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Student-modified UTV that debuted at 2019 SEMA Show now available for auction

The vehicle was built by high school students and is being auctioned to support students and higher learning — bidding is open until May 25

Diamond Bar, Calif.—The upgraded Honda Talon 1000R that debuted at the 2019 SEMA Show is now available on the auction block online through Bring a Trailer. 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.

Bidding for the UTV will be open from May 18 – May 25 on the Bring a Trailer website.

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.”

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

  • Advanced Accessories Concepts
  • 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

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