Santa Maria West Coast Cruisin' Nationals 2019 (Friday Night Cruise)

This day and age there is no shortage or car shows, especially here in California. Some of them like the West Coast Kustoms Cruising Nationals have been around for a long time and have built a legacy for hosting some of the best custom cars in the world. The absolute coolest part of this event is the Friday night cruise. We have always said that classic cars look best in motion, especially lead sleds and chop tops. If you didn’t make the trip to Santa Maria here are a few of the cars that cruised Broadway.

Enjoy!

SantaMaria
shoebox
tovarscc
tovarsfamily
nomad
gmctruck
dillinger
35Ford
63chevy
kolors
traditionalcustom
38ford
62impala
flamedmerc
cruisingbroadway
ilegalescc
billhines
fomoco
buickriviera
fordhotrod
fleetline
chieftan
kaiser
chevywagon
pontiac
roadster
cruisingsantamaria
61impala
broadway
caddy
1941pontiac
buick
zephyr
kelseyhayes
watson
scallops
mercs
cruise
CaliforniaCruising
62impala
60buick
58chevy
crownvictoria
63impala
fordtruck
chevydeluxe
WCK
pontiaccustom
impalas
choppedcustom
chevywagon
customcar
64impala
choppedfleetline
santamariainn
ragtopimpala
oldiescc
chevrolet
prewar
belair
custompaintjob
mopar
wck2019
handymanwagon
chevrolets
DeadendMagazine
sixdeuce
fridaynightcruise
chevyfleetline
farmerboy
squirescc
tovarsbombs

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 06/12/18

This past Saturday night the Niles Cruise Night in Niles, CA made a comeback. The turn out was good. There were nice bombs, low riders & customs from all over the Bay Area & Central Valley.

62impala
bomb
royaljokers
chevrolet
lowriders
malibu
55chevy
nilescruise
truespokes
chevybomb
1958chevy
impala
fleetline
64impala
packard
1959impala
chevyfleetline
chevyrunsdeep
chevies
sixtythree
c10
palmtrees
NilesCruiseNight
NilesCa

Sunday morning we headed to Monterey, CA for the Ink At The Bay Tattoo Convention & Car Show. Thanks to Oldies Car Club & everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine vendor booth.

losloners
chevycustom
InkAtTheBay
chevytruck
trifivechevy
ragtop
chevroletfleetline
1958
1963chevrolet
oldiescc
custompaint
tovarscc
59frontend
chevywagon
candyapple
MontereyFairgrounds
oldsmobile
chevycanopy
tavares
BoulevardBombs
wirewheel
chevyapache
chevyconvertible
jefita
sixdeuce
plymouth
chevybombs
tavaresfamily
inkatthebay2018
loners
apachetruck
dukescc
impala
laidout
supremes
53chevy
droptop
supremes
ford
deadendsticker

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 02/20/18

This weekend we headed up to the Sacramento Autorama. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth! It's been a couple years since we've been to the show so it was refreshing to see a wide variety of customs, hot rods, low riders, and trucks scattered through out the large Cal Expo grounds.

modestocustoms
lucky7customs
ozwelch
dragoons
curleysmerc
custommerc
fleetline
slammed
mercury
chevy
buickzephyr
eddierye
whiterushin
impalas
1958impala
58wagon
shoebox
lucky7
ragtop
hotrod
35ford
wirewheel
dk
chopped
autorama
hollenbeck
sacramento
kustom
bombita
63impala
patina
58kustom
bombs
packard
tbird
zephyr
riviera
fairlane
customs
cadillac
interior
sacramentoautorama
thebomb
59caddy

Thanks for looking!

Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 01/29/18

"The Grand daddy of them all!" The first "big" show of the year. The Grand National Roadster Show. Always lives up to the hype.  This year was no exception. Some of the biggest names in the traditional custom & hot rod scene choose to debut their latest builds the last weekend of January at the Pomona Fairplex. Three days is just enough to see most of the cars that pack the 10 building at the Fairplex. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth!

eddierye
DeadendMagazine
hotrods
lifestyle
ilegales
lazzerini
stylecc
chase
boulevardos
suburban
buick
ford
socalspeedshop
palmtrees
flamed
pontiac
hotrodcoupe
kronies
kustom
brizio
custompaint
caddy
58impala
impala
gnrs2018
cadillac
maxgrundy
novelo
richivalles
chevy
convertible
chevytruck
impalaconvertible
1938ford
mercury
58impala
riviera
coupe
zephyr
hotrodsedan
dragster
modelcar
roadster
losboulevardos
1957cadillac
hotrod
elrodney
chevybombs
belair
1957chevy
ambr
robhouse
bomba
beatniks
bomblife
frontend
southcity
fairplex
buick
dukes
rumblers
frontengine
grandnational
galaxy
bobnelson
gnrs
1960caddy
rogermiret
twinengine
ragtop
buickwagon
lowriders
merc
fomoco
kustoms
tovars
buickriviera
autobutchers
wengermerc
hotrod
deadendmagazinebooth
mikewenger
howardhughes

On Sunday afternoon we snuck out from the show for a couple hours to hang out on Holt Blvd. Call us crazy but we think cars look great on the streets.

1956chevy
masterdeluxe
fourdoor
coupe
bomba
chevypanel
impala
1950chevy
cruising
chevrolet
nightcruising
elitecc
dealba
hoodemblem
holtblvd
cruisingholtblvd

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - J&V's Garage Shindig

Once again we co-hosted J&V'S Garage Shindig this past weekend in Chula Vista, CA. Joe at J&V has been a staple car culture in the San Diego area for over 30 years so the locals come out to show support. As you can tell there was a lot of customs, low riders and hot rods. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth.

ChulaVista
bombs
viejitos
trokita
jvsgarage
fordgalaxie
hudson
impala
jvshindig17_09.jpg
elabuelo
linedup
ford
elyescas
riviera
shindig
sedandelivery
kustom
lowrider
caddy
hardtop
cruising
spokes
lincoln
ford
3100
chevy
wirewheels
pontiac
amigos
jvsshindig
chevybomb
buick
chevrolet
convertible
fordtruck
shindig2017
viejitoschevy
dash
fleetline
uvt
hotrod

Sunday we met up with Wade Christiansen in Buena Park, CA to shoot his 1950 Plymouth Suburban. Not too often we see a cool Plymouth Suburban. Wade has had his Suburban for many years. When it came time to build it he took it to Aaron Valenica (from Lost Angels Children Project) The roof was laid out by Mat Egan.

PlymouthSuburban
caddyhubcaps
wagon
plymouth
mategan
custompaint
numnob
interior
hoodemblem
customwagon
cadillac
fender
frontend
fatfender
deadendmagazine
custompaint
customroof

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 10-03-17

This past Saturday we spent the day amongst some very cool customs & low riders at first annual Day on the Green show in Pittsburgh, CA. It was good to see a lot of known bay area builders and their amazing work on the grass.

chevycustom
mildcustom
64impala
buick
kustom
Lucky 7 Customs brought out a few cars out.

Lucky 7 Customs brought out a few cars out.

steeringwheel
It's good to see "Cool 50" in all it's glory.

It's good to see "Cool 50" in all it's glory.

BigWatcha
lucky7
Zocchi
merc
cadillac
impala
61impala
trifive
ford

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 09/18/17

Saturday morning we headed to Antioch, CA to vend and shoot at Billetproof. We've been attending Billetproof for over 10 years and have been vending almost as many. We always have a good time and look forward to seeing our friends from all over the bay area and their cars. This year we had a great time once again. As you can see there were many nice customs, hot rods and even low riders. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth.

Really nice tri-five.

Really nice tri-five.

This bomb coupe was one of our favorites.

This bomb coupe was one of our favorites.

riviera
Beautiful color by Lucky 7 Customs.

Beautiful color by Lucky 7 Customs.

kustom
custom
wagon
Chopped Ford & Chevy.

Chopped Ford & Chevy.

c10
customchevy
35ford
suburban
shoebox
ford
63wagon
c10lowrider
Beautiful '60 Buick.

Beautiful '60 Buick.

hotrod
bombita
truerays
ranchero
36ford
chevybomb
chevywagon
cadillac
billetproof
Deserving best of show duo.

Deserving best of show duo.

buick
bombita
burb
lincoln
lac
billetproof2017

Sunday morning we shot Ray Landa's 1959 Chevy Apache in Soledad, CA. Ray is one of the locals here in Monterey County who has been in the car scene for many years, he joined New Image Car Club back in 1977 and has been cruising ever since. His truck is one of those cool rides you can see on the streets any given day. Being laid out and rolling on Supremes with white walls gives it just the right look, so we had to get some shots of it. We are working on putting together a little video of our shoot so stay tuned. 

NewImageCC
Apache
chevytruck
chevyapache
supremes
NewImage
ChevyPickup
chevrolet
Soledad

Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - Custom Capital 2017

First of all we'd like to thank everyone involved who helped make the Custom Capital a success for the 4th year. We really appreciate the continued support!

The Custom Capital kicked off Friday night at the Deadend Magazine flagship store. 

This nice Caddy from Relentless Car Club got prime parking right across t he street from the store.

This nice Caddy from Relentless Car Club got prime parking right across t he street from the store.

A couple Tavares Family club members posted up.

A couple Tavares Family club members posted up.

Relentless Jay brought out his 62 down from Sacramento, CA.

Relentless Jay brought out his 62 down from Sacramento, CA.

Scott drove up his cool pick-up all the way from Venice, CA (and was awarded the Longest distance award) Thanks Scott!

Scott drove up his cool pick-up all the way from Venice, CA (and was awarded the Longest distance award) Thanks Scott!

A local Impala that doesn't come out too often.

A local Impala that doesn't come out too often.

63wagon
Cool 64 posted up.

Cool 64 posted up.

Cruisin' through

Cruisin' through

Smooth 69 dippin' through.

Smooth 69 dippin' through.

Nice chopped & dropped Chevy.

Nice chopped & dropped Chevy.

Saturday things got going early. Tu Sabes Car Club from San Jose, CA were there before us! Customs, Low Riders, Hot Rods and classic cars cruised in and out all day. We had a great time and were very impressed with the quality of cars that came out. Thanks to everyone who came out to spend a beautiful Saturday with us at Manzanita Park. Thanks again to everyone who helped make the event a success. We're already planning for next year.

Menges Twin Speedshop brought down their crazy custom '40 Dodge.

Menges Twin Speedshop brought down their crazy custom '40 Dodge.

belair
This little Ranchero was very cool.

This little Ranchero was very cool.

"El Sueno" made the trip from Morpark, CA once again, (Last year's Deadend Magazine pick)

"El Sueno" made the trip from Morpark, CA once again, (Last year's Deadend Magazine pick)

Rollin' in.

Rollin' in.

The Wenger Merc took home the Deadend Magazine Pick this year. This is one slick custom.

The Wenger Merc took home the Deadend Magazine Pick this year. This is one slick custom.

Dennis' '59 Buick wagon took home the Deadend Magazine Japan pick. Such a cool wagon.

Dennis' '59 Buick wagon took home the Deadend Magazine Japan pick. Such a cool wagon.

This East Bay Speed & Custom built 40 Ford Sedan took home the Payasos Car Club pick. This car;s engine bay is as clean as the outside.

This East Bay Speed & Custom built 40 Ford Sedan took home the Payasos Car Club pick. This car;s engine bay is as clean as the outside.

Jesse's '66 took home the California Sundays pick. 

Jesse's '66 took home the California Sundays pick. 

Armando's Merc took home the Manzanita Park pick.

Armando's Merc took home the Manzanita Park pick.

Bozzo's shoebox took the Salinas Boys Customs' pick. This pictures does the paint job no justice.

Bozzo's shoebox took the Salinas Boys Customs' pick. This pictures does the paint job no justice.

Reno Bilt's Ford pick-up took home the Calaveras Rods & Customs pick. Reno started this truck when he was a teenager.

Reno Bilt's Ford pick-up took home the Calaveras Rods & Customs pick. Reno started this truck when he was a teenager.

This cool pick-up from Santa Maria, CA took home the Suavecito Pomade pick. Notice the cool old camper.

This cool pick-up from Santa Maria, CA took home the Suavecito Pomade pick. Notice the cool old camper.

This sleek Buck took home the Rod Powell pick.

This sleek Buck took home the Rod Powell pick.

The Cuevas Merc was one of our favorites of the show.

The Cuevas Merc was one of our favorites of the show.

Tu Sabes Car Club were the first to show up.

Tu Sabes Car Club were the first to show up.

Tom from Style Kings Car Club rollin in his chopped Chevy.

Tom from Style Kings Car Club rollin in his chopped Chevy.

Mike brought out his "Lucky 51"

Mike brought out his "Lucky 51"

Good lookin' long bed.

Good lookin' long bed.

fleetline
Alvin's custom pick-up.

Alvin's custom pick-up.

chevywagon
The sixties were well represented.

The sixties were well represented.

comptoncoupe
Another winner from last year that made it's way back to the Custom Capital.

Another winner from last year that made it's way back to the Custom Capital.

merc
You don't see too many of these little Plymouths.

You don't see too many of these little Plymouths.

Beautiful chopped & dropped Buick.

Beautiful chopped & dropped Buick.

Clean Boat tail made it's way up from Santa Maria, CA.

Clean Boat tail made it's way up from Santa Maria, CA.

gonners
Ruby representin' Califas Bomb Club from the Bay Area.

Ruby representin' Califas Bomb Club from the Bay Area.

Very cool Continental.

Very cool Continental.

63impala
Rob Struven brought his custom down from Napa, CA.

Rob Struven brought his custom down from Napa, CA.

La Buena Vida brought out a vendor booth and their nice pick-up.

La Buena Vida brought out a vendor booth and their nice pick-up.

CustomCapital
A cool pair of custom chevies.

A cool pair of custom chevies.

Chevy... runs.. deep.

Chevy... runs.. deep.

Los Loners were well represented.

Los Loners were well represented.

Nice pair that drove out from the central valley.

Nice pair that drove out from the central valley.

convertible
Los Boulevardos

Los Boulevardos

53chevy
Always good to see this long roof.

Always good to see this long roof.

Our Malibu faces off with Jorge Nunez' Malibu.

Our Malibu faces off with Jorge Nunez' Malibu.

Klassics Car Club

Klassics Car Club

ford
Everywhere you looked there was nice customs. 

Everywhere you looked there was nice customs. 

impalas
Junior brought out his unique & custom wagon.

Junior brought out his unique & custom wagon.

olds
Cruisin' out at the end of the day.

Cruisin' out at the end of the day.

bombita
Sixty two drop top.

Sixty two drop top.

A highlight of the day is watching all the cars roll out at the end of the day.

A highlight of the day is watching all the cars roll out at the end of the day.

bomb
Good lookin' low rider wagon.

Good lookin' low rider wagon.

Grumpy brought out his clean Rivi.

Grumpy brought out his clean Rivi.

rncreation
That's a wrap!

That's a wrap!

Thanks for looking!

We'll see you next year.

Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - Chicano Park & Pomona Swapmeet

Another busy weekend in the books. Once again we headed down to Southern California. Besides the two events you see here, Chicano Park Day and Pomona Swapmeet, we also shot 3 cars and 2 models (which we'll post tomorrow)

We've been attending the Chicano Park Day celebration since 2006 and haven't missed one since. This year was going to be no different. Chicano Park Day is much more than a car show. The entire Chicano Park area and beyond is filled with smiling faces enjoying cars, music, food, art and much more. As you can see we go for the cars, but stay for the amazing food and refreshments.

The murals compliment the classic cars perfectly.

The murals compliment the classic cars perfectly.

Great views from every angle.

Great views from every angle.

Rows and rows of paint & chrome.

Rows and rows of paint & chrome.

So Cal Suspension's beautiful Olds.

So Cal Suspension's beautiful Olds.

Clean bombita.

Clean bombita.

Rag top

Rag top

Beautiful color on this 58 Chevrolet.

Beautiful color on this 58 Chevrolet.

No "Yonkes" here.

No "Yonkes" here.

Smooth pick-up.

Smooth pick-up.

It was a nice day for a rag top.

It was a nice day for a rag top.

Really cool Pontiac.

Really cool Pontiac.

Majestics Car Club sure know how to enjoy a beautiful day.

Majestics Car Club sure know how to enjoy a beautiful day.

Laid out Chevy.

Laid out Chevy.

El Yescas stays lookin' good.

El Yescas stays lookin' good.

So many nice bombs.

So many nice bombs.

Viejotos Car Club always has a nice line-up.

Viejotos Car Club always has a nice line-up.

Fine Fleetside on Logan Ave.

Fine Fleetside on Logan Ave.

There were a few nice classics at the Teen Angels & Tribal Gear pop-up shop.

There were a few nice classics at the Teen Angels & Tribal Gear pop-up shop.

Suburban cruising through.

Suburban cruising through.

Cars cruised up & down Logan all day long.

Cars cruised up & down Logan all day long.

... all day long.

... all day long.

Good times at Chicano Park Day all day long.

Good times at Chicano Park Day all day long.

Sunday morning we headed to the Fairplex for the Pomona Swapmeet. Like we've done before we didn't make it out of the car corral all day. There were so many nice cars to look at and dream of owning. 

We liked this bright custom Chevy.

We liked this bright custom Chevy.

Very cool 67 Impala.

Very cool 67 Impala.

Super clean Cadillac convertible.

Super clean Cadillac convertible.

ragtop
Clean Pontiac wagon.

Clean Pontiac wagon.

Sweet Suburban cruising through.

Sweet Suburban cruising through.

Another cool Suburban.

Another cool Suburban.

Smooth 66

Smooth 66

Up close & personal.

Up close & personal.

Doesn't get much cleaner.

Doesn't get much cleaner.

mildcustom
The main drag in the Fairplex is busy all day.

The main drag in the Fairplex is busy all day.

PomonaSwapmeet
It was a beautiful day to cruise.

It was a beautiful day to cruise.

This Ford pick-up cruised low.

This Ford pick-up cruised low.

This Coupe Deville looked gorgeous in Caddy wires.

This Coupe Deville looked gorgeous in Caddy wires.

Deuce

Deuce

truck
Cool blue El Camino

Cool blue El Camino

Watching the cars cruise out is just as good as walking through the car corral.

Watching the cars cruise out is just as good as walking through the car corral.

More tomorrow!

Thanks for looking!

2nd Annual Coastline Rod & Kustom Reunion

This past weekend Strongers Kar Klub (one of the premiere kustom clubs in Japan) hosted the 2nd annual Coastline Rod & Kustom Reunion in Central Japan. As you can see the quality of cars that showed up and weather was nothing short of amazing.

Nice line-up rolling into the venue.

Nice line-up rolling into the venue.

Strongers Kar Klub always lookin' right.

Strongers Kar Klub always lookin' right.

Amethystar laid out.

Amethystar laid out.

A row of wagons.

A row of wagons.

There were also some nice hot rods in attendance.

There were also some nice hot rods in attendance.

Heavy chop, heavy drop.

Heavy chop, heavy drop.

62 wagons...

62 wagons...

1962
Laid out Riviera lookin' smooth.

Laid out Riviera lookin' smooth.

Thanks for looking.