Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - Photo shoots

We were busy shooting all weekend in San Diego, CA & Pomona, CA. Three different vehicles and two models.

Our first shoot was with Nick's Chevrolet convertible in Chula Vista, CA.

Nick's Chevy has just the correct amount of custom touches.

Nick's Chevy has just the correct amount of custom touches.

Doesn't get much smoother.

Doesn't get much smoother.

Clean & simple

Clean & simple

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Nick's Chevy is clean all the way through.

Nick's Chevy is clean all the way through.

And no bad angles.

And no bad angles.

Our second shoot of the weekend was with Stephanie in San Diego, CA.

Steaphanie in the Deadend Republic tank top.

Steaphanie in the Deadend Republic tank top.

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Thanks Stephanie for supporting Deadend Magazine!

Thanks Stephanie for supporting Deadend Magazine!

Third shoot was with Danny's 1939 sedan delivery. We first saw the delivery at JV's Garage in Chula Vista, CA and we've been excited to shoot it since.

Doesn't get much cooler in our books.

Doesn't get much cooler in our books.

Up close & personal.

Up close & personal.

Danny's sedan delivery looks good coming & going.

Danny's sedan delivery looks good coming & going.

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Looks good from every angle.

Looks good from every angle.

We were very glad to shoot Danny's Chevrolet.

We were very glad to shoot Danny's Chevrolet.

We asked Zayra Lia to pose with Danny's sedan delivery.

These two compliment each other nicely.

These two compliment each other nicely.

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Zayra makes a Deadend Magazine snapback look good.

Zayra makes a Deadend Magazine snapback look good.

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Republic of Deadend

Republic of Deadend

We can't wait to shoot with Zayra again.

We can't wait to shoot with Zayra again.

Sunday morning we met up with CJ and his beautiful mild custom C10. We first saw the pick-up at the Grand National Roadster Show and were excited to one day shoot it. Glad we finally did, this thing looks as good in the street as it did at the show.

The profile looks good.

The profile looks good.

An overhead view shows the clean treatment on the bed.

An overhead view shows the clean treatment on the bed.

An interior view.

An interior view.

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Mild Custom

CJ reps Sentinels Car Club proudly.

CJ reps Sentinels Car Club proudly.

Minor custom touches and the right wheels sure make a difference.

Minor custom touches and the right wheels sure make a difference.

Thanks for looking!

Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - Chicano Park & Pomona Swapmeet

Another busy weekend in the books. Once again we headed down to Southern California. Besides the two events you see here, Chicano Park Day and Pomona Swapmeet, we also shot 3 cars and 2 models (which we'll post tomorrow)

We've been attending the Chicano Park Day celebration since 2006 and haven't missed one since. This year was going to be no different. Chicano Park Day is much more than a car show. The entire Chicano Park area and beyond is filled with smiling faces enjoying cars, music, food, art and much more. As you can see we go for the cars, but stay for the amazing food and refreshments.

The murals compliment the classic cars perfectly.

The murals compliment the classic cars perfectly.

Great views from every angle.

Great views from every angle.

Rows and rows of paint & chrome.

Rows and rows of paint & chrome.

So Cal Suspension's beautiful Olds.

So Cal Suspension's beautiful Olds.

Clean bombita.

Clean bombita.

Rag top

Rag top

Beautiful color on this 58 Chevrolet.

Beautiful color on this 58 Chevrolet.

No "Yonkes" here.

No "Yonkes" here.

Smooth pick-up.

Smooth pick-up.

It was a nice day for a rag top.

It was a nice day for a rag top.

Really cool Pontiac.

Really cool Pontiac.

Majestics Car Club sure know how to enjoy a beautiful day.

Majestics Car Club sure know how to enjoy a beautiful day.

Laid out Chevy.

Laid out Chevy.

El Yescas stays lookin' good.

El Yescas stays lookin' good.

So many nice bombs.

So many nice bombs.

Viejotos Car Club always has a nice line-up.

Viejotos Car Club always has a nice line-up.

Fine Fleetside on Logan Ave.

Fine Fleetside on Logan Ave.

There were a few nice classics at the Teen Angels & Tribal Gear pop-up shop.

There were a few nice classics at the Teen Angels & Tribal Gear pop-up shop.

Suburban cruising through.

Suburban cruising through.

Cars cruised up & down Logan all day long.

Cars cruised up & down Logan all day long.

... all day long.

... all day long.

Good times at Chicano Park Day all day long.

Good times at Chicano Park Day all day long.

Sunday morning we headed to the Fairplex for the Pomona Swapmeet. Like we've done before we didn't make it out of the car corral all day. There were so many nice cars to look at and dream of owning. 

We liked this bright custom Chevy.

We liked this bright custom Chevy.

Very cool 67 Impala.

Very cool 67 Impala.

Super clean Cadillac convertible.

Super clean Cadillac convertible.

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Clean Pontiac wagon.

Clean Pontiac wagon.

Sweet Suburban cruising through.

Sweet Suburban cruising through.

Another cool Suburban.

Another cool Suburban.

Smooth 66

Smooth 66

Up close & personal.

Up close & personal.

Doesn't get much cleaner.

Doesn't get much cleaner.

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The main drag in the Fairplex is busy all day.

The main drag in the Fairplex is busy all day.

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It was a beautiful day to cruise.

It was a beautiful day to cruise.

This Ford pick-up cruised low.

This Ford pick-up cruised low.

This Coupe Deville looked gorgeous in Caddy wires.

This Coupe Deville looked gorgeous in Caddy wires.

Deuce

Deuce

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Cool blue El Camino

Cool blue El Camino

Watching the cars cruise out is just as good as walking through the car corral.

Watching the cars cruise out is just as good as walking through the car corral.

More tomorrow!

Thanks for looking!

Deadend Magazine Cruise Night Southern California!

That's right! We're finally hosting a cruise night in Southern California. Thanks to our friends at KNS Accessories. Mark your calendars. More info coming real soon.

1965 E. Vista Bella Way Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220

1965 E. Vista Bella Way Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220

We hope to see you there!

2nd Annual Coastline Rod & Kustom Reunion

This past weekend Strongers Kar Klub (one of the premiere kustom clubs in Japan) hosted the 2nd annual Coastline Rod & Kustom Reunion in Central Japan. As you can see the quality of cars that showed up and weather was nothing short of amazing.

Nice line-up rolling into the venue.

Nice line-up rolling into the venue.

Strongers Kar Klub always lookin' right.

Strongers Kar Klub always lookin' right.

Amethystar laid out.

Amethystar laid out.

A row of wagons.

A row of wagons.

There were also some nice hot rods in attendance.

There were also some nice hot rods in attendance.

Heavy chop, heavy drop.

Heavy chop, heavy drop.

62 wagons...

62 wagons...

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Laid out Riviera lookin' smooth.

Laid out Riviera lookin' smooth.

Thanks for looking.

Mild Customs in Texas

After the Lone Star Round Up we like to shoot a few cars. This year was no different.

We already knew we wanted to shoot "Flat Top" Bob & Linda Owens' (from Owens Salvage) recently refreshed 1961 Buick but had no idea that Flat Top Bob would be rolling with Ryno's most recent build, a smooth 1962 Cadillac. We think the 2 compliment each other quite well, especially with the recent smooth Mike Howell paint jobs.

The Golden Goddess & Nadine soaking up the sun.

The Golden Goddess & Nadine soaking up the sun.

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TrueSpokes and Vogues

TrueSpokes and Vogues

The Owens' Buick looks good on "Starwires."

The Owens' Buick looks good on "Starwires."

Nadine shines bright.

Nadine shines bright.

A fresh interior which compliments the exterior.

A fresh interior which compliments the exterior.

No bad angle.

No bad angle.

Ryno's "Golden Goddess" all laid out.

Ryno's "Golden Goddess" all laid out.

Beautiful custom steering wheel.

Beautiful custom steering wheel.

Clean

Clean

Silky smooth

Silky smooth

Sweet Nadine

Sweet Nadine

The sun sets on Golden Goddess.

The sun sets on Golden Goddess.

We were also able to sneak in a quick photo shoot on Jeff Warner's latest acquired cool mild custom 1964 Riviera.

Supremes and a cool blue paint job.

Supremes and a cool blue paint job.

Clean custom grill.

Clean custom grill.

Mild custom painted panels.

Mild custom painted panels.

It doesn't take much to make these Riviera look good.

It doesn't take much to make these Riviera look good.

Until our next trip to Texas...

Thanks for looking!

Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - Lone Star Round Up 2017

This past weekend we headed back to Austin, TX for the Lone Star Round Up. Deadend Magazine's 11th trip to one of the best car shows on the planet. If for some reason you have never attended the 'Round Up' you will not understand how great of a show it is until you go. The atmosphere, hot rods, customs and music are amazing. We encourage you to put the show in your calendar!

Here are some of the photos we captured.

The Deadend Magazine pick went to Blake & Joyce Burwell's beautiful 39 Ford.

The Deadend Magazine pick went to Blake & Joyce Burwell's beautiful 39 Ford.

Looks good from every angle.

Looks good from every angle.

This Fleetline looked good sitting in the bright Texas sun.

This Fleetline looked good sitting in the bright Texas sun.

Bass Kustom's roadster was one of our neighbors at the show.

Bass Kustom's roadster was one of our neighbors at the show.

Nice laid out 4 door Merc.

Nice laid out 4 door Merc.

We really enjoy seeing Chris Casny's roadster.

We really enjoy seeing Chris Casny's roadster.

Really cool sedan.

Really cool sedan.

Cool Ford pick-up.

Cool Ford pick-up.

This golden Chevy pick-up was shining.

This golden Chevy pick-up was shining.

We really liked this neat little roadster.

We really liked this neat little roadster.

Clinton Cobb's shoebox looked good crushing the asphalt.

Clinton Cobb's shoebox looked good crushing the asphalt.

You don't see too many of these wagons.

You don't see too many of these wagons.

Hadn't seen this cool Hot Rod in a while.

Hadn't seen this cool Hot Rod in a while.

Cool six trey.

Cool six trey.

Silva's hot rod still looks good.

Silva's hot rod still looks good.

Our buddy Dennis from Northern California brought out 5 of his customs. This is one of them, beautiful Buick.

Our buddy Dennis from Northern California brought out 5 of his customs. This is one of them, beautiful Buick.

It was difficult to capture photos of some of the cars because there was so many people enjoying the show.

It was difficult to capture photos of some of the cars because there was so many people enjoying the show.

Front & Center.

Front & Center.

Clean lookin' Chevy.

Clean lookin' Chevy.

Looks lonely but if you look closely you can see the rest of the car show in the background.

Looks lonely but if you look closely you can see the rest of the car show in the background.

An example of a simple, clean, yet tough lookin' hot rod.

An example of a simple, clean, yet tough lookin' hot rod.

Hilton Hot Rods always has a fresh line up.

Hilton Hot Rods always has a fresh line up.

Clean Chevy wagon.

Clean Chevy wagon.

Mike Wenger's beautiful Merc.

Mike Wenger's beautiful Merc.

Cool Ford wagon.

Cool Ford wagon.

Brian Auderer's beautiful roadster.

Brian Auderer's beautiful roadster.

Cool vintage Harley Davidson.

Cool vintage Harley Davidson.

There was a cool line up of about five sixties' Lincoln Continentals.

There was a cool line up of about five sixties' Lincoln Continentals.

Kool mild Kustom.

Kool mild Kustom.

Some Cadillacs need very little to look 'custom.'

Some Cadillacs need very little to look 'custom.'

Cool custom Chevy pick-up.

Cool custom Chevy pick-up.

We really like this chopped coupe.

We really like this chopped coupe.

Beautiful Buick

This past weekend we had the pleasure of shooting Mike Stewart's 1960 Buick Invicta.

The body lines on these Buicks make them look like stock customs.

The body lines on these Buicks make them look like stock customs.

As they say 'Wheels are everything..' Original (restored) Buick Skylark wires.

As they say 'Wheels are everything..' Original (restored) Buick Skylark wires.

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Mike found some NOS fabric to give the interior a custom yet sleek look.

Mike found some NOS fabric to give the interior a custom yet sleek look.

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That Seventies Show

This year's theme at the Nagoya Speed & Custom Show was 70's style. So when Toshi (Deadend Magazine Japan) asked us if we were interested in shooting Primera Car Club, Parliament Car Club and a couple other prominent 70's style low rider clubs from Japan we had to say yes.

If you're familiar with Deadend Magazine you know we rarely shoot vehicles this new. However you can see from the following photos there was no way we were going to turn down shooting these amazing 70's inspired low riders.

Parliament Car Club is always well represented .

Parliament Car Club is always well represented .

Primera Car Club's cars aren't only show cars they cruise the streets.

Primera Car Club's cars aren't only show cars they cruise the streets.

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No make or model is safe from a 70's style low rider make-over.

No make or model is safe from a 70's style low rider make-over.

Where Custom & Low Rider lines blur.

Where Custom & Low Rider lines blur.

Parliament Car Club skips no details.

Parliament Car Club skips no details.

Nana & Aieko were kind enough to pose for us.

Nana & Aieko were kind enough to pose for us.

Although wild paint jobs are the most popular amongst Primera Car Club members this 1968 Impala shows that simple and clean also represents the 1970's.

Although wild paint jobs are the most popular amongst Primera Car Club members this 1968 Impala shows that simple and clean also represents the 1970's.

Cholo's Customs' "Sphinx" from Pharaohs Car Club also cruised over.

Cholo's Customs' "Sphinx" from Pharaohs Car Club also cruised over.

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World famous "Next Movie" debuted it's new paint job at our shoot.

World famous "Next Movie" debuted it's new paint job at our shoot.

Boat Tail Parliament Car Club member.

Boat Tail Parliament Car Club member.

These wild paint jobs are the kind of stuff Japan has become known for.

These wild paint jobs are the kind of stuff Japan has become known for.

Details..

Details..

Something a little different.

Something a little different.

Primera Car Club

Primera Car Club

Aieko & Nana

Aieko & Nana

Cruisin'

Cruisin'

Aieko posing with Next Movie.

Aieko posing with Next Movie.

Nana posing with Primera Car Club

Nana posing with Primera Car Club

Infectious x Aieko x Primera

Infectious x Aieko x Primera

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Hope we didn't stray too far into the 70's for you.

Thanks for looking!

Deadend in Central Japan

While we were in Japan for the Nagoya Speed & Custom show we squeezed in few photo and video shoots.

On our drive from Tokyo to Nagoya we stopped to visit and shoot with a few of our friends. Our first stop was with Tetsuo and a couple other Forever Classics Car Club members in Shizuoka. 

Tetsuo's met us in his stunning wagon to lead the way.

Tetsuo's met us in his stunning wagon to lead the way.

Forever Classics Car Club has some nice bombs including this Fleetline.

Forever Classics Car Club has some nice bombs including this Fleetline.

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Bombs & torii's seem to go together.

Bombs & torii's seem to go together.

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We're glad we stopped by and very grateful to Tetsuo & Forever Classics.

We're glad we stopped by and very grateful to Tetsuo & Forever Classics.

After our visit with Forever Classics we cruised up a mountain on a very narrow road to visit Fatty and his family from Beesknees Car Club.

Sachi's 46 Chevy pick-up definitely has 'estilo'

Sachi's 46 Chevy pick-up definitely has 'estilo'

The amount of detail on so many Japanese customs & low riders is amazing.

The amount of detail on so many Japanese customs & low riders is amazing.

The day after the show Kool Garage Fellows and Strongers Car Club hosted a bar-b-que for us. I was so busy shooting I barely had enough time to eat. Looking at the pics it's hard to believe Fellows garage is located in Central Japan and not America.

Strongers Car Club never disappoint. 

Strongers Car Club never disappoint. 

Square Kustoms brought out a few of their builds. Including this laid out 58.

Square Kustoms brought out a few of their builds. Including this laid out 58.

Strongers Car Club

Strongers Car Club

Square Kustoms also brought out a pair of beautiful pick-ups.

Square Kustoms also brought out a pair of beautiful pick-ups.

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What you can see in the photo is how windy it was that day. Aieko is a trooper.

What you can see in the photo is how windy it was that day. Aieko is a trooper.

UpperClass CCar Club also showed up.

UpperClass CCar Club also showed up.

This Buick Riviera is stunning!

This Buick Riviera is stunning!

A couple mild customs from Strongers Car Club

A couple mild customs from Strongers Car Club

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Buick Pontiac

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Strongers Car Club

More photos from our trip coming soon!

Thanks for looking!