What: 17th Annual Formula SAE Engineering Design Competition Competition Where: Parking Lot Pontiac Silverdome Pontiac, Michigan (40 minutes North of Detroit) When: Thursday, May 15th - Saturday, May...
What: 17th Annual Formula SAE Engineering Design Competition Competition
Where: Parking Lot Pontiac Silverdome Pontiac, Michigan (40 minutes North of Detroit)
When: Thursday, May 15th - Saturday, May 17th 8:00am - 6:00pm daily Thursday: Design, Cost, & Safety Presentations Friday: Acceleration - 100 yards in under 5.0 Skidpad - How about 1.2g's? AutoCross - Saturday: Endurance - Run like a SCCA Solo event, multiple cars on a road course with designated passing zones.
Who: 80+ Universities from the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, & England Over 1000 engineering students Organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers Sponsored by Ford, GM, and Chrysler
Cars: Small, formula style race cars Power & weight: 100hp & 500 lbs (VERY fast) Cost restrictions - Car is engineered to be built for <$8500. Engines: 600cc limit, 4 stroke, gasoline or M85, carbureted or injected, aspirated or blown. Chassis: typical is a chrom-moly space frame but a few try aluminum and/or composite hybrids. Cost: The event is free and open to the public
Why: Why would you want to attend?
You might want to attend if....... a) your company has a need for high quality entry level engineers. Engineers who have demonstrated an ability to work as a team to accomplish a difficult project with a limited budget and timeframe. Engineers with a passion for the auto industry and motorsports. The best and brightest. b) you are considering a career in engineering. In one location you can meet students and faculty from some of the best schools in North America. c) you have an interest in the technical side of racing. The pits are open to the public and the student engineers/racers will be happy to explain the workings of their cars. d) you wonder where race car engineers come from. Graduates of this program are spread throughout the motorsports community, both within the major automakers (100+ at Ford alone) as well as race teams in many series. The Newman-Haas CART-PPG team employes five of these grads. e) you like to see a really fun motorsports event without paying a fortune to get in!
Info: Additional information can be found at the SAE web site: www.sae.org. Many of the teams have their own web sites with information. Try a Yahoo search for "Formula SAE" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Regards, +------------------------------+ F = First Dean Case | Phone: 313.24.85415 | O = On SVO Motorsports | Fax: 313.84.53558 | R = Race Ford Motor Company | e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org | D = Day