Funkmaster Flex has teamed up with Ford to pimp both a new 2011 Fiesta and his new show on MTV2. Viewers can tune in on May 2 to see Flex put his own personal taste into Ford's new B-fighter, with touches like a new body kit, lowering springs, wheels and a reworked interior. We've even been promised a two-tone paint-scheme will be part of the recipe. At the end of the show, one viewer will have the chance to win the car featured in the debut episode of Funk Flex Full Throttle.
Supposedly the show isn't anywhere close to Pimp My Ride, so there's no worry of a 40-gallon fish tank cropping up in the back seat or a massage parlor popping out of the rear hatch. Instead, Flex promises a greater focus on lifestyle, with interviews with popular artists and plenty of good music, too. He'll also show off some of his more recent automotive projects from time to time. Dare we say it, but it almost sounds watchable.
Check your local listings for full details and hit the jump for the press release.
* The all-new 2011 Ford Fiesta will star in an episode of Celebrity Customizer Funkmaster Flex's new TV show 'Funk Flex Full Throttle' which premiers on May 2 on MTV2
* As part of the show, one viewer to win the keys to a tricked out 2011 Ford Fiesta, customized by Funkmaster Flex
* Filmed in Flex's car shop, viewers will get to learn more about one of the biggest names in the car customization business and see other Ford vehicles customized by Flex including the 2010 Ford Taurus and 2010 Ford Fusion
* On sale this summer, the Fiesta features a vibrant design, 15 class-exclusive technologies and is projected to deliver 40 mpg highway
Dearborn, Mich., April 29, 2010 – The Ford Fiesta has been earning its street credibility since last year's Fiesta Movement, but now Ford's newest car is getting its Hip-Hop seal of approval by none other than Celebrity Customizer Funkmaster Flex. The Fiesta will appear in an episode of Flex's new TV show, 'Funk Flex Full Throttle' which premiers this Sunday, May 2, at 2 p.m. EST on MTV2.
The Fiesta will play a starring role in one of the show's episodes as Funkmaster Flex puts his creative spin on the vehicle that has a strong following prior to its launch. As part of the partnership, one viewer will win the chance to take home the keys to the Fiesta customized by Flex as part of the Funk Flex Full Throttle Giveaway. The customization is set to include features such as a custom body kit, wheels, tires, lowering kit, a Funkmaster Flex signature two-tone paint job and a custom interior.
"Ford has had a partnership with Funkmaster Flex that dates back to 2005 which allows us to become a part of Flex's world and connect with today's young urban consumers in a way that is most relevant to them," said Crystal Worthem, manager, Multicultural Marketing. "Being able to incorporate the Fiesta into a show that will allow us to continue to highlight the customization potential of this vehicle by someone who is an authority when it comes to vehicle customization is exciting for us."
'Funk Flex Full Throttle' is a high-adrenaline tour of music and car culture-the ultimate ride for fans who love to live in the fast lane. During each 30-minute episode, Funkmaster Flex will interview some of the hottest Hip-Hop artists with his signature raucous, familiar style. Flex will also give the artists and viewers a look at his latest car customization projects. Whether Flex is on location during Spring Break, checking out the latest products at the Ford booth during the New York Auto Show or just hanging out in his shop, 'Funk Flex Full Throttle' will be there to take viewers inside the Hip-Hop and car customization lifestyle. Entertainers set to make an appearance on the show include Juelz Santana, Fabolous, Mike Epps, Diddy, Swizz Beatz, Nicki Minaj, Jadakiss and Ludacris.
"The Fiesta is definitely a vehicle that has major customization potential but also can stand on its own without having to do anything to it all," said Funkmaster Flex. "Whoever wins this vehicle is going to be hitting the streets in a mean vehicle that has some serious technology on the inside. Ford really got it poppin' with this vehicle and showed how you can take a small vehicle and push it to the next level."
For more information on 'Funk Flex Full Throttle or for the chance to enter the giveaway, please visit www.fordurban.com by July 2, 2010.