Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - Nagoya Japan!

What a weekend! Yes we're a couple days late but I promise you it is definitely worth the wait. This weekend we headed to Nagoya Japan for the Speed and Custom Show. We got to Nagoya a few days early and managed to visit a couple shops and set up a couple shoots. Enjoy..

Our first stop on Friday after a couple hours of sleep was Paradise Road. One of Japan's oldest shops ran by one of Japan's most recognized builders Junichi Shimodaira. We love stopping by Junichi's shop he always has some crazy builds in his shop.

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Our next stop was Art's Body. The fellas there are pumping out some really amazing traditional hot rod & custom car builds recently. 

On Saturday before heading to set up the booth for the show we were able to shoot a couple cool bombs from UpperClass Car Club.

Sunday we spent most of the time at the Deadend Magazine booth but had a chance to walk around the Speed and Custom Show and snap some photos. Here is just a small taste of the awesome cars that were in attendance. 

On the other side of the show Offline Buy & Trade Swapmeet where there was a lot of neat bikes.

After the show we caught up with the fellas from Pharaohs Car Club and shot some of their cars. 

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We also had a chance to snap a few shots of 2 of the latest builds from Fit Kustoms who have been building some really nice customs recently.

Thanks to everyone who helped & stopped by the booth. Arigato!

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Throwback - Nagoya Japan trip 2011

Back in 2011 we went to Japan for the first time. Our destination was the Mooneyes Hot Rod & Custom Show in Yokohama Japan, but our journey to get there (a few days in Nagoya) was just as amazing.  Toshi (then Local hero, now Deadend Magazine) picked us up from the airport and the tour of shops began...

Our first stop was at Art's Body. 

Our first stop was at Art's Body. 

Our tour guides Toshi & Frank

Our tour guides Toshi & Frank

The fellas at Art's body were prepping their hot rods to drive from Nagoya to Yokohama

The fellas at Art's body were prepping their hot rods to drive from Nagoya to Yokohama

Our second stop was the world famous Paradise Road.

Our second stop was the world famous Paradise Road.

Junichi from Paradise Road has been a trend setter in Japan for many years.

Junichi from Paradise Road has been a trend setter in Japan for many years.

Toshi, Junichi, Yudai, and Frank while we shot The Galaxian.

Toshi, Junichi, Yudai, and Frank while we shot The Galaxian.

Our third stop in Nagoya was Cholo's Customs.

Our third stop in Nagoya was Cholo's Customs.

Cholo's Sphynx has one of the most memorable paint jobs in Japan

Cholo's Sphynx has one of the most memorable paint jobs in Japan

While we were there we also snapped some shots of a Buick that is laid out on the ground.

While we were there we also snapped some shots of a Buick that is laid out on the ground.

Frank trying to get a low enough angle.

Frank trying to get a low enough angle.

We have many more shots from this trip. These are just a glimpse. We will post more soon.

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Art's Body Japan

On our first trip to Japan back in 2011 Toshi Shimizu (Deadend Magazine Japan) took us on a shop tour to visit some of the leading shops in Nagoya Japan (also known as Kustom City) Our first stop was Art's Body.
As soon as I walked up I was pleasantly surprised. The fellas at Art's Body had a shop full of traditional Hot Rods and Customs. I was expecting more wild and crazy cars that the Japanese had been getting known for, but that definitely wasn't the case. 
I recently stumbled on this video and it reminded me of my first trip to Art's Body. I think you will be pleasantly surprised like I was