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

8:00 - 11:00 a.m.            Cars and Coffee
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Alba L. Colon, Director Competition Systems, Hendrick Motorsports
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.            M1 Thrill Ride/Tour/Pizza

Registration deadline extended to 3:00 p.m. August 22

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.

Speaker bio
Sponsorship details 

Important Note: Must be 18 years or older to participate. Registration will close August 22  at 3:00 p.m. (or when sold out). No onsite registration or refunds after August 10.

Speakers subject to change.

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

Industry Event
Saturday, October 27
Formula SAE ®, Internal Combustion Engine, Electric and Hybrid Workshop 8:00 a.m.  - 4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield

Early registration discount before September 28

Join us for an interactive workshop designed to provide valuable information to make your Formula SAE design team more successful. Teams are encouraged to bring their vehicles to discuss challenges and share ideas.

The workshop will consist of a morning session with speakers covering various topics relating to the Formula SAE Competition, and a selection of breakout sessions will take place in the afternoon. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Topics include:
  • Competition Overview
  • Design Consideration
  • Team Organization
  • Rule Changes

Sponsorship details
Campus map

Important Note: Workshop is open to all students. Registration will close October 15. No onsite registration or refunds after October 19. Times and speakers subject to change.

If you would like to sponsor the event, or need more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Hosted by Lawrence Technological University

Sponsored b
Mechanical Simulation, solidThinking, and Wacker Chemical Corporation


Students - Collegiate
Thursday, November 8
GM Heritage Center Tour
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights

Thinking of a team building holiday activity? Maybe you would like to meet up with a customer before the holiday rush or would just like to spend some time around a cool car collection. Back by popular demand, SAE Detroit Section has arranged this exclusive afternoon 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.

This is a great opportunity for SAE members to invite a young professional, take advantage of the landscape, and experience the history.

More than 165 vehicle exhibits and historical memorabilia over 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 from various eras. The Center is always changing with vehicle exhibits.

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.

Sponsorship details
GM Heritage Center website

Important Note: Registration closes Tuesday, November 6. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after Thursday, November 1.

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