I'm assuming you're at Art Center since you listed Pasadena as your location, have you had Scott Robertson as a teacher there? Great stuff, I started getting into mechanical drawing only about a year or so ago and I would love to be at this level by now.
I am planning to try to get into industrial design or auto design in the near future, but I think I'm am going to stay in the Midwest region, and go somewhere such as University of Cincinnati or College for Creative Studies.
I imagine Scott's a great teacher, he is one of my favorite artists. I have one of his foundations dvd's, I need to buy more once I have the money.
I looked at your art blog, and I have to say, your work has been very inspirational to me; to have decided to become a car designer after a decade of not drawing is a pretty gutsy move. Best of luck to you, it looks like you're doing great.