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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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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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...

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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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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 05/15/17

This past Saturday evening we headed to the Capitol Drive-In in San Jose, CA to watch the new movie 'Lowriders' the turn out was great. Here are a few of the photos we captured. Enjoy.

 A couple Impalas front & center.

A couple Impalas front & center.

 Klassics Car Club rolling in.

Klassics Car Club rolling in.

 Cool wagon

Cool wagon

 Dan's Riviera from Frisco's Finest Car Club always looks good.

Dan's Riviera from Frisco's Finest Car Club always looks good.

 Beautiful bomba.

Beautiful bomba.

 Reppin' Deadend Magazine.

Reppin' Deadend Magazine.

 Tri-five rag top.

Tri-five rag top.

 Truespokes.

Truespokes.

 Cool sedan delivery.

Cool sedan delivery.

 There were quite a few nice bombs.

There were quite a few nice bombs.

 Impalas

Impalas

 Hood emblem.

Hood emblem.

 Puro Estilow Car Club

Puro Estilow Car Club

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 Thanks to all those reppin Deadend Magazine.

Thanks to all those reppin Deadend Magazine.

 Super clean Chevy bomb.

Super clean Chevy bomb.

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 Impalas lined up ready to watch the movie.

Impalas lined up ready to watch the movie.

 Sixty four Impala

Sixty four Impala

While we were at the drive-ins Yudai in Japan headed to the 31st annual Mooneyes' Street Car Nationals.

 Really cool Willys.

Really cool Willys.

 Nice color & wheels on this pick-up.

Nice color & wheels on this pick-up.

 A few Impalas lined up.

A few Impalas lined up.

 Laid out Cadillac.

Laid out Cadillac.

 Nice Impala with a few custom touches.

Nice Impala with a few custom touches.

 Killer laid out wagon.

Killer laid out wagon.

 Not a color you see everyday on a roadster.

Not a color you see everyday on a roadster.

 A few rag tops.

A few rag tops.

 Something a little different.

Something a little different.

 Really clean Buick.

Really clean Buick.

 Chrome & gold.

Chrome & gold.

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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.

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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.

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