Inside Chip Foose's Garage
2006 Ford GT
Sitting out front of the Chip Foose Design headquarters is the 2006 Ford GT that Foose's wife presented him for his 50th birthday.
Foose modified the GT, focusing on the vehicle's rear end. The rear bumper was removed, and frame extensions were cut back and trimmed. Orange outlines were added to the stripes on the body.
The Hemisfear is a Foose-designed custom car, which took 16 years to realize from concept to production.
The Hemisfear was unveiled at the 2006 SEMA Show, and a total of five Hemisfears have been built and produced, with a base price of $298,000.
1956 Ford F-100
Foose's first car was this 1956 Ford F-100 that he purchased from his father for $2,000 at the age of 13.
His earliest memories of the truck include wrecking it while learning to drive.
"My foot slipped off the brake and hit the throttle, and I ran into a parked Rolls-Royce in front of my dad's store," Foose said.
The car was originally a "candied root beer brown lacquer," which has since been repainted multiple times.
In 2005, the car was redesigned by Foose's dad and build team as a surprise for Foose. The completed truck was unveiled at the 2005 SEMA Show.
1913 Ford Model T
Foose displays his appreciation for vintage vehicles.
2015 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
Foose collaborated with Modern Muscle Design (MMD) to modify his personal 2015 Ford Mustang GT convertible. Custom parts include hood and side scoops, lower front chin, rocker panels, rear spoiler, diffuser, and wheels.
The Mustang was awarded "Best of Stand Design" by Ford at the 2014 SEMA Show.
MMD by Foose parts are available at AmericanMuscle.com.
1965 Chevy Impala - 2015 Ridler Award Winner
Chip Foose won the 2015 Ridler Award at the Detroit Autorama show for this 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS. The vehicle, named The Imposter, is built upon a 2008 Corvette chassis, and includes the Corvette's interior, electronics, and engine.
Foose estimates that 22,000 hours went into the winning Impala, including time spent on its design. The vehicle was a gift from Don Voth for his wife of 46 years, Elma.
1965 Chevy Impala
Also in Foose's Finishing Room is an orginal 1965 Chevrolet Impala, which sits behind the Ridler Award-winning Impala.
1932 Ford Roadster
This 1932 Ford Roadster has a vintage Lincoln V-12 motor.
2002 Ford Thunderbird
Ford provided Foose with a model of the newly introduced Ford Thunderbird. The modified vehicle, named the Speedbird, was presented at the SEMA Show where Ford awarded it "Best of Show." The Speedbird is part of Foose's personal collection.
1954 Chevy Corvette
Foose's Paint and Production Room with a customer's 2nd year 1954 Chevrolet Corvette out front.
1959 Chevy Impala
A customer's 1959 Chevrolet Impala, with less than 12,000 miles, awaits a paint job.
A customer's 1971 Pantera.
2015 Mustang GT
Foose teamed up with MMD to build this 810 hp supercharged Ford Mustang GT, featuring a 5.0 liter V8 engine and a 2.9 liter Whipple supercharger signed by Foose.
Custom parts featured on the vehicle are from the Foose by MMD collection, and will be available at AmericanMuscle.com in August, 2015.
Approximately 300 hours were spent designing and building the vehicle, which will be given away to a lucky winner. Contestants can enter until August 3, 2015 at AmericanMuscle.com.
Foose Vending Machine
This vending machine is just one of the Foose headquarter's many nods to classic Americana culture.