The Northridge High School Transportation Class has started its work on building two new cars for the annual super mileage contest, and are looking to the community for support.
Last year they started with three cars, but were cut back by the competition organizers to two due to the number of teams entered. Teacher Kyle Hembree said that the class will only build two cars this year.
All of the costs of the competition, from the materials and parts for the cars to the travel expenses, are all covered by sponsorships. Hembree expects the total cost for the project to be between $4,500 and $6,000. “That fluctuates if we get a large item donated,” he said.
This is the fifth year teams from NHS will compete in the contest that challenges teams to build vehicles with very high gas mileage. There are four seniors returning this year, with 17 students participating on two teams. One team will be all seniors while the other will be all juniors. Hembree expects the junior team to build a car this year to compete, and then use that as a base for next year’s contest.
The teams will build two different cars. One will be in the prototype class while the other is an “Urban Concept” car, which will be similar to a standard car.
Students from the class have already attended a couple of the cruise-ins at the Essenhaus, Hembree said, to talk to those who may be interested in sponsoring the class.
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