St. Patrick’s Parade 2016

We are back from our end-of-winter-quarter break and the team is back in action. Today, Milwaukee’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade wound past campus and we got to show off the cars to thousands of parade-goers.

Mitchell driving the electric car

Mitchell driving the electric car

Lauren driving the gas car

Lauren driving the gas car

Our Fearless Leader

Our fearless leader, Brandon

Formula Hybrid and SMV

Formula Hybrid and SMV

After the parade, the team returned to the shop to work on the cars. Today’s projects included larger scale things like windows and body finish, as well as small scale things like an intake limiter for the gas engine and preparing sponsor logos for decals.

Applying Bondo

Applying Bondo

Bondo on the fiberglass body sections

Bondo on the fiberglass body sections

The fiberglass on the body isn’t completely smooth yet, so we applied some Bondo to most of the body exterior so we can later sand it to a perfect finish. Apparently some pedestrians walking by thought we were filleting a tuna on the street! We also got clear plastic cut to shape for each window. Overall, the body is coming along well.

Intake Limiter

The newly fashioned intake limiter

We got the gas car running to end the night. It has some crazy acceleration! Check out the video below.

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