One of the most important original purposes of motorsports was to give manufacturers a showcase for their cars' speed and endurance. An automobile that can win the 24 hours of Le Mans with speed and style is certainly worthy of a place in your garage. Over the years, some racing series have wandered a long way from anything that even remotely resembles the cars we have in our garages now, much less the cars of the future.
The American Le Mans Series is the Global Leader in Green Racing. In collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy and the Society of Automotive Engineers, the ALMS's Michelin Green-X Challenge adds an additional dimension to every ALMS race: You have to be skillful, you have to be rugged and you have to be fast - but you also have to be efficient. ALMS gives manufacturers a chance to use the racetrack as a research and development laboratory, utilizing the skills of some of the fastest men and women in the world to develop the breakthroughs that eventually will end up in your garage. ALMS is proof that green is not only good for the environment, but it's also good looking and -- most importantly for race fans -- fast.
The American Le Mans Series is working with Building SPEED to develop materials that help students and race fans appreciate the issues surrounding energy usage in transportation. Finding new ways for us to get where we need to go in efficient and environmentally friendly ways is perhaps the most critical issue facing the world.
Join us in understanding the issues surrounding transporation and energy so that you can make informed decisions when it comes to your personal choices in cars.
Green is good... and fast.