We're all still a little taken aback at the sheer number of Scion FR-S mods we've seen at SEMA this year. Not only did the FR-S win the Best of Show award for the Sport Compact class, but based on gross tonnage the rear-drive Scion has got to be one of the most popular models in the tuner world today.

But of all the FR-S customs on display, it was this trio from Scion's tuner build-off that were up for the chance to win a fat $10,000 grand prize. We brought you the stories of Daniel Song, Chris Basselgia and John Toca last week, all of who built some pretty stellar, modded coupes.

Earlier on the show floor, Scion announced that Mr. Basselgia's "minty FReSh" car was the most well liked by the judges. We'd like to extend our congratulations to him, and to all of the hard working contestants.

Did the judges pick the right car? Take a look at all three models in our attached live gallery, and weigh in on which one you like the best.


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      Steve
      • 2 Years Ago
      The black one needs a larger spoiler. I hardly even notice the one that is on it now.........
      poppopeyes
      • 2 Years Ago
      i guess the judges were all 12 year old girls.
      k.naz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Personally, I would've gone with the FR-S GT version, looks much better. I'd prefer it if a spec series actually existed for the FR-S similar to the Porsche Supercup. The cars would be much cheaper to run and would introduce a whole lot of people to auto racing (2000lbs weight, 250bhp supercharged H4 etc)
      zigzagz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who cares which one won. The important thing is THEY ANNOUNCED A TRD SUPERCHARGER WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2012/10/stout-racing-world-challenge-scion-fr-s-revealed-2012-sema-show.html
      aacfx09
      • 2 Years Ago
      The only thing I see as good are the tail light red-outs, just not as dark. I still prefer the BRZ for both its front end styling and its badge as opposed to the Scion. (Here in the states)
      john
      • 2 Years Ago
      Was this a contest for worst rim fitment / least drive-ability? They're all pretty terrible.
      Caseman
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hooray for the TRD supercharger! As far as Minty Fresh, it wouldn't make it down my driveway without ripping parts off... My stock height spoiler is knicked plenty already.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      enzo
      • 2 Years Ago
      The mint green won? WTH. I like the bronze/brown one because of their clean design and color choice. But if I were judging I would choose the black GT wide body one since it looks more like a challenge and higher technical design.
        Dwight Bynum Jr.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @enzo
        The "clean" design you speak of is the result of slapping a Five Axis kit onto an FR-S. The only real custom bodywork I see is the hood. Not exactly something that should get any standout recognition at SEMA. The minty one is nice and subtle, but kinda "meh" for my tastes. Daniel Song hit this one out the damn park with his GT300 style build and personally I feel he should've taken top honors. My only real "complaint" about his is the use of a carbon fiber wrap as opposed to real CF. But then again, the cost and time used for such an undertaking would be pretty damn monumental, haha!
      Mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those judges are blind.
      derekwilkinson
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those all look terrible.
      scion_tc
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ah, nice and clean. This just highlights how gross and overdone the velosturd is. I don't think it's possible to make a velosturd even acceptable looking.
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