Our Sponsors are the back bone of our organization. From their advice to their financial support, our sponsors go above and beyond in support of our initiatives.
From Fortune 500 companies to local organizations, Knickerbocker Motorsports is proud to recognize a diverse and responsible group of sponsors. Our sponsors are an integral part of the team. They provide design advice, materials, and critical financial support. In return for their generous support, Knickerbocker Motorsports proudly displays our sponsors' logos at our on-campus events, on our website, and at our booth at the New York International Auto Show, the largest attended show in the country. For more information on sponsorships, please feel free to contact us directly.
Alcoa is not only the world's leader in aluminum production and fabrication, but also one of KM's largest sponsors. Alcoa stands behind our philosophy of using extremely light and cutting-edge materials on our racecar to ensure our success.
Founded by a group of bearing professionals with backgrounds in all aspects of the rod end and spherical bearing industry, Aurora Bearing Company manufactures rod ends and spherical bearings for every industrial, commercial, and aerospace market. Aurora Bearing Company has come to be known a world leader in the rod end and spherical bearing industry by developing practical, cost effective solutions catered to the needs of their clients. Aurora Bearing Company provides the team with discounted rod end and spherical bearings.
Zoltek is one of the world's leading provider of commercial carbon fiber products. Zoltek has generously provided KM with uni-directionl carbon fiber for this year's active aerodynamics kit. Zoltek specializes in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of high purity carbon fiber used in everything from sporting goods, automobiles, and renewable energy projects. As the team continues on its current path to success, KM looks forward to using more of Zoltek's carbon fiber products in the years to come.
As a family owned company, the Morels have been in the foundry industry for generations. Specializing in some of the finest castings in the country, Morel Industries prides itself on quality and quick casting as well as machining. Morel Industries has gratiously helped KM in casting and machining this year's uprights.
QBC is a a subdivision of Designatronics Inc. which was founded in 1960 and is the nation's leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of small mechanical, electro-mechanical motion control components and sub-assemblies. QBC consistently provides the team with rocker bearings and discounts on wheel bearings through extensive network of bearing manufacturers.
Founded in 1895, Lincoln is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. Lincoln donated a MIG welder to our team in 2007 and continues to provide us with discounted welding equipment and supplies.
SOMS Technologies' MicroGreen oil filters are the most advanced oil filters on the market. The feature a patented active and passive filtration system that has been proven to increase the life of the oil, reduce oil consumption, and reduce oil filter consumption. Microgreen oil filters are designed to protect engines and the environment. SOMS Technologies provides KM with oil filters and testing equipment for our engines.
Green Earth Technologies' G-oil features an extensive line of eco-friedly oil. Reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, G-oil is designed to have all of the benefits of traditional mechanical lubrication without the harm of hurting our environment. G-oil provides KM with top of the line racing oil on all three of our Honda racing engines.
Machinable Wax provides quality prototyping materials. They stock the most requested sizes of machinable wax at the best prices, backed by exquisite customer service. Machinable Wax provides the team with discounted wax used for prototyping and mold creation.
McKinney Welding Supply has been owned and operated on West 52nd Street in Manhattan for over 67 years. They provide welding supplies and welding gases. McKinney discounted parts and consumables for our welders.
HotSeat Chassis creates full-fledged flying and racing simulators complete with surround sound systems and force-feedback steering wheels and pedals. The simulators ensure that pilots and drivers alike are provided with the hands-on experience that would otherwise be impossible to attain, thrusting them into the necessary real-life situations that are as good as the real thing. HotSeat Chassis donated a racing simulator for use in our workshop
Bald Spot Sports, drawing from its history with Bald Spot Racing, was founded by industry veteran and custom seat craftsman, Glen Macdonald. With more than 25 years of racing and technical experience, Theyâ€™re building innovative products manufactured from three trademarked specialty foams offering greater force reduction capabilities for a variety of impact situations. And, weâ€™re continuing to develop new products utilizing impact and force data collected during ongoing research and development at Createc. BSS donated the Creafoam kit used to fabricate our seat.
Carbotech performance brakes feature a unique brake pad technology that is now being used by pro racers, club racers, tuners, and law enforcement agencies across the country. We receive custom brake pads from Carbotech.
DENSO is a leading supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems, and components for all the world's major automakers. DENSOâ€™s patented iridium alloy is extremely tough and wear-resistant. Their Iridium spark plugs give a stronger spark and better ignition performance in all areas of driving.Li DENSO furnishes our team with Iridium spark plugs.
Fleischer Tube Distributors was established in 1973 as an alternative source of materials to large metal service centers that were unwilling or unable to assist the end user with small quantities or unusual requests. This accommodating attitude has helped spawn the largest variety of raw materials in the New York Tri-State area. Fleischer Tube provided the team with discounted steel for the 2010 New York International Auto Show.
Hexcel is the largest US producer of carbon fiber; the world's largest weaver of reinforcement fabrics; the number one producer of composite materials such as honeycomb, prepregs, film adhesives and sandwich panels; and a leading manufacturer of composite parts and structures. Hexcel donated the aluminum honeycomb used in our impact attenuator.
MSC.Software is an industry leader in computer-aided engineering, providing best-in-class virtual prototyping tools that accurately predict how products will behave in the real world to help engineers design better and more innovative products. MSC.Software's products, services, and people are used by 900 of the top 1000 manufacturers in the world, allowing them to eliminate slow and costly physical testing by creating and testing "virtual prototypes" that can be quickly evaluated for performance in any environment or conditions to achieve lasting competitive advantage. MSC.Software provided the team with mechanical analysis software, allowing us to better study our car's behaviour within a virtual environment.
Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies provides a full line of karting and auto racing parts and equipment at the best prices. Pegasus provides various discounted parts and materials to the team.
The Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) creates industry-leading products to bring the best in product development software. Their integrated solutions have enabled PTC to help customers optimize their product development processes and realize greater business value. PTC donates copies of their Pro/Engineer CAD software, which we use heavily in design and analysis for our vehicle components.
For more than 100 years, Timken has focused on value creation for diverse industries and market segments. They deliver a variety of friction management and power transmission solutions for applications ranging from aircraft and automobiles to mining equipment and medical instruments. Timken provides the wheel bearings for the car.
The Robert A. W. Carleton Strength of Materials Laboratory is a large facility equipped for research into all types of engineering materials and structural elements. The laboratory also houses experimental facilities to conduct vibration research. Its Water Resource Laboratory is equipped for experimental studies of fluid and sediment transport. Carleton Laboratory allows the team to use one of its Universal Testing Machines to perform strength analyses.
Columbia University Facilities is dedicated to supporting the core educational and research missions of the University by maintaining a safe, beautiful, and functional campus environment. Welder Luis Rodriguez assists us with advanced welding tasks.
The Activities Board at Columbia (ABC) is the governing board that oversees Columbia FSAE as an undergraduate student group on campus. There are currently 155 organizations recognized by ABC, including cultural clubs, performance groups, publications, and special events.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is the backbone of Knickerbocker Motorsports. Located on the second floor of Mudd, the Mechanical Engineering department has a state-of-the-art machine shop, CAD computer lab, and the friendlist staff on all of campus!