When I was in college, a large part of my life was defined by our Solar Car team. Life has changed since then and I rarely do any work now that would be considered truly Electrical Engineering. Anyways, YouTube found my old Google Video account. Here’s some videos of us testing a mock chassis with the wheel arrangement we wanted to use in the competition. We were pulling high speed turns at 30-40 MPH to prove that the car wouldn’t roll. What’s not shown in these videos is what happened when it rolled the night before without the batteries in the chassis.
It was a stressful but educational time. There are not a lot of places where a group of young kids (I was 19 then) get access to a lot of tools and hardware and then can build whatever they fancy. Luckily that seems to be changing somewhat with hackerspaces.