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Bruce Willys Car Fund

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Raised toward our $4,000 Goal
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Project ended on January 31, at 11:59 PM CST
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Bruce Willys Car Fund

The SIU Saluki Baja team needs your help!



Saluki Baja is a student led team that designs and constructs a mini Baja car that competes with over 100 different universities from around the world. We compete at SAE Baja sponsored events where the rugged terrain composed of hills, drops, ditches, rocks and water pushes our vehicle to it's breaking point. When this happens, we must come together as a team, fix the vehicle as efficiently and fast as possible to the best of our abilities and do whatever it takes so that we are able to continue competing. 


This year we have over 15 members that bond and share each others knowledge and expertise in machinery and vehicle dynamics as we undergo construction of the new vehicle that we will use to compete in June 3-6 2020 in Peoria Illinois. During this process, new team members learn the skills and knowledge that will make them an effective team member during competitions.



Because of your generous donations, our last SalukiFunders have been extremely successful which exceeded our original goals. We were able to use those funds for the completions of those vehicles, travel and compete. The experience and knowledge gained at those events were able to be implemented intro the design of this new vehicle making it more dynamic and competitive. 


Every single donation will put us a step closer to finishing our vehicle and making us ready for competition. The donations will also be used for traveling expenses. Thank you everyone in advance for your donations which not only gives us the opportunity to compete but also shows your support for the SIU Carbondale Saluki Baja team.


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Parts Run

Every little bit helps, especially for those quick hardware store runs.



A lot of nuts and bolts are required to build a car, and while small, the price adds up.


Metal Stock

Since our car is built from the ground up, we go through a significant amount of pipe and billet stock. Metal isn't free, so every bit helps.


Subsystem Components

Our car is comprised of several subsystems, including drivetrain, suspension, body panels, steering, and brakes. $100 will allow us to purchase a major component from any one of these groups.


Safety Gear

Safety gear is a crucial part of our car, and without it we would neither want to nor be able to drive our car in competition. This donation level would make it possible to purchase a helmet, driver restraints, or other racing gear.


Wheels and Tires

Since we haven't yet figured out a better way to make vehicles move, we are stuck with wheels. Wheels are expensive.



One of our largest expenses as a club is the transportation costs for both Baja cars and members. Donations of this level will get us several steps closer to competition and will earn you a special place in the heart of Baja.

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