CORONA, Calif., March 2, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — West Coast Customs (WCC) continues season two of their show on Velocity, Inside West Coast Customs, March 4, 2012 at 9:00 PM EST for another thrilling episode. Inside West Coast Customs is the next exciting show featuring WCC’s outrageous builds. This week, the WCC crew works double time to complete the Double Play for Blake Griffin and Michelle Wie.
“The months leading up to SEMA are our busiest time of the year, and when Kia first approached us, we thought we could squeeze in a build with no problems before SEMA,” said Ryan Friedlinghaus, founder and CEO of West Coast Customs. “Then they mentioned it would be two different cars for two very different athletes, and we knew we had to double time to get them ready for the unveiling at SEMA.”
Celebrity clients have become fairly common within the hallowed halls of the World Famous West Coast Customs. But it’s not very often they get two at once. Enter, golf prodigy, Michelle Wie, and basketball superstar, Blake Griffin. Kia and WCC are working together to create a pair of sports-themed rides for these two pro athletes — complete with pop-up gaming stations in their respective trunks — and jaw-dropping custom touches throughout.
Michelle will be riding in style in her new Kia Soul with custom painted graphics to match her signature golf bag. Add to that, new wheels, an aggressive body kit and the flat-screen TV and X-Box console in the rear hatch, and this thing will definitely be the talk of the Masters. The interior will be outfitted with putting green style astro-turf in place of the carpet, and custom leather seats to match the exterior paint.
Blake’s slick new Optima will feature the thin-slat hard wood floors of a basketball court, custom orange paint to give the entire exterior the feel of a ball on its way to the hoop and matching leather throughout the interior. But the WCC team won’t stop there. They’ll hook Blake up with new wheels and tires, a custom West Coast stereo system, and all the WCC styling that’s made the shop second to none.
So, get ready for the double play of a lifetime. This is West Coast Customs and Kia, hitting the court at a full sprint, ready to create a pair of Hall-of-Fame worthy rides.
Owner Ryan Friedlinghaus and his shop have been doing exclusive custom builds for the MTV show Pimp my Ride, TLC’s Street Customs, Street Customs Berlin, and now on his new show on Velocity, Inside West Coast Customs. Ryan and his crew are world-renowned for their extreme vehicles, outrageous features and unique designs.
Check out Inside West Coast Customs, Sundays at 9:00 pm EST on Velocity.