TEMPE, AZ (03.04.2020) – Mobile Solutions has expanded its long-running partnership with West Coast Customs (WCC) by providing fabrication tools for the new West Coast Racers roller coaster ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA. Mobile Solutions and WCC have been partners for many years as WCC uses MS tools and Smart Templates™ for numerous high-visibility vehicle customization projects, many of which have appeared on television.
The WCC-themed roller coaster ride, which opened to the public January 9, 2020, features mocked up vignettes that replicate the various shop areas at the real West Coast Customs facility in Burbank, CA. The idea is to give riders the feeling that they’re touring the WCC shop seeing the tools and experiencing what happens as vehicles are built. Riders travel through the metal shop, paint booth and fabrication areas. Bryan Schmitt of Mobile Solutions commented “This is a proud moment for our company seeing our tools on the wall and staged just like the WCC shop for millions to see every year.” It’s estimated 12 million people will ride West Coast Racers every year.
Schmitt and his team recently met with West Coast Customs Founder and CEO Ryan Friedlinghaus at the WCC company headquarters to hear Ryan’s vision on the roller coaster and how it’s taken over eight years to turn the idea into reality. Schmitt and his team were then escorted by Kenny Williams, WCC’s Operations Manager, along with a other WCC team members to the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park where they all enjoyed a VIP tour of the ride and, of course, experienced the roller coaster firsthand. During the three-minute ride, each of the two cars running takes a pause and pulls into a replica of the West Coast Customs shop to listen to a narration given by Ryan [Friedlinghaus] before moving back on to the tracks.
Bryan Schmitt and his team thank Ryan Friedlinghaus and Kenny Williams for the inclusion of Mobile Solutions in the West Coast Racers project. “Kenny has really been our ambassador to being closely involved with both the WCC shop and the roller coaster ride. We enjoy working with West Coast Customs and look forward to continuing the relationship and having even more of our products involved in the ride” remarks Schmitt.
For more information on the West Coast Racers ride at Six Flags Magic