Eco boost

Published February 8, 2011 / by Steve Berentson

Two student teams from Granite Falls received a $1,000 contribution Monday for experimental cars that competed in the 2010 Shell Eco Marathon Americas in Texas. There were two teams from Granite Falls. A team called ShopGirls won first place in the prototype diesel category with their car, “Iron Maiden,” pictured here. The car performed at 470 miles per gallon. The other team’s car, “Philippe’s Bulldozer,” is a two-seater. Representing Shell at the Puget Sound Refinery was Manager Sue Krienen (center).

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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