MacLean-Fogg Cup

MacLean-Fogg_Cup_Solo_01The MacLean-Fogg Cup is a trophy awarded annually to the top finishing school in the gas engine division of the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge. Similar to and inspired by professional hockey’s Stanley Cup, the MacLean-Fogg Cup rotates annually to the winning school. The MacLean-Fogg Cup was created and first awarded in 2014. Previous winners of the MacLean-Fogg Cup have been Kettering University and University of Wisconsin-Madison. The names of all winning schools since the competition inception are immobilized on the Cup. The MacLean-Fogg Cup is currently in the possession of the 2019 UW-Platteville team.

The MacLean-Fogg Cup is a custom work by Detroit based artist Sergio De Giusti’s. Mr. De Giusti’s work has been widely exhibited in both the United States and Europe, including: The Detroit Institute of Art; The Newark Museum; The Tampa Museum; The Smithsonian; The British Museum in London; The Minnesota Museum of Art; The Council of Cultural Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden; The Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest, Hungary; and at The Institute of Culture in Zacatecas, Mexico.

The MacLean-Fogg Cup is cast out of bronze, honoring the copper mining heritage of the Keweenaw Peninsula, where the Clean Snowmobile Competition is held. A close look at the trophy will reveal intersecting tracks evoking the trails left by snowmobiles on fresh snow.

De Giusti has also produced bronze panels for the doors of The Church of San Vito in Maniago, Italy. He has designed official medallions for the Department of Treasury in Washington D.C., and created a bronze figure of Christ for the processional cross used during Pope John Paul’s mass at the Pontiac Silverdome.

De Giusti has provided many locations in Southeastern Michigan with his sculptures. Included are twenty panels in the rotunda of the Library of Archives at the State of Michigan Building in Lansing; a three panel frieze for the Hidden Valley Recreational area in Gaylord; a relief for the Pine Lake Country Club of Orchard Lake; four bronze panels on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King for Eastern Michigan University; two relief pieces for the Nardin Park Methodist Church in Farmington Hills; a memorial sculpture for Trenton City Hall; and a sculpture for the Livonia Civic Center are among many of the commissioned works. Other sculptures within Detroit include: his work at the Italian Consulate offices; a commemorative relief for the Rick Finely United States Drug Enforcement Administration Building; a bronze relief for the Law School at Wayne State University; a bronze sculpture of General Anthony Wayne for Wayne State University’s Centennial Courtyard; a triptych for the Italian Heritage Room also at Wayne State University; a memorial sculpture for The Wellness Health Center; and a nine-foot bronze freestanding relief created for the main plaza of the Blue Cross Blue Shield building.

In addition to possession of The MacLean-Fogg Cup for the year following winning the Clean Snowmobile Competition, the winning team also receives a $1,000 prize from MacLean-Fogg. MacLean-Fogg has been a proud supporter of the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge since 2014.

About MacLean-Fogg

Founded in 1925, MacLean-Fogg is a worldwide enterprise currently operating 40 global manufacturing facilities across 5 continents with annual sales in excess of one billion (USD) and a workforce of over 4,000 people. MacLean-Fogg is a privately held enterprise headquartered in Mundelein, IL USA and is comprised of two primary businesses, MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions and MacLean Power Systems. MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions (MFCS) is a leading manufacturer of fastener components, engineered components and engineered plastics for automotive, heavy truck, and other diverse industries. MacLean Power Systems (MPS) is a leading manufacturer of products for electric utility, telecommunications and civil markets.

About SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

The SAE International Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC) program is an engineering design competition for undergraduate and graduate students. The program provides participants with the opportunity to enhance their engineering design and project management skills by applying learned classroom theories in a challenging competition that tests their designs to re-engineer an existing snowmobile to reduce emissions and noise. Participants’ modified snowmobiles will compete in a variety of events including emissions, noise, fuel economy/endurance, acceleration, handling, static display, cold start and design. The CSC Rules Committee makes changes to the competition each year to keep the competition fresh and to present new engineering challenges. CSC is primarily an "engine" competition however the underlying theme has remained consistent to engineer a clean and quiet trail sled. Current trail sleds are engineered to these standards, but it is possible to achieve more. Noise levels can be reduced and cleaner fuels can lead to lower emissions. Learn more at


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