Longhorn Racing is the collegiate chapter of SAE International at UT Austin, where each of our three teams design, build, and a race a formula-style race car each year to compete in some of the largest international design competitions in the world with over 80 universities. Longhorn Racing provides students with invaluable opportunities of hands-on experience, as well as a chance to build professional skills and relationships for future careers in engineering.
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Your support will help build this enriching program to be the best it can possibly be. With your help, members of Longhorn Racing will be able to turn the designs they’ve worked so hard on into reality. Members on each of our three teams— combustion vehicle, electric vehicle, and solar vehicle-- work tirelessly to design and manufacture entire vehicles from the ground up, building over 80% of each car in our on-campus machine shops. However, this feat is only possible through the donations we receive. This year, your contribution will go directly to making our three 2019 vehicles competition-ready at Formula SAE and Formula Sun this summer.
Longhorn Racing is proud to be active in our many outreach programs, including Girl Day at UT, ExploreUT, and AWIM. Connecting with kids and their families through our passion of engineering is something we feel lucky to participate in, which is why we hope to continue to provide high quality and fun activities for participants with your donation.
Each year Longhorn Racing plans and puts on two of our biggest events: Unveiling and Autocross. Unveiling is where all three of our 2019 vehicles are displayed to our corporate sponsors and supporters. This is a huge night for Longhorn Racing’s corporate relations, and with your support, it’s sure to be the most successful Unveiling yet.
Longhorn Racing Autocross invites university racing teams from around the country to come and race in timed trials. It’s an exciting day of automotive fanfare and celebrating the hard work of all the teams. Your contribution will help us put on an event people are excited to attend for years to come