Saturday, Aug. 17 at 3:00 pm | Coachbuilders of Our Future
Moderator Wayne Carini is the host of Chasing Classic Cars on the Velocity channel, currently in its 14th season, and the proprietor of F40 Motorsports sales and restoration services. He is a noted collector, recognized collector-car authority and president of Carini Consulting, a collector-car consulting firm.
Chip Foose is an American automobile designer, artist, and star of Velocity's reality television series Overhaulin'. Foose began working on automobiles at age seven for his father's company, Project Design, in Santa Barbara, California. He attended the ArtCenter College of Design. In 1986 he became Staff Designer/Fabricator for the Asha Corporation, becoming director of design in 1989. Other work has included: Stehrenberger Design as an automotive designer, creating illustrations and conceptual models; Baker Sportronics, as chief designer and fabricator of electric vehicles used in the NFL and MLB; and working with his father, designing and building street rods, customs, studio vehicles and show cars for films such as Blade Runner, RoboCop, and Gone in 60 Seconds. Around 1998, Chip and his wife Lynne started their Huntington Beach, California-based company Foose Design, an automotive and product design development company. His company specializes in illustration, graphics, ideation, model making, surfacing and complete construction of automobiles and automotive-related products. In 1997 Chip was inducted into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame, making him the youngest member ever inducted at the age of 31.
David and Michael Moal are the fourth generation of craftsmen at the helm of the venerable, Oakland-based, Moal Coachworks. Their great-grandfather William, a skilled wheelwright, emigrated from France just after the turn of the century and began outfitting horse-drawn wagons with hand-crafted bodies and wheels. By 1911 Moal's Auto Metal Works was doing a wide spectrum of coachwork and repairs and in the '20s, he began applying his skills to race cars and showcase speedsters. The tradition moved forward in the '40s when George Moal founded a body and fender business on the current site of these modern works. George Moal was a skilled craftsman who fashioned bold instrument gauges, elegant wooden steering wheels and sleek, aerodynamic aluminum cowls and fins for high performance speedboats. Following in the footsteps of their father, Steve Moal, Michael and David, carry the tradition forward with a totally new approach to the creation, design, engineering, fabrication, machining and assembly of custom coachcraft vehicles for discerning motoring enthusiasts.
Andy Leach’s passion for hot rods started at a young age when he tagged alongside his father to car shows. At 14 his neighbor taught him how to weld, and from then on, you could find him in the garage. As a single father Andy looked for side work and met Ron Cizek. Ron had a family car, a 1940 Ford Coupe, that he wanted to be restored. Andy took on the project, working nights and weekends in his two-car attached garage. Ron saw Andy’s skill and passion so they collaborated and created CAL Automotive Creations. They then took the 1940 Ford to Detroit and brought home the 50th Annual Ridler Award. CAL Automotive creations has grown into a 10+ man, 7,500-square-foot empire, located in Bennington, Nebraska. Andy is now married and has three great kids, two bulldogs & a collection of cars of his own.