Who We Are

We design, develop,  and construct an off-road vehicle on an annual basis for competition in the SAE Baja Collegiate Design Series.

We as a team are committed to maintaining the high standard of engineering excellence for which UIUC is known. From design to fabrication, we incorporate the skills we have learned in class and the workplace so that we know we are building the best car we can.

Our team structure allows all members to become actively involved regardless of age or skill level. We operate by the mantra of training new members quickly and getting a tool in their hands, so if hands-on work is what you’re looking for, then you’ve found it!

Where We Work

The Engineering Student Project Lab (ESPL) is home to many of the student societies on campus. We share lab space with the other Society of Automotive Engineers teams as well as Rube Goldberg, iRobotics, and Eco-Concept. We are lucky because we get access to some great machinery in this lab, and it is a great place to learn fabrication skills and get the hands-on work you’ve been looking for. So join us at Baja and get started in the ESPL today!


Fall 2019 Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Fall 2018 Newsletter



To Our Sponsors

We are incredibly lucky to have so many wonderful sponsors that make what we do possible! We appreciate everything you do for us!

Sponsorship Tools

2019-20 Sponsorship Packet

To donate to our team, please go to the Illinois MechSE Society donation site.

For any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at offroadillini@gmail.com.