SEMA eNews Vol. 23, No. 20, May 14, 2020

Modified UTV That Debuted at 2019 SEMA Show Available for Auction May 18

By Ashley Reyes

  YEN Bring a Trailer
The upgraded Honda Talon 1000R that made headlines after debuting at the 2019 SEMA Show is going on the auction block online through Bring a Trailer on May 18.
   

The upgraded Honda Talon 1000R that made headlines after debuting at the 2019 SEMA Show is going on the auction block online through Bring a Trailer on May 18. Modified by high school students who were mentored by members of the SEMA Young Executives Network (YEN), the UTV was part of a pilot program and resulted in a custom-built vehicle that includes a custom paint job, upgraded wheels, a black ceramic dual exhaust, XL-1000 power sports sound bar, a modified winch and mount, a 30-in white light bar and more.

The following companies contributed parts/services to the completed build:

  • Advanced Accessories Concept
  • AO Coolers
  • Diode Dynamics
  • Eibach
  • Gibson Performance Exhaust
  • Greenball Corp
  • ICON Vehicle Dynamics
  • Klockwerks
  • LGE-CTS Motorsports
  • PowerBass USA
  • PRP Seats
  • Radian
  • RK Sport
  • S&B Filters
  • VIAIR Corp.
  • Warn Industries

The UTV build proceeds will go directly toward the SEMA Scholarship Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, and the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC), the program’s participating school.

“With the proceeds being invested into two great programs, SEMA can continue to forge a path for automotive students interested in pursuing a career in the automotive industry and help SEMA members pay off their student loans,” said Nathan Ridnouer, SEMA vice president of councils and membership. “We are grateful for the opportunity to auction off such a unique build that was inspired by instruction and mentorship from our very own YEN members.”

Mark your calendars for May 18, at which time you will be able to place a bid for the UTV on the Bring a Trailer website. You can also support the SEMA Scholarship Foundation simply by making a donation or visiting www.sema.org/utv-build to learn more.

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