This weekend, the Baja team used our laboratory time this weekend to prepare our cars for the University of Iowa Homecoming Parade this Friday in Iowa City. The Homecoming Parade is an annual tradition where all members of the Hawkeye community come together to recognize various organizations within the University of Iowa.
Mitch Evens (left), Kayla Denson, Eric Jones assembling Car 88 for the UI Homecoming Parade
More than 15,000 spectators come from around the world to watch the parade. Cars 104, 88, and 78 will be participating. Before we participate, however, we needed to fix the cars fresh off of Midnight Mayhem in Kentucky. Today, we welding the exhaust to Car 48, fixed clutch covers, inspected the rear drivetrain, and mounted our cameras in anticipation of the parade.
Mitch Evens welding the exhaust to Car 48
On Car 88, we fixed the rear trailing arm that was damaged at our race in Kentucky, as well as repairing our clutch cover, and a general inspection of the rear drivetrain and inspection of the fuel system. Now, our cars sit ready for the parade this Friday. If you see Iowa Baja in the parade, snap a picture and use the hashtag #iowabaja on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and we may use it on our website!
Members rebuilding Car 104 for the upcoming UI Homecoming Parade
We are always looking for donations to our team. We accept material, machine time as well as monetary donations. For more information, check out the "Sponsors" page of our website.