Subscribe to our Newsletter!

Tag: chip foose

October 13, 1963 – Custom car designer Chip Foose is born
This Day

October 13, 1963 – Custom car designer Chip Foose is born

Famed automotive designer and hot rod builder Chip Foose was born on this day in 1963. His career in the custom car industry started at his father's shop, Project Design, in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by former Ford and Tucker designer Alex Tremulis, Foose began attending the Art Center College of Design in 1982. He stopped taking classes two years later to work for Clenet Coachworks before completing his education in 1990. The rising star soon found he was the pick of the litter. Chip Foose Following graduation he started working part time for Boyd Coddington and Sterenberger Design. It was in this era he drew the first version of the Hemisfear, which influenced the design of the Plymouth Prowler. After being recruited to work for J Mays at Ford, Coddington made him an...

If you learned something today,

please buy me a beer!