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Thursday, 18 February 2021 19:33

On The Lighter Side: Chip Foose Hot Rods A Volkswagen Beetle

Written by Steven Symes, Motorious

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He says it’s Europe’s '32 Ford…


Ah, Chip Foose, the guy who often does beautiful work in metal but so often goes off the rails when working with markers.

 

Part of me feels like sometimes he’s trolling everyone, like the time he made a first-gen Ford Bronco into a low-riding cruiser or injected all kinds of BMW M3 styling into the classic Mini. It’s like he’s begging for people to criticize his work, which I believe he can take or he wouldn’t still be in the game after all these years. Unfortunately, some of his followers can’t bare to see anyone not worship their idol.

 

Chip Foose VW Beetle 2


Yep, this is another episode of Chip Foose Draws A Car where he starts getting whacky. I get it, as a creative person sometimes it’s fun to cut loose and destroy all the boundaries, and if you view this design exercise in that light then it’s kind of entertaining. However, if you imagine the result in real life it might be more like watching Jurassic World on loop for 5 days straight.


Seeing an automotive icon violated so wantonly can be difficult for some. Foose argues the classic Beetle is like the German ’32 Ford and he has a point. People have chopped these cars...


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