Monday, November 28, 2011
The show is filming now in the Car Warriors studio some where in Southern California. The teams are top notch, the action intense and the cars incredible.
Be sure to keep watching for even more information as it develops. Also, remember that bonspeed's Brad Fanshaw is one the three show hosts.
Fanshaw brings his years of building award wining cars, shop management and style to the show. More than just a talking head, he jumps in and helps the teams build these cars, without him they may never get done in just 48!
Car Warriors - Coming to SPEED in February!
Stuffed under the fenders of this highly modified Stang are 20" bonspeed Huntingtons that are Color Forged™ in a gloss black finish.
Way to go guys and great car!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Brad Fanshaw made his debut as the new host of the nationally syndicated radio show; Rod & Custom Radio. The show is developed from the pages of Rod & Custom Magazine that was founded in 1953. The magazine has technical features, show coverage and how-to articles for rods and customs to 1964. Fanshaw takes over from the former host David Newhardt who is taking over a new Muscle Car show.
Fanshaw and his former business partner Boyd Coddington won four AMBR awards and numerous other awards. Together they employed the best and brightest including Jesse James and Chip Foose, while designing and building iconic rods that set a standard for generations to follow.
The first two shows are available now on iTunes and are syndicated by ERN Networks.
Brad Fanshaw has been filming the new season of Car Warriors for SPEED. The show that debuted in 2011 has been given a new format that pits shops against one another in a 48 hour challenge! The show features less time to build the cars, but provides a much better approach with more tech information and a better look at how these vehicles get built in just a mind-boggling 48 hours.
Fanshaw, brings over twenty-five years of professional custom car design and building experience to the show. As a business partner of the legendary Boyd Coddington from 1987 to 1996 their shop won the prestigious Grand National Roadster Show AMBR award four times. Since 1996 Fanshaw has won numerous awards on his own including both the GM and Ford Design Awards. Additionally, he has founded a leading forged aluminum wheel company, bonspeed Wheels with rock star Michael Anthony of Van Halen and Chickenfoot fame.
Brad Fanshaw brings his management, design and building talents to the show while he is allowed to flex his on-camera presence. The producers of Car Warriors have chosen Fanshaw to provide teams his expert advice during each build and provide the audience a while-it-happens perspective from his first-hand view. The show is hosted by Jimmy Shine and the two interact throughout each episode along with another lead tech.
Car Warriors will begin airing on SPEED in February 2012.
Friday, August 26, 2011
|Michael outside the Jaguar Party.|
Trust us you will see virtually anything from hot rods to Bugatti's. One party we attended had an incredible row of no less than ten Bugatti's parked in Valet!
What can you expect? Exotic cars, vintage races, auctions where cars sell for multi-millions and shows of all types.
The bonspeed boys had such a schedule of events that we were worn out by Sunday night. Enjoy our photos and then add this to your list of must attend events. Every August in Monterey, California.
At right is a concept that Jaguar showed at its party.
This Lusso was sitting at rest on the grass at the Concorso Italiano an all Italian car show.
We were flattered he asked us since he had been interviewing guys like Leno, Car Co. Presidents, Indy and F1 drivers.
The people were great and no wonder they all love cars!
This boattail speedster was perfect and had such fantastic lines.
This is Bruce Canepa racing his vintage 935 Porsche.
We jumped in and experienced two laps on the fabled track. They must of thought we were someone else?
Steve Moal the ultimate builder showed off his newest creation and it was rolling art. It takes alot to stand out in Monterey and Moal's car did it with the vintage 1940's bomber inspiration.
We want to thank our hosts:
Russo and Steele Auctions
|Kenny Arnoff and Michael Anthony|
Now word that the band cannot wait for drummer Chad Smith to finish his tour with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. So they have been beating the bushes to find a show replacement.
They found Kenny Arnoff ready to beat the drums and Chad has even handed him the sticks in video on the Chickenfoot site.
Ok, get ready for a cool video too, go to Chickenfoot.us for even more! Yep, our bonspeed boy Michael is ready for shows.
Monday, August 22, 2011
It was a great day and everyone was really great. Watch for the episode with Brad wandering and interacting with everyone.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
|The view from on the stage at Barrett-Jackson Orange County|
The most memorable sale of the weekend was a VW bus that exceeded $200, 000! The bonspeed boys - Michael Anthony and Brad Fanshaw did not buy or sell this time, but enjoyed the festival.
Other notables in the skybox were Tony Hawk, Don Prudhomme, Bruce Jenner and Barry Weiss from the TV show Storage Wars.
|Charlotte, Michael and Brad from bonspeed talking cars with Storage War's; Barry Weiss|
|Brad told tall tales in two interviews one for Car Craft radio and another for Rod & Custom radio.|
Monday, June 20, 2011
The podcast is also available on iTunes
Friday, June 17, 2011
|Adam Carolla talks about pro-toring with Brad Fanshaw|
Adam Carolla's Car Cast podcast which is available on Apple iTunes will air in June. It was recorded June 16, 2011 in Burbank, CA.
Michael, Brad, Adam and Sandy Ganz had a lively discussion about cars, Van Halen, hot sauce, Baldwin Motion and even Brad's old business partner Boyd Coddington.
|L to R: Adam, Brad, Michael and Sandy at Ace's Studio|
|The Orange couch where all tales are told!|
|Adam was sweet talking us into letting him drive, didn't happen.|
|Brad's explains how to take an overweight car and make it handle.|
|Michael's bad-ass 600+ hp Ford GT|
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Friday, June 03, 2011
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Friday, April 15, 2011
|Ludo Boon and the bonspeed boys from the Netherlands.|
Recently, our friends from the Netherlands sent us this photo from their adventure to the USA. Seems along the trip they were pulled over by the long arm of the law. They were released with just a warning, but we think the sheriff wanted to know where to get one of those great bonspeed Wheel t-shirts?
Send us a photo of you with your car or truck that has bonspeed wheels and if we use it we will send you a bonspeed boy t-shirt.
(include your shirt size and address, send submissions to us by e-mail at email@example.com)
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
|Hauling the bonspeed Grand National from Arizona.|
The Buick Grand National is an 80,000 mile original that has been owned since 9000 miles showed on the odometer. The black bad attitude of these cars is still legendary today and we think it is time that one is built to our bonspeed standard.
|Surrounded by some rare 1940's porcelain cabinets and speed goodies.|
Telling signs of its former life on the street really yell 1980's like the cellular rear glass antenna, pinstripes, weld wheels and the tinted windows.
It is really ready to be torn apart and rebuilt with today's technology.
|A 77,000 mile 1967 Chevelle SS 396 sits awaiting its turn at restoration.|
|Keep watching for more information on he bonspeed Grand National!|
|bonspeed's 1971 El Camino Big Block Power and 18" wheels.|
The problem was, despite a frame-up rebuild many parts still were not yet available for these cars. It looked great had plenty of power, but despite tuning it still handled like a pig.
|Stopping a big car like this is no problem with BAER 6p brakes!|
So a year ago the car started a transformation and here are some of the newest modifications:
• BAER 6p brakes and 13" rotors f&r.
• Hotchkis front suspension with tubular a-arms.
• A Currie fabricated 9" rear hung with coil-overs.
• Shorty headers by Sanderson.
• Stainless steel exhaust by MagnaFlow.
• Quick Fuel Technology fuel system.
• Energy Suspension engine mounts.
• 18X8 & 18X10 bonspeed Wheels.
Now its time for you to get started on that project of yours. Let bonspeed help with your custom wheels!
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Sunday, March 20, 2011
|Michael Anthony & Brad Fanshaw are interviewed from SEMA|
The bonspeed boys; Michael Anthony and Brad Fanshaw were on hand for an interview about their enjoyment of all things automotive.
Other interviews in this episode include Mario Andretti, Carroll Shelby, Bobby Rahal and others.
Tune in and check it out!
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Saturday, February 26, 2011
This watch is the only one in the world and the rotor reads "3X Top Fuel Champion". Dixon has worn Bonneville/bonspeed watches exclusively for over a decade. "We are excited that our friend Larry has won all three of his championships wearing Bonneville/bonspeed watches!" exclaimed Brad Fanshaw.
Check back for exclusive photos of Larry Dixon being presented the watch and his Al-Anabi top fuel dragster.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
|bonspeed boy- Brad Fanshaw in the world's smallest production car.|
us to say hello. Charlie a great car guy is someone we run into at all the best car destinations. We talked cars, Charlie reminded Brad that he needs to make reservations for Chicago next November. He wants Brad to bring his Baldwin-Motion Phase III Vega to the Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals.
In the middle of his sentence, Charlie motioned and asked if we had seen his new car. We looked and asked, where is it? "Over there in the corner.", replied Charlie. Then we saw it, the world's smallest production car and when Charlie asked Brad if he wanted to sit inside, no need to ask twice.
Just sitting in this cool little car allowed fantasies of driving into the offices just like Jeremy on Top Gear!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
|Look for the "Cruz Bum" 1934 Roadster at the GNRS|
This year look for the Speeed Yellow 1934 above. The "Cruz Bum" belongs to bonspeed boy, Mark Cilani and it has an interesting past. Find the car and read the story on the show board.
If you are at the show on Friday January 28th be sure to visit the NHRA Museum next door. The museum will host a great forum featuring bonspeed boy- Brad Fanshaw, Chip Foose, Roy Brizio, Jimmy Shine and more. They will discuss the link between hot rods and rock-n-roll, including the guitars and the cars they have built. Brad's forum starts at 1:30p.m.
|The bonspeed "Speed Cult" Sunfire is shown on the auction block.|
Pontiac asked bonspeed to design a car that would show what could be done, an out-of-the-box version of the Sunfire. The car debuted at the LA Auto Salon in the GM booth and was a huge success. In 2005 the car was sold at Barrett-Jackson with other concepts designed and built by bonspeed.
The car was auctioned again this year along with the iconic and collectible Speed Cult bass guitar signed by bonspeed co-owner Michael Anthony.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
|bonspeed "SWEEP" wheels 24X15 with 405 Pirelli Tires|
|Sweet Spot: 24X9 fronts and 24X15 rear. Stuffed and no rubbing!|
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
|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 www.museum.nhra.com.
Second Session: 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
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 www.astormotorproductions.com
- Roy Brizio, Brizio Street Rods
- Brad Fanshaw, bonspeed
- Billy Ganahl, Brizio Street Rods
- Paul Waller, Fender Custom Shop, Master Guitar Builder