Deadend Magazine Feature - Jeff Cecilio's 1953 Chevy

In our opinion style is the most important thing when building a custom car. The profile, stance, paint, wheel and tire combo, and small details all make a car look good if they all work well together. This 53 chevy owned by our friend Jeff was styled in part by the team at Starlite Rod and Custom in Southern California. Everything from the great color choices to the floating grill and heavy chop all give the car a unique look. A lot of 53/54 Chevys have been customized in the past but this one sure does stand out.

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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 - 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.

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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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