Chip Foose: From Pen to Pavement examined the creativity and craftsmanship of hot rod and custom car builder Chip Foose and explored the reasons for his great popularity with auto aficionados, the media and the public. In addition to describing how Foose became interested in customizing, the exhibition reveals little known aspects of his personal and professional background, and traces his early influences.
By analyzing his customizing technique, the exhibition illustrates the creative processes behind a Foose design. Visitors are given the opportunity to see numerous award winning examples of his work such as the 2000 AMBR (America’s Most Beautiful Roadster) winner “0032” and the 1935 Chevrolet “Grand Master” that was named “Street Rod of the Year” in 2001, and received the Ridler Award one year later. Together, they embody the beauty, grace and quality that compares favorably with the best coachwork of the classic era.