Tim Westwood Hosting UK 'Pimp My Ride,' Germany Pimps Bikes

Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood has been tapped to host the UK version

of MTV’s hit television show, “Pimp My Ride.”

The United States

version of the show features a group of mechanics from West Coast Customs turning

beat up cars into souped up vehicles and was made popular by American rapper


“Xzibit is a close friend,” Westwood told the UK

Sun. “When I heard that MTV UK were making a version of the show for the

UK, I got straight on the phone. Can you imagine the bling machines we’re

going to create that’ll be cruising down your local high street?”

UK’s version of “Pimp My Ride” is scheduled

to air this summer.

The show worked

for MTV Germany as well, but in a unique variation that aired as a pilot last

December called “Pimp My Fahrrad.”

The German version,

hosted by rapper Das Bo, featured pimped out "fire bicycles" by Hamburg

based company, Elbcoast Psycles.

In related news, official "Pimp My Ride" custom fit

car and trunk mats were made available recently by GG Bailey, a company that

specializes in manufacturing and distributing custom luxury car mats.

Car enthusiasts can order online at GG Bailey's website using

a virtual mat to design their custom mat. Four different "Pimp My Ride"

logos are available to choose from and GG Bailey makes the order within 48 hours.

MTV will also release "Pimp My Ride: The Complete First

Season DVD" on March 22, which features 15 episodes, deleted scenes and

Xzibit's video, "What U See is What U Get."