Where form meets function

Described as the world’s premier car repair shop, West Coast Customs is where the likes of Travis Scott and Justin Bieber go when they require something special for the road. Founded by Ryan Friedlinghaus in 1994, you may recall it was here where MTV’s Pimp My Ride was filmed place during the mid-00s, catapulting the garage to worldwide fame.

Recently, we headed to Los Angeles for an exclusive tour of the premises courtesy of the co-founder’s son, Ryan Friedlinghaus Jr. Lying in wait were all kinds of ridiculous vehicles, including Will.I.Am’s customized Tesla and The Weeknd’s “batmobilized” Cadillac Escalade. One thing is clear: if you want to get your car tuned here, you better be prepared to part with some serious cash.

After peeping the wheels, we then headed for Melrose, where Ryan’s brand, Pas De Faux, hosted a virtual pop-up experience.

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