Get A Makeover For Your Old And Decrepit Automobile
Pimp My Ride is a popular television program produced by MTV and involves taking
a car that may be in bad condition and restoring as well as customizing it and, in its
original form, was hosted by rapper Xzibit. The focus of Pimp My Ride is to choose
young car owners between the ages of 18 to 24 who are living in the Los
Angeles/Southern California region and, normally, the show begins with a participant
showing his or her car to MTV to try to convince them of the need for it to be
Once this has been done in Pimp My Ride, then rapper Xzibit pays a visit to the
owner's house and after a careful look and some wisecracks about the defects in the
car makes the owner a promise of completing its restoration. Then the car is
transported to a custom body shop of either West Coast Customs or Galpin Auto
Sports (GAS) where their shop teams put in new components and parts and generally
give the car a complete makeover, right from the interior to its exterior.
Every car selected on Pimp My Ride has been customized for the owner, keeping in
view his or her interests and personalities. This may include getting a complete new
paint job for the car, changing of accessories, getting chrome work done, changing the
tires and rims as well as internal electronic add-ons such as DVD players, video
games and TFT screens. However, the makeover in Pimp My Ride is mostly cosmetic
in order to just get the car to function once again though there have been instances
when the entire engine has been replaced with higher performance engines.
While the majority of cars get customized work done on them, there have been a
couple of occasions when the car was simply in too bad a shape. One such instance
was when the car was actually two parts of a Ford Escort that had been welded
together to form a single unit and this car was thought to be too unsafe for the
makeover. On another episode, an auto mechanics student had put together a vehicle
that was clearly impossible to pimp, without jeopardizing the safety of the owner. In
both cases to give both owners a brand new car with extensive customization for its
Pimp My Ride is hugely popular because of the colorful personalities of the
participants, especially the West Coast Customs' staff and owner. In addition, there are
also fancy electronics involved as well as tough interiors and the presence of experts
such as Alex, the tire expert, and the paint and body expert, Buck which adds more
flavor to the show.
The main attraction of the show is that it answers the dream of all of us who dream of
having a car that everyone wants to get a closer look at, instead of hoping no one
notices us driving it.
For drivers of old beat up cars, there is hope.
Pimping a ride was inspired by the Pimp My Ride TV show. Drive on by the site to
learn more more about pimping your ride.