DETROIT, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Chip Foose, the renowned designer
behind some of the most famous vehicles of the past decade and the star of
the popular TLC series "Overhaulin'," has joined MotorCity Casino's (MCC)
expansion project as a design consultant. Foose will bring his
award-winning design talent to Detroit to help make the permanent MCC a
unique and cutting-edge entertainment, conference and resort venue.
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During his relatively short career, Foose has created a legacy of
design accomplishments that are well beyond his years. Foose has built
award-winning hot rods and has introduced some of the most revered vehicle
and product designs of the last decade, including signature street rods,
customs, studio vehicles and show cars for such films as "RoboCop," "Blade
Runner" and "Gone in 60 Seconds." He has won numerous awards for his
designs including three of the last four Rittler Awards, the most
prestigious all-around honor in hot-rodding. He is also a seven-time winner
of the Good Guys Street Rod of the Year Award. In 2005, Foose was inducted
into the San Francisco Rod and Custom Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
"We are thrilled that Foose has agreed to partner with MCC on our
expansion project," said Gregg Solomon, chief executive officer, MCC. "His
auto design roots bring an energetic and distinctive artistic perspective
to the project that will illustrate America's -- and specifically Detroit's
-- infatuation with the automobile."
As evidenced by his numerous awards and distinctions, Foose has
consistently defied design norms. His role in the design of the MotorCity
Casino and hotel will continue this tradition. "The expanded MotorCity
Casino property will definitely offer 'must see' design elements for all
visitors to the area," said Rhonda Cohen, chief operating officer, MCC.
"Our goal is to effectively capture the very best of Detroit's automotive
history, coupled with a vision of the best that is yet to be realized."
MCC opened in December 1999, is owned and operated by Detroit
Entertainment, L.L.C. MCC broke ground for a permanent casino at its
current downtown Detroit site in November 2005. MCC's temporary facility
offers two main floors of gaming, a third floor non-smoking gaming area, a
high-limit area on the fourth floor and Detroit's only AAA Four Diamond
Award restaurant, Iridescence. MCC provides patrons two live entertainment
venues, four unique restaurants and parking for 3,500 automobiles in this
exciting and sophisticated entertainment experience. The new 17-story, 400
room hotel tower and parking structure are expected to be completed in
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SOURCE MotorCity Casino