Grand National Roadster Show 2019

The show nicknamed the “Grand Daddy of Them All!” lives up to the hype year after year. Nine buildings filled with everything from patina’d traditional customs to over the top high end hot rods competing for the most prestigious award a roadster can receive, there is literally something for every car lover to see. Three days is barely enough to see it all. Here are some of the photos we captured.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth.

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Come Party with Deadend!

This Friday January 25, 2019 we’re cohosting a party “PTown Funk” at Dia De Los Puercos in Pomona, CA.

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Preferred parking for Low Riders, Customs and Hot Rods (arrive early)

Funk Freaks & Glo’s Soul will be spinning jams all night long.

There will also be 805 Beer specials and great food & Micheladas!

New Year's Weekend 2019

They say the way you begin the new year is the way you will spend the rest of the year. In our case they are absolutely right. We always spend New Year’s Day at some kind of car event. The start of 2019 was no exception. We split up and covered a few events.

Our last photo shoot of 2018 was with our friend Mayra Kay in our hometown of Salinas, CA.

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We spent New Year’s Eve in La Puente, CA at a small but cool get-togehter.

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We hit a few events New Year’s Day.
After we weren’t allowed to enter one park we headed to Paramount Park where there were many nice rides flooding the parking lot and surrounding area.

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We didn’t have to head far to go to the next event. Less than a 10 minute drive actually. Holaday Park was full from one end to the other.

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We were also fortunate to check out the cars at the 805 New Year’s Picnic in Santa Maria, CA.

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Borders Kustom | Nagoya Japan

While in Japan we had a chance to catch up with the fellas from Borders Kustom in Nagoya Japan. Hideki and his crew have become the premier custom Mercury builders in Japan. Colorful describes the shop itself and the cars that come out of the shop.

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Mooneyes X-Mas Party 2018

Every second weekend of December the Mooneyes crew put together a great event at Irwndale Speedway. For most this is the closing automotive event of the year. What a great event to close the year with. The show area is jam packed with all different types of cars from all over California. Drag racers light up the track all afternoon long and the vendor area brings out some great brands for people to do some last minute Christmas shopping. For the first time in 7 years we were one of those brands.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth!

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Mooneyes Hot Rod Custom Show 2018

This past weekend we had the pleasure of attending and vending at the Mooneyes Custom Hot Rod Show in Yokohama Japan. There aren’t many events like the world renowned annual “Yokohama” show. People from all across the world make the trek to check out the colorful Japanese low riders, crazy customs, and invited guests from all over the globe. There really is no other event like it. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth.

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This year’s Deadend Magazine Pick went to Masahiko Herosay’s beautiful 59 Chevy Nomad.

This year’s Deadend Magazine Pick went to Masahiko Herosay’s beautiful 59 Chevy Nomad.

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Fit Kustom Tokyo Japan

El Classico is a shop based in Tokyo Japan, better know by their car club name "Fit Kustoms". They build top notch American custom cars. One of their most notable builds is the candy red 1957 Chevy Nomad know as "Acid 57". We visited the shop on our latest trip to Japan. We have been there in the past but we are still blown away every time we see the latest projects and their parts collection.

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Custom Hill 2018

Last month we visited Japan to attend the Custom Hill Reunion. We were fortunate enough to ride with our homies from Pharaohs Car Club. The Pharaohs all drive very traditional styled lowriders with hydraulics and bias ply tires. We rolled with them on a five hour drive from Nagoya to the car show. The drive was a lot of fun and a great experience, the car show did not disappoint. There was a good mix of customs and lowriders and even some cool hot rods, surrounded by beautiful nature. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth.

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The Road to Custom Hill Reunion 2018 w/Pharaohs Car Club

We have been fortunate enough to travel to Japan numerous times, and every time is a different and great experience. The best part of being in Japan is making memories with old and new friends, having the opportunity to become friends with the people we meet and interact with.

A couple of weeks ago we went back to Japan to attend the Custom Hill car show, we really didn’t know much about the event but we had heard good things about it. We were lucky enough to ride from Nagoya to the show area with our homies from Pharaohs Car Club and a couple of rides from Primera Car Club. Junichi and the rest of the crew let us ride with them in their bad ass low riders. It took us about five hours with a couple of stops in between. I noticed that every car in the caravan was riding on bias ply 5.20 tires and hydraulics, and a half of them had candy paint. It was impressive to see that they were willing to drive so far in such traditional cars even driving thru some rain. It was a great experience and we hope to do it again next time we visit Japan.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 09/05/18

We kicked off Labor Day weekend in downtown Ventura, CA for the Ventura Nationals' Pre Party & Art Show. It's always a good time and gives you a great preview of what's to come at the Ventura Nationals the next day.

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Saturday we headed to the Ventura County Fairgrounds for the Ventura Nationals. The kustom car, hot rod and bike show features some of the best from all around California and beyond. We had a great time. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth.

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Sunday we headed to Murrieta & Temecula to shoot Jesse Martinez' 1953 Chevy. The Chevy first caught our eye at the Pomona Swapmeet last year. The color is what initially attracted us to the car. Last month we seen it again at the Bombs Super Show and knew we should snap some pics of the car. Jesse knows he has a few more things to finish up the car and has help from his daughter Avery Martinez along the way but continues to enjoy driving the car while building it.

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