VELOCITY AND RYAN FRIEDLINGHAUS JOIN FORCES TO BRING THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE WORLD-RENOWNED WEST COAST CUSTOMS BACK TO VELOCITY
--Fan Favorite Episodes of WEST COAST CUSTOMS Begin Tuesday, January 24 at 9 PM ET/PT and Brand New, Never-Before-Seen Episodes of INSIDE WEST COAST CUSTOMS Start This March on Velocity--
(New York) - Celebrated custom car designer Ryan Friedlinghaus and his world-renowned team at West Coast Customs are coming home to Velocity. Beginning Tuesday, January 24 at 9 PM ET/PT viewers can catch their favorite episodes of WEST COAST CUSTOMS featuring outstanding, innovative customizations of all types of vehicles from a 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo for singer, songwriter Chris Brown to a Polaris Slingshot for basketball hall of famer Shaquille O'Neal, as well as mini vans, suvs, RVs, a 1969 Mustang and many more. Then in March, Velocity invites viewers deeper into the West Coast Customs world with all-new, never-before-seen episodes of INSIDE WEST COAST CUSTOMS.
"Ryan is an original member of the Velocity family. He was here when the network launched a little more than five years ago," said Robert S. Scanlon, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Velocity and Automotive Content. "Having him back is a brilliant addition to our lineup. We're thrilled to spotlight the incredible work he and his team have done over the years, and hope our viewers enjoy seeing the ground-breaking cars rolling out of his shop."
West Coast Customs Founder and CEO Ryan Friedlighaus had this to say about the announcement, "I could not be happier with the opportunity to have our INSIDE WEST COAST CUSTOMS TV show back on Velocity again. Being fortunate enough to be the first car shop to actually showcase the building of custom cars on television, the return to Velocity, which has grown into a powerhouse for great automotive programming, seems like such a natural progression for us. With an all-new 55,000 square foot shop in Burbank, Calif., viewers will really enjoy seeing what we have in store for them!"
On each episode of WEST COAST CUSTOMS Ryan and his team create exceptional vehicles for Fortune 500 companies, as well as biggest celebrities including NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace and pop superstar Justin Bieber. No task is too much for West Coast Customs, as viewers will even catch him creating a custom taco and margarita truck for Morgan Stanley's Ohana Group. The team at West Coast Customs works countless hours to turn their client's dreams into reality, always staying true to Ryan's mantra, "if you can dream it, we can build it."
Upcoming WEST COAST CUSTOMS Episodes:
*All Times ET/PT
Tuesday, January 24 at 9 PM
Racing Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace knows his cars. And when he saw this beauty of an El Camino at auction he knew he had to have it. But Rusty can't be driving a stock car, so he calls on the WCC team to create a daily driver fit for a racing legend.
"Chris Brown's First Love"
Tuesday, January 24 at 10 PM
You only have one first love, and for Chris Brown it's his 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo. But this stylish R&B sensation can't be seen driving last year's whip so he's asked Ryan to update his baby into something new. And the crew at West Coast Customs are up to the challenge.
Tuesday, January 31 at 9 PM
When West Coast Customs built the "batmobile", a matte black Cadillac CTS-V for pop star Justin Bieber, his dad loved it so much that he needed one too. Now it's up to the team to build a family-friendly "batmobile" - the BatSUV.
Tuesday, January 31 at 10 PM
West Coast Customs teams up with Indy race legend Sam Schmidt to move beyond the soccer mom mini-van and bring the cool factor into a one of a kind handicap accessible vehicle.
"Top Up Top Down"
Tuesday, February 7 at 9 PM
With the new shop open its time to start building. Ryan has a new client who wants to build a 1968 convertible Mustang for his wife's 50th birthday. It matches up perfectly with the 1967 Mustang Fastback that needs to be built from the old shop.
Tuesday, February 14 at 9 PM
Shaq wants a Polaris Slingshot, the only problem is he's too big to fit. Now the team at West Coast Customs must figure out how to stretch and shape this vehicle in order to house his 7' 1" frame and size 22 feet.
"South of the Border Buses"
Tuesday, February 21 at 9 PM
It's time to head south of the Boarder for this build. The Ohana Group has challenged West Coast Customs to create the ultimate Taco and Margarita buses that they can use for clients at the new Maravilla resort in Cabo San Lucas.
Tuesday, February 24 at 9 PM
Detroit born superstar Kid Rock loves his 1970's Cadillac, but wants to bring some of the bling back. Ryan and the team have their work cut out for them to bring this Detroit classic into the 21st century while keeping that 70's vibe.
WEST COAST CUSTOMS is executive produced by Ryan Friedlinghaus and the production company is K.O.C. Productions. For Velocity, David Lee is executive producer and Robert S. Scanlon is executive vice president and general manager of Velocity and Automotive Content.
Velocity, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is the only upscale men's cable network that focuses on thrilling automotive for its viewers. Velocity programming is diverse, intelligent and engaging, capturing the best of the human experience as told by the top experts in the field. Formerly HD Theater, the fully HD network is available in 71 million homes, and viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through Velocity Go - the network's TVE offering featuring live and on demand access to complete seasons. Audiences can also connect with Velocity at Velocity.com, as well as on Facebook at facebook.com/VelocityTV or on Twitter @Velocity.
About Discovery Communications
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About West Coast Customs
Founded in 1993 by Ryan Friedlinghaus, West Coast Customs is the premiere vehicle modification shop, internationally recognized for its original designs, beyond your imagination concepts, impeccable quality, cutting-edge technology and unparalleled craftsmanship. Recognized as the game-changing car customization phenomenon that was MTV's Pimp My Ride, West Coast Customs' pop culture status and appeal has catapulted worldwide with state-of-the-art West Coast Customs facilities now open in Dubai, Mexico, Germany, Malaysia, Russia, China and Japan. The West Coast Customs flagship 60,000 square foot facility, is headquartered in Burbank, CA with 12 leading-edge departments offering a range of extraordinary custom services for projects of any size, scope or budget.