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Ford helps Michigan students build a 1965 Ford Daytona Coupe

June 12th, 2017


Inspiring Future Innovators in Michigan

Borgman Ford is proud to represent a company that puts so much effort into inspiring Michigan’s next generation of innovators. Recently, the Ford Motor Company Fund collaborated with Detroit Public Schools Community District and Experience Aviation to help students with the ultimate science project: building their own working 1965 Ford Daytona Coupe.

The objective was to get kids involved with STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and give them the confidence to pursue careers in those fields. Students built the iconic racecar from almost 1,000 parts and inside of a span of 18 weeks.

This article published on tells more:

More than 50 Detroit high school students gathered Friday to unveil a unique class project – a 1965 Ford Daytona Coupe.

The assignment – in which students assembled a working vehicle from nearly 1,000 parts – is the culmination of a learning experience created by Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with Detroit Public Schools Community District and Experience Aviation.

FORD-STEAM-EVENT_SV2_1462The hands-on project taught vital skills, and provided students an up-close look at how science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics come together in a modern work environment, increasing awareness of technology-based career opportunities.

“Ford is proud to be a part of a collective effort to help Detroit Public School Community District students prepare for careers in STEAM,” said Shawn Wilson, multicultural manager, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Students who are inspired to learn are better prepared to reach their full potential in academics and in life.”

Students from the Detroit Public Schools Community District’s Breithaupt Career and Technical Center spent the past 18 weeks assembling the car. It features a Ford 306 engine that delivers 350 horsepower, a Ford TK5 transmission and a new independent rear suspension – all provided with support from Ford Fund. The car was designed by Factory Five Racing Inc.

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