John McCoy-Lancaster then invited Chip Foose to comment and Foose enthralled the audience with references to his history with 3M that dated back to the seventies working in his father’s business. Foose was also quick to mention that he was proud to be associated with 3M as his team in LA builds the best cars and are all honoured to be part of the global relationship with 3M.
McCoy-Lancaster also introduced Carmine De Maria, who represented Australia at the recent 3M PPS World Cup 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise week. De Maria could not speak more highly of his experience in Detroit and the privilege of being involved with 3M and, most importantly the benefit of the PPS Series 2.0 to his business, C.A.D. Custom Elite Body and Paints in Tullamarine, Victoria.
Both Foose and De Maria shared their experiences from their visit to the original Ford Motor Company Piquette Avenue plant, birthplace of the Model T and how much of a thrill it was to stand in “the secret room” that was used by Henry Ford to engage his designers and engineers as they developed the innovations in the formative years of the Ford Motor Company. The parallels between this approach and the culture of innovation that is synonymous with 3M, was not lost on the audience.
McCoy-Lancaster then turned our attention to SEMA and the two Foose creations that will be on display. Foose spoke about his 1971 Mach 1 Mustang, aptly named “Mach Foose” and his personal build, a Traditional 1932 Coupe. De Maria said he was looking forward to a reunion with the other participants who were at the 3M PPS World Cup, as they will all be on the 3M stand at SEMA. Andrew King emphasised that 3M’s global launch of the PPS Series 2.0 will be at SEMA.
Foose spent a great deal of time signing autographs and sharing his passion for design with like-minded people and following the event McCoy-Lancaster, Foose and 3M’s Andrew King headed to Bathurst where he completed this leg of the 3M-Foose global tour with the PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System.