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Overhaulin’ star Chip Foose confirmed for CRC Speedshow

Organisers of CRC Speedshow have announced Hot Rod Hall of Famer Chip Foose will be this year’s special VIP Guest of 3M.


Foose has a legendary status in the automotive world not just for his skill set of designing cars, but also for his ability to build them, and being inducted to the Hall of Fame at the tender age of 31 is a testament to his craft.


Having painted his first car before he turned the age of 12 - a Porsche no less - Foose has continued to forge out a career as a leading talent in the customising trade.


He has a staggering career profile that includes prototype and conceptual designing for vehicle OEM’s, and the creation of specialty machines for film and television, the likes of Blade Runner, RoboCop and Gone in 60 Seconds.


Having started the television show Overhaulin’ in 2004, car fans were able to see his personal love for car design, and bringing Foose to New Zealand for the CRC Speedshow to share his knowledge and talents to a live audience has been a goal of the event for years.


The shows former owner Ross Prevette who has returned as operations manager has been working tirelessly in the background to bring Foose to the multitude of down-under fans.


“Basically, he’s a God in the car world,” Prevette said.


“If you know cars, then you know Foose. In simple terms he’s the Elvis of the car world and he’s coming here”


With the show set for July 21–22 at the ASB Showgrounds, 3M’s global ambassador Chip Foose will spend two days talking to the people in the trade, and mingling with the fans on the 3M stand with posters and giveaways.