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