Foose brings his considerable talent, along with co-host Chris Jacobs, to an all-new OVERHAULIN’. The show will go beyond the garage, exploring engaging human stories and the strong emotional connection between man and machine.  The restoration projects feature deserving individuals ranging from returning veterans to those negatively impacted by the tough economy. Each altered auto becomes a life-changing surprise for its unknowing owner.

Please go to to submit a deserving ride.


Chip Foose began working on automobiles at age seven for his father's company, Project Design, in Santa Barbara.  Foose attended the Art Center College of Design for two years in 1982, then began working at ASHA Corporation for four years before returning to the Art Center to complete his education, graduating in 1990. Following graduation, Foose then worked full-time for Sterenberger Design and part-time for Boyd Coddington. Later, Chip became the president of Coddington's company Hot Rods by Boyd. While working for Coddington, Foose designed many of Coddington's well-known creations such as the Boydster I and II.

In 1998, Foose started his own automotive and product design company called Foose Design in Huntington Beach, California. In 2001, Foose began his TV career by acting as a consultant for the TV series "Titus” before going on to be the custom painting consultant for the 2006 movie "Cars”.  Foose gained more exposure in 2003 as a result of a TLC documentary on his design and creation of a modified 2002 Ford Thunderbird called the Speedbird. In 2004, the TLC version of Overhaulin' began to air with Foose as the star of show. Other television credits include hosting the series "American Icon: The Hot Rod” for Discovery’s HD Theater.

Throughout his career Foose has been honored with several awards including induction into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame at Peterson Publishing’s 50th Anniversary at SEMA (Special Equipment Marketing Association); the prestigious AMBR (America’s Most Beautiful Roadster) Award in 1999 and 2000; the coveted Ridler Award in 2002, and in 2003 Foose was inducted into the Grand national Roadster Show Hall of Fame.

Today, Foose continues to operate Foose Design and provide design consultations to the big three automakers.


Chris Jacobs was born and raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago. In 1988, Jacobs moved to California where he attended Whitter College, attaining a bachelor's degree in English. Chris later graduated from Whittier law school and was admitted to the state bar of California in 1995. After school, Chris decided to pursue acting as a career instead of practicing law. Jacobs has numerous television credits, including co-hosting the TLC version of OVERHAULIN’ and hosting The Insider from 2009 to 2011. Chris has also appeared on "CSI” and "Two and a Half Men,” and was seen in several feature-length films, theatre and commercial projects before landing with OVERHAULIN’.  In addition to his OVERHAULIN’ duties, Chris is a correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight.”

July 23, 2014

As part of Velocity's DREAM CAR WEEK, which airs Sunday, July 27 through Saturday, August 2nd, Chip, Chris, Arianny and the A-Team will be back on air with a brand new episode on a special OVERHAULIN' night.
DREAM CAR WEEK launches on Sunday, July 27 at 9 PM ET/PT with the season two premiere of the hit series FANTOMWORKS, followed by all-new episodes of CHASING CLASSIC CARS on Monday, OVERHAULIN' on Tuesday, WHEELER DEALERS on Wednesday, GRAVEYARD CARZ on Thursday, and the world premiere of the all-new series GARAGE SQUAD on Friday. 
Tuesday, July 29th is OVERHAULIN' night and we get started at 9pm ET / 8pm CT with an all new episode featuring an iconic Porsche 356.  Watch Chip work his magic for a deserving nurse-in-training on our first ever Porsche build.  It's the start of a brand new season and we've got a new set to show off!
Immediately following at 10pm ET / 9pm CT Chip and Chris are counting down the Top 10 All-Time memorable moments and builds that make OVERHAULIN' so special to us all.
We hope you'll spend the night with us July 29th.  Check out a preview of the new episodes below: 

April 20, 2014

Sunday, April 20th, tune in for the Overhaulin' season finale on Velocity at 9/8c.  We've been at it for 10 years and tonight marks the close of our seventh season.  

Chip Foose and the A-Team take on a 1963 Nova for a U.S. Air Force veteran who always wanted a classic vehicle to show.

We've got a preview clip up on the Overhaulin facebook page:

We'll be back again soon enough, as we're currently filming our 8th season of the show.  Look for more great stories, cars and reveals when we return in late 2014!

April 12, 2014

Sunday, April 13th, tune in to Velocity at 9/8c to catch an all new episode of Overhaulin'.

Season 7 continues with a 1961 Chevy Impala.  This bubble-top is getting the custom treatment from the A-Team.  See its complete transformation, including a few personal touches for the owner.

We've got a great preview video of the episode on our official facebook page. Follow the link and let us know what you think: 

March 30, 2014

Be sure to tune in to Velocity tonight, March 30th at 9/8c, for an all new episode of Overhaulin'.

Chip and the A-Team have a bit of a surprise for tonight's mark, when his classic is deemed too worthy of an overhaul.

Check out a sneak peek here, on the Velocity YouTube channel:

March 23, 2014

The second half season seven Overhaulin' premiere is tonight, Sunday, March 23rd at 9/8c on Velocity.
In tonight's episode, Chip Foose, Chris Jacobs, and the rest of the A-Team tackle a hard-working local man's Olds 442.
Chip will be answering your questions and talking about the show on twitter during the East Coast premiere. If you're not already following him, please go to and join us.
We look forward to showing you more of our great rides and stories. We're also back filming new episodes for an upcoming season eight!