DETROIT - Chip Foose, the renowned designer behind some of the most famous vehicles of the past
decade and the star of the popular TLC series "Overhaulin'," has joined MotorCity Casino's (MCC)
expansion project as a design consultant.
Foose will bring his award-winning design talent to Detroit to help make the permanent MCC a unique
and cutting-edge entertainment, conference and resort venue.
"We are thrilled that Foose has agreed to partner with MCC on our expansion project," said Gregg
Solomon, chief executive officer, MCC. "His auto design roots bring an energetic and distinctive artistic
perspective to the project that will illustrate America's - and specifically Detroit's - infatuation with the
As evidenced by his numerous awards and distinctions, Foose has consistently defied design norms.
His role in the design of the MotorCity Casino and hotel will continue this tradition. "The expanded
MotorCity Casino property will definitely offer 'must see' design elements for all visitors to the area,"
said Rhonda Cohen, chief operating officer, MCC. "Our goal is to effectively capture the very best of
Detroit's automotive history, coupled with a vision of the best that is yet to be realized."
MCC opened in December 1999, is owned and operated by Detroit Entertainment, L.L.C. MCC broke
ground for a permanent casino at its current downtown Detroit site in November 2005. MCC's
temporary facility offers two main floors of gaming, a third floor non-smoking gaming area, a high-limit
area on the fourth floor and Detroit's only AAA Four Diamond Award restaurant, Iridescence. MCC
provides patrons two live entertainment venues, four unique restaurants and parking for 3,500
automobiles in this exciting and sophisticated entertainment experience. The new 17-story, 400 room
hotel tower and parking structure are expected to be completed in 2007.