SEMA was a blast! The JL Full Throttle Hemisfear
by Foose Design was a huge hit! The car was probably the single biggest piece of news coming out of the show! We were very privileged to have been a part of it and to help Chip realize his dream of building the ultimate Muscle Car meets Hot Rod with super car technology.
It took over a year for us to get from the stages of talking about it to doing it both in diecast and in full-scale. Chip and the team at Metal Crafters continually allowed us access to the car as it evolved from paper to production. Bill Buma kept us up to date with any major changes as we had started the diecast in November of last year. In order to have the diecast on hand at the show we had to work from sketches and an old quarter scale model Chip had built.
Chip, not satisfied to simply build his original concept from the 90’s, continually revised and improved on the design of the full size car challenging the Full Throttle Design Team and their RC2 counterparts in HK/China to also continually improve the diecast. You’ll see super high tech tail lights and headlights that become jewels for this timeless body shape. You’ll also notice a new style grill that elegantly and aggressively finishes off the nose where a few years ago a simple billet grill might reside.
We had a blast building this super-rod with Chip. Hopefully we will be able to bring something equally as exciting to you next year. In the mea time look out for some of the latest cars from Foose to be miniaturized like is Overlord Ford F100 and a couple of the “other” SEMA cars that were on hand last week. –JLFT ET
Be sure to check out Toys R Us in the next few weeks. This is where the Launch Edition LRG JLFT Hemisfears by Foose, will be available first. There should be 2400 available by Thanksgiving/Dec. 1 or so. The lifesize Hemisfear will be on tour with Championship Autoshows and Mothers will be distributing a large number of the SEMA/Mothers exclusive SM scale models throughout next year. You never know though some might show up near you too.