The Toyota Dream Build Challenge is one of our most anticipated happenings leading up to the 2013 SEMA Auto Show .
This year, a quartet of new models are headed to SEMA and all of them are rowdy, crazy, and all sorts of awesome.
Called the Corolla Crusher, the vehicle is the official entry of BMX rider Drew Bezanzon. It sure looks like a program developed by somebody with an affinity for bicycles as shown by a pair of them sitting comfortably on the bike rack in the roof. Look closely at the front and rear of the Corolla and you’ll notice that Bezanzon installed grind rails on both components, keeping the BMX spirit alive and in full bloom.
Speaking of full bloom, this is what the Corolla is going to look like if you infused it with an active sport spirit. The radical purple colors, mixed in with spicy graphics highlighted by the headphones-wearing skull - an ode to Skullcandy - speaks to the kind of attitude this Corolla has in truckloads.
Moving back to those bikes, you can actually take both down to open the trunk, at which point, you’ll see nesting locations for bike tools, plus a pair of mountable speakers with light bars, the latter of which are connected to a ball-busting audio system from Skullcandy. Custom iPad integration controls the interior features, including music out of upgraded speakers shaped in the Skullcandy logo, while the front seat headrests carry 3-to-1 scale representations of Skullcandy’s newest Crusher headphones.
Click past the jump to read more about Drew Bezanzon’s Corolla Crusher
Gallery Toyota Corolla
2014 Toyota Crusher Corolla
The artwork done on the hood is nothing short of incredible and a fine homage to Skullcandy.
Exterior speakers with their own spotlights? Sign us up!
The mechanical workings of the Corolla Crusher’s bike rack.
|Wheels||Enkei RC-G4 15x7|
|Tires||BFG 195/70-R15 Gravel Spec Soft Rally Tires|
|Lights||Rigid Industries New 30” RDS-Series Light bar and three sets of D2 Driving lights|
|Shock Tower Brace||TRD|
The DK Machine Bike
- Drew Bezanson signature model • 25/9 Micro Gearing
- Sealed MID BB
- Authentic DK Shuko grips
- KENDA 2.25” Ticket tires with red side walls
The DK Helio Bike
- 100% Chromoly Frame, fork, and bars • 48 Spline 2pc cranks
- Integrated Headsets
- DK Mid Pivotal seat with alloy post
That’s a splashy-looking interior right there with the red bespoke leather seats, the iPad on the center console, and the white interior trim.
Boom goes the dynamite with those Skullcandy speakers.
|Interior||Fast Ed’s Interiors|
|Audio||MV Designz custom stereo system with iPad display in dash, removable external speakers with “Bass You Can Feel”|
The all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla is a welcome replacement for the drab and rather boring 2013 model. A familiar 1.8-liter, in-line four-cylinder produces 132 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 128 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm, and is mated to either a four-speed automatic, a six-speed manual, or Toyota’s new CVTi-S.
Added to the returning L, LE, and S trim levels is an LE Eco trim that includes a nifty new engine management system called Valvematic. The new system works to vary the amount the intake valves open to specifically control the volume of fresh air entering the combustion chambers. LE Eco Corollas get an extra 3 mpg over the standard 1.8-liter and make an extra eight horsepower.
Pricing for the 2014 Corolla starts at $16,800 and increases to $20,100 for a well-optioned LE Eco.
Gallery Toyota Corolla
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2013) – Whether he’s on a street, in the dirt or at a formal course, BMX rider and Team Toyota athlete Drew Bezanson can turn any terrain into a fun run on his bike. The intensity could go up a notch when joined by the “Crusher Corolla,” a creation dreamed up when Bezanson joined Toyota and Skullcandy to compete in the Toyota Dream Build Challenge. Music and BMX come together throughout the customized 2014 Corolla to make Bezanson’s next ride a party for everyone involved.
Torrance, Calif. build shop Motorsports Technical Center infused BMX riding into the Corolla’s design with custom grind rails added to the front and rear of the vehicle, rally wheels and a rack that mounts two bikes along the vehicle’s back window. When the bikes are removed and the trunk opened, there are nesting locations for bike tools, plus a pair of mountable speakers with light bars. Suddenly, any location could be lit up and sound-ready for a BMX show. Inside, custom iPad® integration controls the interior features, including music out of upgraded speakers shaped in the Skullcandy logo. Both front seat headrests are 3:1 scale representations of Skullcandy’s newest Crusher headphones.
“When designing the Corolla for SEMA, we imagined a BMX rider could drive next to any drainage ditch and transform the space into a performance with bikes, lights and music,” Bezanson said. “Anyone who loves spontaneity in sports and deep bass sounds should vote for my entry in the Toyota Dream Build Challenge.”
Bezanson is a Canadian native known for his creativity and talent both on the street and the course. He is a three-time Simple Session champion, along with his other wins at the Toronto BMX Jam and other competitions. Bezanson also helped design the course at the Toyota-sponsored Dew Tour City Championships in San Francisco earlier in October.
This year’s Toyota Dream Build Challenge invited five Team Toyota athletes and big-name partners to put the athlete’s passion into a vehicle. Fans can vote once per day at www.ToyotaDreamBuild.com until Nov. 4. The victor will be announced at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas on Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. local time by Top Gear host and racing personality Rutledge Wood. Fans can watch at www.livestream.com/Toyota.
Bezanson’s competition is NASCAR driver Parker Kligerman with partner Kyle Busch Motorsports, who transformed a 2013 Camry into a rally car; freestyle skier Simon Dumont with partner Oakley with the ultimate winter 4Runner; and Supercross stars Justin Brayton and Josh Grant with partner Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross with the Let’s Go Moto Tundra.