Chip Foose

Car Enthusiast

The preeminent car designer of his generation, Chip Foose is a living legend in the automotive industry, MAC Tools brand partner and general force for good.
Chip Foose working in a mechanic shop

Chip Foose has created a legacy of designs and accomplishments that are well beyond his years.

 

Chip was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California and automobiles were definitely in his blood. Chip’s first job was working for his father’s company, Project Design. By age 12, Chip already had five years of experience under his belt and had also painted his first car, a Porsche 356.

The preeminent car designer of his generation, Chip Foose has created a legacy of designs and accomplishments that are well beyond his years. Known for his clean designs and sophisticated style, Chip Foose is a living legend in the automotive industry. His customization of classic American hot rods and muscle cars includes the iconic and eye-catching Impression, Hemisfear and Grand Master. Foose and his team turned clunkers into dream rides on the hit series “Overhaulin’” for nine seasons.

In addition to his television work, his designs have also appeared on the big screen in movies such as “Blade Runner”, “Gone in 60 Seconds” and Pixar’s “Cars.” He is a four-time winner of the prestigious Ridler Award from the Detroit Autorama, eight-time winner of America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Award, recipient of the Inaugural Good Guys Trendsetter Award, eight-time winner of the Good Guys Street Rod of the Year Award and is a recent inductee into the prestigious SEMA Hall of Fame. His Foose Design, Inc. headquarters, located in Huntington Beach, CA, continues to produce some of the most exquisite designs the car world has ever seen. 

 

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Chip Foose fabricating a body part for a vehicle
Chip Foose using a machine to shape a sheet of metal
Chip Foose drawing a car seat

A Few Questions...

 

What has been your greatest achievement?
My family. 

 

What is your next ambition?
Pebble Beach Concours.

 

How do you relax?
Laying down with my eyes closed. 

 

What/Who is your biggest inspiration?
My sister Amy. 

 

How would people describe you?
Hopefully as a good friend. 

 

What would your advice be to aspiring, up and coming, athletes?
Follow your passion! Do it for the passion and the money will come later