There were Chevys and Fords, Porches and Harleys, Teslas and Acuras. Big trucks and little sports cars. And of course, there was pizza. Our first ever Motorsport Day was a blast. Mechanical engineers have a special relationship with cars. For those of us who studied machine design, statics, dynamics,
Employees, as well as family and friends of employees, brought their rides. The best part was to see the love and passion that the owners put into their vehicles. These are far more than just a way to get to and from work. One thing we can’t share in words is the sound of each machine. From the purr of the Porche to the throaty roar of the two drag cars to the rumble of the Harley, each one had its own unique and special sound. And the Tesla, not wanting to be left out in the sound department, cranked up its stereo did a dance for us.
This was our first attempt at this type of event, a practice run to see if anyone was interested. Duh. It was a huge success. So, watch your email and this blog for an announcement of our 2020 Motorsport Day when we will open it up to customers and vendors who are interested in sharing their ride or
Words don’t do these marvelous machines justice, so here is a gallery with this year’s entries. And for the car fans, a table after that gives specifics on each vehicle.
|Rob R||1935||Chevy||Standard Three Window Coupe|
|Tom S||1950||Chevy||3100 – Resto Mod Patina Truck|
|Ralph G||1964||Chevy||Nova SS (Chevy II)|
|Steve G||1968||Ford||Mustang Cobra Covertible|
|Vince E||1969||Chevy||Nova SS|
|Mark M||2001||Dodge||RAM 2500|
|Ted H||2003||Acura||CL Type S|
|Tom B||2011||Chevy||Camaro SS|
|Teri S||2015||Harley Davidson||Dyna Lowrider|
|Tim M||2015||Porsche||911 Carrera S|