Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Pimp My Ride is a reality show on MTV created by Bruce Beresford, Redman and Rick Hurvitz. It mostly entails transforming a car from poor condition, to restoring it and customizing it as well.
Pimp My Ride is hosted by rapper Xzibit. Each episode involves picking a young owner (age 18-28) residing in Los Angeles, California. At the start of each episode, the participant usually shows off his or her "crappy" car and convincing MTV why it needs to be "pimped". After this, Xzibit examines the car himself and visits the participant's house, making witticisms about the things that are wrong with it and guarantees the owner a complete makeover of the vehicle. Xzibit takes the vehicle to Galpin Auto Sports (GAS), a custom body shop where the team generally replaces most of the vehicle's components and restores the interior and exterior from scratch. Each vehicle is customized according to the owner's personality and interests. Finally, the "pimped" vehicle is revealed to its owner, emphasizing the details of the makeover and customized features. Moreover, the owner is usually given a gift that is somehow related to the car or owner's interests. Pimp My Ride is produced by Bruce Beresford, Redman, Rick Hurvitz, and Larry. Hochberg. It airs Tuesdays 3PM on MTV.

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