Checkin' in with Foose
What up HUB heads…
I went down to Huntington Beach yesterday to hang with Chip and the guys at Foose Design. This shop is a veritable candy store of custom rides. Currently in the works are an almost completed 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda, and a freshly Dynamated 1971 Olds Cutlass, just out of the paintbooth.
The ‘Cuda is an absolute work of art… In true Foose fashion, the car is covered in subtle brown/gold two-tone paint, and under the hood is just as beautiful as the exterior.
Amongst all the custom touches lie some vintage ‘Cuda stylings as well, such as the pistol grip shifter and the gauge cluster, which is also painted to match the scheme.
It was pretty tough to pry myself away from the Mopar, but I had to check out the Freshly painted Cutlass. This celebrity-owned ride is an amazing story of bringing a car back from the dead. When the convertible arrived at the shop, there was literally more rust than usable metal. After replacing most of the panels, Andrew, Jake and the rest of the team worked countless hours prepping the car for paint.
Like the ‘Cuda, the Olds is also two-tone, but not nearly as subtle. The black/cherry combo is definitely a head-turner, and I can’t wait to see the finished project.
One project I could not take pictures of was Chip’s latest Ridler car. All I can tell you is that the boys at Autorama better get ready to hand over a 4th trophy to Foose design. This ride is Wicked. Not sure what year it will make it’s debut, but its getting close. As you may or may not know, Chip is beyond meticulous when it comes to building his Ridler cars. His latest winner, Impression, took more than 7 years from conception to completion.