Friday, November 20, 2009
Village Goldsmith has been an authorized reseller of both Bonneville Swiss Watches and bonspeed sport watches since 1997! Both Michael and Brad Fanshaw the owners of Bonneville/bonspeed will be at the event to answer questions about the watch lines and talk cars and music.
Stop in and say hello; the event hours are 7-9 p.m.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Adam Carolla's Car Cast
The bonspeed boys; Michael Anthony and Brad Fanshaw ventured to Burbank, California today. They visited the Adam Carolla studios and Michael sat down for an in depth interview about Van Halen, Chickenfoot and cars.
This kick-ass interview will air on Adam's podcast Friday November 13, 2009, so be sure to check it out by clicking the link below. Trust us it is well worth tuning in on this one, Adam gets some great early Van Halen info from Michael. It is funny and very entertaining!
Watch for another segment to air in a few weeks with Michael, Brad and two of their cars. This segment will air on Adam Carolla's "Car Cast" podcast.
You can find it all at these links or at itunes.
The Adam Carolla Podcast
Car Cast with Adam Carolla
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Steve Strope the man at Pure Vision is a builder that uses our bonspeed Wheels almost exclusivly. Recently, Steve took one of his innovative Chryslers over to the Car Cast studio with Adam Carolla. He gives Adam a walk around his Petrol Charger that has bonspeed Huntington Wheels.
Watch in the near future for details about the bonspeed boys; Brad Fanshaw and Michael Anthony who will be on Car Cast with Adam Carolla.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Every month we will feature a customers vehicle and we are always looking for new cars to include.
Check it out today!
RedRum was built in Texas by Mitch Henderson and the guys at STATUS this 2010 Camaro SS is hammered to the ground with Air Ride and even has a supercharged engine. As you already noticed by now the car has an outrageous 22/24" wheel and tire combination. On the front are 22x8.5 bonspeed style "VinSpeed" wheels and the rear has massive 24x10's. These wheels are Color Forged™ with cast gray centers.
You will also need to watch for another 2010 Camaro constructed by Trent's Trick Upholstery in Ohio. This car has a fantastic electric blue and butterscotch paint job. The interior is another work of art by Trent and the wheels are 22" Color Forged bonspeed style "SS".
bonspeed continues to push the extreme with our exclusive Color Forged wheels. These wheels for Trent's 2010 Camaro feature a center with brushed finish that is sealed with a clear powder coating. The outer hoops were color matched to the electric blue on the car.
The show will also feature the "Operation Muscle Truck" a Street Trucks Magazine feature build that has bonspeed wheels and a hot rod look.
Also look for a very hot Tahoe built by Hill's Hot Rods and many other projects that we will post photos of here after the show!
Thursday, October 08, 2009
In the latest issue, the ’95 Chevy C-1500 Cheyenne pickup was equipped with massive 20-inch bonspeed S/S wheels. The forged billet wheels look aggressive on the truck, and the large window design reveals the Baer brakes, too. Finally, the editors and bonspeed added one of the exclusive Color Forged© finishes to the wheel center in cast gray. Make sure to follow the build-up on the truck in Street Trucks magazine for the next few issues as it receives more updates.
Every set of bonspeed Wheels is custom-built to your specifications, offering wheels from 17-inches all the way to 26-inches. bonspeed was the first to offer the Color Forged© program, ensuring that your wheels are as unique as your car.
Find out more about bonspeed Wheels at www.bonspeedWheels.com.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I heard recently that the truck that Boyd Coddington and I designed and built for Eddie Van Halen was being resurrected. Duane Mayer at American Hot Rods called to ask if I knew anything about the truck that was built at Hot Rods by Boyd for Eddie? I replied that I did and where was it? He informed me that someone had called about restoring it and they were bringing it to his shop.
This was one bad ass sport truck with Corvette suspension, drive train and the full Boyd sport truck treatment. We even made one-off wheels that replicated Ed's stripe pattern. The side stripe not only had his stripes but, it ends with the shape of a guitar head. I do remember driving the truck through Los Angeles and many a Van Halen fan strained to see through the tinted windows. They knew what that stripe represented and they thought maybe the guitar god was behind the wheel.
Somewhere I have a photo of Eddie and I with the similar, but less modified giveaway truck in the Petersen Publishing photo studio. If I find it we will post that at a later date.
It is great to see the truck is being granted another life, but in my opinion a restoration instead of modification would have been better and more valuable!
PHOTO ABOVE: Brad Fanshaw, Eddie Van Halen and Boyd Coddington the day we delivered the truck at the 5150 studio.
Van Halen News Desk
bonspeed Wheels teamed with Hill's Hot Rods and braved the Texas July heat to invade this year's "Texas Heat Wave". The name was true to form and the sun was bright with Texas sized heat all weekend.The show was great and featured all kinds of cars and trucks. Yes, if you look at that sign Austin was the debut of 26" bonspeed wheels!
Thanks to Jason Hill and the gang from Hill's Hot Rods they hosted us and shoed us the best place for Mexican food in Austin!
The otrageously nice black Mustang was brought from California by Justin Padfield/Scott's Hot Rods. This car that features bonspeed "T-Rex" wheels and a "T-Rex" steering wheel was built for Mike Dingman.
You can see a feature on that Lime Green Mopar in the background in this months "Muscle Car Power". The cover car features bonspeed "Atom-Bomb" wheels.
The Summer always means that you will find bonspeed Wheels traveling the USA and attending the best car shows! One show we recently attended was the GoodGuys Heartland Nationals in Des Moines, Iowa on July 4th weekend.
bonspeed's President attended to support one of our dealers; MagMotoringWheels.com of Omaha, Nebraska. Mark and Damon Grimes the leaders at MAG had a great booth and brought two cars to represent the bonspeed wheel line.
At the booth was one of the baddest 1972 Camaro pro-street cars you will ever find! The car was built by MAG Motoring and has 18x8 bonspeed Huntington wheels in the front and 20x12 bonspeed Huntington wheels in the back. This killer ride has a full Air-Ride suspension and a big block for power.
Outside the guys from MagMotoringWheels.com rolled in a 1971 Chevelle with a bunch of cool modifications including the bonspeed Malibu wheels 18x8 front and 20x10 rear. This car was also constructed by MAG, these guys know how to build cars that have the stance!
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
The event is the Goodguys Heartland Nationals and is sure to be a packed with cool cars, both hot rods, trucks and muscle cars. This event is open to a variety of hot rods and also features the autocross.
MagMotoringWheels.com is a long time dealer and builder from Omaha, Nebraska owned by Mark Grimes. They will have a full selection of bonspeed wheels on display indoors throughout the July 4th holiday weekend.
Stop by and see the new styles of bonspeed wheels and our new billet steering wheels!
VISIT: bonspeed Wheels website
VISIT: Mag Motoring Wheels website
Monday, June 29, 2009
You can bet that Larry Dixon had just as big a smile in Norwalk, OH last weekend, June 28th, 2009. He not only grabbed the #1 Top Fuel qualifying position but he backed it up with another win.
This win has placed Dixon firmly in the #2 spot overall and looking good for the upcoming race to the championship. It looks like he is settling into the new sponsor and dragster.
Again we must mention that he won this race wearing his bonspeed/Bonneville watch!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The win places Dixon in third overall in the standings as the the chase for top ten is closing quickly. Way to go Larry, we all think its the Bonneville/bonspeed Watches that you wear while flying down the quarter mile.
VISIT ALAN JOHNSON RACING
After a sold-out “Road Test” tour of just 9 cities and top-5-charting debut of the album, the band is sure to sell out and wow crowds. Support the bonspeed boy by rocking out at one of the shows, by joining the Chickenfoot Fanclub or by purchasing the new CD.
For more on bonspeed, go to www.bonspeed.com or follow us on twitter.
You can check out the bonspeed Wheels at www.bonspeedwheels.com.
Friday, June 05, 2009
bonspeed Wheels is cruising the Hot Rod Power Tour with the Mother’s semi! We’ve got a brand new, slick wheel display riding around showing off our wheels and new steering wheels.
The Hot Rod Power Tour kicks off tomorrow, so go by and check out the bonspeed wheels in any of the cities on the tour.
Saturday, June 6
Alliant Energy Center
Sunday, June 7
Monday, June 8
South Bend, IN
St. Joseph County Fairgrounds
Tuesday, June 9
Mt. Clemens, MI (Detroit)
Metro Beach Metropark
Wednesday, June 10
University of Dayton Arena
Thursday, June 11
The Center for Rural Development
Friday, June 12
Bristol Motor Speedway
Saturday, June 13
Bristol Motor Speedway (Long Hauler Awards)
Later this summer, watch for some great deals only available at the bonspeed display with the Mother’s semi.
Michael Anthony, part owner of bonspeed Wheels and one of the bad to the bone bonspeed Boys, is gearing up for the release of the first album from his new band, Chickenfoot! Today, (June 5, 2009) is the day the album drops and has been dubbed by the band as Footday, jabbing at the band’s obvious strange name.
The even more electrifying news is that tonight, Chickenfoot will also be rocking on the new Conan O’Brien led Tonight Show. FootRageous! With it being the first week of the new Conan show, of course the band will be there to leave their footprint with a live performance of “Oh Yeah”.
bonspeed Wheels is stoked to have their co-owner grace the stage at the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and reminds bonspeed Wheels enthusiasts to support Michael and Chickenfoot.
For more information about Chickenfoot, go to www.chickenfoot.us or www.MadAnthonyCafe.com.
Keep watching our bonspeed blog and Twitter for more on Michael, Chickenfoot and bonspeed.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
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Friday, April 10, 2009
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We thought Twitter was kinda weird at first, who wants to know what is going on day by day at bonspeed Wheels? Then we had an idea why not give all our gearhead friends a chance to follow our adventures and get some deals and freebies along the way!
Sign up to follow us and along with the mundane info you can watch for 15 minute specials and even free offers only available on Twitter.
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Thursday, March 26, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
It did feature a quick steering box, a chassis built at the original Hot Rods by Boyd and a motor and trans that had been smoothed and painted body color. This El Camino with the Big Block and coil-over suspension was exotic for the day.
Fast-forward to 2009 and the car looks nice but it lacks some serious hardware underneath. bonspeed Wheels has teamed with Travis Noack, the editors of MuscleCar Power to remake the car and bring it back to cover car status. The El Camino will get among other parts BAER 6-piston brakes with 14" rotors front and back, Hotchkis tubular A-arms, sway bar and a complete suspension tune-up, shorty headers and new exhaust and of course a
new set of bonspeed Wheels. The wheels will be a 19" front and 20" rear set of our newest style, the "VinSpeed".
Follow the build in MuscleCar Power magazine beginning with the August issue (on sale date: May 26, 2009) and here at the bonspeed blog. You can even see a video of the of the suspension install now at Hotchkis.net.
(LEFT): Travis Noack from MuscleCar Power magazine loaded the El Camino on his H&H "Speedloader" trailer and hauled it off to Hotchkis for a full front suspension update.
bonspeed Wheels: www.bonspeedWheels.com
See the video: http://www.hotchkis.net/
Read the Magazine: MUSCLECAR POWER
Sunday, March 22, 2009
The Mopars at the Strip event is also known for building some cool Chrysler, Dodge or Plymouth during the show. Again in 2009, Steve Strope from Pure Vision will lead the build-up. This year the car is a 1967 Cornet and bonspeed Wheels along with Hotchkis, Pirelli and Wilwood will contribute to making the Cornet happen!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Hot Rod TV asked the bonspeed boys if they could follow them around the Grand National Roadster show in Pomona, California. What were we supposed to tell them, no?
If you watch much TV you may have seen the commercial for AT&T's HTC FUZE mobile phone that features the Steve Strope built 515 GTB Charger. The car was built at Strope's shop in Simi Valley, California and is one of the coolest Chargers you will find. Plus the car is right hand drive!
What makes this bad boy even better are the one-off bonspeed wheels that we machined from solid 4" plate aluminum. The knock-off style wheels are based on a vintage Lola wheel. Check out the wheels in the video above and check out bonspeed wheels at the link below.
If you need some unique one-off wheels that no one else has then give us a call we can design and build you a set too. Our bonspeed kustom shop is ready to machine dreams- 714/666-1966.