Baja SAE is an intercollegiate design competition run by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Teams of students from universities all over the world design and build small off-road cars.
The Baja SAE Competition originated at the University of South Carolina in 1976, under the supervision of Dr. J. F. Stevens. Since that time, the competition has grown to become a premier engineering design series for university teams.Each year as many as 141 Baja cars are entered in the Baja SAE events across the US and around the world where events are held including India, South Africa, Brazil and S. Korea.
Each and every car is subjected to a thorough scrutiny in static events to check for road worthiness, before they are allowed to partcipate in the Dynamic events and the Endurance races.