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Mana La, a Hawaiian entry owned by hair product millionaire John Paul Mitchell for the Pentax Solar Car Race, the first international solar-powered car race . The event began in Darwin, Northern Territories on November 1st, 1987 and finished in Adelaide, South Australia. Mana La was designed to utilize wind as well as solar energy. General Motors' entry, Sunraycer, was the eventual winner, taking 5 1/2 days to complete the 1,950 miles, traveling at an average speed of 41.6 miles per hour. (Paul Mitchell) 1987

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Mana La, a Hawaiian entry owned by hair product millionaire John Paul Mitchell for the Pentax Solar Car Race, the first international solar-powered car race . The event began in Darwin, Northern Territories on November 1st, 1987 and finished in Adelaide, South Australia. Mana La was designed to utilize wind as well as solar energy. General Motors' entry, Sunraycer, was the eventual winner, taking 5 1/2 days to complete the 1,950 miles, traveling at an average speed of 41.6 miles per hour. (Paul Mitchell)  1987