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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 the CamRally car; freestyle skier Simon Dumont with partner Oakley with the Ultimate Dream Ski 4Runner; and Supercross stars Justin Brayton and Josh Grant with partner Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross with the Let’s Go Moto Tundra.
Exhaust: TRD Exhaust
Battery: Optima BLUETOP D27M battery
Tein Adjustable coil over Shock Absorbers and Springs, TRD rear sway bar
Interior: Fast Ed’s Interiors
Audio: MV Designz custom stereo system with iPad display in dash, removable external speakers with “Bass You Can Feel”
Wheels: Enkei RC-G4 15x7
Tires: BFG 195/70-R15 Gravel Spec Soft Rally tires
Graphics: Edge Design/Skullcandy
Lights: Rigid Industries New 30” RDS-Series Light bar and three sets of D2 Driving lights
Shock tower brace: TRD
by BMX Park & Dirt, Drew Bezanson
• Drew Bezanson signature model
• 25/9 Micro Gearing
• Sealed MID BB
• Authentic DK Shuko grips
• KENDA 2.25” Ticket tires with red side walls
• 100% Chromoly Frame, fork, and bars
• 48 Spline 2pc cranks
• Integrated Headsets
• DK Mid Pivotal seat with alloy post
Rich Garver, Sam Puleri, Marty Schwerter, Chuck Wade