Shockwave began as a build project at Hot Rods by Boyd and was based on Chip's Hemisfear design. It is essentially the roadster version of the Hemisfear coupe. There are differences between the two, Shockwave features a front-end motor, teardrop taillights, a different grille design and is also slightly shorter.

When the vehicle left Boyd's shop, everything had been completed except the interior and the wiring. Chip was able to take over management of the project and ensure its completion. It was the first custom he worked on in his new shop.

Greg Morell custom-mixed the four-part, candy tangerine paint color dubbed "Tangerscream". The first award winner out of the newly established Foose Design, Shockwave was recognized as America's Most Beautiful Roadster in 1999.
Owner: Fred Warren
Vehicle: Custom design by Chip Foose


Frame / Manufacturer: SAC-fabricated2"x3" Rectangular Steel Side Rails with 1 3/8" tubular front, middle and rear crossmembers
Wheelbase: 115"
Rearend / Ratio: 1996 Corvette third member, fully polished, fitted with handmade halfshafts
Rear Suspension: Independent
Rear Brakes: Inboard Wilwood disc brakes
Rear Shocks: 1996 Corvette with Carrera Coilover Shocks
Front Suspension: Independent
Front Brakes: Wilwood disc brakes
Front Shocks: Pushrod-actuated Carrera coilover shocks
Master Cylinder: Corvette
Steering: Fiat rack-and-pinion
Front Wheel Make, Size: 17" x 8" Custom design by Chip Foose
Rear Wheel Make, Size: 20" x 10" Custom design by Chip Foose
Front Tire Make, Size: BF Goodrich ZR Radials 225/45
Rear Tire Make, Size: BF Goodrich ZR Radials 295/40
Gas Tank: Custom


Make: 1996 Corvette LT4
Displacement: 350 ci


Make: 1996 Corvette 700-R4
Shifter: Custom Gennie


Body Style / Material: Phantom 1933 Ford Roadster inspired custom design by Chip Foose / Steel
Body Manufacturer: Marcel's Custom Metal
Body Mods: Custom by Chip Foose
Hood: Aluminum
Grille: Dan Fink Insert
Bodywork: Marcel DeLay, Greg Morrell
Paint type / Color: PPG Four-part custom mix "Tangerscream"
Painter: Greg Morrell
Headlights / Taillights: PIIA / Custom-Molded
Bumpers: N/A


Dashboard: Custom
Insert / Gauges: Classic Instruments
Air Conditioning: Vintage Air
Wiring: Pete Morrell
Steering wheel: Billet Aluminum
Steering column: Custom
Seats: Handbuilt
Upholsterer: Paul Atkins
Material / Color: Leather / Saddle-tan
Carpet: Wool