The famous early 2000s car restoration series Pimp My Ride will return to the UK later this month.

Hosted by British rapper Lady Leshurr, the new six-part series on MTV’s YouTube channel will highlight the cost and environmental benefits of buying second-hand parts via a partnership with eBay’s Certified Recycle Hub.

Undertaken by Surrey-based workshop Wrench Studios, the transformations will see cars such as a 1966 Volkswagen Beetle and a 1992 Mitsubishi GTO completely restored while given some trademark Pimp My Ride additions such as upgraded sound systems and large interior screens and displays.

Hamid Iqbal, CEO of Wrench Studios, said: “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.

“It’s been 15 years since it was last on air and we’re going to make sure it lives up to expectations.”

A recent eBay survey of 1,919 parts and accessories buyers found that 69 per cent were planning to fit new components themselves, representing an increase of 32 per cent since 2015. It, therefore, shows an appetite for at-home car upgrades, with all manner of parts and components available online.

Dr Tony Tong, head of automotive at eBay UK said: “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.”

The new series will kick off via MTV UK’s YouTube channel on Friday, August 19.


Stephen blease · 02/08/2022 at 1:02 PM

Please pimp my ride . I have a 2012 vw caddy van and I got robbed by the spray shop where they did a full respray and they made a horrific job . There is filler falling out everywhere and there are ripples and dents allover it . Unfortunately the spray shop doesn’t exist anymore so I can’t get any of the thousands of pounds I spent on it back 😪 also I can’t afford for this work to be put right as I had to save up for 2 years to get the job done in the 1st place . Pimp my ride please help me .
I work hard improving lives of people in social housing . And use my van every day for this work .
I also like to go camping in it but I’m too embarrassed by the van to take it away anywhere.
So please mtv please pimp my ride

Jason · 02/08/2022 at 3:19 PM

I have a 2001 modified suzuki baleno in need of help if you fancy a challenge for the show

    Greig gammack · 03/08/2022 at 1:24 PM

    I currently still drive the nostalgic Saxo mk2 (2002) not much done to it and I’m sure meany petrol heads would love to see such a project 👌

Leighann · 02/08/2022 at 5:56 PM

I have a fiat doblo 07 plate im a courier driver and had to buy a van through covid to keep up with the demand of parcels coming through . I struggled to get the money together to buy the only one I could afford , it was spray painted blue by the previous owners and and has a dented door many things such as the interior fans don’t work which is a struggle for me when the weather is hot . I would love you to choose me to pimp my ride so I can continue my job that I truly love .

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