Shock Factor SEMA Debut

Debut of Shock Factor at SEMA, this all-electric rock crawler was designed by 2nd year Collision Professor Terrance Orr & put to great use as an advanced level Engaged Learning project for students & their faculty. It has been a big push, with the team working late into the night many nights over the past year. The result has been well worth everyone's time, skill & sweat.

Faculty Build Team Collision professor Terrance Orr, Project Manager, with assistance from these faculty & staff: Don Wilson, Department Chair, Zachary Taylor, 1st year Collision; Logan Meeks, Collision; Jeff Holmes, Professional-in-Residence; Tom Moore, Automotive; Cris Boggess, Street Rod; Matt Hasara, Automotive; Todd Low, Automotive; Gordon Morrell, IT Specialist.

Shock Factor Student Build Team Mariana Alcala, Mason McMillian, Scotty George, Bryan Magallanes, Cayden Bailey, Noah Goodsell, Billy Alcala, Cameron Ramage, Nick Maxwell, Alex Holberger, Jacob Wright, Christopher Askelson, Pierce Bringhurst, Phillip Broadbent, Braden Clarke, Zachary Faulkner, Brad Hartvigsen, Clancy Johnson, Eric Mugisha, Jason Nelson, Steven Spencer, Skylar Pittman, Ryan Silva, Russ Nelson & Jordan Allred. This interdisciplinary team of students worked hand-in-hand with the faculty build team, representing their respective disciplines: Automotive, Collision Repair & Street Rod technologies.

student with rock crawler

To our sponsors: We would like to thank the following Industry sponsors for their very gracious support in our efforts to design & build this one-of-a-kind, all-electric Rock Crawler:

  • Advance Adapters: 5 to 1 Atlas transfer case
  • Aurora Bearing: Steering Heim joints
  • Cooper Tire: Set of 5- 37x13.50x17 Cooper Discoverer STT Pro Tires
  • Macs Tie Down Solutions: Ratchet straps/chains
  • Race Line Wheels: Set of 5 bead lock wheels
  • Ruff Stuff Specialties: Complete front & rear 4 link suspension
  • Stroud Racing: 5 point harness/ window netting
  • Warn: 9.0Rc winch
  • Wildwood Brakes: Master cylinders/pedals/proportioning valve
  • Yukon Gear & Axle: Complete front & rear lockers/gear sets/install kit

Due to your generosity, we were able to go through with plans for this unique project. As you can probably see, our group really enjoys working together. You can anticipate good things coming from the Collision Repair Lab and competing at Moab in the following year.

students at SEMA
students at SEMA
"It was a great success and learning experience for the students. UVU showed very well, and gained a host of industry contacts who are very interested in helping our college and its programs."
Dept. Chair Don Wilson
students at SEMA
students at SEMA

The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more. The 2017 SEMA Show drew more than 70,000 domestic and international buyers.