Chip Foose's 1965 Impala
Chip Foose's 1965 Impala Chip Foose, Impala, Corvette, v8 Say what you will about Chip Foose and the scandals he's been involved in, but the guy knows how to make a cool car, especially when classic bodies meet new technology. Say hello to the 1965 Impala "Imposter", a project that took quite a while to complete and won the 2015 Ridler Award at the annual Autorama in Detroit, Chip's 4th. The car belongs to Don and Elma of Abbotsford, British Columbia. They wanted something that resembled the Impala they drove to Disneyland on their honeymoon. Don bought it when he was 17, so fond memories are bound to be involved. Old school Muscle meets New School Hustle. Rather than use an actual Impala chassis, Chip decided to buy a 2008 C6 Corvette and spend a lot of time stripping it down to where the classic body of the Impala would fit. Of course, this being Foose, nothing is left stock, so changes were made all over the place – chopped roof, flushed Exhaust tips, chrome delete and so on. The Impala body was shortened 14 inches in total with about eight inches taken from the roof and six inches from the rear quarter panels and trunk. But it's not actually that small, since the Corvette frame had to be stretched 8 inches to fit. As for what's under the bonnet, the LS3 V8 has received a Magnuson Supercharger and one of those amazing engine covers painted like the car and shaped like a bird beak. Ridler cars are built to a whole other level of perfection and even things that can't be seen, like the transmission case or rear axle had to be finished perfect and matched to the style of the car.
American Hot Rod Designer Chip Foose: My First Golf
Learn more about the 2012 Golf R: http://www.vw.com/2012golfr To celebrate the arrival of the all-new 2012 Golf R to America, Volkswagen pays tribute to their fans and the storied legacy behind it. Watch acclaimed hot rod designer Chip Foose share memories of one of his favorite cars, a 1985 MkII Golf GTI. For more exclusive content and videos: Download the Golf R iPad App: http://www.vw.com/golfrapp Or get more information: http://www.vw.com/2012golfr
Chip Foose Gives Personal Tour Of Foose Designs
It's hard to argue that there is a better builder and designer then Chip Foose. From OEM production cars to killer one of kind hot rods, he's designed it all and won just about every award on the planet. But his design and engineering doesn't stop at automotive. Over they years Chip has designed casinos, theme parks, bicycles and clothing lines. Our crew stopped by Foose Designs in Huntington Beach, CA to take a tour of the recently expanded Foose Design Headquarters. Thanks to BASF Refinish and 3M Collision Repair for arranging our tour, with Chip Foose.