Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - Custom Capital 2017

First of all we'd like to thank everyone involved who helped make the Custom Capital a success for the 4th year. We really appreciate the continued support!

The Custom Capital kicked off Friday night at the Deadend Magazine flagship store. 

This nice Caddy from Relentless Car Club got prime parking right across t he street from the store.

This nice Caddy from Relentless Car Club got prime parking right across t he street from the store.

A couple Tavares Family club members posted up.

A couple Tavares Family club members posted up.

Relentless Jay brought out his 62 down from Sacramento, CA.

Relentless Jay brought out his 62 down from Sacramento, CA.

Scott drove up his cool pick-up all the way from Venice, CA (and was awarded the Longest distance award) Thanks Scott!

Scott drove up his cool pick-up all the way from Venice, CA (and was awarded the Longest distance award) Thanks Scott!

A local Impala that doesn't come out too often.

A local Impala that doesn't come out too often.

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Cool 64 posted up.

Cool 64 posted up.

Cruisin' through

Cruisin' through

Smooth 69 dippin' through.

Smooth 69 dippin' through.

Nice chopped & dropped Chevy.

Nice chopped & dropped Chevy.

Saturday things got going early. Tu Sabes Car Club from San Jose, CA were there before us! Customs, Low Riders, Hot Rods and classic cars cruised in and out all day. We had a great time and were very impressed with the quality of cars that came out. Thanks to everyone who came out to spend a beautiful Saturday with us at Manzanita Park. Thanks again to everyone who helped make the event a success. We're already planning for next year.

Menges Twin Speedshop brought down their crazy custom '40 Dodge.

Menges Twin Speedshop brought down their crazy custom '40 Dodge.

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This little Ranchero was very cool.

This little Ranchero was very cool.

"El Sueno" made the trip from Morpark, CA once again, (Last year's Deadend Magazine pick)

"El Sueno" made the trip from Morpark, CA once again, (Last year's Deadend Magazine pick)

Rollin' in.

Rollin' in.

The Wenger Merc took home the Deadend Magazine Pick this year. This is one slick custom.

The Wenger Merc took home the Deadend Magazine Pick this year. This is one slick custom.

Dennis' '59 Buick wagon took home the Deadend Magazine Japan pick. Such a cool wagon.

Dennis' '59 Buick wagon took home the Deadend Magazine Japan pick. Such a cool wagon.

This East Bay Speed & Custom built 40 Ford Sedan took home the Payasos Car Club pick. This car;s engine bay is as clean as the outside.

This East Bay Speed & Custom built 40 Ford Sedan took home the Payasos Car Club pick. This car;s engine bay is as clean as the outside.

Jesse's '66 took home the California Sundays pick. 

Jesse's '66 took home the California Sundays pick. 

Armando's Merc took home the Manzanita Park pick.

Armando's Merc took home the Manzanita Park pick.

Bozzo's shoebox took the Salinas Boys Customs' pick. This pictures does the paint job no justice.

Bozzo's shoebox took the Salinas Boys Customs' pick. This pictures does the paint job no justice.

Reno Bilt's Ford pick-up took home the Calaveras Rods & Customs pick. Reno started this truck when he was a teenager.

Reno Bilt's Ford pick-up took home the Calaveras Rods & Customs pick. Reno started this truck when he was a teenager.

This cool pick-up from Santa Maria, CA took home the Suavecito Pomade pick. Notice the cool old camper.

This cool pick-up from Santa Maria, CA took home the Suavecito Pomade pick. Notice the cool old camper.

This sleek Buck took home the Rod Powell pick.

This sleek Buck took home the Rod Powell pick.

The Cuevas Merc was one of our favorites of the show.

The Cuevas Merc was one of our favorites of the show.

Tu Sabes Car Club were the first to show up.

Tu Sabes Car Club were the first to show up.

Tom from Style Kings Car Club rollin in his chopped Chevy.

Tom from Style Kings Car Club rollin in his chopped Chevy.

Mike brought out his "Lucky 51"

Mike brought out his "Lucky 51"

Good lookin' long bed.

Good lookin' long bed.

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Alvin's custom pick-up.

Alvin's custom pick-up.

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The sixties were well represented.

The sixties were well represented.

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Another winner from last year that made it's way back to the Custom Capital.

Another winner from last year that made it's way back to the Custom Capital.

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You don't see too many of these little Plymouths.

You don't see too many of these little Plymouths.

Beautiful chopped & dropped Buick.

Beautiful chopped & dropped Buick.

Clean Boat tail made it's way up from Santa Maria, CA.

Clean Boat tail made it's way up from Santa Maria, CA.

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Ruby representin' Califas Bomb Club from the Bay Area.

Ruby representin' Califas Bomb Club from the Bay Area.

Very cool Continental.

Very cool Continental.

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Rob Struven brought his custom down from Napa, CA.

Rob Struven brought his custom down from Napa, CA.

La Buena Vida brought out a vendor booth and their nice pick-up.

La Buena Vida brought out a vendor booth and their nice pick-up.

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A cool pair of custom chevies.

A cool pair of custom chevies.

Chevy... runs.. deep.

Chevy... runs.. deep.

Los Loners were well represented.

Los Loners were well represented.

Nice pair that drove out from the central valley.

Nice pair that drove out from the central valley.

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Los Boulevardos

Los Boulevardos

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Always good to see this long roof.

Always good to see this long roof.

Our Malibu faces off with Jorge Nunez' Malibu.

Our Malibu faces off with Jorge Nunez' Malibu.

Klassics Car Club

Klassics Car Club

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Everywhere you looked there was nice customs. 

Everywhere you looked there was nice customs. 

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Junior brought out his unique & custom wagon.

Junior brought out his unique & custom wagon.

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Cruisin' out at the end of the day.

Cruisin' out at the end of the day.

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Sixty two drop top.

Sixty two drop top.

A highlight of the day is watching all the cars roll out at the end of the day.

A highlight of the day is watching all the cars roll out at the end of the day.

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Good lookin' low rider wagon.

Good lookin' low rider wagon.

Grumpy brought out his clean Rivi.

Grumpy brought out his clean Rivi.

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That's a wrap!

That's a wrap!

Thanks for looking!

We'll see you next year.

Mooneyes Hot Rod Custom Show Yokohama Japan 2015

The Deadend Magazine Japan crew shot & vended at the Mooneyes Hot Rod Custom Show in Yokohama Japan this past weekend. Here are a few shots. Thanks Toshi, Jun, Shinya & Yudai!

Some of the invited guest from the U.S.

Some of the invited guest from the U.S.

John D'Agostino cruising into the show.

John D'Agostino cruising into the show.

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Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth!

Deadend Weekend Report 11-16-15

We hosted the "California Style" Low Rider exhibit for the third time this past weekend at the GoodGuys Autumn Get-Together in Pleasanton, CA. We filled the Hall of Commerce with 20 Low Rider convertibles this time. Many bay area favorites, a beautiful 1961 Impala convertible from San Diego, CA and we brought out "Life After Loco" the 1963 Impala convertible that hasn't made a public appearance in years. 

Here is just a taste.

An overhead view of the "California Style" Low Rider exhibit.

An overhead view of the "California Style" Low Rider exhibit.

Jose Acosta brought out his freshly painted '66 Impala.

Jose Acosta brought out his freshly painted '66 Impala.

We had convertibles from the mid '30's all the way to the mid 70's on display.

We had convertibles from the mid '30's all the way to the mid 70's on display.

This bomb came out from Fresno, CA.

This bomb came out from Fresno, CA.

This '59 from Traffic Car Club's color really pops.

This '59 from Traffic Car Club's color really pops.

Gold & Chrome.

Gold & Chrome.

Gee from Old Memories Car Club showed off his really cool Olds.

Gee from Old Memories Car Club showed off his really cool Olds.

Thanks to Paul Cortez for bringing out "Life After Loco" from Salinas, CA

Thanks to Paul Cortez for bringing out "Life After Loco" from Salinas, CA

Robert from R&S Hydraulics brought his ultra clean Chevy.

Robert from R&S Hydraulics brought his ultra clean Chevy.

Xavier "The X-Man" brought his '61 Impala all the way from San Diego, CA!

Xavier "The X-Man" brought his '61 Impala all the way from San Diego, CA!

Thanks to everyone who stepped in the Hall of Commerce hope you enjoyed our Low Rider exhibit!

Thanks for looking!

Woman Wednesday - Aieko Espejo

Aieko Espejo has become a model (and friend) we work with quite often in recent years. Aieko is very easy to work with, professional and obviously good looking. She has even helped us direct other models at photo shoots. We're glad to have her! Enjoy some of the shots we've captured over the last couple years.

Carlos from DTA Photography helped us with our first photo shoot with Aieko.

Carlos from DTA Photography helped us with our first photo shoot with Aieko.

Here Aieko poses with a California Sundays shirt.

Here Aieko poses with a California Sundays shirt.

We shot Aieko to print a couple posters for our trip to Japan earlier this year.

We shot Aieko to print a couple posters for our trip to Japan earlier this year.

Some of our clients have specifically asked for her Aieko. (Yes we sometimes make time to shoot for other, Here she poses with a custom bike built by The Cruiser Shop)

Some of our clients have specifically asked for her Aieko. (Yes we sometimes make time to shoot for other, Here she poses with a custom bike built by The Cruiser Shop)

Here Aieko poses with another custom bike by The Cruiser Shop in Campbell, CA

Here Aieko poses with another custom bike by The Cruiser Shop in Campbell, CA

Blush Make-Up Studio in Monterey, CA also liked Aieko's look so much they hired us to shoot her in a pin-up look with Henry Gong's Nomad.

Blush Make-Up Studio in Monterey, CA also liked Aieko's look so much they hired us to shoot her in a pin-up look with Henry Gong's Nomad.

I'm sure you'll see more of Aieko in future Deadend Magazine projects. In the meantime enjoys these.

Thanks for looking!