Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 08/14/17

Friday night we headed to San Jose for the Julian Nunez (aka Kid Nunez) photo exhibit at Cukui in Japantown. Even though we spent most of the night outside checking out the cars Julian had some great photographs on display (Make your way to Cukui to check them out yourself)

Kid Nunez sticker accompanied by some Ken The FlatTop pinstriping.

Kid Nunez sticker accompanied by some Ken The FlatTop pinstriping.

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Westend Car Club

Westend Car Club

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Cruisin' down the street...

Cruisin' down the street...

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Deuce

Deuce

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Clean 58 cruisin' through

Clean 58 cruisin' through

Saturday 805 Beer crew came by in their cool Ford pick-up the Deadend Magazine store with a special delivery.

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Thanks 805 Beer!

Thanks 805 Beer!

Here are some random shots at the Deadend Magazine store just cause we're testing out a lens.

Some new t-shirts just arrived at the store.

Some new t-shirts just arrived at the store.

Worldwide since 2004

Worldwide since 2004

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A few of the snapbacks we currently have in-stock.

A few of the snapbacks we currently have in-stock.

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Aaron Elliott built Honda.

Aaron Elliott built Honda.

One of the model cars we have on display (built a few years ago by Jesse Villalobos)

One of the model cars we have on display (built a few years ago by Jesse Villalobos)

We have Suavecito Pomade in-stock

We have Suavecito Pomade in-stock

You may have noticed the backpacks in the background (in the first photo) They are just a few we received for our 2nd annual Backpack Drive. Thanks to all of those who donated a backpack we appreciate the support!

You may have noticed the backpacks in the background (in the first photo) They are just a few we received for our 2nd annual Backpack Drive. Thanks to all of those who donated a backpack we appreciate the support!

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Thanks for looking!

Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 08/07/17

We stayed local this past weekend but still scheduled a shoot with Jeff Cecilio's 1960 Buick convertible and model Anya. Here are some of the photos we snapped.

The right stance and wheels go a long way.

The right stance and wheels go a long way.

These Buicks' bodies look custom from the factory

These Buicks' bodies look custom from the factory

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Deep dish wire wheels and small tires sure look good.

Deep dish wire wheels and small tires sure look good.

Rod Powell striped Jeff's dash.

Rod Powell striped Jeff's dash.

Anya makes a good hood ornament.

Anya makes a good hood ornament.

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Welcome to the Republic of Deadend.

Welcome to the Republic of Deadend.

The "Lost Angels" Cadillac t-shirt available at the Deadend store now (online soon)

The "Lost Angels" Cadillac t-shirt available at the Deadend store now (online soon)

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Maybe we should bring the Deadend Magazine tank tops.

Maybe we should bring the Deadend Magazine tank tops.

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Thanks for looking!

Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 08/01/17

This past weekend we headed back down to Southern California for a few photo shoots & a couple events.

Our weekend started shooting DiDi early Saturday at J&V's Garage in Chula Vista, CA. DiDi is rocking some Deadend Magazine gear that will be available in our online store soon.

This Deadend Magazine ladies ringer tee will be available soon.

This Deadend Magazine ladies ringer tee will be available soon.

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DiDi wearing the Deadend Magazine black snapback.

DiDi wearing the Deadend Magazine black snapback.

The Deadend Magazine V-Neck will also be available online soon.

The Deadend Magazine V-Neck will also be available online soon.

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The Deadend Magazine heather grey / black snapback.

The Deadend Magazine heather grey / black snapback.

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Our second stop was the Us Versus Them "Ramble On The Ranch" show in Temecula, CA. This was the first time we attended the Ramble On show. We are glad we did. The show was filled with good cars, good people and good music in a cool intimate setting. If you've never been we suggest you make it next year.

This cool chopped & sectioned Merc parked right in front of the Deadend Magazine booth. Thanks to all who stopped by the booth.

This cool chopped & sectioned Merc parked right in front of the Deadend Magazine booth. Thanks to all who stopped by the booth.

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A pair of cool vehicles parked out front.

A pair of cool vehicles parked out front.

Locked up.

Locked up.

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Really smooth Suburban.

Really smooth Suburban.

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El Abuelo was in attendance.

El Abuelo was in attendance.

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Next we headed to the coast to shoot Jimmy "Gimmi" Chadwick's beautiful mild custom Chevy. Gimmi's Chevy first caught our eyes at the Santa Maria Cruisin' Nationals. We saw it, loved it, and knew we had to shoot it soon. 

No nonsense simple & clean Chevy.

No nonsense simple & clean Chevy.

This car seems to have just enough touches.

This car seems to have just enough touches.

The right stance, and wheel & tire combination go a long way.

The right stance, and wheel & tire combination go a long way.

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The interior compliments the the clean & simple exterior.

The interior compliments the the clean & simple exterior.

Smooth from any angle.

Smooth from any angle.

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Johnny Brock brought out his equally as clean 54. So we asked him to park it with Gimmi's car and let us snap a few photos.

Johnny Brock brought out his equally as clean 54. So we asked him to park it with Gimmi's car and let us snap a few photos.

2 different & clean grille treatments (53 on a 54)

2 different & clean grille treatments (53 on a 54)

Clean interior.

Clean interior.

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After the shoot we headed to City of Industry to the Cadillac Fest. Outside the lot was filled with cool Cadillacs from all walks of life stocks, customs, and most of all low riders. Inside the building there was an amazing display of model cars & low rider bikes. Here are some of the photos we captured.

Armando Flores was kind enough to make sure Deadend Magazine was represented in the Whittier Blvd. model car display. 

Armando Flores was kind enough to make sure Deadend Magazine was represented in the Whittier Blvd. model car display. 

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Check out this amazing scale Whittier Blvd model car display! 

Check out this amazing scale Whittier Blvd model car display! 

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There were so many nice model cars.

There were so many nice model cars.

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A row of nice Caddies.

A row of nice Caddies.

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Super clean convertible.

Super clean convertible.

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You don't see too many 60's Cadillac low riders.

You don't see too many 60's Cadillac low riders.

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Before heading home we shot Michael Longonisa's super clean 1966 Cadillac. These Cadillacs look good from the factory but what Michael and has done has taken this Caddy to a whole other level. An extremely nice pain job (and color), the right wheels, stance and smoothed body sure make a big difference. Doesn't get much cleaner than this.

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The beautiful red color sure does shine!

The beautiful red color sure does shine!

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Nice simple clean interior.

Nice simple clean interior.

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This Caddy is smooth from any angle.

This Caddy is smooth from any angle.

Cadillac wires look good on almost any Cadillac.

Cadillac wires look good on almost any Cadillac.

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Thanks for looking!

We're also announcing the 2nd annual Deadend Magazine Back Pack Drive. Here's how it works. You bring in a new (never used) back pack to the Deadend store and we'll give you Deadend Magazine shirt. August 1 - 11, 2017 (16 Midtown Ln Salinas CA)

We're also announcing the 2nd annual Deadend Magazine Back Pack Drive. Here's how it works. You bring in a new (never used) back pack to the Deadend store and we'll give you Deadend Magazine shirt. August 1 - 11, 2017 (16 Midtown Ln Salinas CA)

Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 07/18/17

Another busy weekend in the books. This past Friday we headed to Southern California, our first stop was Santa Clarita, CA to shoot a mild custom Ford Thunderbird recently built by the fellas at Starlite Rod & Kustom. As you can see there are many details on this Bird. Thanks to Edgar & Frank for taking a time of their busy day, we really appreciate it boys.

The paint job really compliments the bodylines of the car.

The paint job really compliments the bodylines of the car.

Notice the cool custom grill treatment.

Notice the cool custom grill treatment.

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The interior is just as clean as the exterior.

The interior is just as clean as the exterior.

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The Radir wheels lookin' good.

The Radir wheels lookin' good.

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This bird looks good from every angle.

This bird looks good from every angle.

Saturday morning we headed to Downtown Los Angeles to shoot with model Nana visiting from Japan. 

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Nana customized one of our Deadend Magazine chain steering wheel shirts.

Nana customized one of our Deadend Magazine chain steering wheel shirts.

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The Downtown LA skyline in the background.

The Downtown LA skyline in the background.

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Nana is wearing a new Deadend Magazine ladies' ringer tee we will have available online soon.

Nana is wearing a new Deadend Magazine ladies' ringer tee we will have available online soon.

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"Support Your Local Low Rider"

"Support Your Local Low Rider"

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After shooting with Nana we headed to West Covina to shoot Johnny Urias' custom Mercury. This beautiful 50 Merc was customized by Dick Dean & his son. You can see that the Merc has been chopped, channeled and has a lot of other custom touches from front to back that make it unique.

Static drop (not bagged or juiced)

Static drop (not bagged or juiced)

Nice chop.

Nice chop.

Beautiful bodylines.

Beautiful bodylines.

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Nice custom taillight treatment.

Nice custom taillight treatment.

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While we were shooting Johnny called up Ron Gomez to cruise over in his beautiful custom '41 Buick. We were very glad we were able to finally take some snaps of Ron's Buick. Ron has been cruising his Buick up & down California for many years.

Two of a kind.

Two of a kind.

You don't see too many custom 41 Buicks.

You don't see too many custom 41 Buicks.

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The chop on Ron's Buick really compliments the rest of the car.

The chop on Ron's Buick really compliments the rest of the car.

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Great custom taillight treatment.

Great custom taillight treatment.

Two gorgeous customs.

Two gorgeous customs.

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Saturday evening Jesus headed to the San Jose, CA Mid Summer Breeze cruise. Low riders from all around the bay area showed up to hang out and enjoy the company of each other surrounded by beautiful low riders.

Cool Chevy woody wagon. 

Cool Chevy woody wagon. 

Super clean 58 Impala convertible.

Super clean 58 Impala convertible.

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A pair clean pair of Impalas.

A pair clean pair of Impalas.

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Alvin's custom pick-up always looks good.

Alvin's custom pick-up always looks good.

Sunday morning we met up with Chuck Schauwecker to shoot his custom 1930 Ford "RodRiguez" built by Junichi Shimodaira of Paradise Road in central Japan. As you can tell Junichi put a lot of time & effort on this radical custom Ford. You can look at the car from every angle and still miss details. Junichi left no area of the car untouched. Chuck has owned and cared for "RodRiguez" for over a decade.

The RodRiguez

The RodRiguez

Junichi Shimodaira's masterpiece looks good from every angle.

Junichi Shimodaira's masterpiece looks good from every angle.

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The RodRiguez is powered by a '49 Oldsmobile Rocket engine.

The RodRiguez is powered by a '49 Oldsmobile Rocket engine.

The interior is as custom as the exterior.

The interior is as custom as the exterior.

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Details, details, details...

Details, details, details...

Thanks for looking!

Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 07/11/17

We postponed the official Deadend Cruise Night in San Jose, CA to a later date so we decided to text, message, call, etc.. some of our friends to get together anyway and cruise our cars to San Jose, CA. A somewhat unofficial cruise night. We had a great time. Thanks to all who came out.

Really cool 61.

Really cool 61.

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Richie's custom 36 Ford.

Richie's custom 36 Ford.

Big Watcha leading the way.

Big Watcha leading the way.

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Hot rod with a recent Syrarium Studios paint job.

Hot rod with a recent Syrarium Studios paint job.

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Cool unchopped custom Merc.

Cool unchopped custom Merc.

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Auto Restyle built smooth custom Caddy.

Auto Restyle built smooth custom Caddy.

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Clean 57 Chevy.

Clean 57 Chevy.

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Neat Econoline van.

Neat Econoline van.

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We had a great time. Can't wait 'til the official Cruise Night.

We had a great time. Can't wait 'til the official Cruise Night.

Saturday we headed to San Francisco, CA for the annual King of the Streets event. We can't really call it a car show cause it's much more. The event starts with a cruise from the San Francisco Mission to Fort Mason (this year's venue) once there, there is also a car show and hop. After most cruise over back to Mission Street for what seems like a low rider takeover. We had a great time. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth.

Front & center.

Front & center.

Cool mild custom Merc.

Cool mild custom Merc.

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Cool 58 rag top.

Cool 58 rag top.

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Some neat paint & pinstriping.

Some neat paint & pinstriping.

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Chuca cruising her freshly panted Riviera

Chuca cruising her freshly panted Riviera

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Ruby from Califas Bomb Club.

Ruby from Califas Bomb Club.

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All white Impalas.

All white Impalas.

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Nice line up.

Nice line up.

In the afternoon the show moved to the streets.

In the afternoon the show moved to the streets.

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Thanks to everyone reppin' Deadend Magazine out in the streets.

Thanks to everyone reppin' Deadend Magazine out in the streets.

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Nice bombita cruisin' the Mission.

Nice bombita cruisin' the Mission.

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Friscos' Finest posted up.

Friscos' Finest posted up.

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Four door bombs make nice cruisers.

Four door bombs make nice cruisers.

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We stayed out on the Mission until 11pm and when we left there were still cars cruising.

We stayed out on the Mission until 11pm and when we left there were still cars cruising.

Thanks for looking!

Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 07/05/17

This weekend we stayed close to home in Salinas, CA. We snapped a few shots of Laura with some our latest gear. (which is available at the Deadend Magazine store and online soon)

Laura in a Deadend Magazine hoodie.

Laura in a Deadend Magazine hoodie.

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The ladies' Deadend Magazine raglan.

The ladies' Deadend Magazine raglan.

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Deadend Magazine ladies' ringer.

Deadend Magazine ladies' ringer.

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Kid Nunez and his dad Jorge came down to snap some shots of our Chevy Malibu wagon with their convertible for his upcoming photo exhibit at the Cukui store in San Jose, CA.

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The Nunez Malibu.

The Nunez Malibu.

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Meanwhile the Deadend Magazine Japan crew was at the California Times show in Japan. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth.

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Thanks for looking!

Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - Custom Capital 2017

First of all we'd like to thank everyone involved who helped make the Custom Capital a success for the 4th year. We really appreciate the continued support!

The Custom Capital kicked off Friday night at the Deadend Magazine flagship store. 

This nice Caddy from Relentless Car Club got prime parking right across t he street from the store.

This nice Caddy from Relentless Car Club got prime parking right across t he street from the store.

A couple Tavares Family club members posted up.

A couple Tavares Family club members posted up.

Relentless Jay brought out his 62 down from Sacramento, CA.

Relentless Jay brought out his 62 down from Sacramento, CA.

Scott drove up his cool pick-up all the way from Venice, CA (and was awarded the Longest distance award) Thanks Scott!

Scott drove up his cool pick-up all the way from Venice, CA (and was awarded the Longest distance award) Thanks Scott!

A local Impala that doesn't come out too often.

A local Impala that doesn't come out too often.

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Cool 64 posted up.

Cool 64 posted up.

Cruisin' through

Cruisin' through

Smooth 69 dippin' through.

Smooth 69 dippin' through.

Nice chopped & dropped Chevy.

Nice chopped & dropped Chevy.

Saturday things got going early. Tu Sabes Car Club from San Jose, CA were there before us! Customs, Low Riders, Hot Rods and classic cars cruised in and out all day. We had a great time and were very impressed with the quality of cars that came out. Thanks to everyone who came out to spend a beautiful Saturday with us at Manzanita Park. Thanks again to everyone who helped make the event a success. We're already planning for next year.

Menges Twin Speedshop brought down their crazy custom '40 Dodge.

Menges Twin Speedshop brought down their crazy custom '40 Dodge.

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This little Ranchero was very cool.

This little Ranchero was very cool.

"El Sueno" made the trip from Morpark, CA once again, (Last year's Deadend Magazine pick)

"El Sueno" made the trip from Morpark, CA once again, (Last year's Deadend Magazine pick)

Rollin' in.

Rollin' in.

The Wenger Merc took home the Deadend Magazine Pick this year. This is one slick custom.

The Wenger Merc took home the Deadend Magazine Pick this year. This is one slick custom.

Dennis' '59 Buick wagon took home the Deadend Magazine Japan pick. Such a cool wagon.

Dennis' '59 Buick wagon took home the Deadend Magazine Japan pick. Such a cool wagon.

This East Bay Speed & Custom built 40 Ford Sedan took home the Payasos Car Club pick. This car;s engine bay is as clean as the outside.

This East Bay Speed & Custom built 40 Ford Sedan took home the Payasos Car Club pick. This car;s engine bay is as clean as the outside.

Jesse's '66 took home the California Sundays pick. 

Jesse's '66 took home the California Sundays pick. 

Armando's Merc took home the Manzanita Park pick.

Armando's Merc took home the Manzanita Park pick.

Bozzo's shoebox took the Salinas Boys Customs' pick. This pictures does the paint job no justice.

Bozzo's shoebox took the Salinas Boys Customs' pick. This pictures does the paint job no justice.

Reno Bilt's Ford pick-up took home the Calaveras Rods & Customs pick. Reno started this truck when he was a teenager.

Reno Bilt's Ford pick-up took home the Calaveras Rods & Customs pick. Reno started this truck when he was a teenager.

This cool pick-up from Santa Maria, CA took home the Suavecito Pomade pick. Notice the cool old camper.

This cool pick-up from Santa Maria, CA took home the Suavecito Pomade pick. Notice the cool old camper.

This sleek Buck took home the Rod Powell pick.

This sleek Buck took home the Rod Powell pick.

The Cuevas Merc was one of our favorites of the show.

The Cuevas Merc was one of our favorites of the show.

Tu Sabes Car Club were the first to show up.

Tu Sabes Car Club were the first to show up.

Tom from Style Kings Car Club rollin in his chopped Chevy.

Tom from Style Kings Car Club rollin in his chopped Chevy.

Mike brought out his "Lucky 51"

Mike brought out his "Lucky 51"

Good lookin' long bed.

Good lookin' long bed.

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Alvin's custom pick-up.

Alvin's custom pick-up.

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The sixties were well represented.

The sixties were well represented.

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Another winner from last year that made it's way back to the Custom Capital.

Another winner from last year that made it's way back to the Custom Capital.

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You don't see too many of these little Plymouths.

You don't see too many of these little Plymouths.

Beautiful chopped & dropped Buick.

Beautiful chopped & dropped Buick.

Clean Boat tail made it's way up from Santa Maria, CA.

Clean Boat tail made it's way up from Santa Maria, CA.

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Ruby representin' Califas Bomb Club from the Bay Area.

Ruby representin' Califas Bomb Club from the Bay Area.

Very cool Continental.

Very cool Continental.

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Rob Struven brought his custom down from Napa, CA.

Rob Struven brought his custom down from Napa, CA.

La Buena Vida brought out a vendor booth and their nice pick-up.

La Buena Vida brought out a vendor booth and their nice pick-up.

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A cool pair of custom chevies.

A cool pair of custom chevies.

Chevy... runs.. deep.

Chevy... runs.. deep.

Los Loners were well represented.

Los Loners were well represented.

Nice pair that drove out from the central valley.

Nice pair that drove out from the central valley.

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Los Boulevardos

Los Boulevardos

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Always good to see this long roof.

Always good to see this long roof.

Our Malibu faces off with Jorge Nunez' Malibu.

Our Malibu faces off with Jorge Nunez' Malibu.

Klassics Car Club

Klassics Car Club

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Everywhere you looked there was nice customs. 

Everywhere you looked there was nice customs. 

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Junior brought out his unique & custom wagon.

Junior brought out his unique & custom wagon.

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Cruisin' out at the end of the day.

Cruisin' out at the end of the day.

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Sixty two drop top.

Sixty two drop top.

A highlight of the day is watching all the cars roll out at the end of the day.

A highlight of the day is watching all the cars roll out at the end of the day.

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Good lookin' low rider wagon.

Good lookin' low rider wagon.

Grumpy brought out his clean Rivi.

Grumpy brought out his clean Rivi.

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That's a wrap!

That's a wrap!

Thanks for looking!

We'll see you next year.

4th Annual Custom Capital

This weekend we host our 4th annual Custom Capital car show. We hope to see you there.

Saturday June 24, 2017
10am - 5pm (car roll-in 8am - 12pm)
Manzanita Park in Prunedale, CA
visit www.thecustomcapital for more info

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Friday June 23, 2017 we'll be hosting a pre party at the Deadend Magazine store showcasing photography by different photographers from past Custom Capitals.
6pm - 10pm
16 Midtown Lane Salinas California
(we suggest early arrival for best parking)

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 06/19/17

Our first stop down in Southern California this weekend was the Los Angeles Cruise Night in Downtown LA. The LACN is always a fun time. There is always a good mixture of Low Riders, Customs, Motorcycles, and a few Hot Rods.

Nice Chevy pick-up.

Nice Chevy pick-up.

Cool '60 from Unidos Car Club.

Cool '60 from Unidos Car Club.

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Super clean 63 Impala cruisin' through.

Super clean 63 Impala cruisin' through.

Lined up on North Myers.

Lined up on North Myers.

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Smooth 64 pulling up.

Smooth 64 pulling up.

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You don't see a right hand drive C10 everyday. 

You don't see a right hand drive C10 everyday. 

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Sittin' on Supremes.

Sittin' on Supremes.

Start 'em young.

Start 'em young.

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Busy night on North Myers.

Busy night on North Myers.

Cool 4 door all the way down from Detroit.

Cool 4 door all the way down from Detroit.

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Downtown Los Angeles makes a backdrop.

Downtown Los Angeles makes a backdrop.

Saturday morning we stopped by the Los Angeles Roadster show in Pomona, CA. As you can tell from our photos we spent most of the day in the swapmeet area. There is always a ton of cool cars and finds at the Los Angeles Roadster Show.

A pair of neat hot rods with different attitudes.

A pair of neat hot rods with different attitudes.

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Nice Nomad on a set of nice wheels.

Nice Nomad on a set of nice wheels.

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Killer coupe.

Killer coupe.

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Always a pleasure to see Van Go.

Always a pleasure to see Van Go.

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Ultra clean rag top.

Ultra clean rag top.

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Diana Branch's sedan looking good.

Diana Branch's sedan looking good.

Chopped Caddy.

Chopped Caddy.

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Chopped & sectioned Merc

Chopped & sectioned Merc

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Roadster & coupe.

Roadster & coupe.

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Nice hot rod.

Nice hot rod.

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These things look fast parked.

These things look fast parked.

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Clean custom grille on this Riviera.

Clean custom grille on this Riviera.

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Always good seeing Cisco's Pontiac bomb

Always good seeing Cisco's Pontiac bomb

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Thanks for looking!