Past Teams

Continuum

2007

Continuum

Continuum is the first vehicle to feature the team's innovative concentrator system.  It competed in the 2007 World Solar Challenge, finishing in an impressive seventh place after losing a day of racing due to a crash.  The following summer, Continuum finished first in the 2008 North American Solar Challenge by the widest margin in the history of the race--over a full day of race time.

Continuum

 

 


Momentum

2005

MomentumTeam Momentum finished first in the 2005 North American Solar Challenge, the longest solar car race ever held, beating Minnesota for Michigan's fourth national championship. Momentum also finished third in the 2005 World Solar Challenge, failing to best hometown favorites Aurora for second place in the final miles of the race.

Momentum

 


SpectruM

2003

SpectruM

SpectruM

 


M-Pulse

2001

M-PulseM-Pulse's unique design propelled it to a first-place finish in the 2001 American Solar Challenge, Michigan's third national championship. Their victory came despite an accident that occurred during testing, a mere 17 days before the start of the race, that forced the team to rebuild most of the vehicle. M-Pulse recovered, won, and went on to place third in the 2001 World Solar Challenge.

 

 

 


Maize Blaze

1999

Maize BlazeMaizeBlaze competed in both the 1999 American Solar Challenge 1999 World Solar Challenge. The vehicle is on public display at the Boston Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts.

MaizeBlaze

 

 


Wolverine

1997

WolverineWolverine is currently on display at the Wilson Student Team Project Center at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, Ann Arbor, Michgian.

Wolverine




 


Solar Vision

1995

Solar VisionSolar Vision is on display at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Solar Vision

 

 


Maize and Blue

1993

Maize & BlueAfter an extra year to raise money and design, this Michigan team appeared poised to better the record of 1990's Sunrunner. After finishing first in the 1993 SunRayce, Maize & Blue experienced severe problems with their high-powered solar array and finished in seventh place at the 1993 World Solar Challenge. Maize & Blue is on public display at the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago, Illinois.

Maize & Blue



 


Sunrunner

1990

SunrunnerBuilt only a year before the innaugural 1990 SunRayce, Michigan's first solar car won the event and went on to place third in the 1990 World Solar Challenge, setting the bar very high for all subsequent teams. Sunrunner is on display at the Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan.

Sunrunner