Episode 20: Chip Foose

The Round Six Podcast show

Summary: CHIP FOOSE HANGS OUT AND TALKS STORY WITH THE GEARHEADS<br><br> <br> Episode twenty goes all-out like a lacquer thinner-soaked rag on a fresh candy-painted Lamborghini Miura hood. The gearheads found a couple of hours to sit with the busiest man on Earth, Chip Foose, and talk everything from cars to cuisine, bikes to Brian’s fan fiction and everything in-between.<br> Please excuse the slight technical glitches in this episode. We were plagued by sun spot, aliens or perhaps an alternate-dimensional rift.<br> Chip Foose is the kind of a guy that defines what a hot rodder or car nut should be. He’s experienced not only a rich family history in the industry, but having made his mark in virtually every aspect of it; a true renaissance man of the car world if there ever was one.<br> We dig a bit deep, and find Chip to be not only the fascinating guest we had expected, but an unexpectedly open, passionate about his craft, and downright fun.<br> THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:<br> <br> * Humble beginnings<br><br> – Working in his Dad’s shop<br><br> – Customizing bikes<br> * The AMT days<br><br> – The Ala Kart<br> * Alex Tremulis inspiration<br> * Chip’s bicycle fixation<br><br> – The hunt for original, pre-teen Foose-built Huffy customs<br> * The bike caught in the midst of a legal battle<br><br> Chip’s design ends up in bike lore limbo<br> * Chip finds design at seven years of age<br><br> – Chip’s Dad Sam inspires him via his art<br><br> – Expressing the Foose look at eleven years of age<br><br> – “If you can’t make it good, make it gaudy”<br> * Chip Foose quote memes gone wild<br> * Flush glass in a first-gen F-body<br><br> – The first Pro-Touring car<br> * The <a href="https://roundsixpod.com/2018/07/06/life-size-aunt-jemima-song-of-the-hells-engles/">Engle Brothers</a> find a way into the episode<br> * Chip’s new ’67 C-10 project<br><br> – Throwing ideas<br> * The Imposter Impala<br><br> – The sheer number of hours invested will floor you<br><br> – Chip and Brian compare Ridler Great-8 notes<br><br> – Chip’s keys to figuring proportion<br><br> – Cutting up a brand-new Corvette<br><br> – Airbag recall on a ’65 Impala?<br><br> – Making a hot rod from a brand-new car<br><br> – From driver to Ridler winner<br><br> – The best/worst two-inch square determines the winner<br> * On going 180-degrees from trendy<br> * Pillows in the backseat<br><br> – It sounds like a Tim McGraw song for a reason<br> * Chip’s involvement with the Progeria Research Foundation<br><br> – Chip’s sister Amy continues to inspire<br><br> – The annual poker tournament/car show<br><br> – John Stamos finds legend status among the Gearheads<br><br> – Clinical trial progression<br> * Life lessons at ten years old<br><br> – Learning to respect<br> * Chip’s first car<br><br> – Inadvertently bought his sister’s car<br> * The GTi and San Marcos Pass<br> * The art of flipping cars<br> * Overhaulin’ and over-workin’<br><br> – Chip ruins the rendering game<br> * On having zero time to build a SEMA car<br><br> – Six weeks of work forty hours, sleep eight, repeat<br><br> – The joys of sleeping on your feet<br> * Swapping stories<br> * Chip’s first day at Kindergarten<br> * Disney and Cars Land<br> * Chip’s favorite food at Art Center<br> * Worst. Outro. Ever.<br> <br> <br> More information on the Progeria Research Foundation:<br> The Progeria Research Foundation website: <a href="https://www.progeriaresearch.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.progeriaresearch.org</a><br>  <br> <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-round-six-podcast/id1331245201?mt=2" style=""></a>