Throwback - Donnie Baird's 1963 Olds

Hard to believe these day but back in 2007 when Donnie Baird debuted his 1963 Olds not too many were painting lace roofs and panels on their customs (outside of the low rider world). Donnie's Olds was a breath of fresh air in a time when many were trying to be different just to be different. The simple yet beautiful painted body with a lace & paneled roof pays great tribute to the bellflower days. Enjoy these shots we took back in early 2007.

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Throwback - East Bay 40

The fellas at East Bay Speed & Custom have been busy the last few years building some amazing traditional hot rods & customs. Check out www.eastbayspeedandcustom.com for their latest build "Mickey's Mouse" that took home a few awards at the Grand National Roadster Show. Talking to Brandon & Aaron this weekend got me thinking of when we first shot Brandon's mild and clean 40 Ford... So here are a few shots from back in 2010. Enjoy.

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Throwback - Grand National Roadster Show 2009

We'll be vending once again at the Grand National Roadster Show. Here are a few shots from Grand National Roadster Show back in 2009.

Please stop by the Deadend Magazine booth (outside right in front of the Suede Palace)

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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!

Throwback - JV's Shindig 2006

We've been attending JV's Shindig in Chula Vista, CA since 2005. If you've never been it's a cool little family oriented car show with good food, good music, good people and some great cars. Customs, Hot Rods, Low Riders and even a few bikes show up through out the day. 

Here are a few shots from the 2006 Shindig.

Walt's Merc sitting front & center.

Walt's Merc sitting front & center.

A few of the local Bean Bandits showed up with some hot rods & this race car.

A few of the local Bean Bandits showed up with some hot rods & this race car.

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JV's Shindig Saturday December 19, 2015 Chula Vista, CA, We hope to see you there!

JV's Shindig Saturday December 19, 2015 Chula Vista, CA, We hope to see you there!

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. 

Got wheels?

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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Throwback - John Riccabona's '54 Chevy

If you were at the 2006 Paso Robles West Coast Cruisin' Nationals chances are John Ricabona's flaked out Chevy caught your eye. It definitely caught ours. We approached John about shooting the Chevy, and a few months later we were able to capture these images in Antioch, CA. We were glad we did because a couple years later John sold the car to someone in the East Coast.
We hang a banner with John's Chevy at most Deadend Magazine booths and I can't count the number of times people ask about the car... Who ever has it now I hope they are enjoying it.

John is working on another custom Chevy (1950) and if it is anywhere near as nice as this one we'll be shooting it also.