NEWS FROM IN THE SHOP & ON THE ROAD
SPECIAL PAINT SCHEME FOR GREG BIFFLE'S #16 NASCAR AT BRISTOL NIGHT RACE
August 21, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn., (August 13, 2014) – At the NASCAR Sprint Cup night race at Bristol, NASCAR star Greg Biffle will be driving a No. 16 3M Ford Fusion with a strong force behind it – the power of the 3M Hire Our Heroes program.
Biffle’s No. 16 3M Hire Our Heroes Ford Fusion will feature a paint scheme created by legendary car designer Chip Foose to honor the veterans recognized through the 3M Hire Our Heroes program in 2014. To date, some 55 military members and their families have received tool grants and scholarships through the program, totaling some $250,000. It is the second year that the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has led the 3M Hire Our Heroes program and run a special paint scheme with Chip Foose.
Biffle has one pole, six top-five finishes and has led 438 laps at the Bristol bullring. Currently, Biffle is in 12th in the Chase for the Sprint Cup after Watkins Glen.
For the Bristol race, Biffle’s hood design reflects the transition of a soldier in camouflage to a collision industry professional. The camouflage is peeling away to showcase the stars and stripes underneath. On the hood, a saluting soldier is flanked by two auto body repairers – a painter and a welder.
"It’s an honor to drive a car that recognizes the many contributions of our country’s military members while they were on active duty, and also support a program that enables them to learn new skills that translate to careers in the collision industry now that they are back home,” said Biffle. "And, it’s incredible to race a car with a paint scheme designed by Chip Foose – one of my automotive heroes.”
Foose said the program is tremendous in building awareness of opportunities in the collision industry, and recognizing those who have served.
"For the August Bristol race, I was lucky to be able to design the 3M Hire Our Heroes Ford Fusion,” said Foose. "The design was inspired by the fact that every soldier wears the camouflage uniform, but underneath that uniform is the heart of an American. The car recognizes that – and as the camo is being torn off, it exposes the red, white and blue. We’re proud of the 3M Hire Our Heroes tool grant recipients and look forward to having them become members of the collision repair industry.”
NO TOURS AUGUST 11-15
August 5, 2014
Foose Design Headquarters will be closed for tours August 11th to August 15th.
Unless posted otherwise, we offer a guided tour of the facilities Monday through Friday at noon sharp.
After the tour we open up our on-site store, which is stocked with official Foose merchandise. If Chip is at the shop, he'll even spend some time signing autographs and posing for pictures!
We hope to see you soon if you find yourself in the area.
OVERHAULIN NIGHT ON VELOCITY 7/29 - NEW EPISODE & MORE!
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:
CHIP FOOSE AT NACE - JUL 31 - AUG 1
July 21, 2014
The NACE / CARS Expo and Conference is the event where the collision and service repair industries come together. From July 30th - August 2nd the show will be taking over the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan.
Chip Foose will be in attendance July 31st - August 1st, on behalf of two of his longtime sponsors, BASF and 3M, with a number of autograph sessions and product demos. BASF, the official automotive paint of Foose, will have two autograph sessions with Chip in their booth (Thurs 2:30pm and Fri 10:30am) as well as a Glasurit paint demonstration at noon on Friday, August 1st. An exclusive user of 3M automotive aftermarket products and systems, Chip will also be doing autographs in the 3M booth (Thurs 10am and Fri 2:30pm) in addition to an Accuspray paint gun demo.
If you can't meet Chip, you can still check out one of his beautiful creations. "Cool Air" a modified 1954 Chevy Bel Air will be in the BASF booth, displaying its rich copper Glasurit finish.
We hope to see you there if you can make it. Visit www.naceexpo.com
for more information on the show.
CHIP FOOSE ROLLS INTO DOWNTOWN DISNEY ORLANDO FOR CAR MASTERS WEEKEND
June 12, 2014
Chip Foose is returning to Downtown Disney Orlando and the Magic Kingdom for the fun-filled Car Masters Weekend Event. Now an annual tradition on Father's Day Weekend, Chip is coming in to town with 2 unique Foose rides and custom artwork created specifically for the event. If you're searching for a cool way to spend some time with your Dad, there's no better place for a car lover to be.
There's a host of activities for all ages; Disney Character Meet 'n Greets, a Downtown Disney Car Show and Special Celebrity Appearances. The event runs June 14th - June 15th and Chip will be on hand both days. He'll be doing several Chat Shows and Merchandise Autograph Sessions, even a Drawing Lesson.
Chip's also bringing two of his personal vehicles with him, Hemisfear and P-32. They'll be on display throughout the weekend on D Street.
CHIP FOOSE CAR MASTERS SCHEDULE
Saturday June 14
9:30am-10:00am Chat Show at Expo Stage
10:30am-1:30pm Merchanidse Autograph Session at D Street
3:00pm-3:30pm Chat Show/Drawing Lesson at Expo Stage
4:15pm-5:00pm Chat Show with Jay Ward at Expo Stage
Sunday June 15
9:30am-10:00am Chat Show at Expo Stage
10:30am-1:30pm Merchandise Autograph Session at D Street
3:00pm-4:00pm Drawing Lesson/Chat Show with Jay Ward at Expo Stage
We hope to see you there!
NO SHOP TOURS MAY 22-26
May 14, 2014
The shop will be closed for tours May 22nd through the 26th. Unless posted otherwise here, we are open to the public Monday - Friday for an hour from noon to 1pm. Tours start promptly at noon.
Foose Design Headquarters is located at 17811 Sampson Lane, Huntington Beach, California.
OVERHAULIN SEASON FINALE TONIGHT
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'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!
ALL NEW OVERHAULIN' SUNDAY APRIL 13TH
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.
LIVE FACEBOOK Q&A TODAY AT 9AM PST
April 11, 2014
Chip will be taking your questions and providing his answers during a live facebook Q&A on the Overhaulin' page this morning at 9am PST.
If you'd like to participate, follow the hyperlink to the Overhaulin' facebook
page and ask your question in the comments section. Chip will be responding to select questions, so ask away!
The Q&A starts at 9am PST and is scheduled to end at 10am PST.
NO TOURS APRIL 17-21
April 11, 2014
Foose Design Headquarters will be closed for tours April 17th to April 21st.
Unless posted otherwise, we offer a guided tour of the facilities Monday - Friday at noon sharp.
After the tour we open up our on-site store which is stocked with official Foose merchandise.
We hope to see you soon if you're in the area!