Whether you are a race car crazed fan or not, here's an entertaining new program that Toyota just announced that will ultimately lead to one deserving charity receiving a $50,000 check from the car maker. Known as the Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge this is a vehicle-modification driven building contest between some of the greatest stars in automotive racing: Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer from NASCAR, and Alexis DeJoria and Antron Brown from NHRA.
|The Camry Official Pace Car from Daytona 500 at the LA Auto Show|
The fun begins now for the public because you have access to watching the creations of these dream machines unfold through a series of reality-style “minisodes” at ToyotaRacingDreamBuild.com. Celebrity drivers Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer will be modifying a Camry sedan and a Prius hybrid, respectively, while Antron Brown will be creating their own versions of the Sequoia SUV and Alexis DeJoria will doing a makeover of the Tundra pickup truck.
The competition has barely started but it is already heating up with the guys (and gal Alexis) all busy at work to build their visions of the best race vehicle ever.
|Monopoly Prius, Toyota USA Automobile Museum in Torrance, CA|
In the video clip here you'll see Team Clint and hear about the amazing tech enhancement ideas -- like adding a GoPro Camera to the side view mirror -- that he and his team have been talking about for their mighty Prius hybrid remix. This is just one minisode example with many more to come before the cars are ready to be judged by people like you.
Public voting runs for 10 days beginning October 20th to choose the best rebuild. The winning vehicle will be unveiled in Las Vegas at the Toyota display at the SEMA show on October 30. Even better news: the big reveal event will be available for fans around the world to watch the press conference as the winner is announced live. In the meanwhile make sure you're following @ToyotaRacing on Twitter to keep up to date on everything about race car driving in general and on the Toyota Racing Dream Challenge in particular.
|Prius technology on display at Toyota USA Automobile Museum|