VOLUME 7 - ISSUE 3- Week of October 4th
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In our first year entered as DRIVE One, student-built projects from our Machining, Woodworking, and Transportation Design program competed in the Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society (M.I.T.E.S) Regional and State Finals.
All four clay models, including the StarLiters from the North American International Auto Show, and the ’65 Shelby from the Piston-Power Autorama, finished either 1st or 2nd in class, while the Meat Cleavers and Vises from the Machine Shop placed among the Top-10 in the State.
But our success at MITES didn’t end with the Models and Meat Cleavers. In our first venture into the world of wood furniture, one of our seniors completed a “Prohibition-Era” Poker Table.
The poker table captured a 1st place ribbon at the Regional Finals, and placed at States in a class featuring over 150 pieces of wood furniture, all done by high school students from throughout the State.
Congrats to all the students with winning MITES projects, and on becoming 2018 State Champions.
On The Weekend of March 16th-18th Students from the
DRIVE One TechCenter competed in the 52nd Annual IX Piston-Power Autorama in Cleveland.
With four cars competing in the largest indoor car show in North America, students took home two 1st place trophies (The Nova Stock Car and '65 Shelby Daytona), one 2nd (the '72 Tri-Rod), and a 4th (an '86 Buick Regal).
Students from our Transportation Design Program also completed at 1:5 Scale Clay Model of our '65 Shelby Daytona on-site during the first ever DRIVE One Clay Model Build-Off.
Also shown were the 2018 StarLiter Pedal Cars and Clay Models from the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), and the 1:5 Trans Am Concept that took home the 2017 State Championship at the Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society (M.I.T.E.S.)
There were 9 students in-total who attended the show (though not all were present to be photographed), which made it the largest group DRIVE has ever brought to a show car event.
We congratulate students on their success, and hope they enjoyed the weekend in Cleveland
On Sunday, July 29th, the 2nd Annual DRIVEarama was held at the DRIVE One TechCenter, benefitting the program and students.
The event included a car show, school open house, bake sale, and a 50/50 raffle.
Over 40 Cars participated in the show, along with over 100 spectators ranging from new students to interested locals.
This year's show was also the first to feature awards, including "Outstanding Vehicle", "Outstanding Motorized", "Student Choice" and "Rockin' Rims-Presented By Rick's Tire and Wheel".
Each vehicle recieved a goody bag from our sponsors at Summit Racing Equipment, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Mother's Car Care Products, and others, as well as lunch cards, and a vehicle ID-card so students and spectators could vote for who they fought were the best overall vehicles.
The inaugural award winners include Davey Lindberg's '91 RamCharger ("Rockin' Rims"), Rob Fuller's '93 Dodge ("Student Choice"), Brett Vanser's 2018 Van-Dal Custom Bike ("Motorized"), and Jim Murray's '67 Chevy Camaro ("Vehicle").
But more importantly, DRIVEarama generated over $1,000 for the upcoming 2018-19 School Year, which will go towards the purchase of tools and equipment for student use.
We thank all the folks who helped put this year's DRIVEarama together, and look forward to its continued success come Summer 2019.