NEWS FROM IN THE SHOP & ON THE ROAD
2013 SEMA SHOW FOOSE PREVIEW
November 2, 2013
The SEMA show returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center this coming week, beginning on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 and running until Friday, November 8th, 2013. The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place.
Most everyone from the automotive industry is in attendance which allows us to interact directly with our sponsors, fans and long time friends. As always Chip and the Foose team are busy throughout the show and we want to fill you in on all of the cool stuff we're up to during this year's SEMA.
CHIP FOOSE RELEASE 2 OF EXCLUSIVE DIECAST NOW IN WALMART STORES
November 2, 2013
Now available only at Wal-Mart is Release 2 of the new M2 Machines Foose Design exclusive 1:64 scale diecast. These designs are based on brand new paint schemes by Chip Foose himself. These designs are available nowhere else and were created specifically for this program.
Release 2 features a 1968 Pontiac Firebird in green with custom Foose flame design. Also available in much lower numbers are a "Chase" car and a "Super Chase" car. The "Chase" vehicles come in raw metal and alternative color flame, with the "Super Chase" also featuring orange tires.
CHIP FOOSE EXCLUSIVE DIECAST AT WALMART
November 1, 2013
Foose Design die-cast toy vehicle licensee M2 Machines has teamed up with Chip Foose to once again produce some unique, high-quality vehicles. Chip put marker to pad and created 6 all new paint scheme designs for some of his existing Foose vehicles. These new concepts are available in 1:64 scale exclusively at Wal-Mart stores in the United States.
Check out our catalog below to see the all new designs, as well as the release dates:
3M #16 NASCAR FEATURES CHIP FOOSE PAINT SCHEME NOV. 3
November 1, 2013
This Sunday, November 3rd, the Greg Biffle #16 Ford Fusion running at the AAA Texas 500 NASCAR race will feature a custom paint scheme designed by Chip Foose. A long time sponsor of both Chip Foose and Greg Biffle, 3M asked Chip to develop the unique graphics which are intended to honor veterans recognized through the 3M Hire Our Heroes program. The car’s hood design reflects the respect of the saluting soldier flanked by the stars and stripes, with the stripes down the side creating a fast, sleek look for the car.
The 3M Hire Our Heroes campaign is supporting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in raising awareness for hiring America’s heroes and helping drive employment in the collision repair industry for these deserving veterans and their families. 3M Collision recognizes the need for qualified technicians in the collision repair industry and is helping returning veterans and their families that have chosen to pursue careers in the collision repair industry. The 3M Hire Our Heroes campaign raised funds throughout the year to help offset the costs of tuition, books, tools and equipment for returning veterans and their families and has also has donated some $250,000 to benefit returning veterans and their families. Through the 3M Hire Our Heroes program, nearly 60 grant winners, including military members and family members of veterans, were selected from applicants all across the United States. Each recipient received a financial grant to purchase tools and equipment needed to start their career in collision repair.
As part of the 3M Hire Our Heroes campaign, a number of the nation’s military veterans who work in auto body repair shops and their shop owners who nominated them are headed to the November NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Texas. The winning military veterans will have an opportunity to experience the pre-race ceremonies from pit road. Chip Foose will also be in attendance at the race in support of the team.
To watch the vehicle in action, be sure to tune in to ESPN at 3pm EST for the AAA Texas 500.
CHIP FOOSE SEMA APPEARANCE SCHEDULE
October 29, 2013
It's time once again for the SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada, which runs from Tuesday, November 5th until Friday November 8th. The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Chip Foose will be there, as always, and he has full schedule of appearances throughout the week of the show. This year we're also bringing our Foose Experience Tour with us, a traveling tractor trailer scheduled to appear at select automotive events across the nation. Foose vehicles, such as the Hemisfear and P-32, will be on display, along with exclusive product and merchandise for purchase. We've even got a few appearances by Chip himself at the rig, which will be located in Booth #61018 out in the Silver Lot in front of the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. This area doesn't require SEMA credentials to attend like the rest of the show, it's open to the public. Whether you're a fan of Chip or an industry professional we'd love to meet you at the rig or inside the show at one of his autograph sessions.
Complete Chip Foose SEMA Schedule:
9:00am-10:30am BASF Booth #21441; Autographs
10:45am-11:45am 3M Booth #61167; Product Demo *Outside Open to Public
12:00pm-1:00pm WD-40 / SEMA Cares Vehicle Unveil Grand Lobby Central Hall
1:20pm-3:15pm WD-40 Booth #12155; Autographs
9:00am-10:30am Pirelli Booth #41031; Autographs
12:00pm-1:00pm Velocity Panel Discussion @ LVH Ballroom
1:15pm-2:15pm 3M Booth #61167; Sanding Competition *Outside Open to Public
2:30pm-5:00pm Magnaflow Booth #23543; Autographs
9:00am-10:15am WD-40 Booth #12155; Autographs
10:30am-12:00pm BASF Booth #21441; Autographs
1:15pm-2:15pm Foose Big Rig Booth #61018; Autographs *Outside Open to Public
3:30pm-5:00pm Pirelli Booth #41031; Autographs
10:00am-12:00pm Lincoln Electric Booth #23527; Autographs
2:00pm -4:00pm Foose Big Rig Booth #61018; Autographs *Outside Open to Public
FOOSE EXPERIENCE TOUR DEBUTS OCT.25 IN CHARLOTTE, NC
October 23, 2013
Debuting Oct. 25-27 with a soft launch at the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association 20th Southeastern Nationals
at Charlotte Motor Speedway is the FOOSE Experience Tour! We're putting a 53' Kenworth merchandise/display tractor trailer on the road to appear at select automotive events across the nation. We'll have select Foose vehicles on display, periodic appearances by Chip Foose and exclusive product for purchase.
The rig will be making 30-40 appearances annually and features a custom Chip Foose paint scheme. We're slated to appear at the following events for the balance of 2013:
OCT. 25-27 Goodguys 20th Southeastern Nationals @ Charlotte Motor Speedway (soft launch)
NOV. 5-8 SEMA Show
@ Las Vegas Convention Center
KALITTA MOTORSPORTS TEAMS WITH FOOSE AND MAC TOOLS FOR SPECIAL EDITION DRAGSTER
October 22, 2013
LAS VEGAS, (Oct. 21, 2013) – Chip Foose, world-renowned auto designer and TV personality, and Doug Kalitta, NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel dragster ace, have one very cool thing in common: Their passion for fast, eye-stopping and jaw-dropping hot rods. This weekend, Oct. 25-27, at "The Strip” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Foose, Kalitta, and Mac Tools will again team up to give auto racing fans a 10,000-horsepower compilation of style and speed via a special edition Foose-designed, Kalitta-driven dragster.
"I am very excited to have once again designed the graphics for the Mac Tools/Kalitta Motorsports Top Fuel dragster,” Foose, who also designed a dragster for Kalitta and Mac Tools most recently in 2007, said. "I have been a big fan of drag racing since I was a kid and being a part of the Mac Tools/Kalitta Motorsports team is very cool. Having my logo displayed on the car with names that I admire is an honor.”
"The dragster looks great,” Kalitta, a 49-year old resident of Ann Arbor, Mich. said. "Mac Tools and Chip work together very closely on a lot of projects, so we're honored to have him be a part of our racing program. He's an amazing guy and an amazing artist. He definitely would be proud to see our car in the winner's circle, and it’s just a little extra motivation for me and the Mac Tools crew to try to do just that in Las Vegas.”
"Mac Tools is proud of their 10-year relationship with automotive icon Chip Foose. Knowing Chip is using Mac Tools to build his one-of-a-kind hot rods makes our Distributors and Franchisees proud. We are excited to see this Chip Foose-designed dragster and look forward to it racing its way to winner’s circle on Sunday,” said Director of Motorsports for STANLEY Black & Decker Tony Merritt.
With only two events remaining in the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Kalitta, a 16-year NHRA Top Fuel veteran, is vying for his first world championship in the world’s quickest and fastest racing class. He enters the event in Las Vegas in second place in Mello Yello Top Fuel championship points, only 83 points behind the leader.
For a limited time, fans can purchase a one of a kind Kalitta Motorsports/Chip Foose crew shirt and a Chip Foose collectable Top Fuel dragster die-cast through your local Mac Tools Distributor.
Mac Tools, Team Kalitta and Chip Foose fans can purchase limited edition Chip Foose products through the Mac Tools Thematic flyer which offers a Chip Foose wrapped tool box, Foose mechanics seat and creeper, just to name a few. Contact a local Mac Tools Distributor or by calling the Mac Tools Customer Service Department at 800.MACTOOLS to find out how you can place an order today.
LIFE ACCORDING TO SAM DOCUMENTARY TONIGHT
October 21, 2013
Please be sure to tune in to HBO tonight, Oct. 21st, for the documentary LIFE ACCORDING TO SAM
at 9:00 PM on the East and West Coast; 8 PM Central and Mountain Time. It's a story about a young boy, a rare disease (Progeria syndrome) and a story of hope, hard work and family.
It’s a special film and one you won’t want to miss. Check out the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/74468499
For those that don't know, Progeria is an advanced aging disease to which I lost my sister Amy back in 1985. I've met Sam several times over the years and he is a wonderful person and a pleasure to be around. Watch his story tonight.
LIFE ACCORDING TO SAM - HBO OCT.21 9PM
October 17, 2013
There is a movie coming up this month that you must see. I’ve been a fan of Sam and Progeria Research Foundation for years now, and their story will soon be on display on HBO's LIFE ACCORDING TO SAM www.lifeaccordingtosam.com
. It’s a special film and one you won’t want to miss. Check out the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/74468499
For those that don't know, Progeria is an advanced aging disease to which I lost my sister Amy back in 1985. I've met Sam several times and he is always a joy to hang out with. Here's a picture of us at the Year One car show back in 2010.
If you can, please tune in to the premiere on HBO on Monday, October 21 at 9:00 PM on the East and West Coast; 8 PM Central and Mountain Time.
LIVE CHAT 10/17 WITH CHIP FOOSE ON JALOPNIK.COM
October 16, 2013
Chip Foose will be participating in a live online chat Thursday, October 17th, hosted by Jalopnik.com, a weblog covering cars, car culture, and the automotive industry.
If you've ever had anything you've wanted to ask Chip, now is your chance. The chat will run from 9:00am PST until about 10:00am PST and users can begin posting their questions at around 8:45am PST.
If you'd like to participate, go directly to http://www.jalopnik.com
during the time frame above, click on the link for the Chip Foose live chat and follow the instructions to ask your question.
If you miss the chat, a recap of the discussion will be available on the site for the rest of the day.
Hope to speak with you there!