel-efficient car that also looks cool,” said Garner. The body of the team’s car is a close approximation of the famous stainless steel DeLorean used in the “Back to the Future” movies, complete with blue lights, silver paint and gull wing doors.
“The doors were definitely a challenging part of the car,” added Garner.
“But there was no way that we weren’t going to make the doors work- the doors are what make the car!”
Although the team’s vehicles don’t look like many of the other Urban Concept cars at the event, the team is confident that their design is aerodynamic and light enough to post a high miles per gallon number in the competition.