Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Pimp My Ride

The "Pimp My Ride" tv show did an Earth Day Special. In that show the pimp a 1965 Chevy Impala from a gas guzzling car to a high power, turbo charged diesel engine. They pimped the interior with with new upolstery, featuring hemp cloth from "Environmental Textiles", and carpets made from recycled plastic bottles. They also included a year worth of biodiesel for the guy to cruise with.

What I think my have been a nice added touch would have been to added a stylish bicycle rack and a pimped out schwin beach cruiser retrofited with a electric assist hub motor (see: hybrid Bike video), and a lithium Ion battery pack that gets charged through the cars generator system.

And ofcource the bike would be pimped with matching candy apple color paint job with matching white racing stripes and accents, such as hand grips and seat. Hey! And one not throw on an XtraCycle to that Schwin beach cruiser and add a stylish rear seat that also has a hemp cloth seat cover. NICE!

Also, Arnold Schwartznegger did an introduction for this show and had a few walk on bits when the guys showed him the car.

Here are a couple clips from the show.

Recommended Links:
- Cycle Santa Monica! community forum
- SoCal Biodiesel community forum
- Air Powered Vehicles community forum
- Santa-Monica/West-L.A./Venice critical mass community forum

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