Noble Fabrication "Endless Summer" & Photo shoot with Genesis

For the last few years Noble Fabrication has hosted “Endless Summer” cruise-in the Sunday after the Ventura Nationals. We haven’t had a chance to make it in years, but always heard good things about the event. We made it a point not to miss it this year. We’re glad we made it! It’s a nice event to hang out and talk about how awesome Ventura Nationals was at Matt’s cool shop. Check out some of the photos we captured.

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Here are a few shots we captured of Genesis wearing Deadend Magazine gear.

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Borders Kustom | Nagoya Japan

While in Japan we had a chance to catch up with the fellas from Borders Kustom in Nagoya Japan. Hideki and his crew have become the premier custom Mercury builders in Japan. Colorful describes the shop itself and the cars that come out of the shop.

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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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Deadend Magazine Late Weekend Report - 10/18/17

Sunday morning we met up with Victor Luna (Style Kings) to shoot his mild custom 1951 Mercury in Fremont, CA. Vic picked up this beautiful Mercury not to long ago from a local car collector who built it back in the 1980's. So far Vic has only made minor changes to the car. The biggest being adding hydraulic suspension and changing the hubcaps, which really changed the profile of the car.

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Monday we headed back to the bay area to get some photos of 'Juicy Jess' wearing her Deadend gear at RJ Customs in Hayward, CA.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 08/07/17

We stayed local this past weekend but still scheduled a shoot with Jeff Cecilio's 1960 Buick convertible and model Anya. Here are some of the photos we snapped.

The right stance and wheels go a long way.

The right stance and wheels go a long way.

These Buicks' bodies look custom from the factory

These Buicks' bodies look custom from the factory

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Deep dish wire wheels and small tires sure look good.

Deep dish wire wheels and small tires sure look good.

Rod Powell striped Jeff's dash.

Rod Powell striped Jeff's dash.

Anya makes a good hood ornament.

Anya makes a good hood ornament.

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Welcome to the Republic of Deadend.

Welcome to the Republic of Deadend.

The "Lost Angels" Cadillac t-shirt available at the Deadend store now (online soon)

The "Lost Angels" Cadillac t-shirt available at the Deadend store now (online soon)

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Maybe we should bring the Deadend Magazine tank tops.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 08/01/17

This past weekend we headed back down to Southern California for a few photo shoots & a couple events.

Our weekend started shooting DiDi early Saturday at J&V's Garage in Chula Vista, CA. DiDi is rocking some Deadend Magazine gear that will be available in our online store soon.

This Deadend Magazine ladies ringer tee will be available soon.

This Deadend Magazine ladies ringer tee will be available soon.

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DiDi wearing the Deadend Magazine black snapback.

DiDi wearing the Deadend Magazine black snapback.

The Deadend Magazine V-Neck will also be available online soon.

The Deadend Magazine V-Neck will also be available online soon.

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The Deadend Magazine heather grey / black snapback.

The Deadend Magazine heather grey / black snapback.

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Our second stop was the Us Versus Them "Ramble On The Ranch" show in Temecula, CA. This was the first time we attended the Ramble On show. We are glad we did. The show was filled with good cars, good people and good music in a cool intimate setting. If you've never been we suggest you make it next year.

This cool chopped & sectioned Merc parked right in front of the Deadend Magazine booth. Thanks to all who stopped by the booth.

This cool chopped & sectioned Merc parked right in front of the Deadend Magazine booth. Thanks to all who stopped by the booth.

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A pair of cool vehicles parked out front.

A pair of cool vehicles parked out front.

Locked up.

Locked up.

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Really smooth Suburban.

Really smooth Suburban.

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El Abuelo was in attendance.

El Abuelo was in attendance.

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Next we headed to the coast to shoot Jimmy "Gimmi" Chadwick's beautiful mild custom Chevy. Gimmi's Chevy first caught our eyes at the Santa Maria Cruisin' Nationals. We saw it, loved it, and knew we had to shoot it soon. 

No nonsense simple & clean Chevy.

No nonsense simple & clean Chevy.

This car seems to have just enough touches.

This car seems to have just enough touches.

The right stance, and wheel & tire combination go a long way.

The right stance, and wheel & tire combination go a long way.

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The interior compliments the the clean & simple exterior.

The interior compliments the the clean & simple exterior.

Smooth from any angle.

Smooth from any angle.

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Johnny Brock brought out his equally as clean 54. So we asked him to park it with Gimmi's car and let us snap a few photos.

Johnny Brock brought out his equally as clean 54. So we asked him to park it with Gimmi's car and let us snap a few photos.

2 different & clean grille treatments (53 on a 54)

2 different & clean grille treatments (53 on a 54)

Clean interior.

Clean interior.

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After the shoot we headed to City of Industry to the Cadillac Fest. Outside the lot was filled with cool Cadillacs from all walks of life stocks, customs, and most of all low riders. Inside the building there was an amazing display of model cars & low rider bikes. Here are some of the photos we captured.

Armando Flores was kind enough to make sure Deadend Magazine was represented in the Whittier Blvd. model car display. 

Armando Flores was kind enough to make sure Deadend Magazine was represented in the Whittier Blvd. model car display. 

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Check out this amazing scale Whittier Blvd model car display! 

Check out this amazing scale Whittier Blvd model car display! 

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There were so many nice model cars.

There were so many nice model cars.

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A row of nice Caddies.

A row of nice Caddies.

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Super clean convertible.

Super clean convertible.

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You don't see too many 60's Cadillac low riders.

You don't see too many 60's Cadillac low riders.

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Before heading home we shot Michael Longonisa's super clean 1966 Cadillac. These Cadillacs look good from the factory but what Michael and has done has taken this Caddy to a whole other level. An extremely nice pain job (and color), the right wheels, stance and smoothed body sure make a big difference. Doesn't get much cleaner than this.

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The beautiful red color sure does shine!

The beautiful red color sure does shine!

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Nice simple clean interior.

Nice simple clean interior.

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This Caddy is smooth from any angle.

This Caddy is smooth from any angle.

Cadillac wires look good on almost any Cadillac.

Cadillac wires look good on almost any Cadillac.

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We're also announcing the 2nd annual Deadend Magazine Back Pack Drive. Here's how it works. You bring in a new (never used) back pack to the Deadend store and we'll give you Deadend Magazine shirt. August 1 - 11, 2017 (16 Midtown Ln Salinas CA)

We're also announcing the 2nd annual Deadend Magazine Back Pack Drive. Here's how it works. You bring in a new (never used) back pack to the Deadend store and we'll give you Deadend Magazine shirt. August 1 - 11, 2017 (16 Midtown Ln Salinas CA)