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 - 08/24/18

Been a busy week so here's a late weekend report. However we think it's worth the wait.

We were finally able to make it to the Bombs Magazine Bombs Super Show this year. Glad we did. The Anaheim Convention Center was filled with some of the best Bombs from all over the country.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth!

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While we were in So Cal we asked our model friend Maygin Stormes if she was up to shooting with some Deadend Magazine gear. Lucky for us she was up for it. Enjoy.

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We were also able to make it to San Jose Boulevard Nights. It's crazy & really cool to watch Low Riders and Customs take over San Jose, CA. 

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 08/07/18

We spent this past weekend in hot, sunny Southern California.

Our first stop was Us Versus Them's 'Ramble On At The Ranch' show on Saturday in Temecula, CA. Mike & co. host a very inviting & intimate show with some great cars, great people, good vendors, good food and a wonderful atmosphere.

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Sunday morning we did something we should've done a long time ago. Something we were actually surprised we hadn't done before. We shot and filmed Coby Gewertz' custom Ford Econoline "VanGo." If you haven't heard of or seen VanGo you haven't been paying attention. The crazy cool Econoline has been showing at shows & cruising the streets for a few years now. Some highlights include Coby driving the van from Southern California to Austin Texas and more recently the van took a trio to Mooneyes' Yokohama show in Japan. Everything about VanGo is cool. The exterior paint, the suspension, the wheels, the custom work and then you open the side doors. The interior is just as cool as the exterior. We're glad we finally took the time to shoot Coby's van. Stay tuned for the video...

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report: SF King of the Streets & Bay Area Dam Run.

Every year we look forward to what we would call one of the most fun events we go to all year, San Francisco's King Of The Streets. You see The San Francisco Lowrider Council & company do such a great job with  providing so much to do in 1 day it makes for a great time. First there's the car show with hundreds of entries, then there's the hop with hoppers from all over the state competing for the crown and last the event goes to the streets. The Mission district to be exact. Low riders flood the streets of San Francisco making for a great (long) day.

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From the show to the streets...

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Sunday we teamed up with Calaveras Car Club to host the first annual Bay Area Dam Run. We met up early in the morning with a bunch of cool cars in Morgan Hill, CA went for a drive up to the Anderson Dam stopped to hang out for a bit then headed back down to a barbeque at a friends shop. The cars look great on the road! Thanks to everyone who came out we hope the Bay Area Dam Run becomes an annual event.

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Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend booth this past weekend.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - All Caught Up (Cinco De Mayo weekend)

Here's our coverage from 'Cinco de Mayo' weekend. We covered both Northern California & Southern California.

Our first stop was Hillview Park in San Jose, CA. We have been going to San Jose for Cinco de Mayo cruising for many years. It's good to see the car community still goes out to cruise.

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After San Jose we headed a bit North to San Francisco to cruise the Mission. The cruising in the Mission is always a blast. The Low Riders come together every time and keep the cruising fun & safe. 

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Same night we also hit Hollywood Blvd. to check out the cruising. The turn out was a little overwhelming and the cops shut it down early. Too many people out blocking the streets, but we still had a great time.

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Sunday we headed to Whittier Narrows to the LA Times Car Club & Elegants Car Cub Cinco de Mayo picnic. The park looked good filled with some of Southern California's best low riders. Thanks to Amigos Car Club for feeding us tacos.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - A week late

We've had a busy last couple of weeks. I didn't get to edit the photos from last weekend so here they are. 

Saturday (April 28, 2018) we headed to Sacramento for the "Nor Cal Influence" art show featuring art by Bruce Gossett, Brent Patten and Rob Struven at Graland's Customs. The turn out was great. There were a lot of great customs, hot rods & bombs that came to support the arts. We had a great time, we hope this becomes a regular thing. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth.

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Sunday (April 30, 2018) We headed to Stockton for the Super Show. The show seems to keep growing & growing year after year. Low Riders from all over California showed up to Stockton. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 03/20/18

We spent our weekend in Southern California once again. We started out the weekend shooting Lee Pratt's '55 Custom Nomad. Lee first built this Nomad in the late 1960's and he was lucky enough to get it back and resurrected it back to it's glory a couple years ago. If you're not familiar with Lee Pratt there is one thing you should know Mr. Pratt has built some of the classiest customs to cruise the streets of many states through out many decades. Here are a few photos of a good example.

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Sunday morning we headed to Southgate, CA to check out the Azalea Car Show. As you can see there were some nice cars sitting on the green under a nice Southern California sun. We're glad the show is back.

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Sunday afternoon we stopped by a fundraiser/cruise night in La Puente, CA for a young man who passed away much too early. Some nice cars with some very nice cars stopped by to support all afternoon long.

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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 - 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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