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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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 11/13/18

We spent this past weekend in Pleasanton, CA at the GoodGuys Autumn Get-Together. Like most GoodGuys events there is always a lot to do.. Here are a few of the photos we captured. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth!

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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 - 10/10/18

We started off the weekend by hitting the Marina Swapmeet Saturday morning. It’s always a good place to hang out with our local friends and take advantage of some good deals.

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Sunday we brought back the Burrito Bike Ride! It was a great day to ride through the streets of Salinas. Thanks to everyone who rode with us!

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Throwback Thursday - DBO Motor Racing Open House 2008

We were diggin’ through our archives and found a nice batch of black & white 35mm film shots from an Open House day at DBO Motor Racing in Monterey, CA. These were a treat to find and we’re glad to share them with you. Enjoy.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 09/18/18

We spent this past Saturday in Antioch, CA at the “World’s Least Important Car Show” Billetproof. We’ve been going to Billetproof for years now and the show has always been a good time. The Contra Costa County Fairgrounds is filled from one end to the other with hundreds of traditional Customs, Hot Rods & Bombs from all over the Bay Area. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth. We appreciate the continued support.

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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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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 08/30/18

Someone just asked me if we had a "car show season" I answered, "Nope." every weekend we seem to be busy all year round.

This past weekend was the same. We kicked off our weekend  by delivering the backpacks ya'll donated to the kids at Sherwood Elementary School on Friday afternoon. This marks our 3rd annual Deadend Backpack Drive and it is very cool to watch the students pick a backpack and get excited about the cars we drive out to their school. Thanks again to everyone who donated!

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Saturday we started the day at the Salinas PAL car show in Salinas, CA. The show has turned into a cool show that takes over Oldtown Salinas. We're glad to be a small part of it. 

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After the PAL show we got together with some friends to cruise from Salinas to Monterey. This was the 3rd time and it's always a blast to see classic cars cruising through Monterey around a bunch of exotics and high end cars.

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Although the Pebble Beach Concours Delegance doesn't necessarily fit the bill of car shows we attend it is very fun & exciting to walk around some of the nicest cars on earth. The details on these cars are very inspiring to be around.

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