“This is one of the best examples of applied learning,” said Red River College President, Paul Vogt. “When you combine industry-led training, with highly motivated students, and faculty expertise, you can achieve great things.”
View photos of the event and the team at work HERE.
A CTV News film crew made this excellent video capturing the “electric atmosphere” of the car unveiling, as the CTV news anchor put it:
The car was unveiled after a campus-wide vote took place to name the car. The campus community submitted over 50 proposed car names, which were then paired down to a shortlist of six names by a judging panel.
Nearly 300 students, faculty, and staff then voted for their favourite car name, with “SpaRRCky” winning by a narrow margin over “Rebel Racer.”
Winnipeg Free Press reporter Murray McNeill wrote this solid summary of the event.