Tjin Edition and UTI to Build, Then Give Away Ford Fiesta SEMA Car

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Universal Technical Institute (UTI) has teamed up with Tjin Edition to design a one-of-a-kind 2011 Ford Fiesta that will debut at SEMA 2010. Best of all, the Ford Fiesta will be built as a giveaway in a sweepstakes that opens up on November 2nd, 2010, the first day of SEMA.

Not many details have been revealed about the project, but given Tjin Edition’s past history we’re anticipating that it’ll be a killer car. Prior to be given away, it’ll tour numerous UTI campuses and other automotive events, showing off what can be done with a little creativity and experience.

Several partners are already on board with the project giving us a good idea of what the car will look like. Peeking underneath the car cover in the render is clearly a site of wheels from FIVE:AD with Air Lift Suspension ensuring the car has the profile it needs no matter the situation. Baer brakes will be peeking between the spokes while Yokohama tires will be wrapping the wheels. Exterior goodies will be coming from DuPont paint, 3dCarbon and StreetGlow while interior will receive goods from Trent’s Trick Upholstery, Autometer, Status Racing, Image Dynamics and Scosche. Performance looks to be contributed by MagnaFlow, SPEC and Nitrous Express.

Official press release available after the break.


Universal Technical Institute Announces Custom Tjin Edition 2011 Ford Fiesta Sweepstakes

Universal Technical Institute Inc. (UTI), the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive technicians, and Neil Tjin from Tjin Edition, one of the automotive industry’s most influential designers, are teaming up to customize a brand new 2011 Ford Fiesta.

By entering the UTI Ford Fiesta Sweepstakes, you have the chance to win this one-off Tjin Edition Ford Fiesta. The sweepstakes will kick off on November 2nd, 2010.

This one-of-a-kind Ford Fiesta will be unveiled at the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. After the show, the completely transformed Fiesta will tour selected UTI campuses and other automotive events.

Tjin and his team will continue to outfit the 2011 Ford Fiesta with specialty equipment and tailor-made products during the months leading up to the SEMA Show. For the build, Tjin has teamed up with some of the top automotive manufacturers, all of whose products will be incorporated into the final build. Some of these brands include Air Lift Suspension, Baer brakes, FIVE:AD Wheels, YOKOHAMA Tires, DuPont Paint, Innovate Motorsports, Azentek, Image Dynamics, Optima Batteries, Scosche, Status Racing, Autometer, Trent’s Trick Upholstrey, MagnaFlow Exhaust Products, Nitrous Express, Webasto Sunroofs, Ignited HID, Light WurkZ, StreetGlow, S.P.E.C, Royal Purple, 3dCarbon and Real AutoWorks.

Follow the progress of the build, sweepstake details, display dates as well as locations on,, and twitter.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Ailex poindexter Ailex poindexter on Sep 21, 2011

    about two weeks ago we had a recruter from uti come into my aitomotives class and talk to us about the schools and programs you offer i just wanted to thank you guys for the oppertunity to hear what he had to say.