Georgia Tech's Racing Roots, Part 2: The Need for Speed

Georgia Tech's Racing Roots, Part 2: The Need for Speed
Atlanta, GA

As cars became an American obsession and racing grew popular, Tech students, alumni, and faculty made their mark on the sport.

In the decades following World War II, as cars became an American obsession and racing grew ever more popular, countless Tech students, alumni, and faculty continued to gravitate to all things automotive.

Drivers, builders, designers, engineers, executives, and even academics with ties to Georgia Tech made their mark on the worlds of stock car and drag racing.

Read the Full Story:
Georgia Tech's Racing Roots, Part 2: The Need for Speed

Media

<p>The first rail dragster in Georgia was built by students in the Georgia Tech Auto Club. </p>
<p>Racing pioneer Bob Osiecki collaborated with AE professor John Harper to break a world speed record at Daytona International Speedway in 1961.</p>

Contact

Doug Goodwin

Georgia Institute of Technology
Client Manager | Institute Communications
404-385-4140
Email Doug