Memory Lane

1970’s: St. Clair Becomes A Leader In Clean Air Cars

Our walk down memory lane continues…

In the 1970’s St. Clair College students were part of a push to develop vehicles that operated on alternative fuel.

In the summer of 1970, students raced a car that ran on propane from Boston, Massachusetts to Pasadena, California.

They finished fourth overall amongst entries from M.I.T., Cal Tech and Stanford.

In December 1971, St. Clair students began work on their entry for the ‘Summer 1972 Clean Air Car Race’.

They used a Mazda powered by a revolutionary Wankel rotary engine.

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