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 - 08/24/18

Been a busy week so here's a late weekend report. However we think it's worth the wait.

We were finally able to make it to the Bombs Magazine Bombs Super Show this year. Glad we did. The Anaheim Convention Center was filled with some of the best Bombs from all over the country.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth!

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While we were in So Cal we asked our model friend Maygin Stormes if she was up to shooting with some Deadend Magazine gear. Lucky for us she was up for it. Enjoy.

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We were also able to make it to San Jose Boulevard Nights. It's crazy & really cool to watch Low Riders and Customs take over San Jose, CA. 

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 07/02/18

This weekend we stayed close to home but still had fun shooting. We snapped some shots of Ruben Cardona's clean 1937 Lincoln Zephyr and also shot Genesis wearing some of our newest designs for the ladies and some hats that have been re-stocked.

Ruben has had his Zephyr for a few years now. Through the years he has slowly been working on it to where it is now and has more plans for the car. It's really cool to see Ruben cruise it and enjoy it through the process.

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Genesis rockin' some of the new ladies' shirts that will be available soon and some of the snapbacks we have restocked.

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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 - 02/06/18

We started our weekend shooting Dennis' freshly painted 1938 Lincoln Zephyr coupe. Dennis has been working on a really nice collection of custom cars. This is one of his latest builds. Aside from being laid out the British green paint really makes this Zephyr stand out.

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Sunday we snapped a few shots of local makeup artist Sierra Mixtemi wearing some of our latest gear. Thanks to Tavares Car Club for letting us shoot at their shop. 

Sierra is seen here wearing our Deadend Magazine 'Support Your Local Low Rider' ringer tee.

Sierra is seen here wearing our Deadend Magazine 'Support Your Local Low Rider' ringer tee.

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Sierra is seen here wearing the Deadend Magazine 'Support Your Local Low Rider' ladies' black & grey raglan.

Sierra is seen here wearing the Deadend Magazine 'Support Your Local Low Rider' ladies' black & grey raglan.

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The Deadend Magazine 'Support Your Local Low Rider' crewneck sweater is available in-store and will be available online soon.

The Deadend Magazine 'Support Your Local Low Rider' crewneck sweater is available in-store and will be available online soon.

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Deadend Magazine block plaque hoodie.

Deadend Magazine block plaque hoodie.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 01/16/18

We started the weekend shooting a very cool local Chevy pick-up owned by Santiago. We literally saw Santiago cruise by the Deadend Magazine store one day and knew we had to shoot the pick-up. We're glad finally had the chance to snaps some pics of it. The pick-up is as clean in person as it looks in pics. Enjoy.

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We also had a chance to shoot a nice Harley Davidson built by Cole Foster (Salinas Boys Customs) for Don from U.S. Radiator company. If you're familiar with Cole Foster's work you can clearly see his style written all over this one.

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Sunday we headed to San Jose, CA to shoot some of our latest gear. Most of what you'll see will be available on our online store soon (and in-store 16 Midtown Ln. Salinas, CA)

Our first stop was with the Abraham Ortega & Johnny Romo at Blacksuit Tattoo in Downtown San Jose. Thanks again fellas.

Abraham is wearing our Deadend Magazine Block Plaque Snapback mesh & t-shirt

Abraham is wearing our Deadend Magazine Block Plaque Snapback mesh & t-shirt

Johnny Romo is wearing our Zephyr tee (which is available from our online store)

Johnny Romo is wearing our Zephyr tee (which is available from our online store)

The GIlroy 36 is tee is available online and in-store.

The GIlroy 36 is tee is available online and in-store.

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Live Life To The Lowest t-shirt will be available very soon.

Live Life To The Lowest t-shirt will be available very soon.

Deadend Magazine beanies are available from our online store.

Deadend Magazine beanies are available from our online store.

Our Ragtop 38 is available from our online store.

Our Ragtop 38 is available from our online store.

Our next stop was shooting Anya with our latest Deadend Magazine "Support Your Local Low Rider" ladies t-shirt. Available from our online store soon.

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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 - Mooneyes X-Mas Party 2017

This weekend we headed back down to Southern California for what can potentially be the last Mooneyes X-Mas Party. Yep, that's right. They say it will definitely be the last one held at Irwindale Speedway. The speedway will be torn down soon. Leaving behind many years of memories. We had to make it down just in case it is the last Party all together. Many people had the same idea. Irwindale Speedway was packed! We didn't get to see all the cars. We did manage to see many of our friends. It was good while it lasted. We'll see you at the next one if there is one.

First car we saw in the general admission parking lot. Gave us a good preview of what we would see all day.

First car we saw in the general admission parking lot. Gave us a good preview of what we would see all day.

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Armando Flores brought out the Gypsy Rose scale model.

Armando Flores brought out the Gypsy Rose scale model.

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We also shot this really cool 68 from Los Boulevardos Car Club at the track that we will post in a couple of days.

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Sunday morning we headed ot the Long Beach Swapmeet. There were some good deals to be found and even better car corral. It was our first time there and we'll be back!

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 10/26/17

It's been a busy week at the Deadend Magazine headquarters. The week followed an equally busy weekend. We headed to Southern California for a few shoots and a couple events.
Our first stop was National City to shoot James Thomson's latest purchase, a custom painted 1964 Chevy wagon. The wagon was built, painted (and owned) by Manuel Cisneros before James got his hands on it. 

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After we snapped some photos of Andrea Olivia wearing some Deadend Magazine gear with James' wagon and Marisa's Hudson (keep scrolling to see some shots of the Hudson)

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Next we shot Marisa's 1949 Hudson from Dukes Car Club. Marisa has owned the Hudson for over 26 years and has slowly been working on it to make it look the way it does today.

Have you ever seen a Hudson like this one?

Have you ever seen a Hudson like this one?

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Marisa proudly reps Dukes Car Club.

Marisa proudly reps Dukes Car Club.

"Christine" is powered by a cleaned up big block.

"Christine" is powered by a cleaned up big block.

The Hudson also sports a Manuel Cisneros paint job.

The Hudson also sports a Manuel Cisneros paint job.

Zenith Wires.

Zenith Wires.

The truck houses a beautiful hydraulic set-up.

The truck houses a beautiful hydraulic set-up.

After shooting in National City we headed to Bonita, CA for the Ilegales Car Club annual "Dia De Los Ilegales" Picnic.

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After the picnic we headed to Logan Ave. in San Diego, CA for the grand opening of Barrio Dog and the Cruizin Galeria. It's always good to see low riders line up Logan.

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Sunday Morning we headed to Riverside, CA to meet up with the fellas from Jimenez Brothers to shoot a 1938 Chevrolet Cabriolet. The owner Pelon Arzola goes to extreme measures to keep his '38 looking clean. One of the cleanest cars we've ever shot.

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A couple of the Jimenez Bros' homies came through with their cool trokitas so we decided to snap a couple flicks of them as well.

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Sunday afternoon we headed to Baldwin Park for a couple a few shoots. Our first there was Johhny Urias' 1959 Chevy Impala.

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Next up was Maygin Stormes wearing some Deadend Magazine gear.

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We've been trying to shoot Phillip Gabriel's Lincoln for a few months and glad we were finally able to. These days it's getting harder to build a mild custom and really stand out. We believe Phillip achieved this with his Lincoln and all it took was a killer color, the right stance and wheels.

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Thanks for looking!