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Industry News   |   Posted: 01/18/2019
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The legendary hot rod builder and designer will be honored in a ceremony on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the show’s 70th annual event which will also feature a collection of Foose’s vehicles.

Pomona, Calif. (January, 18 2019) – The Grand National Roadster Show, the world’s longest running indoor car show, announced today it will name Chip Foose as Builder of the Decade at its 2019 event, taking place January 25-27, 2019 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. This honor will include a display of 10 of the most iconic Foose-designed vehicles ever built. 

Chip Foose has earned widespread acclaim for his career in hot rod design, both for his work with noted hot rod builder Boyd Coddington and for his own workshop, Foose Design, which he founded in 1998.  His hit TV series “Overhaulin’” ran for nine seasons, bringing hot rodding and car customization to a wide audience. Foose-built and Foose-designed vehicles have won many accolades over the years, including eight America’s Most Beautiful Roadster titles - 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006 and 2014.

“We couldn’t be happier to honor Chip Foose as our Builder of the Decade,” said John Buck, the show’s producer. “There are few people who have had as much influence or popularity in the hot rod and custom car industry as Chip Foose. He’s certainly deserving of this award.”

Among the Foose vehicles on display will be the 2000 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster-winning 1932 Ford Roadster “0032,” the 2006 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster-winning 1936 Ford Roadster “Impression,” the 1935 Chevrolet Master Two-Door Sedan “Grandmaster” owned by Chevrolet dealership owner Wes Rydell, the 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air “Cool Air,” the WWII fighter plane-inspired 1932 Ford Roadster “P-32,” the original Foose Design coupe “Hemisfear,” Foose’s personal customized 1956 Ford F-100 pickup truck, the 1939 Cadillac coupe “Madam X” based on original 1939 General Motors design sketches, the 1933 Ford Coupe “Ron Brown Coupe” and the 1932 Ford-based Muroc Roadster built for supercharger pioneer Jerry Magnuson “Magnatude.”

Chip Foose will be at the Grand National Roadster Show for the entirety of the three day event (January 25-27, 2019) while he will be honored in a special ceremony during the awards presentation on Sunday, January 27, 2019. For more information on the Grand National Roadster Show, please click here.

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