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Baja SAE California Set for April 27-30 in Gorman, Calif.

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 26, 2017 - SAE International’s Collegiate Design Competition, Baja SAE California, will get underway Thursday, April 27, and run through Sunday, April 30, at the Quail Canyon Special Events Area in Gorman, Calif.

Baja SAE® consists of competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and related challenges. Engineering students design and build a single-seat, off-road vehicle that can survive the punishment of rough terrain. The vehicle is to be a prototype for a reliable, maintainable, ergonomic, and economic production vehicle that serves a recreational market.

The competition provides SAE student members with a challenging project that involves the design, planning and manufacturing tasks found when introducing a new product to the consumer market. Teams compete to have their design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm.

Vehicles are powered by a 10-horsepower Intek Model 19 engine, donated by Briggs & Stratton Corp.

The teams will be required to perform a series of difficult tasks, including acceleration, hill climb, maneuverability, and suspension.

For more information on Baja SAE California, visit To request media credentials, email or call 1-724-772-8522.

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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