Friday, November 20, 2009

bonspeed boys- Michael Anthony & Brad Fanshaw Will be at Village Goldsmith, Glendora CA 11/20/09

If you are near Glendora, California tonight, (November 20, 2009) stop into The Village Goldsmith jewelry store, Glendora, California. Downtown Glendora is having its annual Holiday city walk and Michael will be at the Village Goldsmith to sign autographs and talk about his band Chickenfoot!

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

bonspeed boys Hang With Car Guy Adam Carolla

The bonspeed boys; Michael Anthony and Brad Fanshaw met up with Adam Carolla today. They talked cars and drooled on Adam's Lamborghini. Watch here for information about an upcoming podcast featuring Mike, Brad and two of their own hot rides.

Adam Carolla's Car Cast

Michael Anthony Will be on Adam Carolla's Podcast Friday Nov. 13th

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

Strope With Adam Carolla- Shows Off bonspeed Wheels!

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

bonspeed Wheels Launches NEW Website

bonspeed's in-house design team has just completed a brand new website. This site has tech features, photo tips, a huge photo gallery and all of our new wheel designs.

Every month we will feature a customers vehicle and we are always looking for new cars to include.

Check it out today!

bonspeed Wheels On Feature Vehicles at SEMA 2009

bonspeed Wheels is always sure to stay on the cutting edge of the aftermarket. SEMA 2009 is no different as shown on the "RedRum" Camaro at right.

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".

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

bonspeed Wheels has Teamed Up with Street Trucks Magazine for “Operation Muscle Truck”

For the past few issues, Street Trucks has been working on what they’ve dubbed “Operation Muscle Truck”. The guys at this leading truck mag are taking a popular pickup platform and turning it into a “performance-inspired, cornering and handling machine”. When it came to the wheels, of course they would turn to nobody else but bonspeed Wheels.

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

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Eddie Van Halen's- Van Hauler Original Photo!

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
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bonspeed Wheels Invades Austin's Big "Texas Heat Wave"

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!


Scott's Hot Rods Show Off Mustang at GoodGuys Columbus With bonspeed Wheels!

Goodguys in Columbus, Ohio is always the location for the debut of many a top car! bonspeed's President; Brad Fanshaw walked in the gates on Friday and in the HOT staging lanes were two muscle cars wearing bonspeed's. These two cars were waiting their turn for the timed autocross, a must for competitors in the "Street Machine of The Year" competition.

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.


bonspeed Wheels At GoodGuys- Des Moines, Iowa With

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; 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 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

bonspeed Wheels at GoodGuys Des Moines, Iowa Event

bonspeed Wheels is starting the summer show season this weekend in Des Moines, Iowa. bonspeed's owner, Brad Fanshaw is attending the event with our dealer from Omaha, Nebraska.
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. 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!

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VISIT: Mag Motoring Wheels website

Monday, June 29, 2009

Dixon Wins Again - Top Fuel Win In Norwalk!

PHOTO ABOVE: Larry Dixon the two-time NHRA Top Fuel champion is all smiles with bonspeed co-owner Michael Anthony at the "bonspeed Rock-n-Roll Bash" in Las Vegas, Nevada last November 2008.

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

Our Friend and bonspeed Boy Larry Dixon Wins Englishtown

Good friend of everyone at bonspeed, Larry Dixon the champion top fuel pilot of the Al-Anabi/Alan Johnson Racing team wins his third national of the year! Congrats goes to Larry who makes the Englishtown, NJ NHRA national a step closer to yet another championship.

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.


bonspeed's Michael Anthony Goes on Tour Today With Chickenfoot!

bonspeed co-owner, Michael Anthony, and his highly-anticipated band, Chickenfoot, head out TODAY on the first part of their world tour! The first leg kicks off for almost 30 days in Europe at the Nova Rock Festival in Austria and then, after cruising through the other continent, Michael and Chickenfoot will return to North America for the North American leg.

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.

Michael told us that he loves touring but is going to miss his freshly rebuilt ’57 Nomad. The car just came back from Troy Trepanier’s Shop with new mods including a set of 18/20 bonspeed Delta Wheels.

To find out more about Chickenfoot and their upcoming tour, visit

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Friday, June 05, 2009

Swing by Mother’s and Check Out bonspeed Wheels!

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
Madison, WI
Alliant Energy Center

Sunday, June 7
Racine, WI
Downtown Lakefront

Monday, June 8
South Bend, IN
St. Joseph County Fairgrounds

Tuesday, June 9
Mt. Clemens, MI (Detroit)
Metro Beach Metropark

Wednesday, June 10
Dayton, OH
University of Dayton Arena

Thursday, June 11
Somerset, KY
The Center for Rural Development

Friday, June 12
Bristol, TN
Bristol Motor Speedway

Saturday, June 13
Bristol, TN
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 or

Keep watching our bonspeed blog and Twitter for more on Michael, Chickenfoot and bonspeed.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

bonspeed Scores the Cover of Super Chevy Magazine

Just like you we are always excited to see a cool car on the cover of a magazine. When we grabbed the May issue of Super Chevy we found Dave Wynne’s brilliant orange ‘69 Camaro! Yep, that Camaro is shod in bonspeed Malibu wheels. Dave added 18×8’s up front and 20×12’s in the rear. One fine Camaro!


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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Monday, March 23, 2009

bonspeed Wheels Pro-Touring El Camino Build-Up

Way back in 1996 the bonspeed El Camino was emblazoned across the cover of Car Craft. The car was the very start of the pro-touring trend in styling. The car had exotic (by 1995 standards) 18" wheels and oh my gosh four wheel disc brakes!

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

(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.

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Read the Magazine: MUSCLECAR POWER

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Mopars at the Strip Build Car features bonspeed Wheels

The Mopars at the Strip event will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 20-22, 2009. This annual event is a mecca of cars for the Mopar fanatic. Every year the cars converge on Vegas and tear up the strip and shine in the desert sun. This is also an event that we wait to see what new parts and cool Mopar cars will emerge for the new year. We hear that the guys from Mr. Norm’s are bringing something pretty cool and it will feature bonspeed wheels.

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!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

bonspeed boys- Brad Fanshaw and Michael Anthony Hot Rod TV

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?

bonspeed boys At Barrett-Jackson as Seen on Speed TV

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Yeah, it has been awhile since this program aired on Speed, but that is the great thing about the internet. Wait long enough and it will show up and you can add it to your blog!

If you have not yet seen this episode it is worth watching. In 2006 Brad Fanshaw and Michael Anthony, yep; us the "bonspeed boys" sold five of our cars at Barrett-Jackson. We also helped Sammy Hagar sell his Shelby, this was one helleva week. Watch as we sell nearly three-quarters of a million dollars worth of cars, go crazy and hang with some great people.

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bonspeed Wheels In HTC FUZE Phone Commercial

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.

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