Chip Foose to Return as Grand Marshall of SEMA Show ‘N Shine

Apr 27, 2010

Chip Foose, award-winning automotive designer and fabricator, and host of TLC’s “Overhaulin’,” will return as Grand Marshal of the 2nd annual SEMA Show ‘N Shine public car show, Saturday, July 24, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California, SEMA has confirmed.

Held in connection with the SEMA Pinewood Drag Races, also on July 24, the Show ‘N Shine will feature local enthusiast cars, trucks and classics, with all proceeds benefiting children’s charities Childhelp and Victory Junction. More than 200 vehicles participated in the event last year.

“I was thrilled to be a part of the inaugural SEMA Show ‘N Shine last year and am even more excited to return for 2010,” says Foose. “SEMA is an important organization for car enthusiasts and industry people like myself, and I’m proud to take part and work in supporting children’s charities through this event.”

Foose will also be displaying many of his personal vehicles, as well as vehicles that he has worked on, including a 1959 Bel Air, among others.

Last year, Foose brought a 1956 Ford F-100 pickup, a 2002 Ford T-Bird “Speedbird” that starred in “Rides” and his Foose Coupe.

“It’s fantastic to have Chip Foose back again this year,” says Joel Ayres, chairman of the SEMA Cares Committee. “Chip’s celebrity status was a major reason for the success of our inaugural show, and we were pleased to hear his generous offer to once again help the children of Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp.”

Show ‘N Shine and the Pinewood Drag Races are part of the 2010 SEMA Leadership Days. Other activities include the SPC Business Technology Conference and the Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser, both scheduled for the day and evening before, on July 23.

For more information, visit www.sema.org/leadershipdays.