Back in the way off yonder, at least two of us on the Jalopnik staff spent time turning wrenches on an SAE car during college. These cars are nice reminder that the best engineers are the ones who wake up at one in the afternoon and still smell like Jager bombs. The SAE Collegiate Design Series is an effort to put classroom learning into practice by providing engineering competitions for students to work on. There are a range automotive groups to choose from including the Formula SAE, BAJA Challenge, and the now defunct Formula Lighting Series. Here at the 2008 SAE World Congress, the colleges are showing off their wares and proving that the heart of racing is still alive and well.