Chip Foose, Roy Brizio & Many More to Speak at NHRA Museum Workshop

Jan 14, 2011

Chip Foose, Roy Brizio, and musician David Steele are just a few of the guest speakers set to appear at the first Axes & Axles educational workshop on Jan. 28 in Pomona, California.

The workshop, which is presented by The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum and WyoTech, will focus on building cars and guitars. It’s being held 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.”

Two sessions of the workshop will be available.

The first session, which runs from 10:30 a.m. until noon, will feature Foose as a guest speaker. Foose plans to 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 which is displayed in the museum with its matching guitar, according to the museum.

Also joining the first session will be musician and automotive restorer David Steele, who currently plays lead guitar with country music singer Gary Allen. Steele will discuss his current project cars, which include a 1929 Model A roadster and a 1971 Chevelle SS.

Jimmy Shine of SO-CAL Speed Shop will also join the first session, along with Scott Buehl of Fender Custom Shop.

The moderator for the first session will be Tony Thacker, executive director of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum.

The second session will be held from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Speakers for that session will include Roy Brizio of Brizio Street Rods, who has built cars for musicians such as Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck; as well as Billy Ganahl of Brizio’s Street Rods. Master guitar builder Paul Waller of Fender Custom Shop will also speak, in addition to Brad Fanshaw of Bonspeed.

The moderator for the second session will be Henry Astor, president of Astor Motor Productions.

Tickets are $20 per session. Admission to the museum and light refreshments are included in the ticket price. Seating will be limited. For more information, go to