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Inside Ramone’s House of Body Art at Cars Land with Auto Designer Chip Foose

posted on May 9th, 2012 by Kathy Mangum, Executive Producer & Vice President, Walt Disney Imagineering


In the “Cars” movies, Ramone’s House of Body Art is home to a great car artist – the one and only Ramone. So when it came to providing inspiration and styling inside Ramone’s shops at Cars Land in Disney California Adventure park, we turned to the best in the business – Chip Foose.

Chip was the perfect choice in many ways. Chip not only styled Ramone’s various paint schemes for the “Cars” movies, but as owner of Foose Design in Huntington Beach, Calif., he’s world renowned for his designs of customized cars, paint and wheels. Every time we’ve needed an expert to help us out with car colors, wheel designs and other specialized designs, we’ve turned to Chip. He’s spent so much time with us that we consider him an honorary Cars Land team member!

Our guests will be able to experience Ramone’s House of Body Art in two places inside the land – downtown Radiator Springs where it’s a merchandise shop, and inside Radiator Springs Racers where we go to get our paint job freshened up as we head for the big race. Chip and his talented team of pinstripers – Dennis Ricklefs, Brad King and Jeff Styles – have been on site with us recently, adding the finishing touches to both of these locations. It has been so much fun to watch them transform the spaces into something Ramone would be truly proud of. Take a look at this video and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

Of course, we want our guests to feel that it was really Ramone who added all these special touches to our land. Now you know it was really my good friend Chip Foose who was behind it all!

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isaura on May 9th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Is that the ramone scene from radiator springs racers? it looks really cool!

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Leo on May 9th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

This sooo awesome.Chip Foose!! Ka-chow! Thank you Chip by adding your style, and craft.

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Fred from CA on May 9th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

This land is going to be awesome!

I can’t wait to explore Radiator Springs. :)

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Colleen from TX on May 10th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

It is just incredible the hand detail that is being put into the space. He is pinstriping the wall!!! Holy Cow. It is JUST INCREDIBLE!!! Can’t wait to see and appreciate it all.

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