Sibal wins Scion Tuner Challenge, walks away with $10K
Posted Nov 3rd 2011 6:30PM
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Rendering wizard and friend of Autoblog Jon Sibal (above left) managed to beat out a race-prepped iQ and a mid-engine version of the ultra-compact to take the win at this year's Scion Tuner Challenge at SEMA.
Sibal, who's brought a range of vehicles to Vegas in the past, partnered up with Veilside and Mike Yu (above right) to create one particularly insane creation fitted with a $7,000 prototype Veilside body kit, a special brew of matte bronze 3M paint and a 32-inch flatscreen fitted to a motorized mount that allows it to fit flush in the trunk. And there's apparently still room for groceries.
Sibal and Yu had been pushing for a partnership for some time and this iQ is the fruit of two months' worth of labour. Sibal and his team snagged a piston trophy for their efforts and a cheque for $10,000, which should help pay off the build. Or at least part of it...