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“Hot Rod Race” by Robert Williams

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bigcheese327, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
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    Anybody got a larger version of this painting than the one I can find on Google image search? That '34 roadster in the foreground fascinates me.
     
  2. Bruce Lancaster
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    I believe it's actually a phaeton!
    I like W's pics because the early Ford detail is mostly very accurate--I always respect artists who get the grooves in a firewall in the right place. Rembrandt would have definitely done the same, if he had known what a deuce was...
     
  3. Dago Red
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    from Delaware

  4. Bigcheese327
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    Yep, looks like it is a phaeton. You can see that I was definitely in need of a bigger picture! No matter, it's still cool. Thanks.
     

  5. Cword
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  6. Bigcheese327
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    Hey, that's just what I needed! Thanks Cword!
     
  7. truth
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    Hey does anyone know the name of the Robert Williams print that had a decaying hot rod thinking back to past days? I saw that print once and have been trying to find it again...
     
  8. Bruce Lancaster
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    Something like "last flight of the purple peple eater"??
     
  9. truth
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    that's the one... thanks!
     
  10. Sailor
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    A very cool painting. An odd detail is the rods windshield.
     
  11. Bigcheese327
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    I always liked the look of an open car ('32-'34s in particular) with its windshield folded. I agree that it's odd to see it swung out at the top, though. Speaking of odd windshields, how about the "Dragnet Roadster" and its Model T windshield that won't close all the way!
     
  12. I have that on my office wall too. Really cool. I found a guy at the Pomona Swap Meet selling them for 15 Bucks. If I can, I'll look for him this weekend & grab you one.. DRR.
     
  13. Hey if you can get them for $15..., I'd like to buy them from you!

    PM me and lets coordinate it if possible.

    Thanks

    Mark
     
  14. candyman
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    I have a signed print of Lead Sleds.... hotrod race is my favorite though.
     
  15. rikaguilera
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    A friend of mine and I were just talking about this series of prints yesterday. He has three hanging on the walls of his shop, and I thought we should print a few up. I had the lead slead, and hot rod race when I was younger, and since have not been able to find any more. Of course there would be royalties to pay...
     
  16. D Picasso
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    my favorite detail on the 'hot rod race' painting is the little piece of electrical tape on the headlight wiring on the roadster in the foreground. perfect.
     
  17. tid
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    anyone know where i can buy a copy of this print online?
     
  18. Again...,

    All his prints and many more artists can be found on ...,

    http://www.hotrodart.com/

    Lots of good stuff here...!
     
  19. Kinky6
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    Just wondering, does anybody have a copy of the two-color, 3-D effect Williams poster with the exploding hot rods? Its sort of a non-abstract deconstructionist piece, like an exploding parts assembly manual. I don't remember what its called - the hot rod big-bang theory?

    I bought the only copy I've ever seen from a guy out in Vegas on eBay, never seen another. BTW, someone is selling the Pete & Jakes flathead V8 poster by Williams on eBay for a starting price of 9.99, don't bid too high, cause you can get them from an L.A. area shop for $25.00. I'll post the link if anyone's interested.



    :cool:
     
  20. Kinky6
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    BTTT for the night shift.

    Just curious if anybody else has a copy of this 3-D poster.


    :cool:
     
  21. tid
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    yeah, says they are sold out of "The Hot Rod Race." I called them and talked to someone about a year ago. They said there is supposedly some stock of the print floating around, but they don't have any.
     

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