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Foose Design, Huntington Beach, CA
October 27, 2015
Bonus Photos: Chip Foose at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV
by Werner Meer, Switzerland

A big thank you for sharing these excellent pictures with us.
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I learned about Chip Foose thru the different TV shows (Rides, American Hot Rod and Overhaulin'). I realized the outstanding talent of one of the best car designers in the USA. I got a lot of inspiration from Chip's unbelievable builts and created some optical modifications on my Cadillac SRX and Chrysler Town & Country. So, it was time to visit his shop and, if possible, meet this artist. Guess what? My dream was fulfilled.

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Foose Design Shop visit and meet of star designer Chip Foose was an amazing experience
First time ever I went to the shop of Foose Design and made a shop tour. At the end there was a meet and greet of the famous star designer Chip Foose in person. No question, he is a real gentleman and taking time to talk to the visitors even he was busy making everything ready for the forthcoming SEMA show in Las Vegas in early November 2015.
Official website of Foose Design:  http://www.chipfoose.com/ws_display.asp?filter=Home
outside shop entrance - 1115 paint booth - 1070
Foose Design Logo w/original Chip Foose signature - 2866 above the paint booth is a dragster upside down - 1069
another project . . . - 1087 . . . in the shop - 1085
new frame with new motor and transmission for a new project - 1086
 - 1083  - 1084
Chip Foose is signing my mouse pad - 1098 custom modified Ford GT in the showroom - 1088
souvenir shop and showroom . . . - 1095 . . . to fulfil all your wishes - 1096
Hemisfear was a concept car and all custom built - 1089 this project started way back in 1990 - 1094
Chip built a 1:5 scale model and got great attention - 1090 this Hemisfear was finally finished in 2006 and shown at SEMA - 1091
interior was all custom built, as the whole vehicle - 1093 all in all, 5 Hemisfear's have been built - 1092
this '56 Ford F-100 was made by Sam Foose . . . - 1100 . . . for his son Chip Foose in 2005 - 1099
actually, Chip did not know that Sam was leading a group . . . - 1101 . . . of builders and designers to make his dream come true - 1102
they did even use the drawings of Chip to make it happen - 1081 of course, there are custom made Foose wheels - 1080
it was the star of the 2005 SEMA Show in Las Vegas - 1082 beautiful custom interior - 1103
custom made T-Bird "Speedbird" roadster . . . - 1112 . . . for Ford Motor Company - 1113
it was on display at the SEMA Show on the Ford booth . . . - 1075 . . . and got "Best of Show" award from Ford - 1114
custom made interior - 1073  - 1074
lots of custom made modifications on this 2015 Mustang . . . - 1079 . . . "Quince Caballo" made for Ford. - 1078
it was on display at the Ford booth during the 2014 . . . - 1077 . . . SEMA Show in Las Vegas - 1076
custom made hood scoop - 1108  - 1107
special made Foose wheels - 1110  - 1105
this truck will be used during the SEMA Show for . . . - 1116 . . . Foose Design and their souvenir shop (lettering in progress) - 1120
next to Foose Design is this small "Coffee Shop" Sandwich Plus - 1119 so, after the Foose tour I took my lunch here - 1118
no question, who made this special menue card for Sandwich Plus? Of course Chip Foose - 1117
Final Word: To be honest, I did not expect to meet Chip Foose in person. I was so excited, I completly forgot to ask someone to take a picture of Chip together with me. But I knew, Chip will attend the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas and I will be visitting this show as well.

 Bonus Photos

Foose Design was present at the 2015 SEMA Show with a truck and several cars incl. the "Impostor"
(Ridler Award Winner 2015)
First time ever, I attended the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show in Las Vegas. It is the biggest "tuning" event worldwide serving the motor vehicle aftermarket and not open to the public (early Nov 2015).
A huge event with all the stars in the designer and customizing scene, incl. Chip Foose
The Foose Design Truck is standing below the Monorail Tram - 2244
left side of Foose truck - 2238 the souvenir shop is open - 2239
 - 1882 the Foose shop truck, a Ford F-100 - 1884
Chip Foose did also design some bicycles - 1881  - 1889
even Mrs. Foose is helping in the souvenir shop - 1887 great variety of "must have" Foose items - 1886
Impostor (Ridler Award Winner 2015) design by Chip Foose - 2439 Chip Foose and Werner Meer at 2015 SEMA - 1896
I was very lucky because I was able to meet Chip Foose back in Fall of 2015. I visitted the Foose Design Garage in Huntington Beach, CA and met Chip in person. I was really overwhelmed to meet a real gentleman. Even he was busy in preparing for he SEMA Show, he took his time talking to me and signing something for me. And during the SEMA Show, I was able to meet him again. I said, "I am sorry to disturb again" and he said, "not at all, nice to see you again". We had a good talk, he signed a poster of the Impostor (1965 Chevy Impala) and we took photos together. I only can tell, it was a wonderful experience to meet such a great person again. On top it was a great honour - thank you Chip.
I created in HO scale a special Foose Design Truck with Foose Design Logo, SEMA Logo and Impostor (1965 Chevy Impala) poster. - 2426
Copyright of Foose Design Logos and Foose lettering by Foose Design Huntington Beach, CA.
Web Site:  http://www.chipfoose.com/ws_display.asp?filter=Home
Infos about this car by Chip Foose: http://www.chipfoose.com/ws_display.asp?filter=Impostor  - 1883
This car is based on a C6 Chevy Corvette (drivetrain, chassis, interior) with a shortend '65 Chey Impala body. It was the "Ridler Award Winner" at the Motorama Show in Detroit in Spring 2015. It was already the 4th Ridler Award Chip got for a vehicle.
Impostor video 1 - Ridler Award:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IWQC8_q5sk
Impostor video 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZBgiL9p2rM
Impostor video 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqisvNMR0gs
based on a 1965 Chevy Impala - 1775 on display at the Pirelli booth - 1784
 - 1781  - 1783
how to make a nice and useful trunck - 1780 special made Foose wheels for this car - 1777
 . 1776 modified Corvette engine - 1785
beautiful details on the front fenders - 1786  - 1782
the interior incl. steering wheel . . . - 1778 . . . was taken from the stock Corvette, but modified - 1779
Photos above show the Impostor at the Pirelli booth during the 2015 SEMA Show.
All photos below were taken on Friday afternoon for the "Best of Show". The Impostor was under the Top 10 and at the end, it was under the top 3. The car had to go up on a ramp to the Velocity stage. All 10 cars had to be presented to the judges and the builder had to explain what has been done to create such a "one of a kind" vehicle.
the side view shows the well balanced silhouette of this creation - 2632
 - 2622  - 2623
 - 2624  - 2626
the 6 taillights are flush mounted in the trunck - 2629  - 2631
 - 2634  - 2635
 - 2636  - 2637
showtime as the car is rolling on the stage - 2638 great to take photos on eye level - 2640
on stage presentation - 2643  - 2644
Chip Foose is explaining his creation . . . - 2646 . . . and giving all the technical details to the judges - 2648
afterwards, the has to back up from the stage . . .  - 2651 . . . down to street level - 2652
 - 2653  - 2654
 - 2655  - 2657
Chip Foose is driving the Impostor to the SEMA Cruize on Friday evening (11/06/15) - 2659
Chris Jacobs (Overhaulin') - 2650 Adrienne Janic "AJ" (Overhaulin') - 2658
AJ and Chris (Overhaulin') - 2253 Adrienne Janic and Werner Meer at SEMA 2015 - 1880
Werner talking to AJ and Mike - 1877 was nice talking to the stars - 1878
Overhaulin' TV series by Velocity:  https://www.velocity.com/tv-shows/overhaulin/
Overhauling' TV series with Chip Foose:  http://www.chipfoose.com/ws_display.asp?filter=OVERHAULIN%27_Landing
Vehicle below: Infos of this '33 Ford Coupe by Chip Foose:  http://www.chipfoose.com/ws_display.asp?filter=33%20Ford%20Coupe
'33 Ford Coupe built by Chip Foose - 2030  - 2032
 - 2031  - 2036
of course, there are custom made Foose Wheels - 2035  - 2033
 - 2034  - 2037
Vehicle below: Infos about this '71 De Tomaso Pantera by Chip Foose:  http://www.chipfoose.com/ws_display.asp?filter=Pantera
 - 2364


 - 2368

poster with Chip and the Pantera - 2377  - 2369
 - 2363  - 2362
rear wheel - 2365 front wheel - 2366

All photos copyright by Werner Meer

SEMA Show
Las Vegas
November 3-6, 2015
Part 1

by Werner Meer
Switzerland

updated: 9/25/2017

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SEMA Show
Las Vegas
November 3-6, 2015
Part 2

by Werner Meer
Switzerland

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SEMA Show
Las Vegas
November 3-6, 2015
Part 3

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Switzerland

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a visit to WCC's new
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Switzerland

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