NEWS FROM IN THE SHOP & ON THE ROAD
CHIP VISITS CHILE WITH 3M
December 5, 2013
Chip Foose is back in South America for the final leg of his 2013 International Tour with 3M. Traveling across the globe to promote 3M's line of automotive aftermarket systems, Chip has traveled to Colombia, Australia, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Canada over the last year.
Currently in Chile for two days in December, Chip is meeting 3M customers and distributors, demonstrating product uses and giving a series of interviews with Chilean media. A workshop event was held in Chip's honor at an automotive museum, Museo Autos Antiguos.
Be sure to visit our 2013 3M International Tour Album
on facebook for pictures from this year's events. We're looking forward to another set of international stops in 2014 with 3M. Tentative plans include Scandanavia, Asia and South America.
NEW FOOSE EXPERIENCE TOUR STOP ADDED - DAYTONA TURKEY RUN
November 26, 2013
A new event stop for the Foose Experience Tour has just been added! We'll be at the Daytona Turkey Rod Run from Thursday, November 28th to Sunday, December 1st. The event takes place over the Thanksgiving weekend and is held in the infield of the Daytona International Speedway.
SHOP HOLIDAY CLOSURE
November 23, 2013
In order to allow our workers to spend time with their families during the holiday season, Foose Design will be closed to the public on the following dates:
November 26th - 29th
December 23rd - January 2nd
Unless otherwise noted above we will continue to host tours to the public Monday through Friday beginning at noon.
FOOSE BIG RIG AT GOODGUYS DEL MAR CAR SHOW NOV.22-24
November 21, 2013
The Foose Experience Tour tractor trailer is at the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association 3rd Fall Del Mar Nationals Presented by Meguiar's from Nov. 22-24, 2013 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Come stop by our rig and see some of Chip's custom creations, including the P-32 and Hemisfear. We've also got exclusive merchandise on display and available for purchase.
Goodguys 3rd Fall Del Mar Nationals Presented by Meguiar's
November 22-24, 2013
Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
CHIP FOOSE NOW ON INSTAGRAM
November 21, 2013
We've just signed up for an accout on Instagram! Chip will be sharing select photos from behind the scenes at the Foose Design shop and the Overhaulin' set.
If you're already on Instagram, or even if you're not, follow the link below to the official Chip Foose instagram page for access to select imagery and information on all things Foose.
FOOSE BIG RIG AT SCOTTSDALE NOV. 15-17
November 15, 2013
The Foose Experience Tour tractor trailer is at the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association 16th Southwest Nationals from Nov. 15-17 at Westworld of Scottsdale. Come stop by our rig and see some of Chip's custom creations, including the P-32 and Hemisfear. We've also got exclusive merchandise on display and available for purchase.
Goodguys 16th Southwest Nationals
November 15-17, 2013
WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 North Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
SEMA SHOW - CHIP'S DAY 4 RECAP
November 9, 2013
Friday, our final day at SEMA for 2013. The week went by so fast, it felt like one long day. Today was a light day, I had an autograph session in the Lincoln Electric booth (exclusive welding equipment of Foose) and then an afternoon autograph session at the Foose Experience Tour tractor trailer. In the morning I also met international guests from various 3M headquarters all over the world.
I really enjoy attending this show every year, I've been coming for nearly 30 years now. The sheer number of space and vehicles is overwhelming. It can be a little disorienting, but there is always so much great stuff to see. I can't wait until next year when we get to do it all over again.
Well I'm off back home to the Foose shop. We're getting very close to paint on the Impostor and we've got more Overhaulin' episodes to shoot.
I hope you were able to attend and enjoy the show. If not, please take a look at our SEMA facebook photo album
to see what you may have missed.
See you next year!
SEMA SHOW - CHIP'S DAY 3 RECAP
November 8, 2013
Back again at the SEMA show on Thursday, it was a day of autograph sessions. I always love to meet people and it's still a little weird to think people want my autograph. My only regret is I don't have enough time to sign an autograph or draw a picture for everyone who wants one.
The signing began at the WD-40 booth in the morning, then continued to the BASF booth next. After that we had our first autograph signing at the new Foose Experience Tour booth. The reaction to the rig was very positive. We'll have the trailer on the road all year, we've got more events coming. So, if you weren't able to make it out to Vegas for SEMA, we might just be in your town soon! Our next two stops after this are Scottsdale and Del Mar for the Goodguys shows.
Around 2:30pm I sat down with Barry Meguiar at the Car Crazy Stage. We filmed a quick interview, talked about Overhaulin', the Foose Experience Tour and cars. I always love spending time with Barry, he is a wonderful ambassador for our industry.
After a Pirelli autograph session I went to my room and got ready for the SEMA banquet dinner. I helped present the Gen 3 Innovator Award and got to spend time with many of my friends from the industry.
SEMA SHOW - CHIP'S DAY 2 RECAP
November 7, 2013
Had a good night's rest Tuesday and kicked off Wednesday with a nice autograph session at the Pirelli booth (#41031). Always love seeing their booth and looking at all the beautiful vehicles they have on display, and of course the beautiful Pirelli girls. Pirelli is the exclusive tire of Foose and we're proud to continue to represent them. Immediately after I headed to the Foose Experience Tour rig to do a meet 'n greet with the winners of the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division SEMA contest. I hope they enjoyed the time we spent together, I'm always happy to meet those who are passionate about automotive culture. Next was something a little different, an event I haven't participated in before. Velocity held a panel discussion in the LVH ballroom with myself and the many stars of Velocity, including Chris Jacobs, Jessi Combs and Mike and Edd from Wheeler Dealers. I had a good time, we had a moderated Q&A session with fans and saw several first-look clips.
We were cutting it pretty close getting back outside to the 3M booth, but we made it and I did a fun sanding competition with the fans. Greg Biffle even stopped by to compete. Finally we were off to the Magnaflow booth inside the Central Hall. The exclusive exhaust of Foose, we always do an autograph and video session with them in their great booth. Later that night I attended the Magnaflow dinner, had a great time and got to hang out with some wonderful people.
SEMA SHOW - CHIP'S DAY 1 RECAP
November 6, 2013
It's always great to be back at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Everyone in the industry is here and I get the chance to see so many longtime friends and people I've worked with over the years, it's really more like a family reunion.
I got in Monday morning after attending the NASCAR race in Texas over the weekend where I watched the Greg Biffle #16 car run a paint scheme I designed for the 3M Hire Our Heroes program. Usually we have a booth outside that I help set up, but this year we have something better. Making its industry debut is the Foose Experience Tour, a tractor trailer that is scheduled to make 30-40 annual stops at select automotive events across the nation. The Hemisfear and P-32 are on display in front of the rig and we've got a ton of exclusive apparel and merchandise for sale. We ran a soft launch in Charlotte last week to prep for the big kick-off and I am so happy to be expanding our presence and showing our fans our work. I've also got my custom Taco 22 mini-bike on display at the rig that I built with my son Brock, a personal project from passion. We're right out in front of Central Hall in the Silver Lot, booth #61018, so if you didn't make it by today, please be sure to check it out before you leave the show.
We kicked off the morning on Tuesday with an autograph session at the BASF booth, our longtime paint sponsor. Magnatude, a 1932 Muroc Roadster that we built for Jerry Magnuson, is on display in their booth (#21441). Next we moved outside to the 3M Booth (#61167) where I gave a product demonstration on the HG14 spray gun, truly a great product. Be sure to check out their schedule this week as they have a number of 3M product demos by industry professionals, including Mark Oja from Overhaulin', Charley Hutton and Rich Evans. After that I moved on to the WD-40 / SEMA Cares Foose F-150 reveal in the Grand Lobby of the Central Hall. This year I designed the look and SEMA Garage took care of the build. Instead of being auctioned like previous WD-40/SEMA Cares vehicles, the truck will be raffled off to one lucky winner in early May 2014, with raffle tickets only costing $50. Following the unveil we headed over for an autograph session in the WD-40 booth. To end the night, I attended the Velocity cocktail party at their booth. This is the second year they've thrown this party and it's a great event. You get to spend time with the Discovery executives and share stories with the talent from the various Velocity television series.
Off to bed now, I've got another full day tomorrow. Be sure to check out our facebook SEMA photo album
for pics from the day's events.