Have you ever:
- Wanted to learn more about how cars work and how to make them faster?
- Wanted to apply classroom engineering concepts to real life problems?
- Wanted to learn how to use tools like lathes, CNC machines, and waterjets?
- Want to learn to weld and run finite element analysis simulations?
If so, then this club is for you!
Here’s how to join:
1) Send us an e-mail or Facebook message:
Send an email to any of the club officers shown on the Contact page so that we can introduce you to the team.
2) Show up to a club event:
Wreck Racing holds biweekly work days at Georgia Tech’s Student Competition Center (directions at bottom of page). Any prospective members are welcome to show up at any work night.
Join the e-mail list to get information about future club events and outings such as autocrosses, training events, car shows, etc. This information and more is also posted on our Facebook page at: Georgia Tech Wreck Racing
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.
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, and/or additional forms of personal protective equipment as necessary.
- Keep the tools organized and 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. The Green Route makes a stop right at the entrance of the Student Competition Center.