Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Car Warriors Camaros Bonus Photos

Awesome airbrushing by Robert with characters from memory!

The premier episode of Car Warriors on Speed aired February 24th after the Daytona Truck race. The 48 hour build fest lived up to it's name as two teams fought to win.  The winning team was Inland Empire Auto Body led by our own Brad Fanshaw as Lead Technician.  Here is the Camaro that won and to see more photos visit bonspeed Brad Fanshaw on facebook and LIKE him too.

Digital gauges, custom center console and complete.
The Inland Empire team won the Engine Challenge to begin and then styled this custom interior to highlight the exterior and motor compartment.

Fabricated bumpers, traction bars and plenty of power.

The car flew at the track and burned a ton of rubber thanks to the tri-power 450hp small block motor.

The fabricated traction bars that Brad had the team make really got that power to the pavement.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Car Warriors 2 Premiers Tonight on SPEED bonspeed's President is Co-Host

Brad Fanshaw (bonspeed President) and Jimmy Shine watch competitors.

Car Warriors returns to SPEED tonight (February 24, 2012) with a premier episode immediately following the Daytona Truck Race. The show in its second season has been revamped to add more exciting builds and a trio of hosts that have car-building credibility.

Brad Fanshaw, the President of bonspeed Wheels and bonspeed "A California Speed & Design Studio" is now the Lead Technical Co-Host along with Ray McClelland.  Jimmy Shine the only remaining member of the first season is the Host/Judge.

Each week two teams enter the shop to compete for bragging rights and a custom muscle car as the prize. With only 48 grueling hours to create a drivable custom car, they need all the help they can find. The two Technical Co-Hosts bring their ability, knowledge, advice and experience to the team and help them build the cars and get through the incredibly tight time frame.

Watch the premier tonight and then tune every Wednesday evening for the show.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Rod & Custom Radio With Brad Fanshaw Is Now Syndicated Nationwide

Its official Rod & Custom Radio with host Brad Fanshaw is now syndicated in twenty-five markets nationwide. Sure, you can always download a podcast at iTunes or the shows website, but now you can listen live on weekends too.

Nothing is better than hanging in the garage, your shop or driving the hot rod while listening to the radio. If your local station is not one of the Twenty-five affiliates, please call and ask them to add it to their roster.

Rod & Custom Market and Affiliate List

KUDO AM 1080 kHz Anchorage, AK 5-6am Anchorage
WEBJ AM 1240 kHz Brewton, AL 8-9am
KLCN AM 910 kHz Blytheville, AR 8-9am
KZNG AM 1340 kHz Hot Springs, AR 7-8pm
KBSZ AM 1260 kHz Scottsdale, AZ 9-10am
KNTR AM 980 kHz AZ 7-8am Lake Havasu City, AZ
KLIV AM 1590 kHz San Jose, CA 6-7am
WCCF AM 1580 kHz Sarasota, FL 9-10am
WEBY AM 1330 kHz Pensacola, FL 4 am-6 am
WBAC AM 1340 kHz Athens, GA 8-9pm
WCAZ AM 990 kHz Peoria/Springfield, IL 8-9am
WJBM AM 1480 kHz Springfield/St. Charles, IL 9-10am
WSJD FM 100.5 MHz Mt. Carmel, IL 8-9am
WZOE AM 1490 kHz Peoria, IL 9-10am
KEUN AM 1490 kHz Lafayette, LA 8-9am
WARK AM 1490 kHz HGERSTOWN, MD 5-6am
WNEW AM 1580 kHz Lanham, MD 10 pm-11 pm
WBAE AM 1490 kHz South Portland, ME 11-12pm
WVAE AM 1400 kHz Biddeford, ME 11-12pm
WATT AM 1240 kHz Cadillac, MI 9-10pm
WBCH AM 1220 kHz Grand Rapids/Lansing, MI 5-6am
WHTC AM 1450 kHz Holland, MI 7-8am
KELE AM 1360 kHz Springfield, MO 8 am-11 am
WAMY AM 1580 kHz Amory, MS 4-5am
WBEX AM 1490 kHz Columbus, OH 9 pm-10 pm
KKOV AM 1550 kHz Portland OR 12-1pm
WBFD AM 1310 kHz Bedford, PA 10 pm-11 pm
WAIM AM 1230 kHz Anderson, SC 8-9pm
WDXY AM 1240 kHz Sumter, SC 8-9pm
WELW AM 1330 kHz Cleveland/Akron, OH 5-6am
WJCW AM 910 kHz Gray, TN 9-10pm
WJZM AM 1400 kHz Clarksville, TN 7-8pm
WNWS FM 101.5 MHz Jackson, TN 7-8pm
WZNG AM 1400 kHz Jackson,TN 8-9am
KXYL FM 102.3 MHz Brownwood, TX 8-9am
KGTK AM 920 kHz Tacoma, WA 6-7am
KITZ AM 1400 kHz Seatlle WA 6-7am

(NOTE: Surrounding cities in each location will also get these stations)

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Mooneyes Celebrates 60 Years as Eye-con With Exhibit at NHRA Museum

We were lucky enough to be invited to the opening of the Mooneyes exhibit at the NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California. The exhibit opened on January 27, 2012. With a room full of industry honchos and a handful of the guys that made hot rodding, Bonneville and drag racing what it is today, it was quite the event. 

A few notables in the crowd were; Ed Iskenderian, Jim Dunn and Pete Chaporis. Brad Fanshaw's cast mate from Car Warrior's 2, Jimmy Shine was also in attendance.

It should be noted, without the Mooneyes owner; Shige Suganuma and the President, Chico Kodama's aquisition of Moon in the early 1990's it may no longer exist.

The display at the NHRA Museum is an retrospective of Dean Moon's legacy. It is complete with race cars, motorcycles and memorabilia. The cars on display include the Moon streamliner, the Moon dragster and much more.

In 1996 bonspeed (Then Bonneville Sports) was loaned the Moon streamliner for a photo shoot at the dry lakes. The car was photographed for our clothing and garage gear catalog. Modified with the Bonneville trademark Orange color and our Circle "B" logo many thought we had built a sister car. Other called thinking we had painted the famous Moon racer.
The Mooneyes dragster sits among other racers at the NHRA Museum.  The exhibit is open now and until Fall of 2012 at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, 1101 W. McKinley Ave, Building 3A, Pomona, California, 91768

bonspeed Brad Fanshaw with the two guys who have kept the legacy of Dean Moon and the Mooneyes brand alive.  Brad has been friends with them since the time they purchased Mooneyes in the early 1990's. 

Shige Suganuma, Mooneyes Owner (LEFT) and Chico Kodama, President (RIGHT).


The Mooneyes exhibit is worth the trip to Pomona and reliving the history of Dean Moon and what he did for hot rodding and racing is amazing.