Presenting the Fall Economy Run, starting September 1 and ending on November 30. [xfloat=right]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/500/empty.jpg[/xfloat]Auston Hensley - CleanMPG - August 24, 2008 The CleanMPG Member's Fuel Economy Run is entering its third cycle and the first Fall run of its history with an already striking performance from its membership as seemingly impossible MPG numbers are being reported on all fronts. Indeed, many here make otherwise impossible MPG into an art form, even a sport. A hundred miles to the gallon or beating the old EPA estimates may seem impressive, especially when the old EPA estimates were criticized for being unrealistically high. But what about people getting a hundred miles to the gallon on a daily basis and doubling those EPA estimates? That is what we have seen in the CleanMPG Member's Fuel Economy Run just this year so far, and as it enters its third cycle I wish all its members good luck especially as later in this cycle temperatures will fall and the FE seen this summer will become more of a challenge. The CleanMPG Member's Economy Run was conceived between lamebums and Daox back in February of 2008, whereupon we'd take our cars and push the mileage to the max over a three month period, originally conceived as the "God of Small Toyotas" Economy Run. The rules were crude and simple: beat the EPA estimates for our cars, and beat it by as much as possible. The first event was a great success for everyone involved and quickly expanded to include large numbers of CleanMPG members into what we know today. With the continuing success of these economy runs I'd like to open a thread for another one. This one will officially begin on September 1 as the previous economy run wraps up and victors are declared. You can view any of the previous economy runs here: I: February 1 - May 30, 2008. Winner: PaleMelanesian II: June 1 - August 30, 2008. Winners: CobraPond (A), lamebums (B) In Division A, CobraPond is our defending champion with a previous run of 262.01% of the new EPA. :flag: In Division B, lamebums is our defending champion with a previous run of 172.90% of the new EPA. How to Join Anyone who's interested in participating in the September to November economy run, all you have to do is the following: 1. Post here in this thread to let me or the other moderators know you're going to be in. Or you can PM me (lamebums). 2. Create a new mileage log. This will be an alter-ego of your vehicle, except make sure you use the 2008 EPA ratings for your car found at www.fueleconomy.gov. 2a. Also provide us with a picture of your car. 3. When the logs are created, make sure the link to your mileage log gets to us so we can post it on the standings. 4. Then this becomes like any other daily grind thread. Be sure to check back regularly for updates. Handicaps To avoid needing a 2008 or newer handicap we all use the new EPA estimates for fuel economy. Hybrid vehicles get a 25% bonus due to many non-hybrids being rated for FE while not considering Fas and other techniques (in effect, a hybrid without the autostop). The winners of each division will be forever immortalized in CleanMPG history. Which Division? This was created to help divide people into three levels, in order to increase competitiveness. For Returning Members: If you placed well in the A division for the summer run I recommend staying there. If you did not place well in A or placed well in B I recommend the new B division. If you did not place well in B, I recommend the new C division. For New Members: If are are new to hypermiling then I recommend either the B or C divisions to allow a good chance to get on your feet and familiarize yourself with hypermiling. I recommend the C division under these circumstances: If your mpg in a 2007 or older regular car is under 125% If your mpg in a 2007 or older hybrid car is under 100% If your mpg in a 2008 or newer regular car is under 150% If your mpg in a 2008 or newer hybrid car is under 125% I recommend the B division under these circumstances: If your mpg in a 2007 or older regular car is under 150% If your mpg in a 2007 or older hybrid car is under 125% If your mpg in a 2008 or newer regular car is under 175% If your mpg in a 2008 or newer hybrid is under 150% Any higher and you need to be up there in the rockstar division Please Remember to provide us with a picture of your car.. Official Standings Updated October 10 Division A Column1Column2Column3Handle_________________________StatusVehicle_CobraPond (Defending champion--A)Right Lane Cruiserhhooksdiamondlarrylnmcmahanjstol3froggmanPaleMelanesianSlowHandsRobert LastickbestmapmanRight Lane Cruiser Division B Column1Column2Column3Handle_________________________StatusVehicle_lamebums (Defending champion--B)MT bucketAether glider*JusBringItILAveoantreychilimac02jamtee2003protegevoodoo22pdkOphbalancescramblejimChansenlaurieawbomber991WalterWRXTeamDFLsonneboy15fixedintimeiamlouieMT bucket *Using E85 Division C Column1Column2Column3Handle_________________________StatusVehicle_Hybridizedjps000robmtdewATLmoneysaverFocusGuy77damionkVoochBlue GenietheLimeyBritYarismanbhartmann10 The Rules, Special Exceptions, and Such Any car entered in the three month economy run must have a minimum of 500 miles logged during that time period. Miles while being towed does not count. Although you can push your car as much as you'd like. After all, exercise is good for you. If you are using E85 instead of regular gasoline and EPA estimates are not available, just lower the gasoline numbers by 25% and round to the nearest MPG. Just post here to sign up.