MTV’s “Pimp My Journey” is making a comeback this month, albeit within the U.Okay. and with out authentic host Xzibit.
Filling in for internet hosting duties will probably be British rapper Girl Leshurr, and it stays to be seen if she’ll be capable of match Xzibit’s chic mixture of hilarity and goofiness that made the unique so well-liked with automobile and non-car individuals alike.
Six episodes have been filmed and the primary goes reside on MTV UK’s YouTube channel on August 19. The storage the place the magic will occur is Wrench Studios, which relies in Ashford, U.Okay, and run by two brothers. Two automobiles that we all know will probably be on the present are a 1966 Volkswagen Beetle and a 1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT.
There will probably be a brand new focus this time round, and that will probably be on the surroundings. The present will spotlight the environmental advantages of do-it-yourself model mods utilizing refurbished components discovered on eBay’s Licensed Recycled Hub, which options used OEM components. There’ll nonetheless be excessive modifications, we’re informed, so anticipate loud colours, loopy sound methods, and loads of screens.
The unique present, whereas an enormous hit for MTV, was not with out controversy. For instance, there have been sure mods solely being added for filming however then eliminated, often for security causes, or automobiles being modified to look cool however not really drive properly. Some house owners additionally offered their automobiles quickly after being handed again the keys.
Apparently, there’s been various spin-offs. There have been reveals filmed in Brazil, France, Indonesia, and even a earlier U.Okay. model that ran from 2005 to 2007 and featured British DJ Tim Westwood because the host.