3M Automotive Aftermarket Division and Legendary Hot Rod Designer Chip Foose Team Up to Host Classic American Showcase at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Auto Fair This Week
CONCORD, N.C. (April 3, 2017) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division and Chip Foose are teaming up to bring the 3M and Chip Foose Classic American Showcase to the upcoming AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway April 6 through 9, 2017.
West Coast hot rod designer Chip Foose will meet fans, host demonstrations of 3M solutions for body prep, painting and paint finishing, and display the largest collection of his famous creations ever assembled outside of his shop, during the April 6-9 Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair featuring the 3M and Chip Foose Classic American Showcase.
Foose was already an accomplished designer when he started Foose Design in 1998, a year after becoming the youngest custom builder inducted into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame. Since then, the Southern California native has repeatedly won every prestigious award in his industry and introduced the custom car world to a mass audience by starring in the 2004-‘08 and 2012-‘15 television series Overhaulin’.
The 3M/Chip Foose Classic American Showcase at AutoFair is expected to include one-of-a-kind creations like his:
• 1935 Chevrolet Master Sedan, dubbed “Grandmaster, ” a prestigious Ridler Memorial Award winner
• “Imposter,” a 1965 Chevrolet Impala, also a winner of the Ridler Memorial Award
• “Hemisfear,” a Hemi-powered minimalist roadster that inspired Plymouth’s 1997 Prowler
• Madam X, a reimagined 1939 Cadillac 60 Special 4 door
• “Pantera,” Foose’s uniquely true to its original style 1971 De Tomaso Pantera
All of these amazing vehicles were designed and built by Foose using 3M products, from abrasives and powers tools to masking tape and adhesivesto paint guns and paint finishing products.
Foose will sign autographs for fans alongside his custom creations and host 3M product demonstrations at the 3M Demonstration & Education Mobile Operation (D.E.M.O.) display trailer on both Thursday and Friday of the show.
The Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair featuring the 3M and Chip Foose Classic American Showcase features more than 50 car club displays and more than 10,000 vendor spaces offering an array of automotive parts and memorabilia. More than 1,500 collectible vehicles of all makes and models will be available for sale in the car corral that rings the 1.5-mile superspeedway. In addition, kids can enjoy face-painting, bounce houses and other games and entertainment in the Play Zone. Hours for the April 6-9 Pennzoil AutoFair presented by Advance Auto Parts are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Single-day tickets are $11 each day for adults. Admission is FREE for children 13 and under with an adult. A four-day weekend pass is available for just $32. To buy tickets, AutoFair attendees can call the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267), shop online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com, or buy them at the gate.
About 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division
3M automotive products keep the world on the move, with innovative solutions for building, repairing and maintaining vehicles. From the collision repair professional to the individual vehicle enthusiast, people around the world trust 3M products to protect, repair and keep their vehicles looking showroom new. And our commitment to this industry extends beyond product performance to a careful stewardship of the world’s resources and environment. Serving the needs of our customers has made 3M a trusted leader in vehicle care and repair, and we are dedicated to earning that trust each and every day.
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