Thursday, December 16, 2010

bonspeed's Michael Anthony Plays X-MAS Show in Los Angeles

bonspeed's co-owner, Michael Anthony is playing a big X-Mas show in Los Angeles tonight.  He is playing with Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Peter Frampton, Paul Rodgers (Bad Co.), John Waite (Babys) and...  You can even see a webcast of the concert, for details go to

Helping everyone to have a Rockin' Good Holiday!

Saturday, November 06, 2010

bonspeed Wheels Win GM Design Award at SEMA 2010 - Second Year in a Row!

SEMA 2010 was incredible for bonspeed Wheels. For the second year in a row a vehicle with bonspeed Wheels has won the prestigeous GM Design Award! Built in Texas by Mitch Henderson and his crew, this way so radical Chevy C-10 made everyone drool.

The concrete color, the subtle body modifications and the gorgeous interior made the bonspeed Big Block style wheels jump out from under the slammed body drop.  The 22X8.5 and 22X10 Big Block bonspeeds are Color Forged™ in an industrial Gold that is perfect with the body color.

Sitting in the Accu-Air booth at SEMA 2010 the truck just worked the crowd.  From the cab that is fitted to the bed and the custom wood bed this C-10 is so sweet that it rots your teeth.

Watch for more info and photos on this truck here on the blog.  Way to go Mitch and thanks for using the best wheels on the market for your award winner.


bonspeed Wheels Featured on Chevy High Performance- January, 2011

bonspeed Wheels customer John Lipori’s sano Chevelle SS is featured on the cover of Chevy High Performance Magazines January 2011 cover. On sale any day now, check out the feature on this Chevelle that rides on bonspeed Huntington wheels.


Saturday, October 02, 2010

bonspeed Wheels Offers Customers LayAway - 120 Days!


With everyone concerned about the economy, bonspeed Wheels has just announced a new Layaway program for all of our wheels. The new program offers you the opportunity to get the wheels you want for your winter project and pay for them over time.  Your layaway contract allows you up to 120 days to pay for the wheels.

You can pay over time and have your wheels ready for spring!  bonspeed will build your wheels and have them ready when you make your final payment.*

Quick Facts
· Take 120 days to pay.
· A $20 fee will be charged on all layaway contracts.
· A non-refundable $500 deposit is required with your order.
· A payment is required a minimum of every 30 days of contract
· Available only from bonspeed direct 1.888.999.7258 or 714.666.1966

*bonspeed requires 2 weeks minimum to process your order once your final payment
has been made.

Call bonspeed direct for other program details, rules and regulations
TOLL FREE: 1.888.999.7258 (lower 48 states)
714.666.1966 WorldWide

Thursday, September 23, 2010

bonspeed Wheels Support The Forge Invitational Muscle Car Show- Bristol, TN

The Forge Classic Features a Talladega Reunion for 2010
bonspeed Wheels might be well known for the finest forged billet wheels on hot rods and trucks, but they also are great on muscle cars too.  In fact the owners of bonspeed Brad and Michael each collect muscle cars and love the big horsepower of the 1960s and 1970s.
This year bonspeed is an associate sponsor of The Forge Invitational in Bristol, TN.  Check out the website and if you can make it be sure to attend.

OCTOBER 1 - 2  2010
Open to the public $10 admission chance to win door prizes
1901 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport 37660
Kingsport / Bristol Tennessee

Friday, September 17, 2010

bonspeed Feature Car BLOG- A new Vehicle Every Week!

The new bonspeed Feature Car blog is a great place to visit every week! With great photos and information you will see some of the best vehicles that have bonspeed wheels.

It is also a great resource to see what fitments work, because our blog will show the vehicle and tell you what size and style wheels it has bolted underneath.



Thursday, September 16, 2010

bonspeed "PONY" Wheel Now Available 17"-22"

The newest wheel from the bonspeed factory is the "PONY". This retro muscle car inspired wheel gives Mustang enthusiasts a wheel they can love. Now any Mustang guy can have a
wheel that allows for better handling and bigger rubber.

Inspired by early Mustang GT rims the "PONY" is offered in both standard and soft lip outer hoops. The wheels will are available in diameters 17"-22" and widths of 7"-15". Like all bonspeed wheels they are made in the USA from 6061 T6 aircraft grade aluminum and individually machined from solid billet forgings. These two-piece wheels are the finest in fit, finish and quality!

Each set is made-to-order and built to specially fit to your vehicle; call toll free for ordering and prices 1.888.999.7258.

NOTE: All bonspeed wheels come standard with a a high luster chrome like polished finish. The wheel featured above is shown with our optional Color Forged© black accent.

VISIT: bonspeed Wheels WEBSITE

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Chickenfoot Shows Added for this Weekend!

bonspeed co-owner and full-time rock star is heading to the stage this weekend with Chickenfoot. Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani and Chad Smith will be playing in So. Cal. and in Lake Tahoe.

So here are your orders; buy some tickets, go to the show, give a bonspeed shout out to the guys and have too much fun! Rock-On, Chickenfoot and Roll-On, bonspeed.

September 10, 2010 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, CA
September 11, 2010 Harvey's Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV

Michael Anthony
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Dixon Does It Again! Wins the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indy

Larry Dixon arrived at the NHRA U.S. Nationals with a 30 point lead in the top fuel championship chase. The lead was his reward for being #1 for the first portion of the 2010 season.

The U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis is known as the "Big Go" and thought of as the Superbowl of drag racing. With a tough field and every driver and team wanting the edge, Indy is important. Dixon was qualified #1 and used that momentum towards the win.

Dixon and the Al-Anabi team have now reached a milestone of 10 finals in a single season and this his 102nd final places him atop the record books.

Way to go Larry! We know it is because he rides on bonspeed wheels and wears a bonspeed/Bonneville watch!

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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Michael Anthony Featured in the NHRA Museum's Axes & Axles Exhibit

The bonspeed boys Michael Anthony, Brad Fanshaw and Mark Cilani attended the premier opening of "Axes & Axles: The Art of Building Cars and Guitars" today; September 1, 2010. The exhibit which officially opens September 4, 2010 at the NHRA Museum in Pomona, California is a tribute to cars, guitars and the musicians who love them. The custom tribute also features the art of hot rods and the custom guitars that rockers build to wow the audience. Michael Anthony of Van Halen and Chickenfoot fame is a featured artist with one of the hot rods from his collection and two of his guitars being shown.The array of hot rods include Jeff Beck's 1932 Ford (shown above), Billy F. Gibbons "CadZZilla" built by the legendary Boyd Coddington, Eric Clapton's Ford Woody and of course Michael Anthony's famed "Fire Roadster" built by Hot Rods by Boyd.

Surrounding the hot rods and customs are showcase displays of the guitars that were played by the hard rockin' hot rodders and some very special custom axes. The bass shown above is one of Michael's favorites and shows the wear of years on the road and in the studio with Van Halen. The paint also matches his Fire Roadster!

In another case is Michael's billet bass that was designed and conceived by Brad Fanshaw; then President and business partner of hot rod legend Boyd Coddington. Michael and Brad were on a trip to Cobo San Lucas, Mexico when the idea was discussed and the plans were layed. Upon returning to the states, Brad talked his partner (Boyd) into having the shop spend hundreds of man hours creating the hot rod bass guitar. The ideas created by Brad and Michael were taken to shop employee Chip Foose who was given the concept and direction so he could illustrate the idea.

The bass was an instant hit, being discussed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, written about in newspapers world wide and many magazines. The guitar has even been displayed in the Hard Rock Cafe. This bass epitomizes the cross of cultures, as it features every element of a hot rod.

The Axes & Axles exhibit is at the NHRA Museum in Pomona, California, for information visit Exhibit opens during the L.A. County Fair. Museum observes Fair's days and hours of operation. Fair admission is required for entrance to the Museum including Fair parking (Sept. 4 through Oct. 3). Exhibit will be open during regular Museum days and hours Oct. 4 through June 30, 2011.



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Street Trucks Magazine's bonspeed Super Cover!

Travis Noack, Jason Mulligan and the guys at Street Trucks Magazine always put out a great magazine, but the upcoming issue above is by far the best! The look reminds us of the old street machine driveway shots from the 1980's.

Making the cover better yet are the two feature trucks. The just completed slammed Chevy in the foreground with the bonspeed windshield banner and S/S style wheels is Travis' personal ride. In the background is the on-going full frame C-10 of Brandon's. The C-10 is wearing bonspeed Huntington's.

Show the magazine some love and pick up a copy as soon as you see it on the shelves! A big thanks to the hard working crew at Street Trucks!

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Dixon Does it Again - Win #8 in Sonoma!

Larry Dixon captured Top Fuel win #8 last weekend in Sonoma, California. Already in the number one position, this win gives him a commanding lead. Sonoma, California is perfect in July and the win made the wine country even sweeter.

It was made even better because we were on-hand to watch Larry grab the Wally and the additional points towards the 2010 NHRA Championship.

As I mentioned above, we were in Sonoma for the Fram Autolite NHRA Nationals and bonspeed Girl; Charlotte was there too. During the awards ceremony Larry pulled Charlotte in the winners circle to hold his Wally Trophy and get a photo. Since it was her birthday, he also presented her with the coveted and rare Top Fuel winners hat.PICTURED BELOW:
Charlotte in the NHRA Winners circle with the Al-Anabi Top Fuel dragster and her Top Fuel Winner hat that Larry added a big Happy Birthday wish on the bill. If you do not know it already, this gorgeous lady is the real brains behind the bonspeed empire and keeps everything going smooth!Way to go Larry and Happy Birthday Charlotte!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Larry Dixon Stays #1 With Win in Norwalk, Ohio

If you have been following the bonspeed blog, you already know that Larry Dixon the two-time NHRA Top-Fuel Champion is one of the bonspeed boys. Before Larry became the driver of the Al-Anabi car he proudly wore the bonspeed logo on his helmet. Today, Larry continues winning and promoting bonspeed by wearing our watches and using bonspeed wheels.

Larry is far more than just a driver who wears our watches and uses our wheels. Larry is a good friend and we are so excited to see how well this season is going for him and the Al-Anabi team.

The win in Norwalk, Ohio at the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals places him in the points lead with 176 pts above #2! Dixon is in the groove and we wish him the best in the coming races.

Be sure to cheer Dixon on as the season progresses we are looking forward to another top-fuel championship for our friend.

ABOVE: Larry Dixon signing autographs with teammate and funnycar driver Del Worsham.
Larry is looking stylish with his Bonneville/bonspeed "12.4.8" watch.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Darrell Gwynn Foundation Charity Poker Event At John Force's

Wednesday Evening June 23, 2010 the bonspeed boys; Brad Fanshaw and Michael Anthony attended the Year One and Hot Rodders Children’s Charity Poker Tournament held at the John Force Racing Facility in Yorba Linda, California. The event started with John Force at the podium showing support of Darrell and the Foundation.

The evening had silent auctions, live auctions and a Poker Tournament with players paying $1000 each to play. All of the proceeds were to benefit the foundations that helps children get wheelchairs. The event was limited to 75 players who raised big money.

Children were the focus and with casino style games for fun the kids even got into the action.

The Force facility is amazing and the memorabilia on display gave us all plenty to enjoy in addition to great food.

Darrell Gwynn introduced everyone to Blake Hunt, Hunt broke a vertebra in his neck, which left him paralyzed. He is one of the lucky individuals who have benefited from Darrell's hard work and the generosity of people who attend these events.

Shown above are Darrell Gwynn, Bill Goldberg, Brad Fanshaw and Michael Anthony. Goldberg was instrumental in assisting the foundation's event.

bonspeed Wheels donated a set of wheels for the silent auction. We thank everyone who bid, our wheels had so much enthusiasm they needed to turn the bid sheet over!

Michael donated a bass guitar that he had used in the studio on his Chickenfoot album. The bidding was tremendous and raised $8000!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Detroit Speed Pro-Touring Wheels Announced by bonspeed

SHOWN ABOVE: The "bonspeed for DSE" DTM 5-Spoke in Smoke Titanium finish

bonspeed Wheels is proud to announce that a complete line of forged billet aluminum wheels have been designed and engineered with Detroit Speed, Inc. (DSE). The wheels are offered in two styles and branded "bonspeed for DSE" and have styling specifically for DSE. The wheels are developed to exceed the requirements of street/track pro-touring enthusiasts world wide and are available immediately. The wheels in this line are each machined from aerospace quality 6061-T6 forged billet aluminum. They are engineered and designed to reduce unsprung weight and fit the specific DSE applications or any custom fitment.

"bonspeed and DSE have a long relationship of partnering that dates to 2003 when we developed the award-winning Ford F-150 super truck. Our companies both strive to offer quality product and superior service so this collaboration is well suited." States Brad Fanshaw, President bonspeed Wheels. The bonspeed for DSE wheels have specific styling that will appeal to pro-touring enthusiasts with a racing inspired appearance. Both DSE and bonspeed wanted performance so attention to strength and weight have been a primary consideration.

Available immediately in Two Styles:

DTM Five Spoke
A classic five-spoke design never looked so fast and light. Although the spokes are narrow they are each enhanced with a wide reinforcement rib. They can be ordered polished with the machined rib in each window or in a variety of race-ready finishes. bonspeed for DSE wheels are at home on any street car or weekend racer. Available in 17", 18", 19" or 20" diameters and a selection of widths, this wheel features the flat cap and front mounted valve stem*. The wheels can also be ordered in a variety of exclusive Color Forged™ finishes.

LMP Mesh
No whimpy thin spoke wheel here, this mesh look offers a ready for action rectangular window and supporting truss type reinforcement. Standard in polish or one of several take no prisoners special coatings, it will provide any car with an attitude adjustment. Available in 17", 18", 19" or 20" diameters and a selection of widths features the flat cap and front mounted valve stem*. The wheels can also be ordered in a variety of exclusive Color Forged™ finishes.

* Note not all backspace applications are suitable to the front mount valve stems.

The bonspeed for DSE wheels are available direct from Detroit Speed, the exclusive distributor. You can contact Detroit Speed by calling 704.662.3272 or visiting them at one of the many automotive events. There you will find a complete display of bonspeed for DSE wheels and sales representatives that can answer fitment and technical questions. You can also visit DSE online at for show/event schedules and additional product information.

For additional information about bonspeed Wheels, call (714) 666-1999. You can learn more about bonspeed Wheels at: .

bonspeed for DSE" WHEEL CATALOG:

Darrell Gwynn Foundation Charity Poker Event

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 Year One and Hot Rodders Children's Charity are presenting a "Charity Poker Tournament to benefit The Darrell Gwynn Foundation. The event will be held at John Force's racing facility in Yorba Linda, CA.

The $1000 per player event will benefit Darrell's charity that donates wheel chairs to children who have suffered spinal cord injury. This event officially kicks off the weeks events for the first ever Costa Mesa, CA Barrett-Jackson auction events.

The charity event will also include a silent auction with many items available with all of the proceeds benefiting the foundation. Brad Fanshaw, President of bonspeed has donated a set of bonspeed Wheels and Michael Anthony has donated an autographed Yamaha bass guitar. Darrell Gywnn is a friend, who both Brad and Mike have known for many years and the bonspeed boys want to support his worthy foundation for kids.

The bonspeed boys will be attending, so watch for photos on the blog and if you can support the Darrell Gwynn foundation.

VISIT THE SITE: Darrell Gwynn Foundation

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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

bonspeed Introduces Hot Rod Power Tour Blog

Don't miss a minute of the action as the bonspeed boys take on the pounding pavement of the Hot Rod Power Tour 2010. Follow the blog and see what happens when we drive a 700+ h.p. Z06 Corvette and Supercharged Jeep SRT8 across the Central United States.

CLICK HERE: Visit the Power Tour Blog

Thursday, April 08, 2010

bonspeed Wheels Launches New Ads In Major Magazines

Look for the advertising campaign that just launched in major magazines this spring. bonspeed Wheels is featuring the newest styles and showing them in its exclusive Color Forged© powder coated colors.

Look in automotive and truck mags for our newest bonspeed ads, then be sure to support our brand with a new set of wheels for your ride!


Cartoon Network's "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" With Michael Anthony and Chickenfoot!

NEWS FLASH! Chickenfoot and our own Michael Anthony were drawn upon to be part of the TV Show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The show that premiered on The Cartoon Network March 28th, 2010 will also have replays, so check your local listings.

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bonspeed boy Michael Anthony Featured in Yamaha All Access Magazine

Yamaha All Access magazine is billed as "The Backstage Guide To The World Yamaha". The magazine features profiles on musicians who use Yamaha instruments. In the Winter 2010 issue there is a great profile on bonspeed c0-owner and full-time rocker, Michael Anthony.

Michael who is a founding member of Van Halen and now making it happen with his new band Chickenfoot was photographed with his 1957 Nomad. The Nomad features bonspeed "DELTA" style wheels and is one sweet ride.

June 2010 MuscleCar Power Features 515 Charger with bonspeed Wheels

Steve Strope at Pure Vision really took his latest build to the limit. The 515 Charger is all muscle car, but it has the inspiration of a classic European. The car even has been converted to right-hand drive.

When Steve needed a set of wheels as special as the car he contacted bonspeed and we made him a one-off style to compliment this beauty. The wheels began as 7" thick discs of billet aluminum and they were machined to a special design that Steve and bonspeed owner, Brad Fanshaw created. Next a unique set of knock-off style caps were deigned and machined.

The budget was big, but the wheels had to fit the larger-than-life styling of this car!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Camaro Performers Magazines Features bonspeed Outfitted 1969 Camaro

In the Spring issue of Camaro Performares magazine this fine pro-street Camaro is featured with our bonspeed "Huntington" style wheels. Pick up a copy to see the entire feature article and visit our website to see more cars with bonspeed wheels in our gallery section.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Status of Texas Bursts on the Scene with bonspeed!

The guys at Status in Rockwall, Texas, just outside of Dallas have a new shop, new GM design award trophy and new ads. This shop is doing some pretty cool stuff like RedRum the slammed and VinSpeed wheel riding 2010 Camaro in the ad above.

Watch for their ads running in magazines and remember they are our newest bonspeed wheel distributor in Texas so call them for your wheel needs! You can check out the website at www.

Chevy High Performance Cover Features bonspeed Clutch Wheels

On newsstands now is the April issue of Chevy High Performance Magazine. The cover car a 1967 Chevelle is outfitted with bonspeed CLUTCH style wheels. The car has plenty of pro-touring goodies including Hotchkis suspension parts.

Grab the issue and check it out for yourself. You can also see some pictures of the car at our website gallery.

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

bonspeed Look Back 1997! Bonneville Open House

This was the greatest open house and car show So. Cal may have ever seen and certainly the best we ever hosted! It was 1997 and bonspeed was still called Bonneville Sports (our original name- Where the name bon originated).

We invited everyone to come by for an open house, show and party at our design studios. Just a few of the names that were on hand Tony Nancy, Don Prudhomme, Jesse James, Lil John Buttera, Ron Capps, Harry Hibler and many others. We had the Mooneyes streamliner, a Tony Nancy vintage dragster, a half dozen choppers that Jesse hauled over from his shop and lots of other famous cars too.

Good Times...we need to have another soon!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Roll Big With bonspeed Wheels 22" 24" 26" Billet Forged

bonspeed customers keep sending us images of their rides and not just hot rods, sport trucks and pro-touring machines either.

Tight machines of all kinds keep showing up rollin' on bonspeed billets. Our exclusive Color Forged© program allows every individual to show-off the style too!

Chevrolets are ruling right now, but we know there are some Buicks and Olds being prepared for our wheels and we will show them off when we get the pictures.

If you have a car or truck that has bonspeed wheels we want some great pictures that we can add to our gallery. Send any images to with details and your contact information.
We want to see every car from exotic to daily driver.


1970 Chevelle SS Convertable
24x10 bonspeed "Sweep"
ColorForged Red Stripe

1971 Chevelle
22x8.5 & 22x10
bonspeed "Laguna"
ColorForged Kandy blue

1975 Caprice Convertable
24x10 bonspeed "Jag-X"
ColorForged Red Hoops/Flat Black Centers


Super Chevy Magazine Shootout- Features Hotchkis Wagon

Super Chevy Magazine invites the suspension gurus and chassis specialists out for a day of hard charging action. They call this the Super Chevy Shootout and manufacturers all bring out the best they have.

Now you would expect that these would be Camaros, Mustangs, Cudas and anything that comes to mind when we speak autocross, road courses and such.

This year Hotchkis suspension showed up with this rare 2-door Malibu wagon. While preparing the car they called Nitto for tires and bonspeed for the all important wheels.

With just a week to prepare our factory went into high gear and machined a set of pro-touring, road course worthy 18" Crokus style wheels with big back pads to clear the massive brakes.

The wagon did tremendously well, but you will need to catch a spring 2010 issue of Super Chevy magazine for the results and tech specs on the car.

If you want your Super Chevy to handle like a pro-touring champion you can always call bonspeed so we can build you a set of wheels!