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Chip Foose Shop Tour Video

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by CarCast, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    Interesting thread ,I enjoyed the videos and the drama ,,,,I thought I was watching boyd .Now there is a loser.What everyone forgets its faster and more productive to buy and bolt on for these guys,I hate billet but there time is alot of money .
  2. SteadyT
    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
    Posts: 482


    I went back and checked out the other CARCAST's. Thanks Ace!
  3. Bavarian Bullethead
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 18

    Bavarian Bullethead

    Saw the P-32 at a show a few years ago and really liked it, but execution was obviously hurried. Also felt the nose cone was kinda obvious... the car could have done without IMHO. Still, cool to see a Lincoln V12 used... even if it's not a motor you can hop up.

    Foose is really talented designer, good enough the industry guys wanted him. And give him credit for indirectly making Boyd Coddington (sic) a household name, and wisely extracating himself from that business. What he does on his show defies rational in most cases but still we watch it, 'cause the MF and about a zillion hands get it done in a week. Sometimes blingy, often questionable, but somewhat entertaining.

    I can't stand billet or checkbook rods either, but no one can say he doesn't have vision.
  4. Pat Pryor
    Joined: May 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,871

    Pat Pryor

    yea i dont think we need chip foose on the hamb. or carcast.
  5. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,226

    Da Tinman

    not knockin foose at all, and for sure recognize his talent. but that blanket staement of he has more talent than 99% of the country is complete bullshit.

    How would you know? have you met 99% of the country?

    I bet that there are a lot of folks on this board that have every bit of the talent that he has. They/we just weren't in the right place or the right time.

    To say that he is better than all of us because he's famous and/or has budgets that we dont have access to is crap.

    and IMHO that 32 thing is the ugliest 32 ever built. I like the engineering and all but that thing just sux.
  6. Pat Pryor
    Joined: May 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,871

    Pat Pryor

    just want to add a lil to that. ill bet chip by himself cant do half the stuff a lot of the guys on here have done.
  7. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,226

    Da Tinman

    that too, and most of us do it with a lot less tools toys and trinkets.
  8. Francisco Plumbero
    Joined: May 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,536

    Francisco Plumbero
    from il.

    I have to agree with Da Tin Man on this one, there are a lot of guys on here that I would rather spend a day watching do magic that live closer to the world I live in. In Japanese culture there are living legends, those who perform a craft or skill to the most perfect standard, we have several of them here. I would rather spend my day of silence watching Bass hammer and shrink fenders or Da Tin Man form steel into elegant shapes. To me they have achieved true enlightenment.
  9. Bondoboy
    Joined: Apr 14, 2005
    Posts: 646


    Is this a Hotrod forum or a god damn hair salon.

  10. You would lose that bet so fast, your head would spin.

    TV and video, don't begin to show how talented he is,
    or how hard he works.
  11. 64Cyclone
    Joined: Aug 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,496


    Did you mean "You're an idiot"? ;)
  12. Manche
    Joined: Dec 11, 2010
    Posts: 111


    From what I read in many sites.. he started from the ground up, learning from his dad, now, if you hade the money, Wouldn't you use the best tools you can get?

    Besides, as Unkl Ian said, tv time cannot show the real talent of the guy.
    Foose reminds me why I came here, I like custom made stuff and classic looking cars, both stock and custom.
  13. smarg
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,069


    Holy ba Jesus, this thread is makin' me sick reading what everyone has said....

    He's a skilled guy just leave it at that, geeezz..

    Even if he isn't HAMB friendly, don't bitch about how he can't do stuff.

    He got somewhere for a reason.

    Last edited: Jul 6, 2012
  14. Chuckles Garage
    Joined: Jun 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,366

    Chuckles Garage
    Alliance Vendor

  15. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,226

    Da Tinman

    for the record,, i got no problem with Foose.

    I do have a problem with somebody kissing his ass by putting everybody else down.

    now back to the bickering.
  16. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 5,998


    best quote of the day!
  17. Boeing Bomber
    Joined: Aug 5, 2010
    Posts: 1,078

    Boeing Bomber

    I was in his shop last Summer, and was blown away. Even what wasn't Traditional, or HAMB friendly was Damn impressive to look at, and the level of craftsmanship was inspiring. I WANNA' KNOW WHERE YOU GOTTA' SHIRT? I walked into what I thought was going to be the small store to the right of the main entrance, and found myself alone in Chips' OFFICE! There were all his markers, and doodles on his art table, and illustrations filled the walls. You weren't impressed???
    Did you go down to the end of the cul de sac, and say Hi to Mitch Lanzini? If not, you missed another great guy.



  18. mattfink
    Joined: Jun 1, 2009
    Posts: 107


    Didn't he do a pretty cool mid 50's Frord? convertible.. dunno can't remember........
  19. crotex
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 561

    from cuero, tx

    If you have something to say negative about Chip's craftsmanship and talent, You are dumb. Take him up on a challenege and see who wins. I think alot of his stuff has some traditional styling to it. Such as pics that have been posted..
  20. creepyjackalope
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
    Posts: 560


    Then please explain to me the Nova badge on my 1/4 panel,,,,,,

  21. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,792

    from Indy

    Jesus Christ, that's my opinion, doesn't have to be yours. I'm not impressed by the shop size, tools ect. Didn't say I wasn't impressed with Foose. I bought a tee shirt. Actually 3, his female handler sold them in her office. Hope this is clear to some of you boys.
  22. model.A.keith
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 6,282


    We went in 09..........i guess it's more of a design studio than a high volume Rod Shop. Still some cool stuff around......




  23. 64Cyclone
    Joined: Aug 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,496


    Awesome glam-rods! ;)
  24. Bluto
    Joined: Feb 15, 2005
    Posts: 5,114

    Member Emeritus

    I was with Jesse when Tom pitched ''Transformers(Monster Garage) Jesse kept saying "Yankee workshop" he got the "Fucking Drama Circus"

    I wish the show had been as low key as this. I am sure 'Jesse's world' would be a better place.

    Thank you for putting on something good. :)
  25. tjet
    Joined: Mar 16, 2009
    Posts: 1,274

    1. Early Hemi Tech

    Yep, it's all about the kids too. I get more waves and thumbs up from the kids as I drive my POS down the road. It's funny to watch them in the cars and distracting their parents
  26. Wikster
    Joined: Jun 19, 2008
    Posts: 107

    from Phoenix

    Foose is a class act. Met him at LARS last year. Overhaulin' gets a bit sappy for me sometimes, but the show was more about cars than American Hotrod ever was. It's the last bastion for cool hot rod shows on cable that I am aware of. Like someone else said, Chip has been a great Ambassador for the hobby. He does a variety of cars, none of them are half-assed. Speaking of car celebrities, I would love to see a Jesse James show that wasn't ruined by cable tv execs. They seem to think we want to see a bunch of cobblers put on teams and do some sort of build off. no. For gods sake if I see another episode of OC choppers I'll puke.

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  27. Never2low
    Joined: Jan 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,122


    As anal as he is about every little detail being "clean", His office looks like a tornado blew through. HAHA! He is human.
    I can sleep better knowing he's not perfect!:D:p:D
  28. CarCast
    Joined: Sep 24, 2010
    Posts: 10


  29. erlomd
    Joined: Apr 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,213


    I guess cause there isn't multi million dollar rides scattered all over and there isn't a showroom...other than that, I've been there myself and I thought it was damn cool....there was random stuff all over the shop hanging on the ceiling, in the paintbooth, there was an '65 impalla all striped out
    Basically alot of OT stuff but it was impressive...not Costco sized warehouse impressive but it was nice.
  30. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,986

    Member Emeritus

    Plus or minus we've seen both camps with all of the posting on this hot topic. Well here's one for you, and I'll be interested in the response.
    Here's the deal. Your offered all of the talent, all of the contracts, all of the fame, his shop and all of his possessions and $$$'s with the snap of a finger. I want to meet the man who would walk away from an offer like that. Now, sure as hell there will be replies to this stating "no way in hell would I take all of that at the snap of the finger. I'd much rather be stuck in my $20,000/yr. job even though my credit cards are maxed out,my wife/girlfriend wishes I were dead, I'm loosing my home, I can't afford to put gas in my car, in fact I can't even make my car payments/maintenance obligations but by god damn I wouldn't trade place with that buffoon for love or money"
    Let the bloviating begin.


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