Collegiate Chapter Project Presentation Competition

Speaker: Collegiate Student Leaders
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024
5:00 PM Social
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Program

We observe “National Engineers Week” with a banquet and technical program featuring presentations by students from Central Michigan University, Kettering University, Saginaw Valley State University, and The Kettering University AutoDrive Challenge Team. The students are members of SAE Collegiate Chapter project teams which compete in the SAE Collegiate Design Series The design series has grown from a national competition to an international competition featuring students from Asia, Europe, North and South America. During this year’s banquet, the teams present will compete for the annual “SAE Collegiate Cup” presented by the Mid-Michigan Section. This event’s competition will be judged based upon the quality of the oral presentation of the team’s “Design Series” project.

Bavarian Inn Lodge Conference Center, Frankenmuth, MI 

Reservations required by Feb. 15, 2024 by emailing


Pat Bisson Memorial

On Dec. 15, 2023 Mid-Michigan SAE lost a friend and long-time active member. Pat Bisson was always willing to step up and help whenever an extra pair of hands were needed. He served on the Board for countless years. Here are a few photos to bring back fond memories…Funeral service details available here.

2023-2024 Detroit Section Event

The Lingenfelter Collection Tour

SPEAKER: Laura Wontrop Klauser
GM Sports Car Racing Program Manager 
Former SAE Detroit Section Chair

November 13, 2023 
5:30 PM Tour and Social Hour
7:30 PM Program
Tickets: $30.00
The Lingenfelter Private Collection, 7819 Lochlin Dr. Brighton, MI 48116

Join us along with the Detroit Section to hear from Guest Speaker, Laura Wontrop Klauser, GM Sports Car Racing Program Manager, and tour this unique personal collection put together by Ken Lingenfelter, who has an appreciation for stylish, high-performance autos that includes significant muscle cars, Corvettes, and exotic European cars from around the world.

Laura Wontrop Klauser, GM Sports Car Racing Program Manager

Ken’s founded success in the real estate settlement industry had him purchasing his first Corvette in 1977. Having sold his company, he dedicated his time to growing his collection. As his passion grew for speed and excellence, it led him to purchase the assets of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, a company founded by his distant cousin John Lingenfelter. Many of the Lingenfelter Performance Engineering products have been instrumental in establishing performance thresholds.

The Collection is not open to the public but is available for corporate and charity events. Donations received from events held at The Collection go to The Lingenfelter Foundation which supports several charitable organizations such as The American Cancer Society, The Pink Fund, Ronald McDonald House, and many more.

2023-2024 Joint Presentation with AFS

Four Lakes Task Force


Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023 
6:00 PM Social Hour
6:45 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program
Meal: Family Style Chicken & Liver dinner
Tickets: $35.00 at the door
Zehnders of Frankenmuth – Town Hall downstairs, 730 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Dave Rothman is Vice President of Four Lakes Task Force, the organization working to refill Secord, Smallwood, Wixom and Sanford lakes on the Tittabawassee River after the dams were destroyed or damaged by the May 19, 2020 flood. His main focus has been leading flood recovery work and applying for federal and state grant money. The presentation will be an overview of the progress to-date, including history of the project and current work on the dams.

Dave retired as a Senior Research Scientist after 33 years with the Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan. He was educated at Principia College (B.S. Chemistry). Michigan State University (Ph.D.
Analytical Chemistry) and University of Georgia (Post-doctoral research).

Pay at the door. For scheduling questions, please contact Bernard at 810-265-8365 or


Back to the Bricks 2023

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023 4:00PM
Durant-Dort Factory One, 303 W Water St, Flint, MI 48503

H.H. Curtice

ROLLING CRUISE begins with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4pm at Factory One located at 303 W. Water Street in Flint. We will have our Grand Marshal Victor George and family,  Mayor of Flint Sheldon Neeley,  Local Police officers from surrounding precincts,  our Chairman of the Board Al Jones, Vice Chairman of the Board Ralph Messer and other Board of Directors, Executive Director Amber Taylor and many, many others.

During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, MMSAE will award the H.H. Curtice award. Following the award the parade route will stretch from the historic “red bricks” of Saginaw Street in Downtown Flint through Burton and Grand Blanc 

Township to the City of Grand Blanc. Thousands will line the streets to see classic cars and vehicles of every description.

Vehicles could join or leave the cruise AT WILL anywhere along the route in both directions from 4-9 PM.

No tickets required. Free event. For scheduling questions, please contact Bernard at 810-265-8365 or

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