Friday, December 05, 2008

bonspeed Has Great Holiday Gifts for Car Enthusiasts!

A great place to find garage gear, tools, organization and lots of other stuff that guys will like is the website. If you are looking for holiday gifts that your automotive enthusiast, hot rodder or garage guy will love check them out!

The site has tools, car care, organisational items and great hot rod and car guy t-shirts!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

bonspeed Limited Production Skateboard Art Decks

bonspeed Wheels began a new tradition at this years bonspeed bash, skateboard decks that double as wall art. These highly collectible decks were shown for the very first time at the party and they were met with great excitement.

These are the first three styles released in limited quantities and each is signed and numbered by the artist, bonspeed's own art director Rick Martin. They are also signed by the bonspeed owners; Michael Anthony and Brad Fanshaw. The decks are a natural because so many car enthusiasts grew up with skateboarding and skateboards were sometimes a first experience with speed and handling. bonspeed felt why not create a cool piece of art on a skateboard that can hang on a shop or office wall.

The limited run for this series will most likely be sold out by the time you read this, but bonspeed will be compiling a list for the next series of three styles. If you are interested in some skate art contact bonspeed at Michael Anthony holds up two skateboard decks that bear his name.

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bonspeed bash Goodie Bags

Everyone who attended the 2008 bonspeed Bash walked away with a limited edition t-shirt. Our celebrity and VIP guests each received one of these cool swag bags. Each bag was loaded with a limited edition bonspeed Bash t-shirt, an autographed bottle of Michael Anthony's hot sauce, two of Michael's very rare bonspeed guitar pics, a carbon fiber pen from Lear Jets, an issue of Velocity Magazine and a Flexjet cap. bonspeed would also like to thank Brian Benson Cellars, the makers of "Ed's Red" wine for participating and Knucklenuts Titanium rings.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

bonspeed Releases Forged Aluminum Steering Wheels

bonspeed is best known for its forged aluminum wheels, but after numerous requests we have added steering wheels. Currently available in six (6) styles bonspeed offers full leather wrap, half wrap and solid billet aluminum. Leather matching and a variety of colors are available as well as most popular adaptor hubs.

Call our tech/order line for pries and information: 714/666-1966
ABOVE: Huntington style shown in solid aluminum; polished.

ABOVE: Delta style shown in black leather half wrap.

ABOVE: Laguna style shown in gray leather wrap.

ABOVE: Palisade style shown in burgandy leather.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

bonspeed Wheels Rock & Roll Bash at the Hard Rock Hotel

bonspeed Wheels threw what many said was undoubtedly the party of the year; in conjunction with SEMA 2008! The exclusive invite only party was Wednesday night in a huge Hard Rock Hotel celebrity suite on the penthouse level high above the Las Vegas skyline.

The party was hosted by bonspeed boys; Brad Fanshaw (President & Owner), Michael Anthony (Owner and founding member of Van Halen) and Larry Dixon (bonspeed sponsored 2-time World champion top fuel driver). This was just like a backstage experience and as the invite stated; "In Vegas there are plenty of places to party like a rockstar; only bonspeed wheels invites you to party with the rockstars"! This party had rockstars aplenty and not just the musical type, the guests included the most talented builders, racing legends like Bob Bonduraunt, TV celebs like Genevieve Chappell, magazine editors and more.

All of the bonspeed Bash guests were treated like rockstars with laminate backstage passes, cocktails, and when they departed each received a limited edition t-shirt (only 150 were made) and our VIPs each got a very cool swag bag.

bonspeed plans to make this an annual event for its top customers and industry friends. The bonspeed Bash is certain to grow and in 2009 even more celebrities and surprises are sure to be expected. There is no better way to show off the newest wheels and products that bonspeed has to offer than with friends and a few cocktails during the SEMA event week!

ABOVE: Oh yeah, just like some hot nightclub there was a line to get into the bonspeed Bash!
Warren (Hard Rock Security with the clip board) was monitoring for party crashes while Troy Ladd of Hollywood Hot Rods (Black Hat) gets his laminates.

ABOVE: Once inside, joint was jumpin'!

ABOVE: Frank from Prodigy Customs (Black Shirt) grabs a cocktail.

ABOVE: bonspeed's dealers and VIP guests were invited to draw for some cool prizes. These included pinstriped bottles of Ed's Red wine, bonspeed Watches, bonspeed Titanium Knucklenut rings and limited edition bonspeed skateboards. Here Troy Trepanier draws for a prize while noted hot rod builder Bobby Alloway (Balck Jacket) waits for his chance. In the background laughing it up (Green/White shirt) is Bill Hancock the head sales guy at bonspeed.
ABOVE: Art Morrison and Craig Morrison talk chassis ideas with Michael Anthony.
ABOVE: Steve Strope (an old rocker himself) admires Michael Anthony's custom bass that was designed by bonspeed's art guy extraordinaire to commemorate the winning GT40 race cars. Watch for Michael to be wielding this ax on his next tour with Sammy Hagar.ABOVE: Just before the party started our favorite Top Fuel pilot; Larry Dixon had time for a quick photo with Michael. Dixon is so fast he is hard to get in any photos!ABOVE: Genevieve Chappell from Velocity TV was at the bash talking cars and looking for new story angles. She also took time for a photos with Steve Strope of Pure Vision (again) and Brad Fanshaw.ABOVE: Jason Hill of Hill's Hot Rods, one fantastic truck builder scored one of the limited edition bonspeed Wheel skateboards. bonspeed created three designs and just ten of each board, these limited edition boards are highly collectible art pieces. Each board was signed and numbered by our art director Rick Martin and the bonspeed boys; Michael and Brad.ABOVE: bonspeed's super sales guy Bill Hancock (green/white shirt) was working the room all night. Here he is cheering on Hal from Godfather's Customs while he draws for one of the VIP prizes.

Top Hot Rod, Kustom and Truck Builders at bonspeed Bash 2008

The bonspeed Bash was a "Who's-Who" of the automotive world! The party that was hosted by the bonspeed boys, Brad Fanshaw and Michael Anthony had enough automotive talent in one place that anything could have happened. bonspeed's master art director managed to corral some of the crew for a quick photo at the party.

PICTURED back row L to R: Tim Strange, Rick Dore, Troy Trepanier and Steve Strope.
PICTURED front row R to L: Larry Dixon, Brad Fanshaw, Bobby Alloway, Michael Anthony and Jason Hill.

This was just a handful of the talented builders, industry owners and VIPs that partied eleven stories above the Vegas skyline. It is no wonder all of these influential people know that bonspeed wheels and its family of products which include watches and apparel set the trends that others follow!

bonspeed Wheels Releases New Styles

In conjunction with this years 2008 SEMA show bonspeed Wheels gave dealers, builders and VIP guests a sneak peek of the latest styles to emerge from its California speed & design studios. bonspeed threw an exclusive invite only bash in the celebrity suite of the Hard Rock Hotel's top floor. The newest designs are fresh and technical and as Troy Trepanier stated; "You bonspeed guys have moved the wheel designs to a new level".

Available now are these new styles from bonspeed Wheels:

ABOVE: bonspeed "JAG-X" shown in brushed center/polished outer

ABOVE: bonspeed "S/S" shown in polished finish

ABOVE: bonspeed "SuperStar" shown in polished finish

ABOVE: bonspeed "T-REX" shown in polished finish

ABOVE: bonspeed "VinSpeed" shown in polished finish

Friday, September 05, 2008

CGS Ford Flex Rides on bonspeed Wheels for SEMA 2008

SEMA 2008 is just around the corner and the guys at CGS are busy wrenchin' on another in a long line of projects. This year they are building one trick Ford Flex the new crossover from Ford. In addition the many mods, including a one-off front fascia bonspeed Wheels will machine a special set of 22" wheels.

Look for this flax in the Ford booth at SEMA and for sure in all the magazines!


Sport Truck Features Xtreme Blazer

This is one bad-ass frame dropped blazer with 22" bonspeed Huntington wheels and they look like monsters under this truck. Check out more pics by clicking the link below!

CLICK HERE: Xtreme Blazer with bonspeed wheels


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

bonspeed Scores the Cover of Super Chevy Magazine

A recent cover of SUPER CHEVY MAGAZINE featured this fine 1969 Camaro owned by Ned Jackson. You see, Ned wisely chose a set of bonspeed "Delta" wheels for his pro-touring ride.
The details in his car stood out because of the choice of wheels; at least we think so.

This '69 rides on bonspeed "Delta" style wheels; 18x8 up front and 18x9 in the rear!

Read more about Ned's car at Super Chevy online:
Ned Jackson's 1969 Camaro with bonspeed Delta Wheels


Over 100 Sport Trucks all With bonspeed Wheels

Recently, we were doing some web surfing of our own and found that by searching at the Truckin' website we could see over 100 trucks with bonspeed Wheels. Click below and check them out!

Shopping for wheels see tons of bonspeed wheels on all kinds of trucks.

CLICK HERE: Over 100 bonspeed trucks

bonspeed Clothing and Accessories

bonspeed's Ford F-150 Super Street Truck

You might know bonspeed as a wheel, but our design firm creates and builds too! Back in 2004 when Ford was introducing the new F-150 they handed one over to the bonspeed design team and we went crazy.

First we gutted the truck and removed every part inside and out. Then we installed a supercharged GT motor, six-speed manual transmission and an independent rear suspension.
I told ya we went crazy, about 600 man hours and bundles of cash later the dark eggplant purple screamer rolled from our shop. Check out all the info on this dream truck by clicking on the link below.

bonspeed F-150 Article

Truckin' Features 1988 Silverado with 22" bonspeed Huntington Wheels

Check out Truckin' Magazines online home for a recent feature of a sweet 1988 Chevy truck rollin' on 22" bonspeed Huntington wheels. There is a link below to the article and be sure to visit the bonspeed Wheels website.

TRUCKIN'-1988 Chevy Silverado

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Hot Rod TV is Re-Airing Shows Featuring the bonspeed boys, Brad Fanshaw and Michael Anthony

Hot Rod TV is re-airing the episodes featuring the bonspeed boys, Michael Anthony and Brad Fanshaw as part of a Saturday marathon. Tune in Saturday, August 2, 2008 for the following episodes:

• 9:00 a.m. "GT-40", with a cameo appearence by Michael Anthony and his personal Ford GT.
• 9:30 a.m. "AMBR", the bonspeed boys provide insight and observations from the grand-daddy of hot rod shows.
• 11 a.m., "MAD ANTHONY", Michael and Sue Anthony take their prized Shelby for a complete facelift, the show includes background and interviews with both Michael and Brad.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

bonspeed Apparel Featured in Truckin' Magazine

Truckin' has published the 2008 Hot Rod Apparel Guide and it is full of bonspeed stuff!

A few months ago the editors of Truckin' called and asked if they could bring some models to where we manufacture our bonspeed Wheels? What they wanted was the factory as a backdrop to shoot the 2008 apparel guide.

We swept the floors and pulled out the t-shirts, the Truckin' editors did everything else! Be sure you click on the link below and visit the Truckin' website to see the entire article.

ABOVE: The Truckin' girls wearing the bonspeed "Dixie Dragstrip" and "Roadhouse"

CLICK HERE: Visit Truckin' '08 Apparel Buyers Guide
CLICK HERE: Visit the bonspeed Apparel Website

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

bonspeed Wheels the Originators of Color Forged© Wheels

Nothing looks better than a polished aluminum wheel, except maybe a custom bonspeed Color Forged© aluminum wheel!

bonspeed wheels was born in 1996 and has never looked back. Our styles are regularly praised as the cutting edge of wheel style and the Color Forged program that our company originated is stronger than ever.

The bonspeed Color Forged program allows customers to personalize their wheels more than ever. Now billet forged wheels can be made to accent your vehicle your way. It is personalization that makes a car a hot rod.

The idea is to let customers imagine the bonspeed wheel anyway they want, polished, brushed, clear coated, powder coated center or?

RIGHT: A bonspeed Vector in brushed finish with selected black powder coating and clear finish.

BELOW: The bonspeed Rodr' in polished with standard grey spoke insets and clear coated.

Vist: bonspeed Wheels

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Truckin' Magazine Uses bonspeed "Clutch" Wheels

Truckin' Magazine just posted a build-up on a 2008 GMC Sierra shortbox pickup. The red truck features a nice look with bonspeed "Clutch" wheels. Check out the link below to see the online build!


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bonspeed boys Seen on Paparazzi Website

The paparazzi website had their paparazzi posted outside of Mr. Chow's last Friday night. The bonspeed boys, Michael Anthony and Brad Fanshaw had just walked out after dinner when the cameras blazed. The paparazzi was, of course after the famous bonspeed boy; Michael Anthony. Known more to these celebrity hounds for his years with Van Halen, they asked Michael what he was planning for the summer. Visit the link below and you can see the photos and what he had to tell them!

The bonspeed boys were with friends for dinner at the world famous Mr. Chow's, after a taping of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Jay was friendly as ever, and gave us all the backstage treatment and showed off his car that he drove to the studio that day!

CLICK HERE: See Michael Anthony photos
CLICK HERE: Visit "bonspeed boys" website
CLICK HERE: Visit Mad Anthony

Sunday, May 11, 2008

bonspeed GMC Sierra Featured in Truckin'

bonspeed's Award-Winning GMC "King Sierra" Featured in Truckin' Magazine

Check out the bonspeed "King Sierra" in Truckin' Magazine or at the site. The editors of Truckin' had us follow them to a remote photo location for the feature, after swearing us to secrecy. With cool photo locations in So. Cal. disappearing as quickly as the glaciers we promised not to tell of this place.

Check out the entire article and all of the specifics of the truck bonspeed designed and constructed for the 2007 SEMA show. The "King Sierra" truck has 22" bonspeed Velocity wheels with a custom powder coating

CLICK HERE to see the bonspeed "King Sierra" Article

CLICK HERE to visit bonspeed Wheels

CLICK HERE to visit bonspeed's other websites

bonspeed boys on Hot Rod TV

If you are a fan of "Hot Rod TV" on Speed then keep your eyes peeled for re-airings of episodes featuring the "bonspeed boys"; Brad Fanshaw and Michael Anthony. The producers of "Hot Rod TV" asked the boys to work with them on three shows.

The first was the two-part coverage of the 2008 Grand National Roadster show in Pomona, California. Brad and Michael spent the afternoon walking the show commenting on the cars, seeing friends and drooling over the craftsmanship while the cameras roll.

Hot Rod TV's episode about the legendary GT-40 featured bonspeed boy Michael Anthony and his fine Ford GT. The cameo shows Michael zooming around in his personal GT, that is so fine with the massive bonspeed wheels.

The most extensive episode is a re-build of Michael and Sue Anthony's GT500 Shelby. The orange Musclecar was shipped to Gateway Classic Mustangs and the camera crew followed the action. Interviews with both Brad and Michael give a great look at the fun they have. It was all filmed at the secret Southern California warehouse that houses some of the bonspeed boys cars.

Watch Speed listings for re-airings and it will also be available on dvd.