Foose, OverHaulin’ Return

Aug 15, 2012

Velocity is officially restoring television’s definitive car restoration franchise.

Renowned design expert Chip Foose makes his return with the all-new OverHaulin’ featuring his unique imaginative vehicle builds for worthy recipients.

The revamped model of OverHaulin’ premieres Oct. 2 on Velocity, Discovery Communications’ network for the upscale male audience, according to a press release.

“As the father of the modern hot rod and head of the iconic Foose Designs, Foose is revered by gearheads in every corner of the world. His car builds represent the ultimate combination of art, technology and ingenuity, resulting in some of the most unique and breathtaking vehicles anywhere,” the company stated in the release.

The new program will go beyond the garage, exploring engaging human stories and the strong emotional connection between man and machine. The restoration projects feature deserving individuals ranging from returning veterans to those negatively impacted by the tough economy.

“Velocity is the perfect home for OverHaulin’. From the look and feel of the network to the knowledge and passion of its viewers, there’s no better place for this franchise,” said Foose. “I am especially proud that the all-new OverHaulin’ is about more than just cars. These real human stories show how vehicles can be a catalyst for cherished memories.”

In addition to Foose, the program’s team will include longtime collaborator and co-host Chris Jacobs, who returns to help lead an automotive dream team in the garage. Jacobs and Foose will be joined by fabrication and restoration expert Jessi Combs, also one of the hosts of the Velocity series All Girl Garage.

“Since launching Velocity last October, we have learned a great deal about what our viewers want to see on our network. They come to Velocity for the world’s most respected and knowledgeable experts representing the topics that they are passionate about,” said Robert Scanlon, senior vice president of Velocity. “OverHaulin’ and Chip Foose are perfect additions to Velocity because they represent the very best of automotive programming. There is no better vehicle designer than Chip Foose, and the all-new incarnation of OverHaulin’ will be the most entertaining and informative yet.”

OverHaulin’ is produced for Velocity by WATV Productions. Lenny Shabes and Chip Foose are executive producers. David Lee is executive producer for Velocity.