Have you ever watched American automotive reality show ‘Overhaulin’, then you must know show-starer, Chip Foose and Chris Jacobs? Well, we will be discussing an American automobile designer and artist, Chip Foose who has worked in all the series of the show.
Though he got fame from the series ‘Overhaulin’, before that he already started to get noticed from the reality show of TLC ‘Speedbird’. Let us know more about the personality who had always passionate about automobiles and related things.
Caption: The automotive designer, Chip Foose
Chip Foose: Bio, Family, Education
The automobile designer was born on 13 October 1963, in Santa Barbara, California, USA. He was born as the son to parents Sam and Terry Foose. His father worked in a company called Project Design and car enthusiast and mother, a housewife. Further, he has not revealed much information on his early childhood as well as his siblings. But once he has revealed that he built an interest in drawing and designing cars from a young age.
For his education, he attended the Art College of Design in 1982. But due to financial difficulties, he had dropped out of college in the middle. However, after working for four years, he returned to the Art Center to complete his education.
Chip Foose: Career & Life Achievements
He started his career from the age of seven, working on automobiles for his father’s company, Project Design, in Santa Barbara, California. He worked for four years at Clenet Coachworks, he returned to complete his graduation at Art Center College. After his graduation, he worked full-time for Sternberger Design and part-time for Boyd Coddington. Then in 1993, he left Sternberger to work for J Mays at Ford, instead of that, he started to work for Coddington. While working their full-time, he gradually got promoted as the president of Coddington’s company, ‘Hot Rods’ by Boyd. During that time, he had designed many of Coddington’s well-known creations like ‘Boydster’ and ‘Boydster II’.
Later he left the position after the Hot Rods by Boyd faced bankruptcy. Then in 1998, he with his wife, Lynne went on starting his own automotive and product design company ‘Foose Design’ in Huntington Beach, California. Moreover, he began to gain exposure as a television reality star in 2003 after he appeared in a TLC documentary ‘Speedbird’.
After that, he gained popularity widely when he starred in the TLC program ‘Overhaulin’ in 2004. Also, he launched a line of die-cast replicas of many of his famous designs partnering with the makers of Johnny Lightning in the creation of JL Full Throttle in 2006. Foose has also continued to operate Foose Design and provide design consultations to the Big Three automakers.
For his awards and accolades, he was inducted into the Darryl Starbird Rod & Custom Car Museum Hall of Fame in 2002. Following, he also received the Grand National Roadster Show Hall of Fame in 2003. In addition, he has received other awards like the ‘Ridler Award’, ‘Most Beautiful Roadster Award’, and ‘The Goodguys Street Rod of the Year Award’.
Chip Foose: Personal Life & Wife
If you are wondering that 56-years-old Foose is married or not? Then he is happily married to his long-term girlfriend Lynne. However, he has not revealed the date of his married or past dating history. Together, the couple had welcomed two children: Brock and Katie Foose. Currently, he lives in Southern California, the USA with his family.
Further, he has been involved in a few controversies or rumors in his life. Previously, he had alleged illegal by police action against UP after broken ties to Unique Performance in November 2007. Also, he was accused of a rumor for cheating his wife with some other girl but there was nothing to prove.
Caption: Chip and wife Lynne
Chip Foose: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
After turning his passion into his career, he not only gain fame but also made a huge income. He has grasped millions of dollars from his business and appearing on television as well. Therefore, he has an estimated net worth of $18.5 million which he achieved from his hard-working.
He is not active only on television but also on different social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. Chip has personal and verified accounts on these platforms where he shared pictures of his work and family. He has a Facebook account @chipfoose with more than 757k followers. On Twitter, he goes by the account @chipfoose with 159k followers and 1.2 million followers on Instagram.
Chip Foose: Body Measurements
The reality television star has an athletic body that has a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 78 kg. Other than, there is no information on his body measurements of chest, biceps, and waist. Further, he has brown hair and brown eyes color.