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May 09 2014

SAE Car Show Draws More than 50 Unique Vehicles to Benefit U.S. Veterans

SAE Annual Car Show

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) of NYIT held their second annual Car Show to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project on April 27, 2014. This year’s show was organized by SAE student leadership, and drew more than 50 rare, exotic, and unique cars to the parking lots of NYIT’s Old Westbury campus. This year’s event built on the success of last year’s inaugural car show, drawing a large crowd for some fun in the sun, delicious barbecued food, and a glimpse at a number of glamorous vehicles, all to benefit a charity organization dedicated to helping the men and women of the United States military who have been wounded in combat.

The show included a variety of American muscle cars and student-owned vehicles. In attendance were several automotive clubs from the greater Long Island area, such as the New York Mustangs, Truck Mafia International, LI Rigs, and many more. Notably, Ludmilla Amani, Associate Professor of Telecommunications and Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology at NYIT, along with her organization, the Driving Force Club, presented more than 25 exotic vehicles at the show, including member-owned McLarens, Lamborginis, Ferraris, Aventadors, GTI’s, and many more.

Also in attendance were several representatives from the United States military to show their support for NYIT and the Wounded Warrior Project. Staff Sergeant Ryan Bhoorasingh and his men of the New York Army National Guard, who brought with them two impressive armored vehicles to exhibit at the show.

Along with raising awareness for the daily challenges that our wounded veterans face on a day to day basis, the car show also shed light on the efforts and progress that locally-based companies are making toward creating a greener Long Island. EmPower Solar and The Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition attended the show and gave informative presentations to attendees on the benefits of alternative fuels, green engineering, and the future of the automotive industry.

The event was a great success, and many of those involved expressed a hope that the SAE car show will continue as an annual NYIT tradition. SAE President, Anthony Reyes, emphasized the do-it-yourself, grassroots spirit of the event, saying “the car show is a shining reminder of all the good that NYIT students can do all on their own, and the leaders that they will be in the future.” The success of this year's car show serves as an excellent example of the ways in which NYIT and its surrounding community can come together to affect positive change--and have a good time. 

Show Trophy

This "Best in Show" trophy was designed and created by SAE member and Mechanical Engineering research student James Kelleher using a laser-cutter in NYIT's lab facilities.

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