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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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 01/16/18

We started the weekend shooting a very cool local Chevy pick-up owned by Santiago. We literally saw Santiago cruise by the Deadend Magazine store one day and knew we had to shoot the pick-up. We're glad finally had the chance to snaps some pics of it. The pick-up is as clean in person as it looks in pics. Enjoy.

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We also had a chance to shoot a nice Harley Davidson built by Cole Foster (Salinas Boys Customs) for Don from U.S. Radiator company. If you're familiar with Cole Foster's work you can clearly see his style written all over this one.

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Sunday we headed to San Jose, CA to shoot some of our latest gear. Most of what you'll see will be available on our online store soon (and in-store 16 Midtown Ln. Salinas, CA)

Our first stop was with the Abraham Ortega & Johnny Romo at Blacksuit Tattoo in Downtown San Jose. Thanks again fellas.

 Abraham is wearing our Deadend Magazine Block Plaque Snapback mesh & t-shirt

Abraham is wearing our Deadend Magazine Block Plaque Snapback mesh & t-shirt

 Johnny Romo is wearing our Zephyr tee (which is available from our online store)

Johnny Romo is wearing our Zephyr tee (which is available from our online store)

 The GIlroy 36 is tee is available online and in-store.

The GIlroy 36 is tee is available online and in-store.

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 Live Life To The Lowest t-shirt will be available very soon.

Live Life To The Lowest t-shirt will be available very soon.

 Deadend Magazine beanies are available from our online store.

Deadend Magazine beanies are available from our online store.

 Our Ragtop 38 is available from our online store.

Our Ragtop 38 is available from our online store.

Our next stop was shooting Anya with our latest Deadend Magazine "Support Your Local Low Rider" ladies t-shirt. Available from our online store soon.

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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 - 10/26/17

It's been a busy week at the Deadend Magazine headquarters. The week followed an equally busy weekend. We headed to Southern California for a few shoots and a couple events.
Our first stop was National City to shoot James Thomson's latest purchase, a custom painted 1964 Chevy wagon. The wagon was built, painted (and owned) by Manuel Cisneros before James got his hands on it. 

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After we snapped some photos of Andrea Olivia wearing some Deadend Magazine gear with James' wagon and Marisa's Hudson (keep scrolling to see some shots of the Hudson)

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Next we shot Marisa's 1949 Hudson from Dukes Car Club. Marisa has owned the Hudson for over 26 years and has slowly been working on it to make it look the way it does today.

 Have you ever seen a Hudson like this one?

Have you ever seen a Hudson like this one?

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 Marisa proudly reps Dukes Car Club.

Marisa proudly reps Dukes Car Club.

 "Christine" is powered by a cleaned up big block.

"Christine" is powered by a cleaned up big block.

 The Hudson also sports a Manuel Cisneros paint job.

The Hudson also sports a Manuel Cisneros paint job.

 Zenith Wires.

Zenith Wires.

 The truck houses a beautiful hydraulic set-up.

The truck houses a beautiful hydraulic set-up.

After shooting in National City we headed to Bonita, CA for the Ilegales Car Club annual "Dia De Los Ilegales" Picnic.

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After the picnic we headed to Logan Ave. in San Diego, CA for the grand opening of Barrio Dog and the Cruizin Galeria. It's always good to see low riders line up Logan.

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Sunday Morning we headed to Riverside, CA to meet up with the fellas from Jimenez Brothers to shoot a 1938 Chevrolet Cabriolet. The owner Pelon Arzola goes to extreme measures to keep his '38 looking clean. One of the cleanest cars we've ever shot.

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A couple of the Jimenez Bros' homies came through with their cool trokitas so we decided to snap a couple flicks of them as well.

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Sunday afternoon we headed to Baldwin Park for a couple a few shoots. Our first there was Johhny Urias' 1959 Chevy Impala.

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Next up was Maygin Stormes wearing some Deadend Magazine gear.

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We've been trying to shoot Phillip Gabriel's Lincoln for a few months and glad we were finally able to. These days it's getting harder to build a mild custom and really stand out. We believe Phillip achieved this with his Lincoln and all it took was a killer color, the right stance and wheels.

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Deadend Magazine Late Weekend Report - 10/18/17

Sunday morning we met up with Victor Luna (Style Kings) to shoot his mild custom 1951 Mercury in Fremont, CA. Vic picked up this beautiful Mercury not to long ago from a local car collector who built it back in the 1980's. So far Vic has only made minor changes to the car. The biggest being adding hydraulic suspension and changing the hubcaps, which really changed the profile of the car.

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Monday we headed back to the bay area to get some photos of 'Juicy Jess' wearing her Deadend gear at RJ Customs in Hayward, CA.

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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"

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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.

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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 - Photo shoots

We were busy shooting all weekend in San Diego, CA & Pomona, CA. Three different vehicles and two models.

Our first shoot was with Nick's Chevrolet convertible in Chula Vista, CA.

 Nick's Chevy has just the correct amount of custom touches.

Nick's Chevy has just the correct amount of custom touches.

 Doesn't get much smoother.

Doesn't get much smoother.

 Clean & simple

Clean & simple

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 Nick's Chevy is clean all the way through.

Nick's Chevy is clean all the way through.

 And no bad angles.

And no bad angles.

Our second shoot of the weekend was with Stephanie in San Diego, CA.

 Steaphanie in the Deadend Republic tank top.

Steaphanie in the Deadend Republic tank top.

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 Thanks Stephanie for supporting Deadend Magazine!

Thanks Stephanie for supporting Deadend Magazine!

Third shoot was with Danny's 1939 sedan delivery. We first saw the delivery at JV's Garage in Chula Vista, CA and we've been excited to shoot it since.

 Doesn't get much cooler in our books.

Doesn't get much cooler in our books.

 Up close & personal.

Up close & personal.

 Danny's sedan delivery looks good coming & going.

Danny's sedan delivery looks good coming & going.

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 Looks good from every angle.

Looks good from every angle.

 We were very glad to shoot Danny's Chevrolet.

We were very glad to shoot Danny's Chevrolet.

We asked Zayra Lia to pose with Danny's sedan delivery.

 These two compliment each other nicely.

These two compliment each other nicely.

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 Zayra makes a Deadend Magazine snapback look good.

Zayra makes a Deadend Magazine snapback look good.

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Republic of Deadend

 We can't wait to shoot with Zayra again.

We can't wait to shoot with Zayra again.

Sunday morning we met up with CJ and his beautiful mild custom C10. We first saw the pick-up at the Grand National Roadster Show and were excited to one day shoot it. Glad we finally did, this thing looks as good in the street as it did at the show.

 The profile looks good.

The profile looks good.

 An overhead view shows the clean treatment on the bed.

An overhead view shows the clean treatment on the bed.

 An interior view.

An interior view.

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Mild Custom

 CJ reps Sentinels Car Club proudly.

CJ reps Sentinels Car Club proudly.

 Minor custom touches and the right wheels sure make a difference.

Minor custom touches and the right wheels sure make a difference.

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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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Woman Wednesday - Jessica

We've had the pleasure of shooting with Jessica a few times. The last time we had Carlos from DTA Photography shoot Jessica for us at Gravelle Manufacturing in Salinas, CA.

Thanks for looking!