January 21, 2011

Pimp My RIde SEASON 2
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This show picked young car owners living in Los Angeles or elsewhere in Southern Californiaand customises their vehicles at no cost to them. An episode of Pimp My Ride generally begins with the participant showing his or her car off, and convincing MTV why it needs to be "pimped". After this segment, the host (normally rapper Xzibit, but occasionally guest hosts such as Chamillionaire) shows up at the participant's house, takes a look at the car himself, makes wisecracks about the particular things that are wrong with it, and promises the owner a complete makeover of the vehicle.
After examining the car, Xzibit takes it to a custom body shop (West Coast Customs (WCC) in Seasons 1–4; replaced by Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) starting Season 5), where the shop team generally replaces most of the components and rebuilds the interior and exterior from scratch, and in special cases the engine too.
Each car was custom modified, tailored to the personalities and interests of the owners. For example, a Need for Speed: Underground fan had his car painted to look like one specially customized in the Need for Speed: Underground 2 game, while a bowler had a ball spinner installed in his trunk, and a surfer got a clothes dryer in the back of his Volkswagen Bus. Work usually includes new paint and accessories (such as racing car seats, a spoiler, short shifter, Weighted Gear Knob, LED head lights and tail lights, etc.) , chrome, tires andwheels, as well as internal electronics (DVD players, video games, and large TFT screens). While most changes are only cosmetic, and mechanical work is generally only done to enable the car to run, the show has sometimes replaced engines. Both WCC and GAS are well-known for putting their own whimsical touches in their work, such as the aforementioned dryer, or an electric fireplace in the trunk of another vehicle.
At the end of the show, the car is revealed to its owner, as well as all the details of the renovation and the custom features; in addition, the participant is usually given a gift somehow related to the car or the owner's hobby.
There is a lot of humor involved from the body shop team and Xzibit himself, much of it self-deprecating.
While the authenticity is debatable among viewers, Pimp My Ride is heavily sponsored by companies and only helps certain people who have applied to be on the show and are within driving distance of the shop.


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