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  • Established in May of 2012, by shop teacher Paul Tregembo Jr., machinist Dale Strubank, & Rev. Dianne VanMarter
  • First meeting took place on July 19, 2012, in a four-car pole barn, with only three students (pictured top-left)
  • Four years later, the program has grown to nearly a hundred active students, with over a hundred graduates (bottom-left)
  • Granted official 501(c)(3), tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service IRS ) on September 26, 2013
  • Automation Alley's  2015 " Outstanding Education Initiative Award " Recipient
  • One of Twelve Programs recognized at the 2016 "Career Technical Education Showcase" at the Michigan State
    ​Capitol Building
  • STEAM-Education  Partner for the "Eyes-On Design " Car Show, Michigan Defense Expo , & Ingersoll-Rand Power Tools
  • 2017 "Manfacturer's Trophy" Recipient from the NASCAR Foundation & Michigan International Speedway
  • High School Graduation Rate: 100%
  • Graduate Success Rate (2013-Present): 82.75%

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Automotive

  • Designed: 1931 Ford Roadster Pickup, AMBR Finalist  (Student: Brandon T.)
  • Designed: Custom "Rose Roadster" Pedal Car, Summit Racing Equipment Pedal Car Challenge  (Students: Darien B. & Jacob M.)
  • Entered Into 2015 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) Regional Finals: 1st-1/3 1969 GTO Clay Model
  • Entered Into 2015 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) Regional Finals: 1st-1/3 1970 AMX Clay Model
  • MITES  " Grand Prize Award " Recipient: 1/3 Scale 1969 GTO Clay Model (Student: Austin M.; Class: Plastics)
  • Entered Into 2015 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) State Finals: Hon. Mention-'69 GTO
  • Entered Into 2015 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) State Finals: 5th Place-'70 AMX
  • Automotive Society of Body Engineers  ( ASBE ) "Most Outstanding High School Project of 2015 ": 1970 AMX (Student: Miranda R.)
  • Designed: 2022 Dodge Demon, MITES  Competition (Student: Miranda R.)
  • Selected For The 2016 " Career Technical Education (CTE) Showcase " in State Capitol: Miranda Rumfelt's 2022 Dodge Demon
  • Selected For The 2016 " Career Technical Education (CTE) Showcase " In State Capitol: Brandon Tregembo's '80 Camaro Racecar
  • Entered Into 2016 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) Regional Finals: 1st-Miranda Rumfelt's '22 Demon
  • Entered Into 2016 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) Regional Finals: 1st-Nikolai Lineberger's '67 Impala
  • Entered Into 2016 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) Regional Finals: 1st-Jay B/Steve H.'s '36 Bugatti
  • Entered Into 2016 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) Regional Finals: 2nd-Jake G/Rashul M.'s '71 Charger
  • MITES Regional  " Grand Prize Award " Recipient: 2022 Dodge Demon-concept (Student: Miranda Rumfelt;  Class: Open)
  • Entered Into 2016 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) State Finals: 1st-Miranda Rumfelt's 2022 Demon
  • Entered Into 2016 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) State Finals: 1st-Nikolai Lineberger's '67 Impala
  • Entered Into 2016 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) State Finals: 1st-Jay Brooks/Steve Hrynkiw's Bugatti
  • Entered Into 2016 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) State Finals: 2nd-J.Greggo/R.Mahones' '71 Charger
  • One of twelve international educational-design-programs/schools represented In 2016 pre-college courses at the College For Creative Studies-School of Transportation Design ( CCS ): Students-Miranda Rumfelt & Rashul Mahones
  • Entered Into the Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society ( MITES) Regional Finals: 1st-Miranda Rumfelt's '17 Ponitac T/A
  • MITES Regional " Grand Prize Award " Recipient: 2017 Pontiac Trans Am-concept (Student: Miranda Rumfelt; Class: Open)
  • MITES State " Grand Prize Award " Recipient: 2017 Pontiac Trans Am-concept (Student: Miranda Rumfelt; Class: Open)
  • American Society of Body Engineers  ( ASBE ) "Most Creative High School Project of 2017": 2017 Trans Am (Student: Miranda R.)
  • Graduate Success Rate (2015-Current): 83%

Woodworking

Machining

2014: A Record-Breaking Year...

Our Accomplishments

  • Entered into 2013 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) Regional Finals: 1st-Easter Basket
  • Entered into 2013 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) State Finals: 3rd-Easter Basket
  • Entered Into 2015 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) Regional Finals: 1st-5th, Hand Saw Bookends
  • Entered Into 2015 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) State Finals: 3rd/5th-9th, ​Hand Saw Bookends
  • Entered Into 2016 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) Regional Finals: 1st-Pop Bottle Container
  • Entered Into 2016 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) State Finals: Hon. Mention-Pop Bottle Container

*Graduate Success Rates are calculated by taking the total number of students involved in each program, beginning with its year of inception, and dividing them by the number of those who have found success, post-high school graduation. "Success" is determined if the student has met at least one of the following marks: Current employment in the aforementioned field, full-time employment in any form of trades or vocational work, apprenticeship/internship in the aforementioned field or another, enrolled in college/university full-time, enrolled in college/university part-time with full-time employment, and/or is currently serving/registred in a branch of the US Military (specifically the Army, Marine Corps, & Navy).


**Graduate Success Rate does include students in the Class of 2017, 2018, 2019, or beyond, as it only entails graduate students (Class of 2013 through 2016)


*** Percentages are rounded-up to the nearest whole, and includes some students of which DRIVE nor its instructors have official documentation regarding their current employment, academic, or armed-service status. DRIVE does have an official spreadsheet of past graduate students, containing their official place of employment and/or current status, which is available to interested parties. If you would like to inquire about DRIVE's official graduate spreadsheet, please visit the "Contact Us" page, or email us at driveonedetroit@gmail.com


****Numbers are yearly updated on the final day of the season's tenth month, which fell on June 30, 2016

Automotive Design

  • 2013 "Outstanding Engineered Vehicle " for a 1937 Fiat Twin-Engine Dragster ( 51st Annual Milwaukee World of Wheels )
  • Winner at the 61st Annual Detroit Autorama : 1st-Nostalgic Drag Car ('37 Fiat) & Altered Hardtop '70-'79 ('77 Camaro Z28)
  • 2013 " Outstanding Engineered Vehicle " for a 1937 Fiat Twin-Engine Dragster ( 47th Annual Cleveland Autorama )
  • 2014 " America's Most Beautiful Roadster " ( AMBR ) Award Finalist for a 1931 Ford Pickup ( 65th Annual Grand National Roadster Show -Pomona, CA)
  • 2014 " Rising Star Award " Recipient for a 1931 Ford Roadster Pickup ( 65th Annual Grand National Roadster Show )
  • Winner at the 62nd Annual Detroit Autorama : 1st-High School Custom, 2nd Altered-Roadster Pickup (lost to Roy Brizio)
  • 2014 " Outstanding Street Rod " for a 1931 Ford Roadster Pickup ( 48th Annual Cleveland Autorama )
  • 2014 " Rising Star Award " Recipient for a 1931 Ford Roadster Pickup ( 48th Annual Cleveland Autorama )
  • 2014 " Director's Choice " for a 1931 Ford Roadster Pickup ( 8th Annual Dayton World of Wheels )
  • 2014 Top 10 Points Finisher: International Show Car Association  ( ISCA ) Roadster Class ('31 Ford Roadster Pickup)
  • 2014 Top 15 Points Finisher: Sands Speedway  Street Stock (S/ST) Class (1970 Chevy Nova Stock Car)
  • Winner at the 63rd Annual Detroit Autorama : 1st-High School Comp, 2nd-Track Comp (1970 Nova S/ST Stock Car)
  • Winner at the 49th Annual Cleveland Autorama : 1st-Altered Roadster Pickup ('31 Ford Roadster Pickup)
  • 2015 " Rising Star Award " Winner for a 1931 Ford Roadster Pickup (49th Annual Cleveland Autorama)
  • 2015 Top-15 Points Finisher: Great American Racing Series  ( GARS ) Driver Points (1970 Nova S/ST Stock Car)
  • 2015 E3 Spark Plugs "Racing Beyond The Edge" Award  for a 1970 Nova S/ST Stock Car (Bluegrass 125 -
    ​Kentucky Motor Speedway-7/20/15)
  • 2015 GARS "Perseverance Award": 1970 Nova S/ST Stock Car
  • Winner at the 64th Annual Detroit Autorama : 1st-Restored '79-'84/3rd-H.S Custom (1981 Pontiac Firebird), 1st-Track Comp/
    ​2nd-H.S Comp (1970 Nova S/ST Stock Car), & 1st-H.S Custom/2nd-Alt.Roadster Pickup (1931 Ford Roadster Pickup)
  • Official Event Vehicle: 41st Annual St. Ignace Car Show  (1970 Nova S/ST Stock Car)
  • Graduate Success Rate (2013-Current): 75%
  • Winner at the 65th Annual Detroit Autorama: 1st-High School Comp, 4th-Production Road Racer ('65 Shelby Daytona)
  • Winner at the 51st Annual Piston-Power Cleveland Autorama: 1st -Altered Roadster Pickup ('31 Ford Roadster Pickup)
  • Winner at the 51st Annual Piston-Power Cleveland Autorama: 1st-Domestic Bracket Racer ('37 Fiat Twin-Engine Dragster)
  • Winner at the 51st Annual Piston-Power Cleveland Autorama: 1st-Radical Hardtop ('51 Ford Business Coupe)
  • Winner at the 51st Annual Piston-Power Cleveland Autorama: 1st-Street Stock ('73 Pontiac Lemans)
  • Winner at the 51st Annual Piston-Power Cleveland Autorama: 1st-Comp Stock ('76 Pontiac Trans Am)
  • Winner at the 51st Annual Piston-Power Cleveland Autorama: 2nd-Street Stock ('70 Nova)
  • Winner at the 51st Annual Piston-Power Cleveland Autorama: 3rd-Conservative Hardtop '74-'77 ('76 Pontiac Firebird Formula)
  • Participant in the Inaugural US Short Track Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway ('70 Nova-Finished 68th out of 104 Entered Cars)
  • Entered Into 2014 Summit Racing Equipment "Pedal Car Challenge" : Hon. Mention-Custom "Rose Roadster" Pedal Car
  • Entered Into 2015 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) Regional Finals: 1st-Custom Wheel ​Side Table
  • Entered Into 2015 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) State Finals: 3rd-Custom Wheel Side Table
  • Entered Into 2016 "Summit Racing Equipment "Pedal Car Challenge": Hon. Mention-Custom Minion Pedal Car
  • Selected For The 2016 "Career Technical (CTE) Showcase" in State Capitol: Custom "Minion" Pedal Car
  • Entered Into 2016 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) Regional Finals: 1st-Custom "Minion" Pedal Car
  • MITES  " Grand Prize Award " Recipient: Custom "Minion" Pedal Car (Student: Mickai Stanley; Class: Wrought Metal)
  • Entered Into 2016 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) State Finals: 3rd-Custom "Minion" Pedal Car
  • Graduate Success Rate (2014-Current): 86%

2015: Another One In-The-Books...

Welding

  • Entered Into 2013 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) Regional Finals: 1st-3rd, Miniature Shop Vises
  • Entered Into 2013 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) State Finals: 1st-3rd, Miniature Shop Vises
  • Entered Into 2016 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) Regional Finals: 1st-1:5 Clear-Acrylic Wheel
  • Entered Into 2016 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) Regional Finals: 2nd-Miniature Shop Vise
  • Entered Into 2016 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) State Finals: 2nd-1:5 Clear-Acrylic Wheel
  • Entered Into 2016 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society  ( MITES ) State Finals: 1st-Miniature Shop Vise
  • Recipient of $7,500 Scholarship from Lincoln Tech College : Justin Curtis for a Miniature Shop Vise
  • Entered Into 2017 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society (MITES) Regional Finals: 1st-3rd, Miniature Shop Vises
  • Entered Into 2017 Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society (MITES) State Finals: 1st-3rd, Miniature Shop Vises
  • Recipient of $7,500 Scholarship from MIAT College of Technology: Kenny Thompson for a Miniature Shop Vise
  • Recipient of $5,000 Scholarship from MIAT College of Technology: Robert Nicovic for a Miniature Shop Vise
  • Recipient of $2,500 Scholarship from MIAT College of Technology: Austin Vang for a Miniature Shop Vise
  • Graduate Success Rate (2013-Current): 87%

Grand National Roadster Show...

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