Lone Star Round Up 2019

Another 3,300 mile road trip from Salinas, CA to Austin in the books. Every April for the last 13 years we’ve made the trip (twice we flew if we’re being honest) to the Lone Star Round Up and every year is a memorable one. This year’s show was memorable for many reasons. First off we had the pleasure of designing the official show artwork. (Thanks again Kontinentals for the opportunity) Second, the weather (per usual) surprised us (we never learn) Third, seeing our friends we only see in Texas is always fun. Lastly, we always seem to meet new people. People who seem to follow Deadend via social media and are excited to stop by the booth and chat.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

This year’s badge with the artwork created by us.

This year’s badge with the artwork created by us.

This year’s Deadend Magazine pick went to John Mumford’s beautiful Mercury.

This year’s Deadend Magazine pick went to John Mumford’s beautiful Mercury.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 04/11/18

This past weekend we made our annual 3300+ mile trek from Salinas, CA to Austin, Tx for the Lone Star Round Up. For the past 11 years we've had the pleasure of attending the 'Round Up' and year after year I am impressed with the cars but most importantly the people behind the event. I call it an event 'cause it's more than a show, it's an experience. For most the experience lasts more than the 2 car show days and everyone seems to have their favorite bbq joint to hit while in Austin. Steve, Brian & The Kontinentals (The people behind the event) do such a great job of making sure everyone feels welcome and enjoys their stay that people from all across America continue to show up. See you there next year!

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photo borrowed from Miller Cochran from the Jalopy Journal. The last few years we have had the honor of awarding a car the "Deadend Magazine Pick" and every year we have a few conversations about a few cars we individually choose as our favorite until we collectively agree on a single car. This year we had narrowed it down to about 3 really cool cars until Jeff from Murrays Hot Rods pointed out this beautiful mild custom '36 Ford right before we turned in our slip. Somehow we missed it but glad Jeff pointed it out. Needless to say we gave it the Deadend pick. Great car!

photo borrowed from Miller Cochran from the Jalopy Journal.
The last few years we have had the honor of awarding a car the "Deadend Magazine Pick" and every year we have a few conversations about a few cars we individually choose as our favorite until we collectively agree on a single car. This year we had narrowed it down to about 3 really cool cars until Jeff from Murrays Hot Rods pointed out this beautiful mild custom '36 Ford right before we turned in our slip. Somehow we missed it but glad Jeff pointed it out. Needless to say we gave it the Deadend pick. Great car!

The photo Jeff showed us to change our minds.

The photo Jeff showed us to change our minds.

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While in Austin, TX we also had the chance to shoot Marisa rocking out latest ladies' v-neck shirts with our block plaque on 2 colorways available soon.

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Mild Customs in Texas

After the Lone Star Round Up we like to shoot a few cars. This year was no different.

We already knew we wanted to shoot "Flat Top" Bob & Linda Owens' (from Owens Salvage) recently refreshed 1961 Buick but had no idea that Flat Top Bob would be rolling with Ryno's most recent build, a smooth 1962 Cadillac. We think the 2 compliment each other quite well, especially with the recent smooth Mike Howell paint jobs.

The Golden Goddess & Nadine soaking up the sun.

The Golden Goddess & Nadine soaking up the sun.

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TrueSpokes and Vogues

TrueSpokes and Vogues

The Owens' Buick looks good on "Starwires."

The Owens' Buick looks good on "Starwires."

Nadine shines bright.

Nadine shines bright.

A fresh interior which compliments the exterior.

A fresh interior which compliments the exterior.

No bad angle.

No bad angle.

Ryno's "Golden Goddess" all laid out.

Ryno's "Golden Goddess" all laid out.

Beautiful custom steering wheel.

Beautiful custom steering wheel.

Clean

Clean

Silky smooth

Silky smooth

Sweet Nadine

Sweet Nadine

The sun sets on Golden Goddess.

The sun sets on Golden Goddess.

We were also able to sneak in a quick photo shoot on Jeff Warner's latest acquired cool mild custom 1964 Riviera.

Supremes and a cool blue paint job.

Supremes and a cool blue paint job.

Clean custom grill.

Clean custom grill.

Mild custom painted panels.

Mild custom painted panels.

It doesn't take much to make these Riviera look good.

It doesn't take much to make these Riviera look good.

Until our next trip to Texas...

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - Lone Star Round Up 2017

This past weekend we headed back to Austin, TX for the Lone Star Round Up. Deadend Magazine's 11th trip to one of the best car shows on the planet. If for some reason you have never attended the 'Round Up' you will not understand how great of a show it is until you go. The atmosphere, hot rods, customs and music are amazing. We encourage you to put the show in your calendar!

Here are some of the photos we captured.

The Deadend Magazine pick went to Blake & Joyce Burwell's beautiful 39 Ford.

The Deadend Magazine pick went to Blake & Joyce Burwell's beautiful 39 Ford.

Looks good from every angle.

Looks good from every angle.

This Fleetline looked good sitting in the bright Texas sun.

This Fleetline looked good sitting in the bright Texas sun.

Bass Kustom's roadster was one of our neighbors at the show.

Bass Kustom's roadster was one of our neighbors at the show.

Nice laid out 4 door Merc.

Nice laid out 4 door Merc.

We really enjoy seeing Chris Casny's roadster.

We really enjoy seeing Chris Casny's roadster.

Really cool sedan.

Really cool sedan.

Cool Ford pick-up.

Cool Ford pick-up.

This golden Chevy pick-up was shining.

This golden Chevy pick-up was shining.

We really liked this neat little roadster.

We really liked this neat little roadster.

Clinton Cobb's shoebox looked good crushing the asphalt.

Clinton Cobb's shoebox looked good crushing the asphalt.

You don't see too many of these wagons.

You don't see too many of these wagons.

Hadn't seen this cool Hot Rod in a while.

Hadn't seen this cool Hot Rod in a while.

Cool six trey.

Cool six trey.

Silva's hot rod still looks good.

Silva's hot rod still looks good.

Our buddy Dennis from Northern California brought out 5 of his customs. This is one of them, beautiful Buick.

Our buddy Dennis from Northern California brought out 5 of his customs. This is one of them, beautiful Buick.

It was difficult to capture photos of some of the cars because there was so many people enjoying the show.

It was difficult to capture photos of some of the cars because there was so many people enjoying the show.

Front & Center.

Front & Center.

Clean lookin' Chevy.

Clean lookin' Chevy.

Looks lonely but if you look closely you can see the rest of the car show in the background.

Looks lonely but if you look closely you can see the rest of the car show in the background.

An example of a simple, clean, yet tough lookin' hot rod.

An example of a simple, clean, yet tough lookin' hot rod.

Hilton Hot Rods always has a fresh line up.

Hilton Hot Rods always has a fresh line up.

Clean Chevy wagon.

Clean Chevy wagon.

Mike Wenger's beautiful Merc.

Mike Wenger's beautiful Merc.

Cool Ford wagon.

Cool Ford wagon.

Brian Auderer's beautiful roadster.

Brian Auderer's beautiful roadster.

Cool vintage Harley Davidson.

Cool vintage Harley Davidson.

There was a cool line up of about five sixties' Lincoln Continentals.

There was a cool line up of about five sixties' Lincoln Continentals.

Kool mild Kustom.

Kool mild Kustom.

Some Cadillacs need very little to look 'custom.'

Some Cadillacs need very little to look 'custom.'

Cool custom Chevy pick-up.

Cool custom Chevy pick-up.

We really like this chopped coupe.

We really like this chopped coupe.

Deadend Magazine Weekend Report 04/12/16 - Lone Star Round Up

Our "weekend" began last Wednesday and ended early this morning. We went on our annual road trip from Salinas, CA to Austin, TX and back to attend the 15th annual Lone Star Round Up. We'd like to thank everyone who stopped by the booth! We really appreciate the continued support! Great cars and music as usual. Steve, Brian and the rest of the Kontinentals keep hosting a helluva show! Here are some shots we took..

Lee Pratt's killer Nomad.

Lee Pratt's killer Nomad.

One of our favorites at the show. Almost took home the Deadend Magazine pick.

One of our favorites at the show. Almost took home the Deadend Magazine pick.

There's always  nice hot rods at the Round Up.

There's always  nice hot rods at the Round Up.

Hilton Hot Rods had an amazing line-up.

Hilton Hot Rods had an amazing line-up.

Lee Pratt & Steve Wertheimer 

Lee Pratt & Steve Wertheimer 

Our "Deadend Magazine" pick went to Heath Murray's 51 Chevy. Heath owns & runs Murray's Kustom Rods. Check out his website www.murraykustomrods.com. After the show we shot a few shots of Heath's Chevy and Jeff's pick-up.

Deadend Magazine pick at the Lone Star Round Up.

Deadend Magazine pick at the Lone Star Round Up.

Jeff Warner's 52 Chevy Pick-Up.

Jeff Warner's 52 Chevy Pick-Up.

The Deadend Magazine Japan crew was also busy this weekend at the Sunday 

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Lone Star Round Up 2016

We're in Austin for the Lone Star Round Up! Make sure you stop by the Deadend Magazine booth.

Click to visit the Lone Star Round Up website.

Click to visit the Lone Star Round Up website.

AS YOU MAY KNOW WE'RE A 2 MAN SHOW, WE'LL BE ON THE ROAD FROM APRIL 4 - 11, 2016 ALL ORDERS ORDERED BETWEEN NOW AND THE 11TH WILL SHIP THE 12TH. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE. THANKS FOR THE CONTINUED SUPPORT!

AS YOU MAY KNOW WE'RE A 2 MAN SHOW, WE'LL BE ON THE ROAD FROM APRIL 4 - 11, 2016 ALL ORDERS ORDERED BETWEEN NOW AND THE 11TH WILL SHIP THE 12TH. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE. THANKS FOR THE CONTINUED SUPPORT!

Throwback - Salinas, CA to Austin, TX

About 2 week before the 2007 Lone Star Round Up I ran into local creative Rod Powell at the local Foster Freeze. Rod asked me if I wanted to be his co-pilot on a 2 week road trip to Austin & back in his 1956 Chevy handyman wagon. The next day I went to my boss and told him that in a week I was leaving for 2 weeks. I told him I wasn't asking I was telling him, and that if I had a job when I came back I would be very happy. Luckily he said I would still have a job.
I sure am glad I went Foster's that night. The road trip is still one of my favorite memories to date. Rod and I first stopped at Lee Pratt's place in Los Angeles and followed him & Suzanne through route 66, interstate 10, and stopped at many amazing places. We didn't use smartphones or a GPS device all we had was Lee's memory and an old atlas... 
Here are a few shots I took of Rod's Chevy wagon & Lee's shoebox along the way. Enjoy!

Our first stop, The Brewery, Lee Pratt's home at the time.

Our first stop, The Brewery, Lee Pratt's home at the time.

As you can imagine we stopped at many gas stations along the way...

As you can imagine we stopped at many gas stations along the way...

... and also stopped at many steakhouses. 

... and also stopped at many steakhouses. 

We stopped at a very neat old dealership / gas station in the middle of nowhere that Lee almost bought.

We stopped at a very neat old dealership / gas station in the middle of nowhere that Lee almost bought.

Lee & Suzanne leading the way.

Lee & Suzanne leading the way.

New Mexico.

New Mexico.

I don't think we had a bad meal the whole trip.

I don't think we had a bad meal the whole trip.

A look inside Rod Powell's wagon.

A look inside Rod Powell's wagon.

Once we arrived in Austin we met up with some great people who became good friends.

Once we arrived in Austin we met up with some great people who became good friends.

On our way back home we had less stops but we made sure to stop at Cadillac Ranch.

On our way back home we had less stops but we made sure to stop at Cadillac Ranch.

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As you may know we're a 2 man show, we'll be on the road from April 4 - 11, 2016 all orders ordered between now and the 11th will ship the 12th. Sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. Thanks for the continued support!

As you may know we're a 2 man show, we'll be on the road from April 4 - 11, 2016 all orders ordered between now and the 11th will ship the 12th. Sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. Thanks for the continued support!

Throwback - Lone Star Round Up 2010

It's been a tradition for us (since 2007) to make the trip out to Austin, TX for the Lone Star Round Up. In 2010 we drove a chopped Ford shoebox custom with no side glass, no back glass and a lot of wind & water from Salinas, CA all the way to Austin. It was a cold & wet but great trip! Here are a few shots we took. Wish we would've captured more but as usual we were running late & in a hurry.

Here is the shoebox really early in the morning in the middle of nowhere.

Here is the shoebox really early in the morning in the middle of nowhere.

A couple of customs parked on South Congress. Both were driven from Northern California.

A couple of customs parked on South Congress. Both were driven from Northern California.

We'll be making the same trip (in a SUV) next week. See ya'll there!

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Throwback - Road Rockets Texas

The best thing about what we do is the adventures we go on and the friends we make on those adventures. In 2007 I went on a wonderful two week long road trip with Rod Powell and Lee Pratt from Salinas, CA to Austin, Tx and back. I met many people on that trip.
One group of people I got to meet (and am still friends with) are a few members of the Road Rockets Car Club from Texas. One night while in Austin these fellas took me out to dinner for some burgers and before we headed back to the madness on South Congress I snapped some shots of their cars at their hotel parking lot.

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