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It's time to dig out the spray paint and throw out the floor mats because Pimp My Ride is back for a new six-part series.
Though many viewers wouldn't even have been old enough to drive when the show first aired, it was hard not to appreciate the custom paint-jobs, new wheels and tricked-out interiors given to participants' formerly worn-out old vehicles.
Viewers have long called for the return of the series after it came to an end more than a decade ago, and now their dreams are coming true as MTV has teamed up with eBay for six episodes released on MTV UK’s YouTube channel.
You know what show they need to bring back.. Pimp my ride!— K. SANKOFA (@KennethRCole) January 10, 2020
The new series, which drops on 19 August, will see British rapper Lady Leshurr rake over hosting duties from Xzibit while the transformations will be carried out by one-stop-autoshop Wrench Studios, with supplies provided by eBay’s dedicated car parts and accessories division where possible.
The rapper said she was 'so happy' to be part of the new series, adding: "The original series was such a big part of my childhood, so I'm happy to be involved in such a legendary show that was a big part of my life growing up. Get ready to see some of the craziest makeovers ever, with a bunch of heartfelt stories along the way.”
By collaborating with eBay, the series hopes to highlight the fact anyone can pimp their ride with a bit of time and ingenuity, with the effort proving more useful than ever in light of rising living costs.
Commenting on the partnership, Eve Williams, Chief Marketing Officer at eBay UK, said: “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.”
As well as being treated to features like new paintwork, custom rims and lowered suspensions, the six participants who are set to take part in the show will drive away with the latest in lighting, car audio and video accessories.
Only time will tell whether the new makeovers will live up to the incredible unveilings seen in the original series, but you can tune in from 19 August to find out.
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