In Wonderland or Chains?

Last weekend, as the new school year got into full swing, the Eco Car team returned from their various conquests of the warmer months to catch up and play some Mario Kart. Fearless team leader Balazs was kind enough to provide some love (in the form of breakfast -- Kool-Aid Jammers!) for the members who attended the meeting with the hopes that his bribery could persuade the team to talk about the car instead of fixating on video games and Youtube videos. This was in vain, though we did manage to endow the new car with a name: Alice.

Balazs is all jazzed up about breakfast

Balazs is all jazzed up about breakfast

Fast forwarding to yesterday, the handsome gentlemen and elegant lady (we miss you Roberta! We missing being able to use plurals!) of the Eco Car entertained Alumi -- past present and future -- during the Engineering Expo as part of alumni weekend. This, of course, could not be accomplished without some degree of shameless self-promotion:

 

Nik stands proudly with some good looking hardware

Nik stands proudly with some good looking hardware

 

But really, who can blame us? Especially Steve, who could blame Steve? The majestic first conception of the Eco Car recovered from devastating turmoil in 2013 to return in 2014 and achieve victory in his last tour of the battlefield. He deserves to kick up his heels and be swooned over by his adoring public.

True story: That's the same smile Brandon wore when he was driving.

True story: That's the same smile Brandon wore when he was driving.

We thank Steve very much for his service and we look forward to participating in his victory lap with him. We also look forward to inviting Alice into the Eco Car Family very soon. Stay tuned kids.

About Mikel Gomes

After completing two years of a Joint Math and Physics major at the University of Northern British Columbia, Mikel transferred into the second year of the Engineering Physics program at the University of Alberta in 2012. He joined the University of Alberta EcoCar team in later 2013 and is currently the Motors Team Lead. Recently, he has been assisting in improving the public and corporate visibility of the EcoCar team.

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