11: Ryan Friedlinghaus – In Trouble With California
Like Xzibit, some legal issues came up for Friedlinghaus as well. It was revealed that Friedlinghaus owed the State of California $150,000. He was messing up on workers’ wages and taxable deductions. It’s not uncommon for a new business owner to run into some sort of trouble, especially considering that this business was founded out of a garage in the 1990s.
Still, Friedlinghaus paid his fines and the company has managed to keep on ticking. West Coast Customs is still the premier name that you think of when it comes to custom cars. The brand is well-known for quality and the designs are some of the most forward-thinking in the industry. Although Pimp My Ride has since been canceled and you don’t see WCC on TV very much anymore.