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Folks Of Interest Cole Foster new book

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hot Rod Ron, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. BAD ASS YOU MUST BUY THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I had pre-ordered mine a month ago and it came today. This book is really good and my hats of to Cole for letting someone tell his story and too Mike Lavella who started gearhead magazine and gearhead records. You guys have in my opinion have put the book of the year out.

    To Cole I met you at last year at goodguys scottsdale show when you had the 36 with you and we talk a little awhile about what you did on the car and your thoughts on plainishing hammers and such and I must say that I was not sure if you would talk to me or not. You were very understanding and were really humble on who you are and the bad ass work that you do. I have been collecting all I can on how you did the 36 since this winter I am going to get started on doing the same to a 5 window that I picked up.

    I just wanted you guys to know that us guys in our garages look to you guys for insperation and what can be done that has not.

  2. What's the book called...any links?
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  4. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,917


    Cole is a top notch human bean! Glad to know the man. And he has pretty hair.

  5. punkabilly1306
    Joined: Aug 22, 2005
    Posts: 2,656

    from ohio

    i want one, cole is a great guy
  7. 1badnov
    Joined: Sep 28, 2007
    Posts: 547

    from South Bay

    I picked mine up @ BilletProof, even had him sign it. The picture of Cole wearing his dads jacket & helmet is just badass.
  8. Gonna order one as soon as I am off of here
  9. Deadender60
    Joined: Sep 3, 2004
    Posts: 977


    The book is good.. haven't read it yet but I know Mike did a great job.. My brother took the cover shot about 5 years ago.. I'm working (and just about done)on a Salinas Boys Calendar right now that will be available at SEMA this year and should be available from the Salinas Boys website soon...
  10. maybe get him to sign one at SEMA or scottsdale???...looks like a must read even if it does not have any showrods in it
  11. hemifarris
    Joined: Sep 30, 2005
    Posts: 2,321


    That's funny. I've never seen a "human bean". :D I just ordered the book from . Retail is $35.00 and their cost is $23.10.
  12. Gearhead Mike
    Joined: Sep 22, 2007
    Posts: 38

    Gearhead Mike

    Hey guys, thanks for the kind words about the book, me and Cole (and Susan of course!) worked really hard on it. There are also contributions by Jeff Decker (who wrote the Afterword) Kirk Hammett (who did a really good job on the Foreward) John Drummond of the Good Guys, Willie G. Davidson, and Cole's Dad Pat, who we sadly lost earlier this year. We also got quotes from Billy Gibbons, Jesse James, Bob Dron, Chip Foose, Jimmie Vaughan and Mike Ness... it's pretty epic!

    I can tell you that no one has a better price than Amazon, that's always the case as I found out with the last book I wrote, The Hot Rod World of Robert Williams. It's cool to buy it there - we definitely still get our royalitys, no matter how cheap they sell it for. But if you're looking for something a little extra special, we made 50 signed/numbered editions that are only being sold at They are signed by both me and Cole, and numbered 1 through 50. As of right now, I have 24 left, so if you want one don't snooze! They are $34.99 which is the cover price - no one is getting rich around here, trust me. If you've never been to the website before, look around - besides the books there are over 20 different shirts for sale, plus hats and all that, plus all the back issues of the magazine of course. If you contract me directly, I'll GLADLY lower the posted prices on those older issues and make you a nice deal. Cool.
  13. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,038

    1. 60s Show Rods

    Cole and Mike are my heros..

    I talked to Mike about this book several times as it was being written and man Cole
    has some good stories to tell and I'm sure the book will cover it all..

    I can't wait to read it.
  14. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,038

    1. 60s Show Rods

    Mike we posted at the same time.... Good morning my brother.. :D
  15. Gearhead Mike
    Joined: Sep 22, 2007
    Posts: 38

    Gearhead Mike

    Got your all packed up Evel - now there are only 23 left!
  16. Von Franco
    Joined: Nov 26, 2001
    Posts: 1,285

    Von Franco

    Mike you da man,And Cole is a super hero with mayo...................
  17. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,523


    thanks for the heads up Mike,
    I just ordered mine
  18. NOTCH
    Joined: Apr 19, 2006
    Posts: 663


    I better get on before they sell out!
  19. tred
    Joined: Mar 20, 2003
    Posts: 2,347


    i was amazed the first time i met cole, he is so reserved, almost shy. he is one of the most humble people you will ever meet, and ironically, he is one of the ones that should be most bragadocious.

    is it true that there's an entire chapter of the book about just his hair???
    ha aha!
  20. MEDDLER1
    Joined: Jun 1, 2006
    Posts: 1,590


    yeah i got mine the other day already read it cover to cover twice!!!!you guys did a great job!cole is definitly my favorite builder and this book is great to have i cant put it down!!!!
  21. Gearhead Mike
    Joined: Sep 22, 2007
    Posts: 38

    Gearhead Mike

    Again, thanks for all the kind words guys! Von Franco no less, high praise indeed! Only 20 left now by the way...
  22. desertdroog
    Joined: Nov 16, 2001
    Posts: 1,001


    I just ordered mine from your site Gearhead Mike. I've been a fan of your magazine ever since you included the 7 inches in them. Still have them and was glad to see you putting the periodical out again.
  23. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


    Can you imagine what he'll be building the next 20 yrs? And still no inflated ego. Classy, humble and plain cool.
  24. Yaril
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 989


    got mine in the mail today.
  25. Twoodie
    Joined: Apr 21, 2002
    Posts: 21


    Just sent for mine. Have liked his work ever since I first his Chevy pick-up... Thanks Cole and Mike
  26. Gearhead Mike
    Joined: Sep 22, 2007
    Posts: 38

    Gearhead Mike

    Thanks everyone for all the kind words about the book. I just wanted to let you guys know that there are only 5 of the signed/numbered edition of 50 left at so if you were thinking about getting one, you might wanna do it soon. Thanks again
  27. Ranunculous
    Joined: Nov 30, 2007
    Posts: 2,466


    It is a bitchin book! Saw the last copy a vendor had at Carlisle that was already promised out(why the hell they only bring 3 or 4 copies to an auto swap).
    Neat to see someone on celluloid,vinyl or in print and they turn out to be as cool as you thought they were.
  28. Mad Mark
    Joined: Jun 23, 2007
    Posts: 481

    Mad Mark

    Thanks for the heads up Mike. I put in an order for one!
  29. SimonSez
    Joined: Jul 1, 2001
    Posts: 1,632


    I just ordered one now (order 1117995380). Did I make it in time to get the signed/numbered one ??

  30. Gearhead Mike
    Joined: Sep 22, 2007
    Posts: 38

    Gearhead Mike

    You got it man - #47 in fact. Only 3 left!

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