Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 02/21/19

This weekend we headed down to Southern California for a couple photo shoots.

A couple years ago Scott Crothers and his wife drove his 1940 Chevy pick-up from Marina Del Rey, CA to our car show the Custom Capital (that’s over 300 miles in the middle of summer) As soon as he pulled up to the Deadend Magazine store we noticed it and knew we’d shoot it one day. We just didn’t know it would take us so long. We’re glad we finally did and this time instead of the hot summer heat Scott had to drive about an hour in the blistering cold & short rain fall.

The pick-up started it’s custom life at Masterson Kustoms and was finished at Craftmaster Custom in Lynwood, CA. The 1968 327 and 700r4 keep the Chevy on the road but what really makes the little truck stand out is all the custom touches. Like the 4” channel over the frame, 4 point coil over suspension (that’s right no airbags), suicide doors and 1940 Merc rear bumper with custom bumper guards and taillights. If everything goes well Scott plans to drive the pick-up back up to this year’s Custom Capital. We hope to see you here!

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We also had the pleasure of shooting Maygin Stormes with some of our latest gear.

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Los Angeles Cruise Night | Back to the Sixth 2019

We were able to sneak away from the Grand National Roadster Show for a little while to hit up the “Back to the Sixth” cruise night in Downtown Los Angeles. It’s always a good time catching cars cruising the streets of L.A. especially if the Los Angeles Cruise Night committee puts it together.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 08/01/18

The first car show we ever had a booth and gave a trophy at was the first annual Midnight Mass in Sacramento, CA so it was exciting to be vending at the 15th annual Midnight Mass this past weekend. To see a show grow from a small gathering of liked minded individuals at a shop parking lot to a huge show at a county fairgrounds is very cool. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth!

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Photographer Carlos Ochoa was kind enough to send us a few shots from the "Together We Cruise" event that took place in East Los Angeles.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - All Caught Up (Cinco De Mayo weekend)

Here's our coverage from 'Cinco de Mayo' weekend. We covered both Northern California & Southern California.

Our first stop was Hillview Park in San Jose, CA. We have been going to San Jose for Cinco de Mayo cruising for many years. It's good to see the car community still goes out to cruise.

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After San Jose we headed a bit North to San Francisco to cruise the Mission. The cruising in the Mission is always a blast. The Low Riders come together every time and keep the cruising fun & safe. 

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Same night we also hit Hollywood Blvd. to check out the cruising. The turn out was a little overwhelming and the cops shut it down early. Too many people out blocking the streets, but we still had a great time.

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Sunday we headed to Whittier Narrows to the LA Times Car Club & Elegants Car Cub Cinco de Mayo picnic. The park looked good filled with some of Southern California's best low riders. Thanks to Amigos Car Club for feeding us tacos.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 03/20/18

We spent our weekend in Southern California once again. We started out the weekend shooting Lee Pratt's '55 Custom Nomad. Lee first built this Nomad in the late 1960's and he was lucky enough to get it back and resurrected it back to it's glory a couple years ago. If you're not familiar with Lee Pratt there is one thing you should know Mr. Pratt has built some of the classiest customs to cruise the streets of many states through out many decades. Here are a few photos of a good example.

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Sunday morning we headed to Southgate, CA to check out the Azalea Car Show. As you can see there were some nice cars sitting on the green under a nice Southern California sun. We're glad the show is back.

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Sunday afternoon we stopped by a fundraiser/cruise night in La Puente, CA for a young man who passed away much too early. Some nice cars with some very nice cars stopped by to support all afternoon long.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 02/13/18

This past weekend we headed down to Southern California once again. We had a chance to shoot Rudy's "Chile Verde" Chevy Pick-Up. If you've ever been cruising in the So Cal area in the last 16+ years chances are you've seen Rudy hitting the streets. He takes his truck out for a cruise as often as possible. We've definitely enjoyed seeing 'Chile Verde' cruise the last few years and glad we finally had a chance to shoot it.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 01/10/18

We spent the first weekend of 2018 doing what we do best.. Traveling & shooting a lot of photos.

The first thing we thought when we saw a picture of Bo's '60 Pontiac wagon was that it reminds us of the guys from Strongers Car Club in Japan. Our friends from Strongers seem to have really good taste and always pick the coolest cars to build. Pontiacs, Buicks, Oldsmobiles, Mercurys, and a couple Chevrolets. They choose some less common cars to build and they do some nice mild custom work and always use unique colors. The second thought was that we had to set up a photo shoot and see it in person. Well turns out Bo was not really looking for unique car to build he was just keeping it in the family. Bo's grandfather is the original owner, his family drove it out to California from New Jersey back in 1964. His mother drove it to high school then it was parked for a long time but the wagon never left the family. Bo brought it back to life with his own twist. Everything has been gone through from drivetrain to interior. Other than the color and the fact that it is a Pontiac wagon the hand made roof rack makes the wagon stand out. Bo drives all the cars he builds, you can expect to see him out cruising with the family.

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After our shoot we headed to Downtown Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Cruise Night. A couple years ago the LACN folks had a farewell cruise for the 6th Street Bridge. This past weekend we met up once again at the same location (minus the bridge which has since been torn down) There was a couple hundred cars cruising in & around the area. 

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After the cruise we stuck around Downtown Los Angeles to shoot Rob House's super clean mild custom Chevy Fleetline. We first noticed Rob House's smooth mild custom Chevy when he debuted it at the Grand National Roadster Show in 2006. The tasteful custom work combined with the perfect wheels seem to catch a lot of people's attention. We have wanted to showcase it ever since. This past weekend we were finally able to make it happen. Over the past 11 years or so Rob has put six different sets of wheels on his ride, but out of all of them he thinks the TrueSpokes look best. We agree with him. To some people it is just a simple mild custom 50 Chevy, but the spokes make it a low rider. It reminds us of the style of car that we always in the search for. We grew up in a town full of low riders, but when we first went to Paso Robles we realized how cool custom cars can be. Rob's Fleetline reminds us of those killer rides we would always see in Paso Robles. The cars that look stock but have a lot of custom work done seem to be the coolest, especially with the right wheels. The fastback is proof that good taste is timeless, it has been around for over a decade and still looks killer every time we see it. It looks like it is fresh and still stands out. 

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 06/19/17

Our first stop down in Southern California this weekend was the Los Angeles Cruise Night in Downtown LA. The LACN is always a fun time. There is always a good mixture of Low Riders, Customs, Motorcycles, and a few Hot Rods.

Nice Chevy pick-up.

Nice Chevy pick-up.

Cool '60 from Unidos Car Club.

Cool '60 from Unidos Car Club.

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Super clean 63 Impala cruisin' through.

Super clean 63 Impala cruisin' through.

Lined up on North Myers.

Lined up on North Myers.

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Smooth 64 pulling up.

Smooth 64 pulling up.

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You don't see a right hand drive C10 everyday. 

You don't see a right hand drive C10 everyday. 

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Sittin' on Supremes.

Sittin' on Supremes.

Start 'em young.

Start 'em young.

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Busy night on North Myers.

Busy night on North Myers.

Cool 4 door all the way down from Detroit.

Cool 4 door all the way down from Detroit.

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Downtown Los Angeles makes a backdrop.

Downtown Los Angeles makes a backdrop.

Saturday morning we stopped by the Los Angeles Roadster show in Pomona, CA. As you can tell from our photos we spent most of the day in the swapmeet area. There is always a ton of cool cars and finds at the Los Angeles Roadster Show.

A pair of neat hot rods with different attitudes.

A pair of neat hot rods with different attitudes.

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Nice Nomad on a set of nice wheels.

Nice Nomad on a set of nice wheels.

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Killer coupe.

Killer coupe.

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Always a pleasure to see Van Go.

Always a pleasure to see Van Go.

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Ultra clean rag top.

Ultra clean rag top.

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Diana Branch's sedan looking good.

Diana Branch's sedan looking good.

Chopped Caddy.

Chopped Caddy.

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Chopped & sectioned Merc

Chopped & sectioned Merc

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Roadster & coupe.

Roadster & coupe.

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Nice hot rod.

Nice hot rod.

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These things look fast parked.

These things look fast parked.

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Clean custom grille on this Riviera.

Clean custom grille on this Riviera.

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Always good seeing Cisco's Pontiac bomb

Always good seeing Cisco's Pontiac bomb

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 05/09/17

This weekend we headed back down to Southern California. For the first time we hosted the Deadend Magazine Cruise Night in Southern California (Rancho Dominguez, CA to be exact. Thanks to KNS Accessories for co-hosting, the Funk Freaks for providing the tunes and a very special thanks to everyone who brought out their cars. Here are a few shots we took.

Ruby Ramirez brought her beautiful bomb all the way from the Bay Area.

Ruby Ramirez brought her beautiful bomb all the way from the Bay Area.

Leslie brought out her smooth Riviera.

Leslie brought out her smooth Riviera.

Nice line-up.

Nice line-up.

Kool Kustom Chevy.

Kool Kustom Chevy.

Chopped Pontiac rolling in.

Chopped Pontiac rolling in.

Very cool 58 wagon cruisin' through.

Very cool 58 wagon cruisin' through.

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Cool C-10

Cool C-10

A couple of clean Chevy bombs.

A couple of clean Chevy bombs.

Jorge Nunez & Ruby Ramirez both brought down their cars from the Bay Area.

Jorge Nunez & Ruby Ramirez both brought down their cars from the Bay Area.

2 customs rolling into KNS Accessories.

2 customs rolling into KNS Accessories.

Very smooth 62 making an entrance. 

Very smooth 62 making an entrance. 

Coby's VanGo always looks good.

Coby's VanGo always looks good.

It's been a while since we've seen this tough 36 Ford.

It's been a while since we've seen this tough 36 Ford.

Jack Fields' cool custom Chevy.

Jack Fields' cool custom Chevy.

Two beautiful bombs.

Two beautiful bombs.

Fleetline

Fleetline

A personal favorite.

A personal favorite.

Beautiful color on this 1953 custom.

Beautiful color on this 1953 custom.

Laid out Fleetline.

Laid out Fleetline.

More-doors look good too.

More-doors look good too.

The Autoholics came in deep.

The Autoholics came in deep.

MIld custom Merc.

MIld custom Merc.

Long & low.

Long & low.

'Sick 60'

'Sick 60'

Standard of the world.

Standard of the world.

Edgar from Starlite Kustoms brought out his custom truck.

Edgar from Starlite Kustoms brought out his custom truck.

MIld custom Ford.

MIld custom Ford.

Beautiful 'Burb.

Beautiful 'Burb.

Spoked up.

Spoked up.

Chris brought out his lady's custom Corvair.

Chris brought out his lady's custom Corvair.

Buick cruising out.

Buick cruising out.

Sunday morning we headed to Relaxed Atmosphere's Relaxing in So Cal show in Carson, CA. The show always has a great mixture of cars & trucks. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth.

Reno Bilt's Ford posted up next to the booth.

Reno Bilt's Ford posted up next to the booth.

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Starlie Kustoms debuted a Thunderbird.

Starlie Kustoms debuted a Thunderbird.

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Another fresh build by Starlite Kustoms.

Another fresh build by Starlite Kustoms.

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A couple of Cadillacs.

A couple of Cadillacs.

Going to Elysian Park on Cinco de Mayo has been a tradition for many year. We managed to not break the tradition. Elysian Park is always a good time.

Cruising..

Cruising..

This Fleetline looked really good.

This Fleetline looked really good.

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Sixty Four

Sixty Four

Chrome & paint.

Chrome & paint.

Draggin'

Draggin'

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Bombing through.

Bombing through.

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62 Impala

62 Impala

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Wheels sure make a difference.

Wheels sure make a difference.

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Impalas

Impalas

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Locked & loaded

Locked & loaded

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Clean convertible

Clean convertible

The rain came down hard for a little while.

The rain came down hard for a little while.

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Deadend Magazine Cruise Night Southern California!

That's right! We're finally hosting a cruise night in Southern California. Thanks to our friends at KNS Accessories. Mark your calendars. More info coming real soon.

1965 E. Vista Bella Way Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220

1965 E. Vista Bella Way Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220

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