Friday, April 15, 2011

bonspeed Boys International Edition!

Ludo Boon and the bonspeed boys from the Netherlands.
The original bonspeed boys might be Brad Fanshaw and Michael Anthony the owners of bonspeed.  However, the group is growing world wide and more car loving, fun loving guys want in on the action.

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

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The Next bonspeed Wheels Project - Grand National Buick

Hauling the bonspeed Grand National from Arizona.
Knowing that the El Camino project was nearing completion, a few months ago we dug this GN Buick out of storage.  It was in Arizona stored away with all sorts of other cool projects-to-be and parts.

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.
Stored in Arizona since 1991 this Gran National Buick is ready to see action again.  The tires were light on air, the car has a heavy dusting of dirt and the tranny seal let go long ago.  The body is straight as an arrow and being an original Arizona car it is perfectly preserved and no rot.

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.
If you are like me, then studying what is in the background is part of seeing photos of cars. Sitting next to the GN is another project, a 1967 Chevelle SS 396.  This car was disassembled with only 77,000 miles and the plan was pro-street.  Sitting behind the car is every era part to build the car.

Keep watching for more information on he bonspeed Grand National!

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bonspeed's 1971 Pro-Touring El Camino Through the Cones

bonspeed's 1971 El Camino Big Block Power and 18" wheels.
bonspeed has finally finished the pro-touring El Camino project it has been constructing. This muscle car was on the cover of Car Craft in January of 1998 and they hailed it as the start of a new trend.  Car Craft recognized the new lead of muscle cars that handled!  Trick back then was four wheel discs, coil-over rear suspension and dropped front spindles.

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!