• Chip Foose at Bathurst 2017
    Chip Foose at Bathurst 2017

After conquering his whirlwind tour of the 2017 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, Chip Foose is headed back down under to represent 3M at Meguiars MotorEx 2018. 3M has provided a recap on Foose 2017 and his epic journey to Mount Panorama.

Foose’s inaugural Bathurst visit was certainly an exciting time for him to experience ‘The Mountain’ and all that it represents to the Australian Motoring enthusiast. It all started with an un-scheduled helicopter flight from Sydney due to heavy traffic that had him see his first kangaroos by air before appearing in the Foxtel’s Friday Night live show in a drawing competition with Mark Winterbottom. The next morning was an early start with a quick lap around the circuit in a course car followed by introductions to the teams at HSV, Nissan and DJR/Penske with time to meet the fans for autographs and photos as well as completing some drawings. Sunday was race day and Chip was able to ride in one of the show cars for the pre-race parade and get up front on the grid to see the cars and drivers before the start of the race. During this time he met with some of our touring car legends Allan Moffat and John Bowe and got to hold the much coveted Bathurst 1000 trophy.

It was a busy day between watching the event, meeting with fans and being interviewed with a big highlight having the opportunity to present the third place trophy on the podium to Coulthard and D’Alberto for DJR Penske. This will be Foose's fifth visit to Australia and the 3M team knows he can’t wait to get back here for MotorEx where he can see all that Aussies can offer and experience the unique designs and custom work from down under.

MotorEx kicks off in Melbourne on 26 May and Chip will be headed straight to the show where he will be getting up close and personal with automotive enthusiasts and Foose Fans alike. Meguiars MotorEx is the largest and most prestigious car show of its kind in Australia. Each year, the show attracts Australia’s best custom and modified cars, which travel from all over the country to create an amazing visual spectacle of colour, chrome and individual style – making this an ideal event for Foose to attend and support.

During his time at Meguiar's MotorEx, Foose will be busy signing autographs for fans and he will also delight show goers with multiple drawing sessions which will all be filmed and displayed on the big screens around the show so that everyone attending can watch in amazement as this super talented automotive artist brings his vision to life on paper with the special feature being Foose’s rendering of the Grand Master on the Sunday. When he’s not busy greeting his fans and wowing us with his artistic flare, Chip will be busy with a broad range of other activities at the show, these include being involved with the Real Street Car Stage Presentation, having breakfast with a select group of TAFE students and attending the highly sought after SEMA after party.

The 3M stand at Meguiars MotorEx will be jam packed full of exciting stuff throughout the weekend the company says,including,a special one-on-one interview between Australian actor, voice artist, author and television personality; Andrew Daddo and the team from Resto-My-Ride who are keen to chat to Foose about Australian car building and restoration. The 3M team will have a range of products on display at the show; both on the stand and throughout the multiple live demonstrations in the Lowbake booth. Feature products include 3M PPS P2.0 Paint Preparation System, 3M Accuspray ONE Spray Gun and 3M Cubitron II Cutting & Grinding products. There’s going to be loads of posters available for Foose to sign as well as many other give-aways.

Meguiar's MotorEx is being held at Melbourne Showgrounds May 26 and 27. For more information about the show or about Foose’s Australian Tour contact 3M: 136 136.

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