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Old 06-04-2007, 08:01 AM   #1
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I don't really remember the first time I heard Cole Foster's name. More than likely, it was in reference to his father in some way, shape, or form.

'Hey, you kno...

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Old 06-04-2007, 08:06 AM   #2
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Thanks for the story great reading stuff !! .. I first met Cole when were racing against his dad I alway new he be at the top
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:12 AM   #3
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Great story! Good inspiration on a dreary Monday!
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:17 AM   #4
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Cole Foster Is One Of My Favorite Builders. This Is A Really Great Story
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:22 AM   #5
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thanks,my favourite builder also,what a talent
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:23 AM   #6
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Nice interview, Cole does great work, I'd have one of his bikes tomorrow (if I had the $$$!)
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:25 AM   #7
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Great story and lots of truth concerning the "big 3". I bet Cole could help them out with a couple of good designs.
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:32 AM   #8
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Thanks for the interview. Cole is an inspiration and a reminder as to what can be accomplished when you keep striving for the highest of your personal standards.
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:38 AM   #9
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good read.. thanks.
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:39 AM   #10
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Nothing classier than having a famous dad and forging your own identity.....often NOT an easy thing. I've always been impressed.

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Old 06-04-2007, 08:40 AM   #11
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Inspirational, thought provoking, more proof that he's just a cool dude...
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:44 AM   #12
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I think I like the last paragraph the best "It’s those tangibles that make history and make a legacy."
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:47 AM   #13
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Cole Foster= Ruler.

You won't catch me using that alot. I think too many use the phrase way too easily. I'm a little suprised to hear that he'd be interested in corporate design work. I just assumed that he was the mad scientist type that liked to be holed up in his shop creating one off masterpieces. I certainly don't fault him for it, just didn't expect it.

I don't think that Ford and GM have any real need for creative abilities like his. They don't really want new designs, just rehashes of the old ones with little tweaks. Chrysler may be different. I really like what they've done, design wise, over the last several years.
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:58 AM   #14
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I wanna shake his hand one day.
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:59 AM   #15
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Thanks for the interview. Cole is an inspiration and a reminder as to what can be accomplished when you keep striving for the highest of your personal standards.
I agree 100%......... and he has great hair
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:02 AM   #16
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Very cool story. I love his simplistic styling and approach to bikes (as well as his cars). Very clean and very well crafted.
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:04 AM   #17
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Good interview, Ive been stoked on his stuff since I saw that suede red pick-up in Customer Rodder way back when, he's raised the bar on craftsmanship pretty high.
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:07 AM   #18
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I love looking at Coles stuff.. He is an amazing person and a nice guy.
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:15 AM   #19
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Thank you Ryan for the great insight to the incomperable Cole Foster. What little I knew about him made me a hard core fan of his work. I saw Ness's 54 in L.V. in a display for Von Dutch Clothing when it was first introduced and was soo cool, I placed a large order that was never recieved. The infighting over the line messed it up before it became a trendy dissapointment. The Chevy made me crazy with clean cool lines. Someone actually knew who built the ride and the name was etched in my mind. The ability to not feel everything has to be over the top and stay clean and classic is tough for many builders,Viva Cole Foster!!-Sololobo
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:23 AM   #20
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I love the idea of throwing stuff away or reworking it until you are happy - no matter how much time you might already have into it. Maybe I'm overdoing it a bit, but when I look at Cole's stuff each component piece looks to have been considered and agonized over just as much as the overall design/bike/car it's being applied to.

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