Galpin Auto Sports (GAS), the renowned Los Angeles-based car customizer, has unveiled a one-of-a-kind Ford Bronco Badlands in collaboration with Grammy-winning pop-rock band Imagine Dragons. This custom off-roader, set to debut at SEMA 2023, is not just a visual spectacle but also a purpose-driven vehicle with all proceeds from its auction benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation, Imagine Dragons’ non-profit organization supporting families facing the challenges of childhood cancer.
Inspired by Imagine Dragons’ upcoming live performance at SEMA, the Bronco Badlands seamlessly blends retro aesthetics with modern off-road prowess. Based on a Badlands four-door platform, the SUV features distinctive styling elements borrowed from classic Broncos. The front showcases a Ranger-style grille and badging, complemented by custom gold-painted Fifteen52 aluminum wheels wrapped in rugged 37-inch Toyo Open Country M/T tires.
The attention to detail extends to the detachable roof, also painted in gold, creating a striking contrast against the Eruption Green metallic paintwork. Galpin Auto Sports has further enhanced the Bronco’s capability with a 2.5-inch Camburg suspension lift kit and Bilstein shocks, ensuring it stands ready for any off-road adventure.
Beyond its eye-catching appearance, the Imagine Dragons-inspired Bronco boasts practical off-road modifications, including Body Armor 4×4 bumpers, an IAG off-road grille, and auxiliary lights. A Rouse Performance Air Induction improves engine airflow while protecting against debris, making this Bronco not just a show car but a capable off-road performer.
For the avid camper, the customized SUV comes equipped with a rooftop tent, awning, fridge, camping chairs, and a fire pit. The interior, though not pictured, receives its own upgrades with custom Katzkin saddle upholstery and an enhanced Rockford Fosgate sound system.
What makes this project even more special is its altruistic purpose. The Ford Bronco Badlands, inspired by Imagine Dragons, will be auctioned at SEMA 2023, with all proceeds benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation. The foundation, named after a fan battling a rare form of cancer, supports families facing financial and emotional difficulties related to their children’s cancer diagnoses.
Beau Boeckmann, president and COO of Galpin Motors, expressed excitement about the project, stating, “This build is right in our wheelhouse, and I’m thrilled to work with SEMA on this special project for such a great cause. We can’t wait for Imagine Dragons to see how we ‘Galpinized’ this awesome Bronco.”
With its unique blend of style, off-road capability, and charitable impact, the Imagine Dragons-inspired Ford Bronco Badlands is poised to make a lasting impression at SEMA 2023, showcasing the creative synergy between automotive customization and philanthropy.
Photo Credits: Galpin Auto Sports