Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 02/13/18

This past weekend we headed down to Southern California once again. We had a chance to shoot Rudy's "Chile Verde" Chevy Pick-Up. If you've ever been cruising in the So Cal area in the last 16+ years chances are you've seen Rudy hitting the streets. He takes his truck out for a cruise as often as possible. We've definitely enjoyed seeing 'Chile Verde' cruise the last few years and glad we finally had a chance to shoot it.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 02/06/18

We started our weekend shooting Dennis' freshly painted 1938 Lincoln Zephyr coupe. Dennis has been working on a really nice collection of custom cars. This is one of his latest builds. Aside from being laid out the British green paint really makes this Zephyr stand out.

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Sunday we snapped a few shots of local makeup artist Sierra Mixtemi wearing some of our latest gear. Thanks to Tavares Car Club for letting us shoot at their shop. 

Sierra is seen here wearing our Deadend Magazine 'Support Your Local Low Rider' ringer tee.

Sierra is seen here wearing our Deadend Magazine 'Support Your Local Low Rider' ringer tee.

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Sierra is seen here wearing the Deadend Magazine 'Support Your Local Low Rider' ladies' black & grey raglan.

Sierra is seen here wearing the Deadend Magazine 'Support Your Local Low Rider' ladies' black & grey raglan.

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The Deadend Magazine 'Support Your Local Low Rider' crewneck sweater is available in-store and will be available online soon.

The Deadend Magazine 'Support Your Local Low Rider' crewneck sweater is available in-store and will be available online soon.

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Deadend Magazine block plaque hoodie.

Deadend Magazine block plaque hoodie.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 01/29/18

"The Grand daddy of them all!" The first "big" show of the year. The Grand National Roadster Show. Always lives up to the hype.  This year was no exception. Some of the biggest names in the traditional custom & hot rod scene choose to debut their latest builds the last weekend of January at the Pomona Fairplex. Three days is just enough to see most of the cars that pack the 10 building at the Fairplex. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth!

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On Sunday afternoon we snuck out from the show for a couple hours to hang out on Holt Blvd. Call us crazy but we think cars look great on the streets.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 01/22/18

This weekend we shot Adam Gonzalez' fresh 65 Buick Riviera. Adam is a local homie who has been building low riders since he was in high school. He owns a candy painted 1966 Impala, a laid out 1963 Chevy wagon and is also building a convertible 1959 Chevy Impala. He decided to go the more traditional custom route with his Riviera. He painted it candy and had Eddie Padilla do patterns on the roof, then did the air ride and put Supremes with wide white walls. We were lucky enough to be the first to shoot this beautiful ride. We hope to see it all the local car events or just cruising the streets.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 01/16/18

We started the weekend shooting a very cool local Chevy pick-up owned by Santiago. We literally saw Santiago cruise by the Deadend Magazine store one day and knew we had to shoot the pick-up. We're glad finally had the chance to snaps some pics of it. The pick-up is as clean in person as it looks in pics. Enjoy.

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We also had a chance to shoot a nice Harley Davidson built by Cole Foster (Salinas Boys Customs) for Don from U.S. Radiator company. If you're familiar with Cole Foster's work you can clearly see his style written all over this one.

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Sunday we headed to San Jose, CA to shoot some of our latest gear. Most of what you'll see will be available on our online store soon (and in-store 16 Midtown Ln. Salinas, CA)

Our first stop was with the Abraham Ortega & Johnny Romo at Blacksuit Tattoo in Downtown San Jose. Thanks again fellas.

Abraham is wearing our Deadend Magazine Block Plaque Snapback mesh & t-shirt

Abraham is wearing our Deadend Magazine Block Plaque Snapback mesh & t-shirt

Johnny Romo is wearing our Zephyr tee (which is available from our online store)

Johnny Romo is wearing our Zephyr tee (which is available from our online store)

The GIlroy 36 is tee is available online and in-store.

The GIlroy 36 is tee is available online and in-store.

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Live Life To The Lowest t-shirt will be available very soon.

Live Life To The Lowest t-shirt will be available very soon.

Deadend Magazine beanies are available from our online store.

Deadend Magazine beanies are available from our online store.

Our Ragtop 38 is available from our online store.

Our Ragtop 38 is available from our online store.

Our next stop was shooting Anya with our latest Deadend Magazine "Support Your Local Low Rider" ladies t-shirt. Available from our online store soon.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 01/10/18

We spent the first weekend of 2018 doing what we do best.. Traveling & shooting a lot of photos.

The first thing we thought when we saw a picture of Bo's '60 Pontiac wagon was that it reminds us of the guys from Strongers Car Club in Japan. Our friends from Strongers seem to have really good taste and always pick the coolest cars to build. Pontiacs, Buicks, Oldsmobiles, Mercurys, and a couple Chevrolets. They choose some less common cars to build and they do some nice mild custom work and always use unique colors. The second thought was that we had to set up a photo shoot and see it in person. Well turns out Bo was not really looking for unique car to build he was just keeping it in the family. Bo's grandfather is the original owner, his family drove it out to California from New Jersey back in 1964. His mother drove it to high school then it was parked for a long time but the wagon never left the family. Bo brought it back to life with his own twist. Everything has been gone through from drivetrain to interior. Other than the color and the fact that it is a Pontiac wagon the hand made roof rack makes the wagon stand out. Bo drives all the cars he builds, you can expect to see him out cruising with the family.

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After our shoot we headed to Downtown Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Cruise Night. A couple years ago the LACN folks had a farewell cruise for the 6th Street Bridge. This past weekend we met up once again at the same location (minus the bridge which has since been torn down) There was a couple hundred cars cruising in & around the area. 

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After the cruise we stuck around Downtown Los Angeles to shoot Rob House's super clean mild custom Chevy Fleetline. We first noticed Rob House's smooth mild custom Chevy when he debuted it at the Grand National Roadster Show in 2006. The tasteful custom work combined with the perfect wheels seem to catch a lot of people's attention. We have wanted to showcase it ever since. This past weekend we were finally able to make it happen. Over the past 11 years or so Rob has put six different sets of wheels on his ride, but out of all of them he thinks the TrueSpokes look best. We agree with him. To some people it is just a simple mild custom 50 Chevy, but the spokes make it a low rider. It reminds us of the style of car that we always in the search for. We grew up in a town full of low riders, but when we first went to Paso Robles we realized how cool custom cars can be. Rob's Fleetline reminds us of those killer rides we would always see in Paso Robles. The cars that look stock but have a lot of custom work done seem to be the coolest, especially with the right wheels. The fastback is proof that good taste is timeless, it has been around for over a decade and still looks killer every time we see it. It looks like it is fresh and still stands out. 

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 2018 New Year's Weekend

We finished up 2017 / started 2018 the only way we know how to. On the road and shooting a lot of photographs. We split up and covered both Southern & Northern California events.

Our first stop was Hollywood Blvd to catch some heavy cruising.

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On New Year's Eve we headed to the Majestics Picnic in Sacramento, CA

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We also hit up the Elite Car Club cruise. It started at Bonelli Park in San Dimas Park.

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From Bonelli Park many cars cruised out to Holt Blvd in Pomona / Montclair. As you can tell from the photos there was a great turn out.

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We started off 2018 on Whittier Blvd. 

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - J&V's Garage Shindig

Once again we co-hosted J&V'S Garage Shindig this past weekend in Chula Vista, CA. Joe at J&V has been a staple car culture in the San Diego area for over 30 years so the locals come out to show support. As you can tell there was a lot of customs, low riders and hot rods. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth.

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Sunday we met up with Wade Christiansen in Buena Park, CA to shoot his 1950 Plymouth Suburban. Not too often we see a cool Plymouth Suburban. Wade has had his Suburban for many years. When it came time to build it he took it to Aaron Valenica (from Lost Angels Children Project) The roof was laid out by Mat Egan.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - Mooneyes X-Mas Party 2017

This weekend we headed back down to Southern California for what can potentially be the last Mooneyes X-Mas Party. Yep, that's right. They say it will definitely be the last one held at Irwindale Speedway. The speedway will be torn down soon. Leaving behind many years of memories. We had to make it down just in case it is the last Party all together. Many people had the same idea. Irwindale Speedway was packed! We didn't get to see all the cars. We did manage to see many of our friends. It was good while it lasted. We'll see you at the next one if there is one.

First car we saw in the general admission parking lot. Gave us a good preview of what we would see all day.

First car we saw in the general admission parking lot. Gave us a good preview of what we would see all day.

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Armando Flores brought out the Gypsy Rose scale model.

Armando Flores brought out the Gypsy Rose scale model.

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We also shot this really cool 68 from Los Boulevardos Car Club at the track that we will post in a couple of days.

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Sunday morning we headed ot the Long Beach Swapmeet. There were some good deals to be found and even better car corral. It was our first time there and we'll be back!

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - Mooneyes Hot Rod Custom Show

This past weekend we made our way back to Yokohama Japan for the Mooneyes' Hot Rod Custom Show. You've probably heard from many people that this is THE show to go to. You heard right. This show is hard to put into words. If you've never gone you need to do yourself a favor and get yourself to Yokohama the first weekend of December one year. Arigato to everyone who stopped by the booth!

Congrats to our good friend Coby for having his Econoline 'Van Go' as a special guest.

Congrats to our good friend Coby for having his Econoline 'Van Go' as a special guest.

For the first time Deadend Magazine was given the opportunity to choose a car to give an award to. We picked Cholo's Custom's killer 1954 Chevy ' Sphinx' you can see why. Although Sphinx is clean enough to be a show car. Cholo drove this Chevy 4 hours (each way) to the show! Respect.

For the first time Deadend Magazine was given the opportunity to choose a car to give an award to. We picked Cholo's Custom's killer 1954 Chevy ' Sphinx' you can see why. Although Sphinx is clean enough to be a show car. Cholo drove this Chevy 4 hours (each way) to the show! Respect.

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Thanks to Syrarium Studios (Phil Leonard) and Ken the Flat Top for collaborating on the board we gifted to Cholo along his award.

Thanks to Syrarium Studios (Phil Leonard) and Ken the Flat Top for collaborating on the board we gifted to Cholo along his award.

Sphinx looks good from every angle.

Sphinx looks good from every angle.

Sphinx & Next Movie (both built by Cholo's Custom)

Sphinx & Next Movie (both built by Cholo's Custom)

Van Go making it's grand entrance.

Van Go making it's grand entrance.

The fellas from Wheels Unlimited brought out their beautiful Buick.

The fellas from Wheels Unlimited brought out their beautiful Buick.

Neat Mooneyes buggy.

Neat Mooneyes buggy.

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I don't think there is a better ride in at any car show.

I don't think there is a better ride in at any car show.

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Thanks to Nana for helping at the Deadend Magazine booth all day!

Thanks to Nana for helping at the Deadend Magazine booth all day!

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There were a lot of cool deuces on display.

There were a lot of cool deuces on display.

So many details to freak out on 'Next Movie.'

So many details to freak out on 'Next Movie.'

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Art's Body had some nice rides on display. Including the Kozera '38 tribute.

Art's Body had some nice rides on display. Including the Kozera '38 tribute.

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Square Customs brought out this cool mild custom.

Square Customs brought out this cool mild custom.

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Next Movie in 1/24 scale.

Next Movie in 1/24 scale.

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Junichi (Paradise Road) always brings out something cool.

Junichi (Paradise Road) always brings out something cool.

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Strongers Car Club brought out this cool custom '60 Buick.

Strongers Car Club brought out this cool custom '60 Buick.

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Cpuple Japanese models reppin' Deadend.

Cpuple Japanese models reppin' Deadend.

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This thing isn't very traditional but too cool not to post.

This thing isn't very traditional but too cool not to post.

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Before we jumped on the plane back to the States we snapped a few photos of Nana around Yokohama. Thanks for posing for us Nana!

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New Deadend Magazine snapback.

New Deadend Magazine snapback.

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