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 - 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.

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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.

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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.

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Chopped & sectioned Merc

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Roadster & coupe.

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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 - 06-20-16

We had a very busy weekend in Southern California.

We started Friday at the Los Angeles Cruise Night in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Our second stop was the Los Angeles Roadster Show in Pomona, CA. It is always fun walking through hundreds of roadsters and the cool cars at the swapmeet.

We then headed to meet a few friends in East LA to shoot a few photos of Leilani.

We then kept heading west to Torrance, CA to shoot Leslie Koyama-Carlson's beautiful Riviera.

Coby Gewertz stopped by with "Van Go" Econoline.

Coby Gewertz stopped by with "Van Go" Econoline.

After dinner we headed to the Whittier Blvd. Cruise which is always a great time. 

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We hope to see you this weekend at the 3rd Annual Custom Capital!

We hope to see you this weekend at the 3rd Annual Custom Capital!

Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 04/18/16

Another busy weekend in the books. This time around we split up and covered both ends of the state. A couple of us headed south to Los Angeles, San Diego & Pomona and one of us hit Sacramento & Brisbane... We captured many photos. Here is just a small taste of our weekend.. Enjoy

Our first stop was the Los Angeles Cruise Night at Myers Street.

On Saturday we hit three different events one being Sacramento, CA for the 2nd Annual Brotherly Love Picnic..

We also hit San Diego, CA for the 4th Annual Day at the Bay.

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After San Diego we headed to Whittier Blvd in Los Angeles, CA for some cruising..

Sunday We hit two events, I hit the Pomona Swapmeet with Diego.

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While we were in Pomona Jesus was in Brisbane, CA for the Derrick Ward Memorial car show.

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Worldwide Wednesday - 3LA

We met Mira "3LA" Okawa back in 2011 on our first trip to Japan. This young lady is a very talented photographer originally from Kyoto Japan and currently residing in Southern California. She is shoots at as many events and places as she possibly can. Here is just a glimpse of her photography. Some of these photographs are shot here in California some are from Japan. Enjoy!

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 01/04/16

We started off the new year even busier than usual! We hit a few different events the first weekend of 2016. Here are a few photos we took. Enjoy..

Since 2009 we've been attending the Majestics New Year's Picnic. We weren't going to miss it in 2016.

Since 2009 we've been attending the Majestics New Year's Picnic. We weren't going to miss it in 2016.

Per usual a lot of nice cars filled the Santa Fe Dam.

Per usual a lot of nice cars filled the Santa Fe Dam.

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This year we decided to split up while I was down at the Majestics New Year's Picnic Jesus started the year off at CrudaFest in San Jose, CA

This year we decided to split up while I was down at the Majestics New Year's Picnic Jesus started the year off at CrudaFest in San Jose, CA

After CrudaFest Jesus headed to Newark, CA to attend The Bomb Shop / Patrons Car Club New Year's Get Together.

After CrudaFest Jesus headed to Newark, CA to attend The Bomb Shop / Patrons Car Club New Year's Get Together.

Got a message on the 1st that a few were getting together on the 2nd at the 6th Street Bridge one last time before they start demolition this week. It was less crowded than last week and was nice to hang out and shoot with less chaos around.

Got a message on the 1st that a few were getting together on the 2nd at the 6th Street Bridge one last time before they start demolition this week. It was less crowded than last week and was nice to hang out and shoot with less chaos around.

After the 6th Street Bridge I headed to the How High Hydraulics Massacre hop at Lake View Terrace.

After the 6th Street Bridge I headed to the How High Hydraulics Massacre hop at Lake View Terrace.

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On the other side of the pond Deadend Magazine Japan started the year off cruising the streets of Japan.

On the other side of the pond Deadend Magazine Japan started the year off cruising the streets of Japan.

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Los Angeles Cruise Night - Farewell to the 6th Street Bridge

Ten months ago a few homies got together to host a cruise night every weekend paying homage to the iconic 6th Street Bridge in Los Angeles, CA. What started as a small cruise night manifested into a historic event this past Sunday. Low Riders, Bombs, Customs, Hot Rods & Motorcycles from all over California came out to cruise and hang out. There was no way we would miss this event. We spent all day (until the LAPD shut it down) snapping photos on, under and around the bridge. Here is just a taste... 

The House Fleetline is one the cleanest around.

The House Fleetline is one the cleanest around.

Bombs cruised all day.

Bombs cruised all day.

Shooting down from the bridge was amazing.

Shooting down from the bridge was amazing.

All day the cars cruised up and down the bridge.

All day the cars cruised up and down the bridge.

Erica Limones & Jose Acosta brought down their Impalas from Northern California.

Erica Limones & Jose Acosta brought down their Impalas from Northern California.

It was a beautiful day to cruise.

It was a beautiful day to cruise.

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Viejitos came through deep from different chapters.

Viejitos came through deep from different chapters.

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Classic style

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Los Angeles Car Club rolled in deep.

Los Angeles Car Club rolled in deep.

After the LAPD shut it down some people headed over to Escondite in DTLA.

After the LAPD shut it down some people headed over to Escondite in DTLA.

Deadend Magazine Weekend Report 12/28/15

We spent the last weekend of 2015 the only we know how. Saturday we decided to hold a last-minute 'Deadend Magazine Familia Holiday Party' with some family & close friends. Thanks to the Lazzerini Ranch for hosting. 

We made a few limited edition wine bottles (sorry not for sale)

We made a few limited edition wine bottles (sorry not for sale)

Just a couple of the customs at the Lazzerini ranch.

Just a couple of the customs at the Lazzerini ranch.

Some of the youngest Deadend Familia members.

Some of the youngest Deadend Familia members.

On the outside looking in.

On the outside looking in.

Some of the fellas.

Some of the fellas.

Aieko kickin' back on one of Lazzerini's custom made couch.

Aieko kickin' back on one of Lazzerini's custom made couch.

A custom in the works at the Lazzerini ranch.

A custom in the works at the Lazzerini ranch.

Early the next morning a few of us decided to head south to the Los Angeles Cruise Night Farewell Cruise for the iconic 6th Street Bridge. These are just a glimpse of the amazing amount of low riders, customs, and hot rods that showed up to pay homage. Cars were cruising and posted up all day on, under & around the bridge. 

Novelo cruising his Zephyr with DTLA in the background.

Novelo cruising his Zephyr with DTLA in the background.

Some Viejitos posted up underneath the bridge.

Some Viejitos posted up underneath the bridge.

Every corner around the bridge looked similar to this.

Every corner around the bridge looked similar to this.

So many nice bombs cruised through the streets of LA yesterday.

So many nice bombs cruised through the streets of LA yesterday.

Cruising....

Cruising....

These are only a few of the many (easily over 1,500) photos we shot yesterday. We will post more tomorrow!

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Los Angeles Cruise Night - Final Farewell Tomorrow!

Tomorrow low riders, bombs, customs, hot rods and more will say goodbye to the iconic 6th Street Bridge in Los Angeles, CA. IF you are anywhere near you should shine up your ride and join in the fun.

See you there!

See you there!

We've had the pleasure of attending the Los Angeles Cruise a few times throughout the year. Here are just a few of the images we've captured.

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