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.

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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 - 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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Throwback - Owens Salvage Part 2

Continuing from last week's throwback visit at Owens Salvage in 2009..
I spent a whole afternoon shooting around the grounds of Owens Salvage and still didn't get to shoot everything that Flat Top Bob & company had been collecting since 1964. Unlike some "junkyards" Bob and his family really do salvage everything. Almost no classic car goes to the crusher, if there is a part that is salvageable it is saved. Here are some shots I did manage to get, enjoy. 

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Got wheels?

One man's junk is another man's treasure.

One man's junk is another man's treasure.

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There was so much details to shoot it was overwhelming.

There was so much details to shoot it was overwhelming.

This Stude has seen better days.

This Stude has seen better days.

Field of dreams..

Field of dreams..

The "Golden Hour" 

The "Golden Hour" 

Boat tail wink.

Boat tail wink.

The sun was going down and I wanted to keep shooting..

The sun was going down and I wanted to keep shooting..

Besides classic cars I have a huge appreciation for type.

Besides classic cars I have a huge appreciation for type.

It was hard to say goodbye.

It was hard to say goodbye.

We would love (and plan to) visit Owens Salvage again to see what cars have left and what cars have came in.

If you are interested about parts head over to owenssalvage.com, tell 'em Deadend Magazine sent you!

Throwback - Flat Top Bob (Owens Salvage part 1)

On a couple of our many trips to Texas we have stopped to visit our good friends at Owens Salvage in Wellington, TX. Flat Top Bob and his family are great hosts and showed us around their place and some of their friends' places, as you will see all very cool places to visit. Here are some images from our 2nd trip back in 2009.

Here Flat Top Bob stands in an old paint booth at his buddy's shop

Here Flat Top Bob stands in an old paint booth at his buddy's shop

One of our first stops was to see the infamous Bass Custom built Chevy at Flat Top Bob's cousin's place at the time.

One of our first stops was to see the infamous Bass Custom built Chevy at Flat Top Bob's cousin's place at the time.

Another stop in Amarillo, TX was Delbert Wilson's place (an old Ford Dealership)

Another stop in Amarillo, TX was Delbert Wilson's place (an old Ford Dealership)

Delbert had the old dealership filled with some neat collection of car to say the least.

Delbert had the old dealership filled with some neat collection of car to say the least.

We then stopped by Larry Grillet (owner of many many mid 50's Ford Motor Company cars)

We then stopped by Larry Grillet (owner of many many mid 50's Ford Motor Company cars)

One of many cool cars in Larry's collection.

One of many cool cars in Larry's collection.

Every car that came originally with a Y-block in Larry's collection still has a Y-block.

Every car that came originally with a Y-block in Larry's collection still has a Y-block.

Flat Top was working on his mild custom Buick at the time (now completed)

Flat Top was working on his mild custom Buick at the time (now completed)

Mr. Flat Top has worked hard to have his place just the way he has always wanted it.

Mr. Flat Top has worked hard to have his place just the way he has always wanted it.

Flat Top Bob's Merc sitting pretty late night inside his warehouse.

Flat Top Bob's Merc sitting pretty late night inside his warehouse.

We will take you through Owen's Salvage yard next week. Stay tuned.

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