2009 Scion tC – Modified Magazine

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When offers you a car and a $15,000 budget to it for their booth at SEMA biggest automotive aftermarket show in the world), you have arrived as a highly respected builder.

That’s exactly happened to John Pangilinan in when Scion offered him one of tCs that were to be built for the Tuner Challenge, with the entry—selected by the National Custom Car at the ’08 SEMA Show—receiving a trophy, fresh gear from and 10 grand in cold, hard

You may not be familiar with the name Pangilinan, but if you’ve been the tuner scene for a while, you no doubt recognize his award-winning E46 BMW sedan that was featured in the “Herbie: Fully Loaded” as as Meguiar’s car polish TV commercials. You may be familiar with the influential car club John co-founded Garage Life, as well as the shop he helped establish DTM Autohaus and the wheel lines he launch called DTM Kreuz and

John was also the Marketing for Speedwell Footwear, a lifestyle brand that many of you remember. These days, the Mr. Pangilinan is an account executive for the ID a marketing firm that Formula Drift, Recaro, Puma and Belltech to name a few of their clients.

With a track record this, it’s easy to see why came knocking.

Building a car may sound like a piece of for a guy as hooked up as John, but with than three months to the project and with a very work schedule, including with Formula D, the thrash to this wild widebody tC was But before any wrenches could be a concept for the build needed to be and for that John turned to his and renowned Marvel Comics Jon Sibal. “Sibal has been a for a while now and when the opportunity to this car came about, I that he was the

only one who I wanted to collaborate Jon really outdid himself on the tC very little time. His were very detailed, but extremely difficult to create scratch, so some compromises had to be in order to complete the car on time.”

So what was Sibal’s inspiration penning the aggressive widebody for this tC? According to Jon, not only famous for drawing but also some seriously car concepts that you can check out at “The inspiration of the design heavily from a combination of cars from DTM, and WTCC. I’m a fan of how these cars and thought it would be cool to see a version. But I didn’t want to the race cars completely, I wanted the tC to have its own identity and to be to stand on its own.”

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