Wednesday, January 19, 2011

bonspeed's Brad Fanshaw - Featured Speaker at NHRA Museum Hot Rods & Rock Seminar

Boyd Coddington, Michael Anthony and Brad Fanshaw at the Hard Rock Cafe, circa 1994
 It was about 1994 when I went on a trip to Cabo with Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar.  After some of the famous Cabo Wabo Margarita's, I opened my mouth about how Boyd and I should build a billet bass for Michael.  Well he thought it was great idea and I needed to go home and sell Boyd on the idea.

If you are interested in the entire story, then you may want to be at the NHRA Museum on Friday January 28, 2011. The entire story will be told of how I talked Boyd into the idea, the design and the making of the billet bass.  Also about Anthony's hot rod guitar and the custom guitars bonspeed designed for Ford and Barrett-Jackson.
Michael Anthony and Brad Fanshaw at the NHRA Museum opening of "Axes & Axles"
This is all part of the museum's "Axes and Axles" exhibit, "The Art of Building Cars and Guitars. Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Fender Telecaster".

Two sessions will be available (First Session is 10:30 a.m. – Noon; Second Session is 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.). Tickets are $20 per session includes admission to the Museum and light refreshments. Seating is limited. For more information, please contact the Museum at 909-622-2133 or visit us online at
First Session: 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Moderator: Tony Thacker, executive director of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum
  • Scott Buehl, Fender Custom Shop 
  • Chip Foose, Foose Design
  • Jimmy Shine, SO-CAL Speed Shop
  • David Steele, Gary Allan Band

Second Session: 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Moderator: Henry Astor, president of Astor Motor Productions
  • Roy Brizio, Brizio Street Rods
  • Brad Fanshaw, bonspeed  
  • Billy Ganahl, Brizio Street Rods
  • Paul Waller, Fender Custom Shop, Master Guitar Builder

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