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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Weasel, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Weasel
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    Does anybody have any history on this sculpture/model by Cole Foster? I have owned it for a few years and it signed on the bottom 'Cole Foster 1995 No. 10/15'.

    It is painted purple candy and is 22" Long by 12" Wide by 7". Sadly the time has come to part with it and I am trying to find out more about it such as what it might have been based on?

    IMG_1549.JPG IMG_1545.JPG IMG_1553.JPG IMG_1560.JPG
     
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  2. silent rick
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    i remember when cole used to post on the hamb
     
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  3. Cool piece but I know nothing about it. HRP
     
  4. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    It looks like it may have been a design study or a painting techniques assignment in a design school or maybe a course in industrial design / styling. The notation "10/15" suggests that 15 copies may have been produced - probably all the same shape and of different finishes.

    Dunno - just guessing
     
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  5. plywude
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    Rod Powell probably painted it, he's on the HAMB and his shop was in the same complex as Cole's....
     
  6. pgj
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    Very cool, were you looking to sell it? I might be interested.
     
  7. j conrad
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    i remember seeing those for sell in a issue of custom rodder magazine back in the day
     
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  8. Is that the Cole Foster with the outrageous Red '49 Ford?........Centurion9....This one?

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  9. schaefer
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    Cool sculpture!
     
  10. No! ... That's Cole CUTLER's shoebox Ford.

    Cole FOSTER is (legendary drag racer) Pat Foster's son ... a gifted fabricator ... and his shop (Salinas Boys Customs) has built some real bitchin' bikes, hot rods, & customs.

    Here's some of the HAMB-friendly cars built by Cole & the "Salinas Boys Customs" crew:

    [​IMG]Cole's '54 Chevy

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    Henry Gong's '56 Nomad

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    Kirk Hammett's '36 Ford "Metallicoupe"​
     
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  11. Kinda looks like a Henry J.
     
  12. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    In that size, my guess would be it is based on an RC car (1/8th scale?) aftermarket body. Typically, they're vacuformed from clear plastic. RC racers generally paint the inside surface of the shell, leaving the clear plastic as a "clear coat". This also helps prevent paint chipping.
    It reminds me of those smaller scale custom paint sample "bodies".
     

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  13. abone1930
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    I remember seeing those before, but don't know anything about them. cool though.
     
  14. ColesCar.jpg Here is a writeup on it in Low Rider Magazine in August 1994 including Cole's contact info.
     
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  15. young'n'poor
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    Neat! I'd buy one of them
     
  16. Thank you Hemi32 for the correction....I appreciate it....Centurion9
     
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  17. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    Well, I got that part right.
     
  18. GhostMN
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    Do you still own this?
     
  19. I dropped a link on Coles FB page, maybe he will chime in.
     
  20. Roothawg
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  21. cole
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    seems like you got the info, i made 15 of them in 1995, i still have one also, i think i sold them for around a $1,000 . hope you get alot for it. Marc dubila painted all pieces he worked with Rod Powell we painted them there.
     
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  22. brady1929
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    Very cool, Cole Foster is on the HAMB! You are very talented.
     

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