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 Vu (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 Vu had been pushing for a partnership for some time and this iQ is the fruit of two months' worth of labor. Sibal and his team snagged a piston trophy for their efforts and a check for $10,000, which should help pay off the build. Or at least part of it...


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      larry
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'LL STICK WITH MY DODGE DURANGO. IF REAR-ENDED, I HAVE AN EXTRA 7 FEET BEHIND ME. WITH THE SCION, YOU'VE GOT ABOUT 21 INCHES BEFORE YOU HAVE A CAR IN THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD. I'LL PASS ON THE SCION. I NEED THE EXTRA CARGO AREA.
        invadergsx
        • 3 Years Ago
        @larry
        You have to compare apples to apples. How can you compare this little car to a Dodge Durango. No offense, but this little Scion is supposed to be small. If you are comparing it to something simiar to a Dodge you would be comparing it to a Caliber. All cars are going to be small in the future which like you I agree is crap. But with the new crap that Obama just passed it is forcing U.S. car manufacturers by 2025 to have cars run a minimum of 54 MPGs. Say bye bye to your Durango and all SUV's that make up the American economy.
          steves1709
          • 3 Years Ago
          @invadergsx
          yeppers... smaller, efficient and alternate fuel cars will be supporting the US economy in the years to come. I can't wait to pay American companies for fuel instead of the Middle East. Buy American!
      • 3 Years Ago
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      electros
      • 3 Years Ago
      So this is supposed to be good?
      ajt1025
      • 3 Years Ago
      Where the rest of the car? Looks like a shoe box.
      John
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sorry no matter what you do to it, it still looks like a dog squating to take a dump.
      Mate
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love the idea of a TV you have to stand in the rain to watch.
        idontcare761
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mate
        When I see that tv in the trunk , it reminds me of when I was a kid and we rolled the tv out to the back porch in the summer. Beautiful Washington state nights , sitting on lawn chairs, watching a movie. Better than a drive in. There are a lot of places the tv would come in handy , beach , races , camping , etc. Just bring an extra battery.
      Fat Stig
      • 3 Years Ago
      I dont understand why modders have to add 300 pounds of speakers and TVs to every car. I think it would be cooler if it was modded for practicality and performance.
        Phontsolo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Fat Stig
        Practicality is not really what SEMA is about.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Fat Stig
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      dal
      • 3 Years Ago
      why are they giving these guys 10k to put a TV in the back of the car? Why would you want a TV in the trunk of your car in the first place?Seems to me just more stupid crap in a car that does nothing to enhance nor improve performance.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        larry
        • 3 Years Ago
        L L, DO YOU HAVE ANY SCIONS ON YOUR 'PENNY AUCTIONS' ???
      kleerak
      • 3 Years Ago
      GTR?
      re037
      • 3 Years Ago
      shouldnt veilside get the award?
      scrupie
      • 3 Years Ago
      Forget all the bullshit remarks. Creativity is using ones mind. Not my cup of tea I'm a corvette man but still a nice precise job. Good luck guys.
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