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Things don’t get much groovier than this; Riley Hawk’s Skate Tour xB outfitted with all the proper accessories for America’s 1970s van culture. The Scion is destined for the SEMA show happening November 4th through 7th in Las Vegas where the unsuspecting crowd will surely be transfixed by this car-turned-van.

The man responsible for this cultured creation is Scott Kanemura of KMA Productions. He helped Hawk turn childhood memories into reality by bringing back all the classic parts that make ‘70s conversion vans special. “Every element of this Scion xB represents some part of my life,” Hawk says. “I’m looking forward to showing it at SEMA and having people check it out!”

And check it out they will. This “van” has it all. The exterior is compete with hoop-style manual chrome mirrors, chrome grille inserts, Cragar S/S wheels wrapped in fat rubber with raised white letters, a high-roof kit, fish bowl rear windows, and (non-functional) side pipes. The most obvious change is the orange, yellow, and brown stripe job covering the entire vehicle. Mr. B.A. Baracus would be jealous.

Of course, Kanemura had to tie in Hawks love of skateboarding. The back hatch opens up to reveal a mini workshop for tinkering on boards. Even smaller is the pint-sized halfpipe for Tech Decks. The high roof kit opens up to reveal more storage for full-size boards while a rack on the xB’s tailgate holds two additional boards.

Updated 10/30/2014: Scion unveiled the official details on the x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB with just a few days before its official debut at SEMA. Details after the jump.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB.

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Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB in detail

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While the outside might attract all the attention, the interior is where all the excitement happens. Nearly every part on the dash is covered in high-gloss wood grain. The center console is made from the real stuff with the classically designed twin cup holders and 8-track slots. The wood-rimmed steering wheel with its triple chrome spokes looks fantastic. The vinyl-covered door panels get chrome door handles and window cranks complete with skateboard wheels as rollers.

A CB radio and 8-track deck represent the finest technology of the day, while a mini fridge keeps things cool in the back. Vinyl button-tufted chairs in all four positions complete with old-school lap belts are cooler than ice. Shag carpet on the floor and headliner adds the final touch of styling.

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Though 8-tracks are cool, Hawk had to include a modern sound system from Pioneer hidden within the center console. The system allows for a guitar hookup and mixes the sounds with an iPad mini as the controller.

While the 70s van craze may have phased out, this Scion xB will be right in style at the 2014 SEMA show.

Scion xB

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The Scion xB is an odd little car with its own, very unique looks. With compact exterior dimension and a rather roomy interior, the xB makes a great people mover for cramped cities. Power comes from a 2.4-liter four-cylinder making 158 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual or four-speed automatic sends power to the front wheels.

Pricing for the xB starts at $17,740 for the manual and $18,690 for the automatic.

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Mark McNabb was a contributor at TopSpeed from 2013 to 2018. Growing up, Mark always had a mind for tinkering on random items throughout his home and dad’s garage, including a 1953 Ford Mainline and 1971 Corvette Stingray.  Read full bio
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Press Release

Metal, music and some serious skateboarding moves inspired two new Scion cars for the upcoming Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show. Scion will debut the “Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC” for heavy metal band Slayer and the “Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB” for pro skateboarder Riley Hawk at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nov. 4-7, 2014.

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Frequently cited for its deep influence on other metal bands, Slayer has a look, sound and approach all its own. The band’s aggressive style carries into the tC sports coupe’s exterior look and band-inspired details. Inside, the vehicle has been transformed into a multimedia machine with amps, towers of speakers, a custom mixer and a 32-inch monitor for media playback. Mike Vu of MV DESIGNZ is leading the build process.

“Slayer’s fans are going to be excited when we reveal what a metal-inspired Scion tC looks like,” Slayer guitarist Kerry King said. “Working with Scion has given us another way to reach new audiences and inspire them to keep going down their own paths.”

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Beyond his skateboarding career, Hawk is a rock ‘n’ roll aficionado with an appreciation for 70s style. His xB ride combines those three passions through its high-end sound system, space for skateboards and classic orange and yellow striped paint job. Details like bubble windows, interior wood grain paneling, an 8-track player and requisite shag carpet make it a rolling, retro hangout spot. The build is being led by Scott Kanemura of KMA Productions.

“Every element of this Scion xB represents some part of my life,” Riley said. “I’m looking forward to showing it at SEMA and having people check it out!”

Both project vehicles will join a diverse collection of modified Scions at SEMA, including three FR-S sport coupes designed by media partners as part of the 10th annual Scion Tuner Challenge. While the SEMA Show is not open to the public, there will be opportunities to see the Slayer tC and Skate Tour xB at Scion events later in the year.

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“SEMA is the ultimate opportunity to look at Scion vehicles through a new lens,” said Doug Murtha, vice president of Scion. “We’re looking forward to showing fans what Riley Hawk and the members of Slayer envisioned for the tC and xB and encourage fans to imagine for themselves.”

Press Release - October 30, 2014

Skateboarding, 1970s style and passion for music blend seamlessly together in “Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB” built by Scott Kanemura of KMA Productions. Inspired by the interests of professional skateboarder Riley Hawk, the vehicle features both the old and new: wood-grain décor, a mini fridge, shag carpet, an 8-track player, a Big Pioneer Sound System and the ability to play guitar through the audio system using an iPad mini as mixer. To further combine work and play, a cargo box has been integrated with an INNO rack system to store skateboards.

Other fun elements include:

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1970s style custom paint pattern with a “fish bowl” side window
Dual side exhaust pipes (non-functional)
Plush captain-style chairs in the front and back
Motorized rear-facing monitor for media play back
A dual-motion table that both slides out and pivots up with storage below

“The Scion xB really does look like something straight from 1975,” Riley Hawk said. “From shag carpet to the retro paint job, it’s the perfect mix between modern and vintage."

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