This past week Kia Motors America revealed at San Diegoâ€™s Comic Con the last of eight Justice League-themed vehicles â€“ a Â Kia Sorento. The Sorento’s design was created by legendary comic book artist and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee, who finalized the customization of the car before a live audience.Â The colorful airbrush artwork and interior customization was done by West Coast Customs. Â Â All eight Justice League inspired Kia vehicles were on display throughout Comic-Con at the Interactive Zone at Petco Park.Â Each of the first seven custom cars featured one of the heroes – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg while the final car showed all of the Justice League characters.
Four of the Kiaâ€™s were originally displayed at the 2012 SEMA â€“Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association show in Las Vegas and can be seen here
This last Sorento is being auctioned off now on eBay to benefit DC Entertainmentâ€™s charity, the “We Can Be Heroes” campaign.
Car customizer, engineer and stunt driver Dean Jeffries died in his sleep recently at the age of 80.
Die hards will recognize both his name and his cars.Â Dean might not have had the greatest publicist, Â but he was a renaissance man when it came to cars.
Of course his customs done for Hollywood are instantly recognizable.Â The Monkeemobile, the Green Hornet and the Beach Boyâ€™s cover car from their Little Deuce Coupe album were all his handiwork.
He started out as a painter- striper and worked with Von Dutch.Â He added the script to James Deanâ€™s Porsche Spyder â€“ Little Bastard.Â He moved over to George Barrisâ€™s shop and honed his metal working skills.Â He painted the first Shelby Cobra for Carroll Shelby.