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Axes & Axles Education Workshop

foose-w_guitar-web.jpgPOMONA, CA — On Friday, January 28, The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California and WyoTech are proud to present the first Axes & Axles educational workshop on cars and guitars in conjunction with the Museum’s newest exhibit, Axes & Axles: The Art of Building Cars and Guitars, Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Fender Telecaster.

Automotive designer Chip Foose has just been confirmed as a guest speaker. Foose will give insight into the connections between cars and guitars as well as some of his memorable builds, such as the P-32 Street Fighter Roadster (displayed in the museum) with its matching guitar. Foose has received numerous accolades for his innovative car designs and gained worldwide attention in the documentary television show Overhaulin’.  Read more.

Also joining the discussion will be musician and automotive restorer David Steele who currently plays lead guitar with country music singer Gary Allan. Steele will discuss his love affair with music and cars. Some of Steele’s current projects include a ’29 Model A roadster and his daily driver, a 1971 Chevelle SS that he’s owned since the age of 17.

Other guest panelists include Jimmy Shine of SO-CAL Speed Shop, Roy Brizio of Brizio Street Rods (built cars for guitar greats Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck), Paul Waller and Scott Buehl of Fender, Brad Fanshaw of Bonspeed, and Billy Ganahl of Brizio Street Rods.

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 and include admission to the museum and light refreshments. Seating is limited. For more information, please contact the museum at 909-622-2133 or visit online at

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

*   Roy Brizio, Brizio Street Rods
*   Brad Fanshaw, Bonspeed
*   Billy Ganahl, Brizio Street Rods
*   Paul Waller, Fender Custom Shop, Master Guitar Builder

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