Project Vehicles


UW finished 1st at MIS in 2007The Formula SAE competition is a premier collegiate engineering competition which allows students to apply their engineering principals in the design and manufacturing of a prototype racecar. The students must test the vehicle to determine which improvements will make the car faster, more maneuverable, or more responsive. Historically, these students have shown the fastest advancement in this country’s leading companies. In return, these companies support this project and leverage its graduates.

Members of the Wisconsin Racing team gain depth in their engineering knowledge while applying it to a practical application. Students exhibit a high level of dedication as they juggle their responsibilities to the team with an intense engineering course load. Although members are given the option to receive credit for their work, the time and effort they put in makes it evident that they are passionate about what they do.

 


 

The HudsonLast weekend I took the Hudson to race the Bonneville 100 Open Road race that starts just south of Wendover, NV on HWY 93A and goes 50 miles to the 93 junction and races back for a total of 100 miles. Everything started out great and at any given time there was a crowd around the truck checking it out. Friday was my Rookie Qualifying and practice and Saturday was the race.

 


 

El Marinero BorrachoThe showbike "El Marinero Borracho" is the creation of Christian de Kant of DK Motorrad. Born out of his passion for Japanese bike culture and the spanish language, this bike is loud, low, and fast! It took Christian 6 months to complete El Marinero Borracho. "Over here in Switzerland building a custom bike is very slow." he says, "Cool parts are hard to find and local shops hardly have anything in stock."

Christian says his addiction with vintage Harleys started in high school. Born in Germany but going on 10 years in Switzerland, Christian has been building bikes since the age of 16. Past projects include a 47 WLa 71 rigid ironhead and couple of newer Harleys.

Multiple future projects are in the works including a 71 shovel and a 47 Knuck.

 


 

Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band was the 9th official album of the Beatles, and the inspiration for this custom built theme bike by craftsmen Tobias Guckel of TGS Motorcycles in Germany. The bike is built on a TGS propriatery "Carrera" rigid frame, uses a 100" RevTech engine and RevTech 5-speed transmission, rolls on 18" wheels, brakes in the rear via a K Tech sprocket brake and a front Performance Machine 4-piston caliper. Gas tank is a modified Mustang, and all other main parts (gold plated and gold anodized) come from the TGS catalog: Air Cleaner, trumpet pipes, seat, oil take, risers, forward controls, read fender, etc.). The trumpet pipes running down the right side of the bike have been wrapped with DEI Titanium exhaust wrap. "Beatles Paint" is produced by top Europeean artist Marcus Pfeil.

 


 

Sponsored by the Michael-Ryan Pattison Foundation and developed to be quadriplegic and paraplegic accessible, The 1947 Hudson Race Truck was designed and built by Randy Simmons, a California entrepreneur and inventor specializing in robotic engineering.

The Hudson is the first ever race vehicle designed to set land speed records while being controlled and driven by a quadriplegic who has no mobility below the collar bone.

As driver, Michael-Ryan uses a one-of-a-kind pressure sensitive mouthpiece to control the throttle and steering while co-driver, Randy handles gear selection, braking, and has the ability to assume total control of the Hudson in case of emergency.