The Baja SAE consists of three regional competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. The team must design, build, test, promote and race an off-road vehicle that will compete against other teams in a series of rigorous events.

The competition is evaluated through a number of events:

  • Design and technical inspection
  • Acceleration
  • Manoeuvrability
  • Hill climb
  • Suspension and traction
  • Four hour endurance race

About the team

The Fanshawe Mini Baja Team is a diverse collection of talented individuals, designing an off-road vehicle for the annual Baja SAE. The core of the team consists of students in their final year in Mechanical Technician, Manufacturing Engineering Technician and Manufacturing Engineering Technology programs at Fanshawe College.

The students' experience gained from their hands-on involvement with SAE is unmatched. Opportunities in SAE vary anywhere from hands-on mechanical  and manufacturing experience through building the final design, and everything in between.  The design and construction of the cars are aided by a multitude of people and organizations, including students, faculty, and industry professionals.


Sponsorship Opportunities

The Baja competition student project would not be possible without the support of our sponsors.  The team operates on a budget of $15,000 - 20,000 to purchase raw materials, parts, equipment, fuel, a trailer and registration fees.    Through supporting Fanshawe's Baja team, either by monetary or in kind sponsorship, means you will be helping young students enrich their learning experience and establish their reputation.

Sponsorship Levels:

Bronze - up to $499

Name on T-Shirt

Name on Trailer

Name on Baja

Name on promotional material

Silver $500 - $1499

Logo on T-Shirt

Logo on Trailer

Logo on Baja

Logo on promotional material.

Gold $1500 and up

Largest Logo on T-Shirt

Largest Logo on Trailer

Largest Logo on Baja

Largest Logo on promotional material

Benefits for your business

Tax Benefits - Fanshawe College is able to give your business a tax receipt that is 100% deductible for the value of your sponsorship.

Exposure - The Baja vehicle is an excellent location for your company's logo or name!


Contact Us

John Queenan
Faculty Supervisor
519-452-4430 ext. 4419

Randy Sweetzir
Faculty Supervisor