A little about what's happening right now: We are at Hidden Valley, a race track near the city of Darwin. Before the race starts all teams must undergo scrutineering, where race officials inspect the car to make sure it passes all technical regulations; all cars then complete a time trial to determine start order.
The track is pretty animated right now. All teams are making last minute adjustments and modifications to get their cars in race-ready shape. It's fun to see the different vehicles and teams. Couple quick stats: There are 37 teams registered to compete as of the Scrutineering Draw announced an hour ago: http://www.worldsolarchallenge.org/page/view_by_id/33
21 different countries are represented.
While part of the team works on the car the rest of the team is getting together all other race equipment. Here Bruce and Adam hold up our 8ft anemometer tower, which will be mounted on our lead car.
We still have a lot of work to do.. so it's looking like another long night. We have a couple more team members arriving tonight and tomorrow.