Video: Santa Maria Cruisin' Nationals 2018

Deadend Magazine takes a trip down to Santa Maria, CA to attend, document and vend at the 2018 West Coast Cruisin' Nationals. video: http://www.bysailr.com/ | @bysailr visit + shop: http://www.deadendmagazine.com/ | @deadendmagazine

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report (Part 1 of 2) - 08/22/16

We started our weekend early Friday afternoon delivering 205 backpacks to Sherwood Elementary School in East Salinas that we collected at our Deadend Magazine Backpack Drive. It was an amazing experience to cruise into the elementary school we attended and give back to our community. The kids smiles when they saw the cars and picked a backpack was very inspiring. Many thanks to everyone who donated a backpack and to the fellas that cruised with us to deliver the backpacks.  

Knowing there would be a lot of cool cars in and around Monterey for Concours D'Elegance and 'Monterey Car Week' we decided to meet up with a few homies to cruise from Salinas, CA to Monterey, CA Friday evening. We need to host more of these small cruises, it was a lot of fun.

We have more photos from Saturday and Sunday we'll post tomorrow.

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2nd Annual Custom Capital Video

Here's a video of last year's Custom Capital by Higher City Films.

visit www.highercityfilms.com to see more of their work.

We Hope to see you at this year's Custom Capital less than 2 weeks away.

We Hope to see you at this year's Custom Capital less than 2 weeks away.

Worldwide Wednesday - Flamin' Mo

We met Monique "Flaming Mo" Wilson Sache at Speed Week in Bonneville back in 2011. Ever since we've caught up with Mo at many events across the country, she has become a good friend. She is a busy gal shooting at events all over Canada (where she resides) & United States. As you can see she stays busy because she is a great photographer... visit http://flaminmophotography.zenfolio.com/ to see more of her work.. Enjoy..

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - February 1, 2016

Our busy weekend began Thursday as we headed down to Pomona for the 2016 Grand National Roadster Show. We would like to first thank everyone that stopped by the booth! we really appreciate the continued support. We didn't have much time until Sunday to check out the show. When we did have time to check out and shoot the show we were excited to see so many nicely built traditional customs, hot rods & low riders. 

We were pleasantly surprised to see our good friend Darryl Hollenbeck win this year's "America's Most Beautiful Roadster." It was our pick for many reasons but we had no idea it would actually win. I think many traditionalist are very happy and feel like "one of us" won. Congrats to the Hollenbecks and anyone involved with the build.

We were pleasantly surprised to see our good friend Darryl Hollenbeck win this year's "America's Most Beautiful Roadster." It was our pick for many reasons but we had no idea it would actually win. I think many traditionalist are very happy and feel like "one of us" won. Congrats to the Hollenbecks and anyone involved with the build.

A different angle of the Hollenbeck deuce.

A different angle of the Hollenbeck deuce.

If we had to choose a favorite of show we'd probably have to choose Scott Roberts' Merc. So nice and classy. 

If we had to choose a favorite of show we'd probably have to choose Scott Roberts' Merc. So nice and classy. 

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Two very cool and classy cars.

Two very cool and classy cars.

Marcos Garcia & company debuted this nice mild custom Chevy.

Marcos Garcia & company debuted this nice mild custom Chevy.

Cool '50 made a comeback.

Cool '50 made a comeback.

Vee Manufacturing's Dave Mann inspired chopper.

Vee Manufacturing's Dave Mann inspired chopper.

Zocchi debuted a Cadillac.

Zocchi debuted a Cadillac.

Richie Valles debuted his chopped and customized 65 wagon.

Richie Valles debuted his chopped and customized 65 wagon.

Thanks again to everyone show stopped by the booth!

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Deadend Magazine 2015 Highlights

2015 was a very busy & fun year for Deadend Magazine. We made a lot of progress, changes and achievements throughout the year. Here are a few of the highlights we experienced.

One of the biggest accomplishments was independently printing our own Deadend Magazine book. 124 full color pages filled with cars we have captured from 2004 to early 2015.

One of the biggest accomplishments was independently printing our own Deadend Magazine book. 124 full color pages filled with cars we have captured from 2004 to early 2015.

Cole Foster's 54 was the first car we ever shot (with 35mm film)

Cole Foster's 54 was the first car we ever shot (with 35mm film)

This shot from 2013 Cal Flavor Japan made it into the book

This shot from 2013 Cal Flavor Japan made it into the book

Eddie's roadster in Bonneville also made it into the book.

Eddie's roadster in Bonneville also made it into the book.

Late 2015 we finally screened the Deadend Magazine documentary for the first time ever in Salinas, CA (we will screen it in other cities soon)

Early 2015 a few of the Local Hero Japan members became Deadend Magazine Japan. We are very proud to have these fellas reppin' Deadend Magazine.

Early 2015 a few of the Local Hero Japan members became Deadend Magazine Japan. We are very proud to have these fellas reppin' Deadend Magazine.

One of Toshi's (Deadend Magazine Japan) favorite shot he captured in 2015.

One of Toshi's (Deadend Magazine Japan) favorite shot he captured in 2015.

We finally began shooting & editing our own videos. We are learning more about videos everyday. Make sure to subscribe to the Deadend Magazine youtube channel.

We finally updated Deadend Magazine online (click on image) including a whole new issue.

We finally updated Deadend Magazine online (click on image) including a whole new issue.

The Deadend Magazine online shop was updated as well with new products for kids & ladies.

The Deadend Magazine online shop was updated as well with new products for kids & ladies.

We headed back to Japan for Classic Legends car show in Nagoya Japan. the show was amazing with some of Japan's best low riders in attendance. 

We headed back to Japan for Classic Legends car show in Nagoya Japan. the show was amazing with some of Japan's best low riders in attendance. 

Things did not slow down for us. We attended 97 automotive events in 2015. Which doesn't include photo shoots, video shoots, or non-automotive events we attended. Our year starts January 1st at the Majestics New Years Picnic and ended with a trip to the Los Angeles Cruise Night Farewell Cruise. We don't have plans of slowing down. We hope to achieve more in 2016. But cannot lie 2015 will be hard to top.

Things did not slow down for us. We attended 97 automotive events in 2015. Which doesn't include photo shoots, video shoots, or non-automotive events we attended. Our year starts January 1st at the Majestics New Years Picnic and ended with a trip to the Los Angeles Cruise Night Farewell Cruise. We don't have plans of slowing down. We hope to achieve more in 2016. But cannot lie 2015 will be hard to top.

Thanks for the continued support! We really appreciate it!

Woman Wednesday - Tracey

We first shot with Tracey back in late 2008. We told one of our friends living in Los Angeles that we needed a model with a little bit of attitude to pose with a hot rod in Downtown Los Angeles. She recommended her friend Tracey. We liked Tracey and her looks we shot her a second time two years later.

We think Tracey paired up with the Lomas Coupe shows a ton of attitude.

We think Tracey paired up with the Lomas Coupe shows a ton of attitude.

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For our second shoot with Tracey we shot her with our friend's convertible.

For our second shoot with Tracey we shot her with our friend's convertible.

Again we were happy the way Tracey and the car complimented each other.

Again we were happy the way Tracey and the car complimented each other.

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Throwback - Asphalt Invitational 2005

When we started Deadend Magazine back in 2004 one of the first events we attended was the 'Asphalt Invitational' hosted by Vultures Car Club. We had a great time and of course decided to go back 2005. Here are some shots from the 2005 event.

The Vultures was a small group of fellas with traditional hot rods & customs.

The Vultures was a small group of fellas with traditional hot rods & customs.

This custom was one of my favorites that made it's rounds around the bay are in the mid 2000's. Haven't seen it in a couple years.

This custom was one of my favorites that made it's rounds around the bay are in the mid 2000's. Haven't seen it in a couple years.

This bright Riviera is still around and still owned by Jack from Los Boulevardos Car Club

This bright Riviera is still around and still owned by Jack from Los Boulevardos Car Club

The infamous 'Mejia Merc' looking really good.

The infamous 'Mejia Merc' looking really good.

Randy's 38 is a cool mixture of the Bomb & Custom look.

Randy's 38 is a cool mixture of the Bomb & Custom look.

This un-chopped & full fendered sedan was really neat.

This un-chopped & full fendered sedan was really neat.

An overhead view of part of the show.

An overhead view of part of the show.

Nice mild custom cruising through the Asphalt 2005 Invitational.

Nice mild custom cruising through the Asphalt 2005 Invitational.

The Asphalt Invitational moved locations after this then later was discontinued. People in the greater bay area still talk about it.

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Deadend Weekend Report - 10-26-15

As you may have noticed each Monday we try to post a recap of what we were up over the weekend. This past weekend was another busy one for the Deadend Familia.

We started Friday afternoon with a trip to Guerrero Kustoms in Gilroy, CA. We stopped by to chat with Ruben & the boys.

Big Watcha met us in Gilroy in his ultra clean '62 Impala.

Big Watcha met us in Gilroy in his ultra clean '62 Impala.

Just a couple of the clean Impalas at the Guerrero Kustoms compound.

Just a couple of the clean Impalas at the Guerrero Kustoms compound.

We headed south and stopped by the Los Angeles Cruise Night (this time around the cars parked underneath the bridge in Boyle Heights)

Word is the famous 6th Street Bridge (An East Los Angeles landmark) will be coming down soon to make way for a new bridge.

Word is the famous 6th Street Bridge (An East Los Angeles landmark) will be coming down soon to make way for a new bridge.

Saturday we headed even more south to the Ilegales Car Club "Dia De Los Ilegales" picnic in Bonita, CA.

The San Diego area always provides us with nice cars to snap pictures of

The San Diego area always provides us with nice cars to snap pictures of

J&V Automotive '35 Ford custom and a neat hot rod.

J&V Automotive '35 Ford custom and a neat hot rod.

Ilegales member David Aguilar's Plymouth "El Abuelo" in the foreground and "El Yescas" in the background

Ilegales member David Aguilar's Plymouth "El Abuelo" in the foreground and "El Yescas" in the background

We headed even further south to Tijuana Mexico to "De La Raza" car show.

SouthSide Car Club from Los Angeles, CA came down for the event.

SouthSide Car Club from Los Angeles, CA came down for the event.

Majestics Car Club from San Diego, CA showed off their Impalas.

Majestics Car Club from San Diego, CA showed off their Impalas.

Our Deadend Magazine Japan representative, Toshi, was also busy cruising Nagoya Japan this weekend.

Nagoya City Sunset Cruise

Nagoya City Sunset Cruise

The Japanese sure know how to cruise in style.

The Japanese sure know how to cruise in style.

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Art's Body Japan

On our first trip to Japan back in 2011 Toshi Shimizu (Deadend Magazine Japan) took us on a shop tour to visit some of the leading shops in Nagoya Japan (also known as Kustom City) Our first stop was Art's Body.
As soon as I walked up I was pleasantly surprised. The fellas at Art's Body had a shop full of traditional Hot Rods and Customs. I was expecting more wild and crazy cars that the Japanese had been getting known for, but that definitely wasn't the case. 
I recently stumbled on this video and it reminded me of my first trip to Art's Body. I think you will be pleasantly surprised like I was