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The 2013 Toyota Dream Build Challenge

Posted in Features on October 30, 2013 Comment (0)
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The 2013 Toyota Dream Build Challenge
Photographers: Jeremy Cook

For the four teams competing in the 2013 Toyota Dream Build Challenge, competition is nothing new, and winning is everything. A seven week deadline that requires intense teamwork, cooperation and productivity to create the most extreme Toyota build ever? No big deal. The hard part? Gaining your vote! After taking a look at the four team builds below, go vote for your favorite and stay tuned for the winner to be announced on November 5th at the SEMA Show. You can also watch it all live!

The Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross (JGRMX) team, with riders Justin Brayton and Josh Grant, is building the “Let’s Go Moto Tundra.” It makes sense that a supercross race team builds a desert-capable truck, and since a primary sponsor of the team is Toyota, the Tundra is the perfect fit. With the help of N-FAB, this Tundra will meet all the industry’s needs in style. The CrewMax cabin will receive an 8-foot long bed from another Tundra that will accommodate a custom-built metal box to house a motocross bike. Doors will swing open to reveal three LG TV screens, and in addition to a Camburg lift and Glassworks Unlimited fenders, functionality will be key with a fridge, power washer, helmet dryer, tool space, extra gear and nitrogen tanks. This Tundra will definitely help these Team Toyota athletes gain the edge they need to come out on top in their sport.

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Bikes, lights, and music, please! That’s all Team Toyota athlete BMX rider Drew Bezanson needs to get the party started. Bezanson teamed up with Skullcandy and the Toyota Motorsports Technical Center to create the Crusher Corolla. Designed with custom grind rails added to the front and rear, Enkei rally wheels, an MV Designz sound system and Rigid Industries lights, and of course a bike rack, this build shows that a 2014 Toyota Corolla can get the job done when it comes to an impromptu BMX show and party. The front seat headrests are even a scale model of Skullcandy’s Crusher headphones.

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Built for speed with Sparco racing seats, a Turbonetics turbo, racing windows, a roll cage, big Baer brakes, and more, NASCAR driver Parker Kligerman and Kyle Busch Motorsports hope their CamRally 2013 Toyota Camry SE leaves the competition in the dust. Pairing with Mooresville, North Carolina’s Detroit Speed Inc., last year’s defending champs, this Camry will sport the vintage Toyota Racing colors of red, orange, and yellow.

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Oakley’s Ultimate Dream Ski 4Runner is the perfect blend of mountain-capable aggression and comfort. Freestyle skier Simon Dumont and Huntington Beach, California’s Herbst Smith Fabrication transformed the 4Runner through an oversized front grill, an Oakley camouflaged-patterned wrap, Borla exhaust, KC HiLites LED lights, and an electronically-controlled metal roof rack to store two sets of skis. The inside is equipped with a coffeemaker, and glove and boot dryers.

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