Talk:Chip Foose

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Foose and Boyd Coddington[edit]

Can someone elaborate on the Foose-Coddington history. A Car and Driver article from about a year ago hinted that Foose designed a lot of Boyd's famous creations but was forced to leave when Boyd's shop went bancrupt. - Emt147 Burninate! 22:50, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

"Foose was way more qualified when he got to boyds. Here's the real history:

Chip's career profile is staggering; in 1986 he was Staff Designer/ Fabricator for the Asha Corporation, eventually becoming director of design in 1989. Chip was responsible for conceptualizing new proprietary ideas and fabrication of prototypes for the O.E.M.'s

November 1990 brought about the beginning of a relationship with Boyd Coddington and Hot Rods by Boyd, becoming a full time position in 1993, which lead to Managing Director where Chip eventually became the President of Hot Rods by Boyd. Chip, who is widely acclaimed for his "Boyd Look" design and creative skills, was responsible for many internationally known vehicles such as: Roadster, Sportstar, Boydster I and II, and Boyd Air to name a few.

Now how could you give Boyd any credit when Foose made some of his most widely known cars?"

My brother and I are faithful viewers of "American Hot Rod" and "Overhauling". The most enjoyable part of the latter is when Foose designs the car - the man is a stunning artist. I suspect Boyd's bankruptcy was caused by Foose leaving, and that is part of the reason for the animosity (although Coddington has never displayed much love for anyone who leaves him - witness the departure of beloved bodyman/painter Charlie). The Boyd page says: "In 1997, Coddington (along with his then chief designer Chip Foose) was inducted into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame. In 1998, Coddington had to re-organize Boyds Wheels as the result of bankruptcy." But the main evidence is that, in no episode of "American Hot Rod" I've ever seen, has Boyd ever picked up a pencil to design anything. He's more like an art director than a designer - original concepts conveyed to designers, and then criticizing the result. Foose is both conceptualist and designer, and seems to have real skill at nearly every area of actual hot rod building, while in "American Hot Rod" Boyd is portrayed as a danger to himself and others whenever he picks up a tool.K8 fan 19:35, 22 May 2007 (UTC)


As someone who does not follow car design, I don't see the relevance of this article. Can someone explain why this person should have an article? He is noteworthy why? Is it only because he designs cars and is on a TV show? Is there nothing else? If not, I propose that this article be deleted. Thanks, Hu Gadarn 20:13, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

This article is highly relevant. Mr. Foose is well known to industry insiders as well as recipient of many SEMA car shows. He is highly respected for his talent and has been consulted by Ford Motor Company and other automotive manufactures. No way should this article go. FrankWilliams 19:33, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Do you also troll science pages with "As someone who is not a physicist, I don't see the relevance of this article on dark matter" and history pages with "As someone who is not a historian, I don't see the relevance of this article on George Patton". - Emt147 Burninate! 21:43, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Chips taste in cars[edit]

I think it would be of interst with a list of what cars Chip holds in his personal garage. Anybody knows?

Best regards Rickard —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:54, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Foose movie cars[edit]

Earlier today, I watched the extras on the film Robocop. and there was a bit from Cinefex. The car the criminals had, and that was advertised, the 6000 SUX was designed by Chip. Apparently, he can design butt-ugly cars as well, should the need arise. It was in issue #32, November 1987.

I read that he worked on designs for the Pixar film Cars. Perhaps there should be a Foose movie cars section? K8 fan (talk) 04:24, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Break down of Life and Career section[edit]

Hi, Is anyone opposed to breaking down (or separating into sections) Foose's Life and Career section to include sections like Personal Life, Early Career, Later Achievements, Recognition, and so on like many other BLP articles? Scalhotrod (talk) 20:00, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Host of American Icon: the Hot Rod, Discovery Channel[edit]

Foose is hosting this series and it should be added to the article. Its not listed on yet, but I am working on that. There is a press release about the show on the Discovery Channel website about the show, but not much about Foose. Scalhotrod (talk) 20:07, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Chip Foose does more than just design . On his show Overhaulin he is right in there welding and doing other mechanical work. Could somebody please list all his mechanical talents on his page? ( (talk) 04:56, 15 February 2017 (UTC))