MTV UK and eBay are bringing iconic makeover series Pimp My Ride back to British screens this month. Hosted by British rapper, Lady Leshurr, the new six-part series premieres on MTV UK’s YouTube channel on Friday 19th August.
Launched in the mid-2000s, Pimp My Ride quickly became one of MTV’s most successful and iconic formats, turning host Xzibit into a global star over the course of the show’s six season run.
The transformations will be undertaken by Surrey-based one-stop-auto-shop, Wrench Studios, who’s capabilities range from full body resprays and interior retrims to design enhancements to performance upgrades.
Featured motos will will include everything from a restored 1966 Volkswagen Beetle to a Fast & Furious-inspired 1992 Mitsubishi GTO. Viewers will see classic restorations completed alongside extreme modifications, featuring trademark Pimp My Ride sound systems and screens.
With a car part sold every second from over 40,000 traders, garages and car businesses, eBay is the biggest online marketplace for car parts and accessories in the UK. For 2022, Pimp My Ride will highlight to would-be DIY motorists the cost and environmental benefits of buying pre-loved ‘green’ parts from eBay’s Certified Recycled Hub, which hosts an extensive range of recycled Original Equipment automotive parts.
eBay is not only a go-to for trade professionals and car enthusiasts as a reliable source of regular and rare parts, it is also the destination for an ever-increasing number of amateur DIYers choosing to pimp their own rides.
Whether motivated by costs, sustainability, or a general passion for motors, an eBay study of 1,919 parts and accessories buyers in the UK this year found 69% were planning to fit them themselves – an increase of more than 32% since 2015. The Pimp My Ride partnership provides a platform to connect these budding mechanics with the inspiration they need, demonstrating that anyone can source and install parts for their cars.
Wrench Studios is run by two brothers who were huge fans of the original series.
We grew up watching Pimp My Ride. Doing jobs on our own cars on the driveway is what got us into custom work and modifying. More and more people are doing jobs on vehicles themselves now and, like many of them, we use eBay to source parts, so it was natural for us to get involved in the new series. It’s been 15 years since it was last on air and we’re going to make sure it lives up to expectations.– Hamid Iqbal, CEO, Wrench Studios
With a car part sold every second on the marketplace, eBay helps millions of motorists improve their vehicles every year. That’s why we’re delighted to be partnering with MTV on Pimp My Ride, inspiring a new generation of DIY motor enthusiasts to experiment with cost effective, ‘greener’ car parts.– Dr Tony Tong, Head of Automotive, eBay UK
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