Thursday, February 22
Kart 2 Kart Racing Challenge
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Kart 2 Kart
42705 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights

Guests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills in Kart 2 Kart's high performance racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE members and guests.

Kart 2 Kart's 1/5 mile race track includes a long 200 foot straightaway and six varying corners to the thrill of high speeds and g-forces. The track itself is a textured concrete to aid in the amount of available grip which can bring up to 1.5 g's in the corners. Participants compete against up to nine other racers and are timed with Kart 2 Kart's Club Speed timing. All races are computer monitored to provide detailed results that are broken down by lap.

Pizza and registration will be from 6:00-6:30 p.m. and races will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. The cost includes pizza, non-alcoholic beverages, two races, and a third race for the top drivers.

Sponsorship Details

Important Note: Registration will close Tuesday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after Thursday, February 15. Must be 18 years or older. 

Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. The Section advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at events.
Social Event
Wednesday, March 7
New Nissan LEAF Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Burton Manor
27777 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour Sponsored by Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the Nissan Team surrounding the development of the New Nissan LEAF.

Speakers
Chris Reed, Vice President of R&D and Overseas Chief Vehicle Engineer
Nissan Technical Center North America, Nissan North America, Inc.
Andy Christensen, Senior Manager, Intelligent Transportation Systems Research
Nissan Technical Center North America, Nissan North America, Inc.
Jonathon Ratliff, Senior Manager, Zero Emission Vehicle Engineering
Nissan Technical Center North America, Nissan North America, Inc.
Ryan Rumberger, Senior Manager, Autonomous Drive Marketability
Nissan Technical Center North America, Nissan North America, Inc.
Owen Thunes, Manager, ePowertrain Testing & Technical Affairs
Nissan Technical Center North America, Nissan North America, Inc.

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Important Note: Registration will close Monday, March 5 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after February 28.

For more information, email Stephanie Feroni or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Vehicle Event
Wednesday, March 14
Through The Looking Glass – Decoding Failures
Introduction to Metallurgical Failure Analysis & Fractography Workshop
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
SAE International, Classroom 3
755 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 1600, Troy

Diagnosing the precise cause of a failure is critical for developing cost-effective solutions that prevent repeat failures. Metallurgical failure analysis is a useful tool for supporting manufacturing, design, and quality efforts by providing details of component failures that would not otherwise be available.

This workshop will introduce the tools and concepts applied during lab-based failure analysis. In particular, the participants will get a hands-on introduction to fracture recognition using stereo microscopes. Fractured parts from case studies will be used to introduce ‘fractography’ using these microscopes and explain its role in failure analysis.

Instructor: Shane Turcott, P.Eng. M.A.Sc, Principal Metallurgist, Steel Image Inc.
Shane Turcott graduated with both a B.Eng and M.A.Sc in Materials Engineering from McMaster University near Toronto, Canada. He has performed failure analysis for over a decade, including employment at a steel mill, turbine repair facility, research center and a general metallurgical laboratory. In 2009, he started Steel Image providing failure analysis supporting manufacturing,
oil, and energy industries.

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Important Note: Registration will close Monday, March 12 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after Wednesday, March 7. Space is limited to 20 participants. 

 For more information, email Stephanie Feroni or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Technical Event
Wednesday, March 21
GM Heritage Center Tour
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights

To welcome in Spring, SAE Detroit Section has arranged this exclusive tour, which normally is only open to GM employees, analysts and the media. The GM Heritage Center is not just a museum, but a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history.

In 2008, General Motors opened the GM Heritage Center to coincide with their 100 year anniversary. This facility plays a key role in showcasing the company's rich history of success and its strong engineering capability.

More than 150 vehicle exhibits and historical memorabilia representing 10 decades are represented. The vehicle collection showcases a wide range of GM design, technology, and innovation. Guests will have the opportunity to see past and current concept vehicles, muscle cars, as well as historically significant vehicles form various eras. The center is always changing with vehicle exhibits being constantly freshened.

By highlighting the exciting designs, groundbreaking technology, and powerful brands that have comprised GM’s first century, the GM Heritage Center will help inspire new generations of enthusiasts and make the company even stronger in years to come as GM moves toward a second century of operations. This is evident by great designs, both legendary and recent, like the sixth generation Corvette, Cadillac 16 Concept Vehicle, and the Pontiac Solstice.

This is a great opportunity to take advantage of the landscape and experience the history.

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Sponsorship Details
GM Heritage Center website

Important Note: Registration will close on Monday, March 19 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after Wednesday, March 14. The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Tour
Wednesday, April 11
General Motors Super CruiseTM Technology Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cobo Center
Grand Riverview Ballroom B
1 Washington Blvd., Detroit
(Held during WCX™18: SAE World Congress Experience)

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the General Motors Team surrounding the technology of the Super Cruise.

Speakers
Jason Ditman, Chief Engineer - Super Cruise, General Motors
Lyndon Lie, Chief Engineer - Cadillac CT6, General Motors
Daryl Wilson, Lead Development Engineer - Super Cruise, General Motors

Important Note: Registration will close Monday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after April 4.

For more information, email Stephanie Feroni or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Vehicle Event
Monday, May 14
Golf Outing
11:30 a.m. Registration/Lunch
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
Red Run Golf Club
2036 Rochester Road, Royal Oak

Help fund the SAE Detroit Section Scholarship and STEM Programs

Register by April 15 to Save!

The day will begin with a shotgun start and ends with a sit-down dinner and awards around 5:30 p.m. The outing is limited to 144 players and assignments will be allocated on a first-come basis.

Red Run Golf Club is a private club established in 1914. It offers a traditional style 18-hole championship course designed by Willie Park, Jr. Red Run is host to the second oldest invitational in Michigan, interrupted only three times by the PGA tour events the club has hosted.

The golf outing is open to members and non-members. The event will fill up quickly, so make sure you register early. Each foursome leader will be notified by email approximately one week prior to the event with hole assignments and registration details.

Golf fees will cover a card, complete event scoring, lunch, dinner, awards banquet, and non-alcoholic beverages (cash bar for alcoholic beverages).

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Gold Sponsor $2,500
- Two foursomes
- Two lawn signs with company logo
- Company logo on sponsor banner and print material
- Two sponsor signs
- One display table at event
- Two full-page ads in online 2019 Supercharger

Silver Sponsor $2,000
- One foursome
- One lawn sign with company logo
- Company logo on sponsor banner and print material
- Two sponsor signs
- Full-page ad in online 2019 Supercharger

Bronze Sponsor $1,500
- One foursome
- One lawn sign with company logo
- Company logo on sponsor banner and print material
- Two sponsor signs
- Half-page ad in online 2019 Supercharger

Hole Sponsor $900*
- One foursome
- One lawn sign with company logo
- Company logo on sponsor banner and print material

Individual - $175 ($200 after April 15)
Non-Sponsor Foursome - $700 ($900 after April 15)
*Hole Sponsor - $900 ($1,100 after April 15)

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Important Note: Registration closes Monday, April 30 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite registration and no refunds after May 4. Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgement at SAE events. Times subject to change due to speed of golf.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

 
May 14

Golf Outing

Golf Outing
Tuesday, June 5
2019 Toyota Avalon Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
TMNA R&D Supplier Center
8777 Platt Rd., Saline

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the Toyota Team surrounding the development of the 2019 Toyota Avalon.

Important Note: Registration will close Friday, June 1 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after May 29

For more information, email Stephanie Feroni or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Vehicle Event
Thursday, June 14
Cranbrook House & Gardens Tour
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
380 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills

Agenda
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. House Tour
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Self-guided visit of the gardens

Join us for a private tour back in time to explore the Cranbrook House & Gardens. In 1904, Detroit newspaper publisher and philanthropist George Gough Booth and his wife, Ellen Scripps Booth purchased a 174-acre run down farm in Bloomfield Hills, and named it Cranbrook after the English town the Booth family hailed from.

As metro-Detroit’s oldest surviving historic manor, Cranbrook House has a long and illustrious past.

The English-Tudor estate, a true Arts & Crafts style masterpiece designed by renowned Detroit architect, Albert Kahn, served as the active home for their family of seven for 40 years. From its onset, Cranbrook House also quickly became the hub from which the Booths created what would eventually become the Cranbrook Educational Community.

Today, the estate serves a dual purpose: its gardens, works of art and first-floor treasures are preserved as a testament to the Booths’ gracious lifestyle, their interest in landscape gardening and their involvement in the American Arts and Crafts movement. Its upper floors house the executive offices of Cranbrook Educational Community, the world renowned National Historic Landmark cultural center the couple created on the grounds of their country estate.

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Important Note: Registration will close on Wednesday, June 6 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite registration and no refunds after June 7. The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Parking is available only on the south side of Lone Pine Road or in the Parking lot of Christ Church. There is no parking in or around Cranbrook House or the employee parking lot. There is a short walk up to the house of about 200 yards. If you have a handicapped sticker you may drive up to the house and park in the designated areas. No flash photography is permitted in the Cranbrook House.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Tour
Saturday, August 25
M1 Concourse Event
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
M1 Concourse
164 South Blvd. West, Pontiac

Agenda
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.            Cars and Coffee
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Guest Speaker
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.            M1 Thrill Ride/Tour/Pizza

Register early - Only 100 spots available!

Join us for a fun filled day at M1 Concourse! Cars and Coffee will kick off their gathering with an awesome display of local classic and exotic cars. Then stroll over to the big tent for a guest speaker and pizza before your M1 Thrill Ride.

The M1 Thrill Ride will have you experience 100 mph thrills around the 1.5 Mile Champion Motor Speedway in a ride-along with a professional driver. Ride shotgun for two Hot Laps in either the Track Monster Dodge Viper ACR or the Supercharged Dodge Hellcat. Feel the cornering G-forces of the Viper or the brutal straight line speed of the 707 horsepower Dodge Hellcat.

After your Thrill Ride, if your head is not spinning from the G-forces, let us take you for a quick tour of one of the on-site garages.

M1 Concourse is an 87-acre playground, celebrating the automotive industry and the history of metro-Detroit. Already the largest development of its kind in the world, M1 offers an engineered 1.5-mile Performance Track, a 2.5-acre Skid Pad & Arena area along with the most beautifully-finished private garages to be found anywhere on the planet and home to the largest Cars and Coffee events in the country, the infamous Road Kill Nights Drag Races on Woodward, and many other public and private events throughout the year. A state-of-the-art Events & Conference Center will break ground in 2018 and will become one of the largest indoor event spaces in Oakland County.

Sponsorship Details 

Important Note: Registration will close Friday, August 17 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite registration and no refunds after August 10. Must be 18 years or older to participate.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Industry Event