Hyundai Bringing the ‘Undead’ to Life at Comic-Con
News media release 23rd July 2013
Hyundai will join the creators of ‘The Walking Dead’ at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con as they celebrate a decade as one of the most feted and successful comic series in America. Built to withstand an attack from the undead, a custom-designed 2013 Hyundai Veloster ‘Zombie Survival Machine’ was revealed at the iconic show over the weekend.
Built by Galpin Auto Sports, Hyundai’s Vitamin-C coloured Zombie Survival Machine features important zombie-attack-survival modifications including: a hand fabricated armored exterior, front bumper chainsaws, all-terrain tyres, wrought iron and barbed wire window coverings and other key items including a flame thrower, samurai sword, flood lights, a PA system, a machine gun and a baseball bat with spikes.
The car is accompanied by a new iPhone app called The Walking Dead Chop Shop where users will be able to customize their own Veloster Zombie Survival Machine. Submitted designs will be entered into a contest and the winning design will be built and unveiled at the 2014 New York Comic-Con.
While the Veloster ‘Zombie Survival Machine’ takes centre stage at the exhibition, the celebrations included zombie costume contests, a zombie make-up station, celebrity appearances and a booth to play The Walking Dead video game.
Robert Kirkman, creator of ‘The Walking Dead’ comic franchise, said, “It's hard to believe the growth and expansion The Walking Dead has undergone since I began writing the comic ten years ago. This entire event is a thank you to fans of The Walking Dead universe."
For more information and to download the app, go to http://walkingdeadchopshop.com/