UBC Baja SAE is a student engineering team that designs and builds an offroad-racing vehicle for international competition against other universities. These races take place around North America and showcase the best of the best. Our goal is to build the best Baja vehicle, and win the competition.
UBC Baja is an official UBC Mechanical Engineering student team recognized by the Mechanical Engineering department and the ESTC (Engineering Student Team Council). Baja is always looking for new applicants to join our team. If you are interested in joining, supporting our project, or if you just have questions please use our contact page to let us know who you are.
Thanks to all the students who have submitted for the UBC Baja SAE Website contest! With 21 submissions received and confirmed, we have now closed the competition and will begin deliberations for a winner. The winner will be decided by the Baja team members against the submission requirements, and will be announced in the new year. So, please sit tight and enjoy your holiday. Great job everyone, all submissions look fantastic!!
2014 will be a busy year for UBC Baja as we are competing in May for the 2014 Baja SAE championship. The winner will be brought out to our design studios for an exclusive behind the scenes look at our design process, and to test out our fully furnished 2014 Baja racer!
Happy Holiday's from all of us at UBC and the UBC Baja team. Get stoked!
Head over to our Contest Page for more details!
UBC Baja News Update: June 2013
UBC Baja attended our first competition in Bellingham, WA in May. Competing against 87 other university and college teams from around the world, we were very pleased with our overall 26th place finishing from the weekend. We easily passed our engine check, technical inspection and brakes test and had strong showings with our design and cost presentations. Our drivers did a great job of representing UBC Baja through the dynamic events and managed to complete all events, perhaps most notably with an 18th place finish in the 4-hour endurance – a very impressive finish for a first-year team! Overall, this competition was a huge success for UBC Baja. It was a great learning experience for the team, and you can guarantee that we are all very excited for next year’s competition! Designs for our next car have begun and planning for the upcoming season is already well under way!
UBC Baja News Update: March 23 2013
See how far we've gone with our car!We also got a very generous donation from SAE. We want to thank them with the support for the support. For more frequent updates and build pictures please follow us on facebook HERE.
UBC Baja News Update: March 9 2013
Our car's engine is finally mounted. We also got the drive train mounted and soon we will be ready to roll the car up! We are currently working on mounting our seat, brakes, and personal equipments. For more frequent updates and build pictures please follow us on facebook HERE.
UBC Baja News Update: February 2013
We have mounted our A-arms today! We have our suspension figured out and we hope to get the car working soon! We are gonna be working over the reading break to finish up the car! For more frequent updates and build pictures please follow us on facebook HERE.
UBC Baja News Update: January 2013
We've made lots of new progess since November and are very close to having a rolling chassis! We have also acquired a new sponsor in APEGBC! For more frequent updates and build pictures please follow us on facebook HERE.
UBC Baja News Update: November 21 2012
Lots of progress on the car since the last update. The frame and suspension teams are keeping themselves busy making our frame and a-arms, while the drivetrain team has begun testing our engine and transmission. Most importantly we are now officially registered as Car 58 in the Washington SAE Baja Competition in May!
UBC Baja News Update: September 19th 2012
UBC Baja News Update: September 11th 2012
It was difficult to get a lot done over the summer since the majority of the team was out of town working, but we have moved forward and the initial design work is largely complete and we have procured a number of key components.
UBC Baja News Update: January 23rd - March 10th
UBC Baja News Update: October 17th - January 22nd
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