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Dare we say there seems to be a running theme with the Scion Tuner Challenge, with the obvious winner never taking first place. This year’s tC Tuner Challenge finished no different with the carbon fiber widebody built by John Pangilinan placing as the runner up to Shawn Baker’s tC that can best be described using such over-hyped inter-web buzz words as “stanced” and “hellaflush.” We do, however, give full credit to the interior of Baker’s tC with a Cognac leather used throughout with baseball style stitching all done by Russ’s Trim Shop. Every aspect of the car has been altered, with a Descendant/Precision turbo setup, AirLift air ride suspension and some Rotiform 3-piece wheels.
As the winner, Baker gets an oversized check worth $15,000 plus a few extra goodies tossed in – like an Apple iPad.
Placing third in the contest is James Lin with a typically SEMA-esque show car, complete with a widebody, deep-dish wheels, a massive rear spoiler and huge FMIC.
GALLERY: Shawn Baker Scion tC
GALLERY: John Pangilinan Scion tC
GALLERY: James Lin Scion tC
See after the jump to watch the awards ceremony from the SEMA Show floor: