Jim “BONES” Noteboom, owner of Bones Concept Cars and Trucks of Hemet, CA is a well known and respected designer and manufacturer of award-winning custom street rods, concept cars, and aftermarket project vehicles.
And Now He Introduces: The "Kool 35" A New Concept in Style and Design . . . Based on an all metal 1935 Ford Roaster it comes with: 1935 Fiberglass Body; Top and Windshield; Rolling Chassis; Radiator; Steering Column; Tires and Wheels; and Grille.
Jim "Bones" Noteboom
Bones Concept Cars and Trucks
Jim “BONES” Noteboom is no newcomer to the automotive rebuilding hobby and it’s no wonder growing up in southern California. Late teens Jim’s 53 full custom Chevy had one of the first sets of hydraulics up to 7”range, brilliant candy orange color, a really outstanding eye catcher. Cover car, Car Craft Magazine. By the time he was 24 he had already built about fifteen semi and full custom cars when he decided to try his hand at a street coupe. The 32 Ford chopped 3 window, with wild flames job was also cover car for Car Craft Magazine. For years “Bones” has been setting the rodding community on its ear with each new creation that rolls from his unlimited imagination to the highways and back roads of America.
Bones moved to the San Francisco Bay area and promptly got into boating, owning and competing with blown fuel hydro’s. His Lickety Split hydro and Down N Out hydro won the NDBA National Championship, 70 & 71 at Long Beach Marine Stadium, CA. As if the boats weren’t enough, Bones then got hot and heavy into custom motorcycles his Honda powered custom was featured on the Cover of Street Chopper in July of 73.
By the 80’s Bones was back into rodding and his first entry, the 30 Ford sedan he pulled out of a barn in a basket was rebuilt into show-winning shape. A slew of vehicles followed as he created another collection of cars ’34 & ‘36 Ford delivery, a ‘32 Vicky, a ’33 Ford cabriolet, a stylish two-tone ’34 Victoria, a swoopy and severely-chopped ’40 Ford convertible and the list goes on. The 49 Cadillac “Bottom Dollar”, built for his wife Helga received the George Barris Kustom D’Elegance award, his 46 Ford “Sport Wagon” woody received the presdious Ford Design award at the 99 SEMA Show, Las Vegas.
Since his first Phantom Woody Bones has built two more. The 50 Buick “Knot Bad”, chosen by Rod and Custom Magazine as Best of the Best 2001, it’s current owner is Race Car Driver Scott Pruitt and a 39 Lincoln Zephyr “Zef-Fire” have received both national and international recognition. The 39 Lincoln Zephyr also captured the George Barris Kustom de Elegance award, Goodguys Custom de Elegance award, Gene Winfield Design award, Detroit Autorama ISCA Best in Show and Yosemite Sam Design Award, Mothers Award of Excellence, Boyd Codington Pro Pick and numerous other awards.
Bones shifted his talent to the automotive aftermarket, restyling cars and trucks for Daimler Chrysler Corporation, Ford Motor Company and General Motors. From wild flames to wood trim Bones’ vehicles are show stoppers, his imagination endless, be it a new model car or truck a street rod or custom he’s vehicles have a style and Bones’ signature that has long been admired.
His media exposure is impressive he has been on the covers of Rod and Custom , Custom Rodder several times, Rod Action, Car Craft, Classic Trucks, Sport Truck, Street Trucks, Street Chopper, international magazines covers Chrom & Flammen, STREET car & bike. He has been broadcast on television, Speedvision and Mothers rod show. Most recent interview with Drag Racing Legend Don Gartlits at the New Orleans World of Wheels Championship Auto Show.
This year Bones’ is venturing into another domain, his latest creation a 1935 Ford Roadster “KOOL 35” which has style like no other in a Fiberglass body from his original. The steel body was at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas and received overwhelming response from the public as well as his peers; there he was invited to bring the rolling body to the John Force Holiday Car Show. The steel body will be back again at SEMA 2004 this time complete with engine, paint and upholstery in the Bones Concept Cars & Trucks booth, it is sure to be a SEMA Show Stopper and yours can be too.