Want to learn more about how cars work and how to make them faster on a budget? Want to learn how to apply classroom engineering concepts to real life problems? Want to learn how to use tools like mills, tube benders, plasma cutters, and waterjets? This club is made just for you!
There are multiple ways to join Wreck Racing. If you are unsure whether the club is for you, we welcome you to join our mailing list by sending us an e-mail. All new members are alotted a “grace period” or a dues-free membership. After the this period, all dues shall be made out to the club by cash, check, or paypal (dues+paypal fees required) in the amount of $85 per year.
Here’s how to join:
1) Send us an e-mail:
Send an email to any of the club officers shown on the Contact page
Send an e-mail to any of the executive members located on OrgSync.
2) Show up to a club event:
Wreck Racing holds biweekly work days at our new shop located in the Georgia Tech Student Competition Center (directions at bottom of page). Any prospective members are welcome to show up at any work night.
Joining the email list (by requesting to be added) will inform you about future club events and outings such as autocrosses, pizza parties, car shows, etc. This information and more is also posted on our Facebook page at: Georgia Tech Wreck Racing
As always, the Grassroots Motorsports $20xx Competition each Fall in Gainesville, Florida. All members are welcome to join at the competition.
What should you expect?
As a dues paying member, you get to decide your level of commitment. Member commitment varies from an occasional visit to being a project leader or even driving the car at competitions or races. Each member will get out of Wreck Racing what he/she puts in. As a member, not only will you learn your way around a machine shop, but you will also learn about various automobile components from basics like tires and maintenance to more advanced jobs such as engine wiring and tuning or forced induction.
And best of all, you’ll gain valuable engineering experience as you learn to develop innovative solutions under stringent cost constraints. This is invaluable experience!
Though Wreck Racing is all about having fun and learning, we do expect members to abide by all of the rules of the Student Competition Center.
Here is a basic list of rules:
- No power tools/machines can be used without at LEAST two (2) people in the shop. NO MACHINERY MAY BE USED WITHOUT PROPER INSTRUCTION OR KNOWLEDGE ON ITS USE. There are plenty of members who know how to use each piece of machinery. Let them teach you how to use it properly.
- No sandals or inappropriate attire allowed when doing any work in the building
- Wear safety glasses, ear protection, gloves, etc when appropriate.
- Keep the tools organized. Return them in clean condition to their proper spot.
- Be polite and courteous to the other teams that use the SCC.
- Leave the shop cleaner than when you arrived.
- If you do not know how to do something, ASK someone.
Directions to the shop:
The shop is located on the corner of 14th Street and Hemphill at 575 14th St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30318. If you do not have Buzzcard access to the building, you must either enter through the front entrance (right on the corner of 14th and Hemphill) and sign in with security, or contact a member who has access to let you in. Members who have payed dues and have access can enter through the gate on the 14th St.-side lot.