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Collegiate Formula SAE Event - May 19-21, 2005

31 May 2004
Seattle, WA (previously SE MI)
The fastest machine I've driven on 4 wheels -> 0-60 < 4 seconds ... pulls 1.4g cornering.

I wanted to see if anyone was interested in the going to the annual collegiate level Formula SAE event this year.

Event Location: Pontiac Silverdome - Pontiac, Michigan
Date: May 19-21 (dynamic events)

Just send me a note if you are interested to touch base. Best of all ... it's free to view the event! You have 140 universities participating from all over the world (US, Europe, Japan, Korea, Auzzies, etc.) ... the event draws a good crowd!

More event info: http://students.sae.org/competitions/formulaseries/fsae/

The Big 3 will typically showcase their latest concept and production vehicles. I've seen Honda show up with an NSX (unique prototype vehicle). It's a personal event to me b/c I participated in the event as a student back in 1999 (talk about an ideal school project for 9 months) ... and now, I have come back each year as event staff, judge, or corporate sponsor representative for the Powertrain Cooling System Award our company supports.

Richard Lo
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I was a member of the Cornell team during the 1999 season. Interesting side note: The leader of our team was hired after graduation to work for Honda in a high-level racing program (F1 maybe? I don't remember). Which team were you with?
University of Washington ... if you still have a copy of the panarama group pics taken during event, our team is right in the front row / center section ... I believe Cornell was somewhere in the front row too.

So did you end up working in the automotive field after graduation?
You know, I'm not sure if I ever received a group picture. I wasn't a driver, though, I was part of the pit crew, so maybe that had something to do with it. There were probably 20 people on our team.

Anyway, no, I don't work in the automotive industry. That's really cool that you work in the industry and can stay active in the event.