Fans of MTV’s highly successful “Pimp My Ride” who haven’t quite upgraded to a car yet will get the opportunity of a lifetime Tuesday to have their bicycles “pimped.”
The folks at MTV have released a call to Atlanta residents interested in having their two-wheel ride “pimped,” likely by a team similar to the ones that made “Pimp My Ride” a hit last decade. Details on the show so far are scant, but anyone interested in upgrading their bicycle’s swag must be at least 18 years old and live in the Atlanta area, lest any children have the flyest ride in the A.
Filming will apparently take place on Tuesday, so hurry!
A release from the network’s producers is below with the full information:
Do you want MTV to “Pimp Your Bicycle”? If you are 18 years or older, live in the ATLANTA area, and are available to film on TUESDAY, JANUARY 14TH, then MTV wants to hear from you! Please contact Mtvretromania@gmail.com if interested.
Check out a description of the German version of the show, which launched in 2005, according to Germany’s Spiegel Online:
“What a loser!” Karol must be thinking to himself as he struggles to pedal his rusty ride — complete with shrill squeaks announcing his lameness to the world — along the cobblestones of Hamburg, Germany. A tragedy, really. After all, as a DJ, he’s supposed to be cool incarnate. Hip. A chick magnet. But with a rickety hunk of junk between his legs, this guy just isn’t.
And it’s not for lack of trying. The rest of his urban gear seems to work — the record bag, the throwback 80’s training suit, the right piercings and dark shades. But that bicycle. What’s a hipster to do?
Enter MTV Germany. Following the success of MTV’s US show “Pimp My Ride” — a show dedicated to the transformation of junky jalopies into serious city rigs complete with booming base woofers, sexy paint jobs, a heavy dose of chrome and the occasional pool table or swimming pool in the back of a pick-up — MTV Europe wanted some of the same. “Pimp My Fahrrad” — German for bicycle — was born.
“Pimp my ride works worldwide,” says Head of Development and Acquisition for MTV Central Anke Greifeneder. “And the success of the show has inspired MTV Europe to launch pimp projects elsewhere.”