NEWS FROM IN THE SHOP & ON THE ROAD
WD-40/SEMA CARES TRUCK AUCTIONED OFF FOR $170K
January 23, 2013
The custom '53 Ford F-100 WD40/SEMA Cares truck was auctioned off on Jan. 18th for $170K at Barrett- Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was a huge event with 1,343 cars sold over the weekend and up to 300,000 people in attendance. Mike Freeman, President of the Americas, WD-40 company said a few words before they started to auction the Ford. The highest bidder not only got to drive away in this special truck, but they also received a brand new guitar signed by Toby Keith with a sketch of the Ford on the back signed by Chip.
WD-40/SEMA CARES TRUCK AUCTION
January 14, 2013
Chip will be on stage in Scottsdale,
AZ this Friday, January 18th
at Barrett-Jackson Lot #3011 while they auction off the F-100 WD-40 / SEMA Cares truck. All proceeds will benefit two SEMA Cares
charities- Childhelp, an organization that provides services to abused and
neglected children, and Victory Junction, which provides life-changing camping
experiences to special needs and chronically ill children.
FOOSE SHOP HOLIDAY CLOSURE
December 20, 2012
Hi all! In order to enjoy the holidays with our families, the Foose shop will be closed for tours beginning December 21st, 2012. We'll open back up on January 3rd, 2013 with our standard daily tours, Monday through Friday, from 12- 1pm.
The team at Foose Design and I want to wish you all the best this holiday season!
CHIP AND PIRELLI CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP
December 4, 2012
NEW OVERHAULIN' TONIGHT - SEMA SPECIAL
December 4, 2012
Tune in tonight, December 4th at 9/8c, for an all new episode of Overhaulin' on the Velocity Network!
In this unique episode, Chip and the A-Team head to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas for a customization that takes place on the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center. A brand new Chrysler 300 gets the Foose treatment with one lucky show attendee winning the vehicle when their name is pulled!
DECEMBER 8TH DISNEY SIGNING
December 3, 2012
Chip will be joining John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and Principal Creative Advisor, Walt Disney Imagineering, for a special appearance and signing on December 8th at the Disney California Adventure Park. Chip has created a new line of "Cars"-inspired collectibles including a Piston Cup, "Cars" hood ornament business card holder, t-shirt, and one of his newest pieces of art, titled "Finns", depicting Finn McMissle in front of the Cadillac Range. (Pictured right)
NEW FOOSE MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE
December 3, 2012
We are excited to announce that we have just released some hot new Foose design merchandise for you to purchase. Items include cool new t-shirts in multiple colors for men and women, convenient and easily portable tool kits, stylish license plates and even an Ipad cover! There's also a vintage bottle cap tin sign
that would look great in any Foose fan's home or garage.
To check out these products and more go to:
3M CHALLENGE IN VENEZUELA
November 30, 2012
I'm in route to Venezuela where I'll be judging the 3M Challenge December 1st and 2nd. Six different cars, which have been customized by Venezuelan body shops using 3M Products, will be judged by myself. I'll personally be selecting the winner of this great event. For more information be sure to check the 3M Challenge tab
on the 3M Automotriz Venezuela Facebook page. They have in-progress pictures and videos of the cars that are in the competition. Check back early next week when we recap the event, including pics of the trip, the cars and the winner.
November 13, 2012
Many long hours were spent working and refining the Eldorod, but it was all more than worth it once this beauty was completed. It had been a long time coming to get this hot rod to its final stage. This ride was based on a 1948 Cadillac Eldorado and was the very first car Chip designed at Hot Rods by Boyd's when he worked there full time as Chief Designer in the 90's. It was also the last car to be produced by Boyd's before it went bankrupt in '98. The new owner, Chris Andrews, got in touch with Chip to make those subtle changes to the vehicle design Chip had always wanted to do, but were never incorporated into the final design. Chip found the original sketch of the vehicle before certain changes were made to it at Boyd's. Chip always wanted the Eldorod to be blue, but it wasn't until this year that he got to see his vision become a reality.
2012 SEMA RECAP
November 9, 2012
Chip had a great week at the 2012 SEMA Show! The Foose Design booth stood tall in the parking lot outside of South Hall loaded with all the hot new apparel designs. Chip's P-32 was displayed right next to the booth which he took for a spin later in the week. The Overhaulin' set and Chrysler 300 were ready to go upstairs and it was time for the fans to pile in.