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SAE Mini Baja: A Race to the Top

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
211 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 08, at 11:59 PM MST
Project Owners

We broke the record!!

February 15, 2019

Hello there!


Our campaign has come to a close and we are so amazed by all of your support. All together, we raised $11,685 which is 116% of our goal! We also broke the all-time donor record for a Make A STATEment campaign at 210 donors!


Since we broke the record by just one donor, your donation truly played a major part in making this happen. We couldn't have done this without you and for that we are so very thankful!


Click "Read Update" for a thank you video from the group.


Have a great weekend and thank you again for making this possible! 

-Tim Alvis 

Will you help us break the record?

February 06, 2019

Good Afternoon!


Thanks to you and all of our 136 amazing donors, we passed our goal and raised $10,456. That is 104% of our goal - we couldn't have done this without you! 


With two days left, we are on a mission to reach 210 donors - a record breaking number for us! If you could reach out to everyone you know and help us reach this goal, we would really appreciate that! 


This year we set out to break records in fundraising and in competition. You are making that happen!


Last two days - here we go!!


Tim & Tyler Alvis

Unboxing Our New Engine - Thanks To You!!

January 10, 2019

Good Afternoon!


Because of your generosity, we were able to purchase a new engine for our car this year. Click on "Read Update" for the video! This major improvement will allow us to build a faster car than ever before. This is just one way your donation is making an immediate impact and making it possible for us to shoot for that top 20! 


Every donation that comes in really makes a difference so please continue to share with everyone you know. We are at 61% to our goal and we can't get to the full amount without you!


Thank you so much for everything! We can't wait to start testing our new car! 


Tim & Tyler Alvis 

Happy Holidays!

December 21, 2018

Thank you so much for your support over the past few weeks - we couldn't have gotten this far without you! Best wishes for a awesome holiday season. We hope the new year brings you joy and happiness!


On behalf of myself and the baja family, Happy Holidays!

Tyler Alvis


Ps. Click "Read Update" for a check in from our garage!

Finals are done, but our work has just begun!

December 12, 2018

Good Afternoon!


As of today, we are at 69 donors! We can't thank you enough!


Our winter break has started but we have a lot to do. We have a big goal to test our car in about four weeks - something that we haven't been able to do before! But thanks you to, this year we will be prepared more than ever to break into that top 20!


Please continue to share our mission!

Tyler & Tim Alvis


Click on "Read Update" for a video message from the garage:

Let's keep the momentum going!

December 07, 2018

Good Afternoon,

We've got some exciting news... Next Tuesday we will begin working on our Baja race car! So far, we've had 68 donors come together to donate toward our team and because of you we have raised $5,256. THANK YOU!!!

Baja is student-run, from parts purchasing to design and assembly. We cannot pursue our passion without your support and we are extremely grateful for your investment in student engineers.

Please share our link with your friends, family and anyone who loves motorsports:

Every donation adds up and makes a difference for our team!


Tyler & Tim Alvis


We'll be posting pictures and video from our build session next Tuesday.

62 Donors + 50% of the way, thank YOU!!

November 30, 2018

Hey Baja Family!


We wanted to take a moment to personally thank each and everyone of you for your donations so far. Your support makes a positive impact as we gather the parts we need to start working on the car.


Because of your generosity, we are already 50% of the way to our goal! But $10,000 is still a big number so now isn't the time to take our foot off the gas. We need you to share this link with your friends, family and fellow aggies: 


Every contribution makes it possible for us to compete on the national level. Thanks for all your support, we couldn't make it happen without you!!


Tim & Tyler Alvis

Choose a giving level


Lug Nut Sponsor

*PRACTICE MATERIAL: $2.39 One Gallon of Gas $7.25 10 Feet of Conduit Safety $11.95 One Pack of Tear-offs CHASSIS: $6 One Foot 4130 Chromalloy *TOOLS: $7.98 Metric Hex Key Set $7.98 SAE Hex Key Set BRAKES: $4.79 One Can of Brake Cleaner $9.99 12 ounces of Brake Fluid *ELECTRONICS: $10.99 Four Feet of Wire Loom *OTHER: $2.97 Bucket $3.97 Black Duct Tape $5.99 Loctite $7.34 Scotch Guard $7.84 WD40 $8.93 One Quart Synthetic Motor Oil 5W – 30 $11.85 One Bottle of Aluminum Cutting Fluid


Wheel Sponsor

*SAFETY: $11.95 One Pack of Tear-offs TOOLS: $29.98 Clamp Set $29.98 Screw Driver Set *ELECTRONICS: $19.32 Back-up Light $25.99 One Kill Switch *BRAKES: $14.99 Brake Light Switches $19.99 Brake Light $25.90 Brake Pad *OTHER: $22 Assorted Hose Clamps


Axiel Sponsor

*SAFETY: $34.95 One Driver Goggle $34.99 One Neck Support $34.99 One Set of Arm Restraints $39.99 One Set of Driver Gloves *TOOLS: $47.80 Hammer Set *BRAKES: $36.50 Brake Rotor $49.99 Pressure Brake Bleeder *ELECTRONICS: $33.54 One Pound of Solder $49.50 Wiring


Steering Wheel Sponsor

*SAFETY: $97.99 Seat Belts TOOLS: $79.99 ¼ Drive Socket Set $82.72 Plier Set $99.97 3/8 Drive Socket Set *SUSPENSION: $59.99 One Shock Spring *DRIVELINE: $96 One Wheel $97 One Tire BRAKES: $89 Brake Master Cylinder


Chasis Sponsor

*SAFETY: $149.99 One Driver Suit $169.95 One Shell M Rated Driving Helmet *CHASSIS: $120 One Sheet Aluminum Body Material TOOLS: $134 Metric Wrench Set $134 SAE Wrench Set $149.97 ½ Drive Socket Set $179 Impact Drill $249 Impact Wrench *ELECTRONICS: $190.25 Soldering Iron BRAKES: $139.99 Brake Caliper *SUSPENSION: $147.59 4x4x24 6061 T6 Aluminum for Front Knuckle $228.83 5x5x12 6061 T6 Aluminum for Rear Carrier $249.99 One Shock *OTHER $120 Transponder $250 SAE Rule Book Specified Engine


Motorsports Sponsor

*COMPETITION COSTS: $429 Sends One Student to Competition *SAFETY: $414.99 Seat


Winner's Circle Sponsor

*DRIVELINE: $1200 Transaxle $1500 CVT *COMPETITION COSTS: $1250 Registration for One Competition

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