UNDER THE HOOD

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.

-CHIP



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