West Coast Customs to Unveil the Ultimate Hot Dog Cart
"I picked out a hand full of Geek Squad Autotechs from around southern California Best Buys to participate in the '7 Steps of Customization' boot camp at the world famous West Coast Customs. After the boot camp, I tested the Geek Squad Autotechs on applying the seven steps for an unsuspecting Best Buy employee," said Ryan Friedlinghaus, CEO of West Coast Customs.
"Discovery Channel came to us with the 'ultimate hot dog cart' build as a sign of appreciation for Isidro of Augie Doggie who saved many lives in the hostage crisis at Discovery Channel in September of 2010. So, we gave this cart a complete makeover and made it the best of the best," he continued.
For starters, the team wrapped the cart in red vinyl with a WCC and Augie Doggie pattern and added custom fenders and low profile wheels. Then they installed two outdoor HD TVs — one for the customers and one for our hot dog hero. In addition, an outdoor sound system and an XBOX for the slower times was also included, accompanied by a 4,000-watt generator.
“Because this is the ultimate hot dog cart, we put in a classic steamer for the buns as well as a Char-Broil grill. For shade, we put awnings all the way around that close up at the end of the day for protection. To top it off, we put a customized-3D sign above it so that everyone will know where to get the best hot dogs in town," added Friedlinghaus.