Where but Wabash would alumni and faculty gather for a car show? The third annual alumni-faculty symposium, Wally at the Wheel was the biggest yet, drawing more than 150 to an afternoon of talks, a car show, and a dinner on February 24. Ray Knight ’69 got the presentations rolling with the story of how he found and restored the one-of-a-kind 1951 Porsche Sauter roadster, and topics of the afternoon ranged from the consequences of strip malls and the physics of collisions to traffic safety and the influence of the automobile in hip hop culture. The show was a big hit and the vehicles started rolling in to Knowling Fieldhouse Friday morning to the admiring glances of students helping to position the cars for the show. “Wabash men and automobiles have gone together since the invention of the car,” said co-organizer Greg Estell ’85. “If you look at our alumni base, many of our alumni leaders in the last century were active in the formation of the automobile industry as we know it today.” See the presentations and more at the Wabash YouTube channel.
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