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Famed car restorer Chip Foose joins fundraiser for fallen officers

Posted: October 16, 2013 6:10 p.m.
Updated: October 16, 2013 6:10 p.m.
Chip Foose, guest judge on the Discovery Challen's "Ultimate Car Build-off," draws a sketch of a 1954 Corvette before a crowd of spectators during the Centre Pointe Collision Center fundraiser for fallen officers Wednesday. Signal photo by Charlie Kaijo Chip Foose, guest judge on the Discovery Challen's "Ultimate Car Build-off," draws a sketch of a 1954 Corvette before a crowd of spectators during the Centre Pointe Collision Center fundraiser for fallen officers Wednesday. Signal photo by Charlie Kaijo
Chip Foose, guest judge on the Discovery Challen's "Ultimate Car Build-off," draws a sketch of a 1954 Corvette before a crowd of spectators during the Centre Pointe Collision Center fundraiser for fallen officers Wednesday. Signal photo by Charlie Kaijo
Chip Foose, co-host of the car-makeover TV show “Overhaulin’,” hands Phil Doleman a sketch of a 1954 Corvette during a fundraiser at Centre Pointe Collision Center on Wednesday. Signal photo by Charlie Kaijo Chip Foose, co-host of the car-makeover TV show “Overhaulin’,” hands Phil Doleman a sketch of a 1954 Corvette during a fundraiser at Centre Pointe Collision Center on Wednesday. Signal photo by Charlie Kaijo
Chip Foose, co-host of the car-makeover TV show “Overhaulin’,” hands Phil Doleman a sketch of a 1954 Corvette during a fundraiser at Centre Pointe Collision Center on Wednesday. Signal photo by Charlie Kaijo
Phil Doleman uses his cellphone to display a photo of the 1954 Corvette he is restoring while also showing a sketch of the car drawn for him by Chip Foose during a fundraiser for fallen law-enforcement officers at the Centre Pointe Collision Center on Wednesday. Signal photo by Charlie Kaijo Phil Doleman uses his cellphone to display a photo of the 1954 Corvette he is restoring while also showing a sketch of the car drawn for him by Chip Foose during a fundraiser for fallen law-enforcement officers at the Centre Pointe Collision Center on Wednesday. Signal photo by Charlie Kaijo
Phil Doleman uses his cellphone to display a photo of the 1954 Corvette he is restoring while also showing a sketch of the car drawn for him by Chip Foose during a fundraiser for fallen law-enforcement officers at the Centre Pointe Collision Center on Wednesday. Signal photo by Charlie Kaijo
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SANTA CLARITA - Chip Foose, co-host of the car-makeover TV show “Overhaulin’,” appeared at a luncheon at Centre Pointe on Wednesday to help raise money to honor fallen law enforcement officers.

Foose met car enthusiasts and insurance reps at Center Pointe Collision Center, where he spoke and participated in raffles.

“They’re putting their lives on the line for us every day,” Foose said of law enforcement personnel. “Why can’t we do something for them?”

Foose and his “Overhaulin’” co-host, Chris Jacobs, restore vehicles for veterans and other deserving people on their TV show. In 2003, he was in inducted into the Grand National Roadster Show Hall of Fame.

About 100 people attended the luncheon hosted by the collision center to hear him talk, eat lunch and contribute to the Police Unity Tour cause. All donations collected Wednesday go to the charity, organizers said.

The Police Unity Tour is designed to make the public aware of sacrifices made by law enforcement officers and to raise money for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum.

In May 1997, Officer Patrick P. Montuore of the Florham Park Police Department launched the tour with 18 supporters who participated in a four-day fundraising bicycle ride.

To date nearly 1,700 supporters nationwide have made the same trip.

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