After conquering his whirlwind tour of the 2017 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and living it up at Meguiars Motorex in Australia in 2018, Chip Foose is again heading down under and this time to Auckland New Zealand for the CRC Speedhow on behalf of 3M. In anticipation of his first official visit as 3M’s Global Brand Ambassador to New Zealand, we thought we would provide a recap on the 2018 Foose Tour of Australia as an insight into what Kiwis fans can expect.
2018 saw Foose land right in time for Meguiars Motorex which was an epic event with a huge festival feel to it. Chip headed straight to the show where he got up close and personal with automotive enthusiasts and Foose Fans alike. During his time at Meguiars Motorex, Chip was non-stop signing autographs and taking pictures with fans, he also delighted show goers with multiple drawing sessions including the Grand Master of Show which was filmed and displayed on big screens around the show so that everyone could watch in amazement as this super talented automotive artist brought his vision to life. When he wasn’t busy wowing us with his artistic flare, Chip was busy with a range of activities at the show which included being involved with the Real Street Car Stage Presentation, Rally Car Passenger Rides, breakfast and a show tour with some lucky TAFE students and being interviewed live by Australian TV and radio personality, Andrew Daddo.
Once Motorex concluded, Chip made some special appearances to key 3M customers, distributors and car designers and was lucky enough to secure a tour of the Tickford Racing Facility where legendary driver Allan Moffat co-hosted a private tour on the building of a V8 Supercar. Concluding his visit, Chip visited the exclusive Dutton Garage; the largest Australian luxury car wholesaler and showroom for the best luxury, prestige, exotic and classic cars in the world. Foose was provided with a private tour of Dutton’s after the showroom had closed, the facility houses over $300M worth of the world’s rarest and finest collectible cars both on the floor for sales and stored for international owners in a bond room closed to the public.
The 3M stand at CRC Speedshow will be jam packed full of exciting stuff throughout the weekend. The 3M team will have a range of new products on display at the show; including the brand-new 3M Perfect-It Fast Cut Plus Extreme Rubbing Compound, 3M Flexible Foam Abrasives, 3M PPS P2.0 Paint Preparation System, 3M Accuspray ONE Spray Gun and 3M Cubitron II abrasives which are now available in 240+ and 320+ finer grades. There’s going to be loads of posters available for Chip to sign as well as many other give-aways so make sure you visit the 3M stand at CRC Speedshow to learn all about the latest technology and innovation that 3M has to offer you and for your chance to meet the legend himself Chip Foose.
About Chip Foose
Often described as the pre-eminent car designer of his generation, Chip Foose is known for sophisticated and clean designs. In a relatively short career, Chip Foose has created a legacy of designs and accomplishments that are well beyond his years. Chip’s career profile is staggering; working for Asha Corporation, Stehrenberger Design, Baker Sportronics and Hot Rods by Boyd before setting up Foose Design with his wife Lynne in 1998. Foose Designs specialises in all areas from illustration to model making and complete construction of automobiles and automotive products. In 2004 Chip started a television series called “Overhaulin’”, the show continues to air in most domestic and international markets and was relaunched in 2012. Add this to the production of ‘Foose Wheels’ and an honour roll including 4 ‘Ridler’ Awards, involvement in 8 AMBR Awards and the Good Guys Street Rod of the Year award 8 times, Chip Foose has reached legendary status in the automotive industry.
About CRC Speedshow
The 13th edition of CRC Speedshow, New Zealand’s Ultimate Automotive Playground will be a spectacular celebration showcasing the finest, fastest and coolest new cars, race cars, classics cars, motor sport celebrities, wild hot rods, muscle cars and custom creations from around New Zealand and the world. Add in the excitement of the live action arena, fun activities for the kids, competitions of all kinds and a mega range of automotive-related products and services, and CRC Speedshow is a ‘must do’ weekend of automotive brilliance at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds on July 20th and 21st. Each show features a trademark line-up of exhibitors from New Zealand’s automotive sector with performance parts and accessories, expert services, motorsport displays and merchandise sure to delight petrol heads of all persuasions.
For more information about the show or about Foose’s New Zealand Tour please contact 3M on 136 136.