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NYU Tandon Motorsports

$10,500
105%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
81 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 18, at 02:00 AM EST
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NYU Tandon Motorsports

Welcome to NYU Tandon Motorsports!

 

We are the Baja SAE competition team at New York University! Each year we design, manufacture, and race a single-seat off-road vehicle using a standard ten-horsepower engine, a 150-page rule book and not much else. In just four years, we've grown from being a team of fewer than 15 people to being one of the largest collegiate design teams at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering, boasting more than 75 members this season.

 

             Last season's car at the Baja SAE Rochester competition in June 2019

At our first competition nearly four years ago, our design didn’t pass technical inspection; as a result, we couldn’t race. We vowed to step up our game. The following year we formed separate design subteams to handle each technical aspect of the car's design. Currently, we have eight design subteams focusing on all aspects of the vehicle. We also formed operations subteams such as media and business to handle the less glamorous aspects of running a Baja team. Our current operations team handles tasks such as maintaining our social media presence, communicating with our faculty and sponsors, and managing our team's finances. We also have a dedicated manufacturing team that works with our designers to ensure our car comes together as efficiently as possible.

 

             Our inaugural season's car at the Baja SAE California competition in 2017

Last season, we struggled with sticking to our schedule. This year, however, our design team is already two months ahead of where it was last year. Our team is in great shape! This season we're focusing on improving our cockpit's ergonomics so every member on the team can comfortably drive the car. We're also trying to shave as much weight as possible from the car by using parts such as carbon fiber half-shafts so we can make the most of the ten horsepower we have to work with.

 

Here's our timeline for this season: 

 

 

Our next task is to raise $10,000 to cover not only the cost of parts and tools but also the sizable expenses associated with competing at a race halfway across the country.

 

Here's a quick breakdown of the costs associated with running our team:

 

 

We appreciate anything you can contribute to our team. And if you're able to sponsor us with equipment or professional expertise, we would love to have you on board!

 

Thank you so much,

NYU Tandon Motorsports

Our way
of Thanking You

$5

50cc

You will receive an NYU Tandon Motorsports sticker and a personalized thank you postcard custom-designed by our media team.

4 of 200 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2019

$10

100cc

You will receive a unique laser-cut keychain handmade by team members, an NYU Tandon Motorsports sticker, and a personalized thank you postcard custom-designed by our media team.

15 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2019

$50

500cc

You will receive a custom NYU Tandon Motorsports t-shirt, as well as items from all previous perks.

13 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2019

$100

1000cc

You will receive a professionally printed photo album featuring the best photos from our past competitions, as well as items from all previous perks.

7 of 25 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2019

$200

2000cc

Your name will come with us to competition! We will create a dedicated name sticker for you or your company and it will be placed on the body panel of our final vehicle. You will also receive items from all previous perks.

13 of 15 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2020
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