Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Vintage Baja Videos

We had an old 8mm film floating around the shop for a while and I finally got around to having it transferred. My best guess is that the videos are from the early 80s but I'm not too sure.

EDIT: According to one of the barrels in the film this competition happened in 1981.

The Baja SAE program has certainly come a long way!


Monday, November 30, 2009

Thank you Starrett!

The L.S. Starrett Company has generously provided the Baja SAE and Formula SAE teams at The Ohio State University with precision measurement tools. These are the highest quality tools the teams have ever had the chance to work with and are a welcome upgrade. Everyone here looks forward to using them.

For more information on the the L.S. Starrett Company and their products please visit their website.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Invitational Race Results

On September 26th the team traveled to the Podium One motocross track in Charlestown, IN to participate in the second annual Midnight Mayhem race hosted by the University of Louisville. The Midnight Mayhem race is an unique event in that it's the only Baja SAE race that takes place at night. During the race the skies opened up turning the whole course into a giant mud hole. After navigating the dark and muddy terrain for three and half hours the OSU team secured a second place finish making this its second podium finish at this event.

A week later the team participated in the Dayton Invitational race held at the Transportation Research Center in East, Liberty Ohio. After a three hour race the team acquired another second place finish.

Midnight Mayhem results

Midnight Mayhem pictures

Dayton Invitational results

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Website Changes

We have made some changes to our website recently. We integrated our blog into our site so now you can get updated info about our team from one easy to find location. I plan on providing regular updates throughout the year so stay tuned!


Thursday, May 29, 2008

Name This Car

By the way, the new car does not have a name yet. If anyone has any ideas for names, let us know. We need a name before we go to the race.

Help us name this car.

Testing Madness

So the new car is fast, it handles, and it does not break. What more could we ask for. Here are some pictures of the car in action that we took when we went testing last saturday. We need to tweek the suspension a bit because it feels like we are driving a ford truck (that means that the shocks are way too stiff). Other than that, this think is ready to dominate.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Since my last posts, we have gotten the whole car assembled, and think it will be running tomorrow. If anyone would like to come out and see it run, we will be testing at the airport this saturday, 5/24/08.

Also, if you would like to come out and help us finish the car, we will be working on it thursday evening at 6:00 and friday at 5:00. We do all of our work at C.A.R. (the center for automotive research). The adress for this place is 9:30 Kinnear Road, Columbus OH 43212. If you would like to come out and help, or just check out the car in person, e-mail me at hilty.24@osu.edu, or just stop out.

Hope to see you there.