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Dain Gingerelli is a long-time automotive and motorcycle writer and photographer. Since the early 1970s Dain’s byline has graced numerous magazine mastheads including Street Rodder, American Rodder, Hot Bike, and IronWorks. His writing and photography have been featured in hundreds of magazine articles as well as books for MBI including Hot Rod Milestones and Ford Hot Rods. Dain resides in Mission Viejo, California.
Foose was born and raised in Santa Barbara, and automobiles were definitely in the blood — his first job was working for his father's company, Project Design. By age 12, he already had five years of experience under his belt, and had painted his first car — a Porsche 356.
Early on, a chance meeting and advice from Alex Tremulus, the designer of the Tucker, was actually Foose's stimulus to attend Art Center, where he majored in automotive product design and graduated in 1990 with honors.
Foose's career profile is staggering and award-winning. He has worked at the Asha Corporation and Stehrenberger Design, Baker Sportronics, and with his father at Project Design, designing and building street rods, customs, studio vehicles and show cars for films such as Blade Runner, Robocop and Gone in 60 Seconds.
Foose joined Boyd Coddington and Hot Rods by Boyd, eventually becoming the president. He was responsible for many internationally known vehicles, such as the Roadster, Sportstar, Boydster I and II, and Boyd Air.
Currently Foose is operating Foose Design, an automotive and product design company specializing in illustration, graphics, surfacing, and complete construction of automobiles and automotive-related products. These products are available to private individuals, the television and film industry and automobile manufacturers. In November 1997, Foose was inducted into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame, and in 2002, was inducted into the Darryl Starbird Rod & Custom Car Museum Hall of Fame.
Imagine your car, your pride and joy—be it a classic, a beater, or a daily driver—brought to the local shop then “stolen.” But, seven days later the car is “recovered” and what you see is not your original car—not by a mile. Then you realize…you’ve been Overhauled!
Author Dain Gingerelli takes you behind-the-scenes to see firsthand the transformation process that Chip Foose and his A-Team put each car through. From engine to brakes, interior to audio systems, Foose Design wheels to custom paint, the cars featured on Overhaulin’ get nothing but the best.
With 300 color photos, The Cars of Overhaulin’ with Chip Foose is the insider’s guide to the best cars overhauled to date—from a 2005 Dodge Magnum to a 1950 Ford, a 1962 Bel Air to a 1977 El Camino—shedding new light on the overhauled vehicles. If you’ve ever dreamed of seeing new life breathed into your car, you’ll love this book!
Every week on "Overhaulin'," renowned automotive designer Chip Foose and his team perform a complete automotive makeover, transforming a driveway junker into a work of art in double-time. This book documents the dozens of cars that have been overhauled by Foose and the gang on the popular TLC television Show. Features before-and-after photos of each vehicle, and dozens of behind-the-scenes shots from the set of the show.
Table of Contents
Episode 103: Museum Worthy
SIDEBAR: Selecting the Mark
Episode 104: Surfer Kid
Episode 105: 902 Merlot
SIDEBAR: Show Co-hosts
Episode 106: Schools’ Out
Episode 201: Body Off
Episode 202: Cherry Nova
Episode 203: 4-4-New
Episode 204: Monte Fuego
Episode 206: Rustang
Episode 207: Livestrong
Episode 210: California Bel Air
Episode 213: Butterscorched
Episode 308: Navy Steal
Episode 311: Customs
SIDEBAR: Overhaulin’ Chip Foose
Episode 312: Firey Brit
Episode 314: Desperate Impound
SIDEBAR: Overhaulin’ Alumni
Episode 315: Neighborhood Watch