NHRA Museum Presents Axes & Axles Exhibit and Seminar

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bonspeed’s President, Brad Fanshaw Featured Speaker With Other Hot Rod Icons

The NHRA Museum in Pomona, California, is presenting a series of educational workshops as part of the exhibit; Axes & Axles: The Art of Building Cars and Guitars, Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Fender Telecaster. The exhibit celebrates the close association held between hot rods, custom cars and rock-n-roll. The exhibit which features an exciting display of famous vehicles, memorabilia and the guitars of such names as Michael Anthony (Founding member of Van Halen and Chickenfoot), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and more.

It has taken a blend of musicians, builders, fabricators, artists, designers, craftsman and marketers to help build the association between the world of custom cars and rock. The NHRA Museum has gathered a group of industry icons to discuss how each contributed to this exciting and creative world. “Rock and hot rods have always been the art of bad boys, the trendsetters and from that an entire culture has evolved. Having been one of the individuals who has help to shape this lifestyle is exciting,” states Brad Fanshaw, President bonspeed Wheels. Fanshaw is a featured presenter along with Chip Foose, Jimmy Shine, Roy Brizio, Paul Waller and Scott Buehl of Fender and Billy Ganahl.

Fanshaw was business partners with the late Boyd Coddington in Hot Rods by Boyd and Boyds Wheels. Boyd and Brad created one of the most memorabilia, hot rod guitars of all time. The bass was machined entirely of billet aluminum and embodies all the elements of a hot rod. Designed and built for Fanshaw’s friend and current business partner Michael Anthony (Van Halen/Chickenfoot), Fanshaw will present the story of how this bass was conceived, created and built. Additionally, he will present the link between the Boyd built “Fire Roadster” hot rod and the matching flamed bass.

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 http://www.museum.nhra.com.

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 http://www.astormotorproductions.com

  •      Roy Brizio, Brizio Street Rods
  •     Brad Fanshaw, bonspeed (http://www.bonnevilleworldwide.com)
  •     Billy Ganahl, Brizio Street Rods
  •     Paul Waller, Fender Custom Shop, Master Guitar Builder

bonspeed is a design and marketing company that focuses on trend-setting products for automotive and action sport enthusiasts. A division of Bonneville Worldwide, Inc., bonspeed markets "High Performance Grade"© watches, apparel and aluminum road wheels. Adding to the company's authenticity is its hands-on design and fabrication of custom show vehicles. All of the products are designed at the company headquarters in Anaheim, California by a skilled in-house team. For additional press information about bonspeed or photos, call bonspeedMedia (714) 666-1999. You can learn more about bonspeed at http://www.BonnevilleWorldWide.com, http://www.bonspeedWheels.com or by calling 1-888-999-7258. or photos, call bonspeedMedia (714) 666-1999. You can learn more about bonspeed at http://www.BonnevilleWorldWide.com, http://www.bonspeedWheels.com or by calling 1-888-999-7258.

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