Internationally acclaimed automotive designer and master fabricator Chip Foose, President and Founder of Foose Design, Inc., is celebrating his 30th Anniversary in Design this year, a much lauded achievement surrounding the automotive and lifestyle industries. The Hot Rod Hall of Famer best known for his starring role on TLC’s and Velocity Channel’s reality television show “Overhaulin’,” plans to commemorate this milestone by embarking on exciting new design projects in 2016.
Chip’s design career has been, and continues to be, dynamic and authentic. He has been a lead customizer in Hollywood, building studio cars for films like Blade Runner, and Gone in 60 Seconds. He was handpicked by John Lasseter to join the Disney Animation and Pixar design family to contribute to the paint schemes and graphic treatments for the Cars and Cars 2 films, and those same designs are embodied, and were personally applied by Chip and his crew at Disney’s California Adventure’s “Cars Land” theme park.
Although 30 years in design is something significant to celebrate, Chip’s career is just revving up. His achievements so far are vast; youngest inductee into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame, won the coveted “Ridler” Award four times at the Detroit Autorama, has been instrumental in designing and/or building eight America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Awards, first recipient of the Good Guys Trendsetter Award, honored on numerous occasions by the Grand National Roadster Hall of Fame, the San Francisco Rod Custom Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the Diecast Hall of Fame and so forth. His TV successes have inspired dozens of other shows and his vehicles have brought record values and attention at hundreds of shows, auctions and events around the world. But those who work with Chip and observe his passion and raw talent firsthand know that we’ll be seeing even greater things from him down the road.
“It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years!” says Chip. “I’ve grown up with an unbridled passion for this stuff, thanks largely to my dad, so getting to make this my life’s work and being a part of Overhaulin’ and other incredible design teams makes this milestone so much more meaningful. I’m so grateful every day to do this and to have been given the opportunity to design some incredible pieces for clients, from private auto manufactures to entertainment giants like Pixar and Disney Animation.”
Chip continues to pave his own path in design and fabrication, developing automotive masterpieces as President and Founder of Foose Design, Inc. in Huntington Beach, California.
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