Mid-Michigan Section




Mid-Michigan SAE Events!

back to the bricks

"Back to the Bricks"
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Mark
August 12-16, 2014
Flint, MI

We have a winner!
Thomas Brown with this outstanding 1927 Buick GS

Winner

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Mid-Michigan Section

Harlow H. Curtice Hometown Memorial Trophy

The Mid-Michigan Section of the SAE International will again present the Harlow H. Curtice Hometown Memorial Trophy at the 10th Annual “Back to the Bricks” celebration in Flint, Michigan on August 16, 2014. The award will be presented to either the Buick or Chevrolet that Harlow Curtice would most likely enjoy driving.

The winning car for the Harlow H. Curtice Hometown Memorial Trophy will be selected from the cars on display at “Back to the Bricks” on Saturday, August 16 by a team of engineers representing the Mid-Michigan Section of SAE ( An international professional society for engineers in the mobility industry ).

The award will be presented to the winning car owner at the Saginaw Street Central Lot during the afternoon programs.

Harlow H. Curtice, a long time Flint resident and civic supporter, retired as General Motors 11th President on August 31, 1958.

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”Curtice (nicknamed “Red” for his shock of hair), is generally remembered fondly—a real achievement for an executive in a field known for its extraordinarily competitive nature. Even in the controversial book On a Clear Day You Can See General Motors, which chronicles John Z. DeLorean’s time with GM, Curtice is described as, “warm, flamboyant, exciting,” and as “a man whose mere presence would command attention and stop conversations when he walked into a room”
( ref. http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/parentinfo/success/2002/tungsten/homepage.htm)

Harlow Curtice began his General Motors Career at the AC Spark Plug Division in early 1915.  He was named General Manager of AC in 1929. He became General Manager of Buick in 1934 and was named Executive Vice President of General Motors in September, 1949.  It was in this position that he approved the 1953 Buick V-8 engine and the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette for production in Flint.

Curtice was elected President of GM on February 3rd 1953. During his tenure as President, Curtice championed V-8 engines, including the Buick “Nail-head” and the Chevrolet “small block”, automatic transmissions, power steering and brakes, GM’s Fuel Injection, and air-conditioning.

The GM Motoramas and the Parade of Progress were signature marketing programs under Harlow Curtice’s purview.  He also presided over the dedication of the General Motors Technical Center in May, 1956 and GM’s 50th Anniversary in September, 1958.

In keeping with the vision of Harlow Curtice, the vehicle selected for this Award will feature a combination of the classic design features of the production car with upgrades that enhance the vehicle as do concept cars produced by auto manufacturers. For more information, please contact Bernard Santavy (810-635-7948)

saemidmich@cs.com

http://www.midmichigansae.org/.

 

 


 


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"Advanced Propulsion & First Responders Needs"


Speakers: Todd Mackintosh, Technical Specialist, General Motors
Program Chair: Mark Pope
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6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

Holiday Inn Flint, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI

Electrified vehicles involved in unplanned events such as mechanical breakdowns, collisions, and vehicle fire scenarios can present new hazards associated with the stored energy in the vehicle’s Rechargeable Energy Storage System(RESS).

These hazards include potential for chemical, electrical, and thermal exposure and injury for members of the emergency responder community.

Other incidents such as garage structure fires and flooding/water submersion may also present risks to these responders as well when a HEV or EV is involved.

A standardized hybrid and electric vehicle identification methodology is necessary to protect 1st- and 2nd-level emergency responders including fire, rescue, emergency medical, law enforcement, tow and/or recovery, storage, repair, and salvage personnel during and after an unplanned incident has occurred with an electrified vehicle.

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Todd Mackintosh has been in the battery business for over 17 years. He chairs the SAE J2990 task force ‘Hybrid and EV Recommendations for First and Second Responders’ and holds a Masters of Energy Systems Engineering degree from University of Michigan.

 

 

No reservations AFTER Noon (12PM) Friday, Sept. 12th 

Contact: Bernard Santavy at (810) – 635 – 7948
          or SAEMidMichSec@cs.com

 

SAEMidMichSec@cs.com

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Mustang
"Factory Drag Racing: Mustang Cobra Jet Winning,
Then and Now"



Speakers: Jesse Kershaw, Ford Racing
Program Chair: Bill Owen
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5:30 PM Social Hour, Buffet, and Tour
7:00 PM Program

Watson Engineering 18703 Toledo Rd, Brownstown Township, Michigan

One of drag racing’s winningest factory programs of the 1960’s was the Mustang Cobra Jet. In an era where the big 3 took their showroom battle to drag strips across the country, a win on Sunday resulted in sales on Monday. These factory battles provided marketing value and trickle down engineering that helped create the iconic muscle cars we worship today.

In 2008, Ford revisited those roots and introduced a modern version of the Mustang Cobra Jet. This presentation will provide a fact-filled and light-hearted walk through the how, why, and what of the modern day Cobra Jet program.

A panel of Ford Racing employees and industry experts will cover the following topics:
 Historical context of the original 1968 Cobra Jet program and how it is still
relevant today.
 The modern hurdles transforming a production car into a race car
 Trickle down engineering and how racing improves the brand
 The modern context of drag racing and how it promotes vehicle sales
 Market competition
 The future of production drag racing

This presentation is a must for any drag racing fan, especially those familiar with NHRA Stock and Super Stock!

Jesse Kershaw, Ford’s Drag Racing Parts and Competition manager will manage the presentation. For more information: http://www.fordracingparts.com/Cobrajet

Presentation to take place at Watson Engineering, supplier and assembly source for the Cobra Jet and Boss 302S Mustang. For more information: http://www.watsonracing.com

Take the Watson tour, meet the race teams, and hear the Cobra Jet story. Buffet served during social hour and tour.

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Jesse Kershaw is involved in all aspects of Ford drag racing competition. He manages the business around all Ford Racing Performance Parts that relate to drag racing from street/strip enthusiasts to professional competitors.

 

 

No reservations AFTER Noon (12PM) Sept. 26th 

Contact: Bernard Santavy at (810) – 635 – 7948
          or SAEMidMichSec@cs.com

 

SAEMidMichSec@cs.com

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Planned SAE Events!
http://peoplefinder.gm.com/peoplefinder/photos/ta/ta77599.jpg?x=052036 "Advanced Propulsion & First Responders Needs"

Speaker: Todd Mackintosh, Technical Specialist, General Motors
Program Chair: Mark Pope
September 15, 2014
Holiday Inn Flint, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

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http://peoplefinder.gm.com/peoplefinder/photos/ta/ta77599.jpg?x=052036 "Factory Drag Racing: Mustang Cobra Jet Winning, Then and Now"

Speaker: Jesse Kershaw, Ford Racing
Program Chair: Bill Owen
September 29, 2014
Watson Engineering, 18703 Toledo Rd, Brownstown Township, Michigan

5:30 PM Social Hour
5:30 PM Tour & Buffet Dinner
7:00 PM Program

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"Copper Mining in da UP, eh?"
Joint Meeting with ASM/AFS
Speaker: TBA
Program Chair: Peg Jones & Sue Manyen
October 2, 2014
Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

"GM Customer Care & Aftersales"

Speaker: Tim Turvey, GM Vice President, Customer Care & Aftersales
Program Chair: Mark Pope
November 18, 2014
Holiday Inn, Flint, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

"National Engineers Week Annual Banquet"
Collegiate Chapter Project Presentation Competition
Speaker: Collegiate Team Members
Program Chair: Mark Pope
February 19, 2015
Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

TENTITIVE "Extreme Indoor Kart Racing" TENTITIVE

Speaker: You race! Not a presentation
Program Chair: Mark Pope
March 26, 2015
Extreme Indoor Kart Racing, 2259 W Vienna Rd, Clio, MI

To be announced
"GM Infotainment"

Speaker: Matt G. Przybylski, GM Director of Infotainment, Global Telematics and Infotainment Engineering
Program Chair: Mark Pope
April 27, 2015
Holiday Inn, Flint, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

"ARSENAL of DEMOCRACY"
Presented on the deck of USS Edson
Speaker: Charles K. Hyde, Author
Program Chair: Patrick Bisson
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Onboard the USS Edson, Bay City, MI

1:00 PM Social Hour and Ship Tours
1:30 PM Program
2:30 PM Book Signing and Ship Tours


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Looking forward to a great section year. We have lots of events planned and are hoping that you find them interesting and worth attending!

 

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Previous SAE Events!
2014-2015 Events    
back to the bricks


"Back to the Bricks"


August 12-16, 2014
Flint, MI

Join Mid-Michigan SAE at Flint's Back to the Bricks http://backtothebricks.org/schedule/


Judging with award presentation on August 16th 2014

6:00 am - 5:00 pm 111 years of Buick party on Water St at the Durant-Dort Carriage Company building, all Buicks invited, DJ, food and drinks
6:00 am - 4:00 pm 5th Annual Corvette Reunion Car Show
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Car Show

 

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2013-2014 Events    
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"Locomotives, Wings, & Wheels Expo 2014"

This event was hosted by The Steam Railroading Institute. SAE was a guest exhibitor.
June 20-21, 2014
Owosso, MI

presented by The Steam Railroading Institute

http://michigansteamtrain.com/expo-2014/

 

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ddd "Young Engineers Race Night"

Win Prizes - $35 for Fastest Lap

Program Chair: Bernard Santavy
20-Mar-2014

7:00 PM Pizza
7:30 - 11:00 PM Racing


Extreme Indoor Kart Racing CLIO PLAZA,2259 Vienna Road,Clio, Michigan


 
"Collegiate Chapters"
Baja, Formula SAE, Super-MPG, Clean Snowmobiles, and FirstRobotics robot

Program Chair: Mark Pope
18-Feb-14
Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

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aaa "Corvette Racing"
Presented by the author and racing program manager
Speaker: Douglas Fehan
Program Chair: Mark Pope
18-Nov-13
Holiday Inn, Flint, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

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"BAE Systems - U.S. Combat Systems"
Presented by BAE Systems
Speaker:Mark Signorelli, Vice President and General Manager
Program Chair: Mark Pope
MONDAY, Sept 16, 2013
BAE Systems, 34201 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights, MI 48312
5:30 PM Sign in
6:00 PM Program start
8:00 PM Program end

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2012-2013 Events    
"Premium V4 Powertrain"
& Lingenfelter Collection Tour

Speaker: Fritz Kayle,
Katech CEO and co-founder
Program Chair: Mark Pope
MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013

7819 Lochlin Drive,
Brighton, Mi
6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

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"Falcon Supercar"
Speaker: Jeff Lemke
Program Chair: Mark Pope
MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
Holiday Inn

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STUDENT NIGHT "Student Chapter Presentations on SAE Projects"
Saginaw Valley Engineering Council, 2013 National Engineers Week Annual Banquet
Speakers: Student Project Members
Program Chair: Mark Pope
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Bavarian Inn Conference Center - Frankenmuth
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Mark Stielow Book "Pro-Touring Muscle Cars"
Speaker: Mark Stielow, book author
Program Chair: Mark Pope

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
Holiday Inn
5353 Gateway Centre, Flint

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Steam Coffin Book Cover "Steam Coffin"
Captain Moses Rogers and The Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier
Speaker: John Laurence Busch, author
Program Chair: Mark Pope
OCTOBER 8, 2012
Campus Center, 4th Floor, Gold Room
Kettering University

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Harlow Curtice Trophy "Presentation Of Harlow Curtice Award"
Congratulations to Tom Brown
Winner of the 2012 B2B Harlow Curtice Award
with his 1950 Buick Convertible!

AUGUST 18, 2012
Back To The Bricks
Downtown Flint, Michigan

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Chrysler Museum "A Look Inside The Original Ramchargers Drag Racing Team and Chrysler Museum Tour"
Speakers: Original Ramcharger Team Members
Program Chair: Tom Huppertz/Bill Owen
APRIL 30, 2012
Walter P. Chrysler Museum
1 Chrysler Dr, Auburn Hills

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GM Electric Vehicle "Human Interface for a GM Extended Range Electric Vehicle"
Speakers: Danielle Cory/Eugenie Abboud
Program Chair: Mark Pope
MARCH 19, 2012
Room S128, Baker College Technology Center
Bristol Rd, Flint

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STUDENT NIGHT "Student Chapter Presentations on SAE Projects"
Speakers Student Project Members
Program Chair: Mark Pope
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
Bavarian Inn Conference Center - Frankenmuth
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Biogas "Bio-Fuels Project"
Speaker: Anna Brynas, Swedish Biogas
Program Chair: Mark Pope

NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Campus Center, 4th Floor, Gold Room
Kettering University
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Dr. Jack Simon "A Materials Engineer in the White House - An Inside Look"
Speaker: Dr. Jack Simon
Program Chair: Susan Manyen/Mark Pope
OCTOBER 6, 2011
Zehnder's, Frankenmuth
AFS/SAE/ASM Joint Meeting

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GM Race Car "Overview Of Chevy Racing"
Speaker: Jim Campbell
Program Chair: Mark Pope
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
Room S128, Baker College Technology Center
Bristol Rd, Flint

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Harlow Curtice Trophy "Presentation Of Harlow Curtice Award"
AUGUST 20, 2011
Back To The Bricks
Downtown Flint, Michigan

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Lingenfelter Collection "The Building of Performance Vehicles"
Speaker: Mike Copeland
Program Chair: Mark Pope
APRIL 25, 2011
Lingenfelter Collection, Brighton, Mich

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wind turbine "Wind Turbine Project"
Speaker: Dr. David Benson , Kettering University
Program Chair: Mark Pope

NOVEMBER 1, 2010
Kettering University - Flint, MI
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plug "PHEV Charge Coupler and Cordset Practices"
Speaker: Gery Kissel
Program Chair: Mark Pope
OCTOBER 7, 2010
Zehnder's Frankenmuth - Frankenmuth, MI
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Fuel cell "Chevrolet Fuel Cell Vehicle"
Speaker: Carlos Franca , GM Manager of Propulsion Systems Lab
SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
Baker College Technology Center - Bristol Rd, Flint
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Fuel cell "Tutorial on Plug-In Hybrids"
Speaker: Dr. James E. Gover
Program Chair: Mark Pope
April 20, 2009
Kettering University - Flint
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