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Viking 45, the vehicle created by students in Western Washington University's Vehicle Research Institute for entry into the Progressive Automotive X Prize competition, will be on display at the NW SolarFest event at Shoreline Community College on Saturday, July 16.

This annual…

Don Hayward takes one look under the hood of the sleek, modern car and frowns.

The longtime auto racing guru is staring at Viking 45, Western Washington University’s ultra-fuel-efficient entry in the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE competition, and he’s perplexed.

VRI's Eric Leonhardt: 'It's a longshot, but we do have a legitimate shot at winning'

Finals, Day 1: Tech inspection (photos)

Finals, Day 1: WWU's Brent Wise talks about Viking 45's technical inspection (video)

Finals, Day 2: WWU's Jon…

David Brancaccio, a longtime national business journalist and host and senior editor of NOW on PBS, visited Western’s Vehicle Research Institute in August to videotape a feature on Western’s Vehicle Research Institute team that completed a dramatic run all the way to the last days of…

Bellingham Mayor Dan Pike named Oct. 8, 2010, Western Washington University Vehicle Research Institute Viking 45 Day in Bellingham in honor of the team's success at the recent Progressive Automotive X PRIZE competition. WWU finished in the Top 10 and was the highest-finishing U.S. university.…

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