Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 02/21/19

This weekend we headed down to Southern California for a couple photo shoots.

A couple years ago Scott Crothers and his wife drove his 1940 Chevy pick-up from Marina Del Rey, CA to our car show the Custom Capital (that’s over 300 miles in the middle of summer) As soon as he pulled up to the Deadend Magazine store we noticed it and knew we’d shoot it one day. We just didn’t know it would take us so long. We’re glad we finally did and this time instead of the hot summer heat Scott had to drive about an hour in the blistering cold & short rain fall.

The pick-up started it’s custom life at Masterson Kustoms and was finished at Craftmaster Custom in Lynwood, CA. The 1968 327 and 700r4 keep the Chevy on the road but what really makes the little truck stand out is all the custom touches. Like the 4” channel over the frame, 4 point coil over suspension (that’s right no airbags), suicide doors and 1940 Merc rear bumper with custom bumper guards and taillights. If everything goes well Scott plans to drive the pick-up back up to this year’s Custom Capital. We hope to see you here!

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We also had the pleasure of shooting Maygin Stormes with some of our latest gear.

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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 - 02/06/18

We started our weekend shooting Dennis' freshly painted 1938 Lincoln Zephyr coupe. Dennis has been working on a really nice collection of custom cars. This is one of his latest builds. Aside from being laid out the British green paint really makes this Zephyr stand out.

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Sunday we snapped a few shots of local makeup artist Sierra Mixtemi wearing some of our latest gear. Thanks to Tavares Car Club for letting us shoot at their shop. 

Sierra is seen here wearing our Deadend Magazine 'Support Your Local Low Rider' ringer tee.

Sierra is seen here wearing our Deadend Magazine 'Support Your Local Low Rider' ringer tee.

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Sierra is seen here wearing the Deadend Magazine 'Support Your Local Low Rider' ladies' black & grey raglan.

Sierra is seen here wearing the Deadend Magazine 'Support Your Local Low Rider' ladies' black & grey raglan.

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The Deadend Magazine 'Support Your Local Low Rider' crewneck sweater is available in-store and will be available online soon.

The Deadend Magazine 'Support Your Local Low Rider' crewneck sweater is available in-store and will be available online soon.

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Deadend Magazine block plaque hoodie.

Deadend Magazine block plaque hoodie.

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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)

Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 07/18/17

Another busy weekend in the books. This past Friday we headed to Southern California, our first stop was Santa Clarita, CA to shoot a mild custom Ford Thunderbird recently built by the fellas at Starlite Rod & Kustom. As you can see there are many details on this Bird. Thanks to Edgar & Frank for taking a time of their busy day, we really appreciate it boys.

The paint job really compliments the bodylines of the car.

The paint job really compliments the bodylines of the car.

Notice the cool custom grill treatment.

Notice the cool custom grill treatment.

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The interior is just as clean as the exterior.

The interior is just as clean as the exterior.

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The Radir wheels lookin' good.

The Radir wheels lookin' good.

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This bird looks good from every angle.

This bird looks good from every angle.

Saturday morning we headed to Downtown Los Angeles to shoot with model Nana visiting from Japan. 

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Nana customized one of our Deadend Magazine chain steering wheel shirts.

Nana customized one of our Deadend Magazine chain steering wheel shirts.

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The Downtown LA skyline in the background.

The Downtown LA skyline in the background.

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Nana is wearing a new Deadend Magazine ladies' ringer tee we will have available online soon.

Nana is wearing a new Deadend Magazine ladies' ringer tee we will have available online soon.

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"Support Your Local Low Rider"

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After shooting with Nana we headed to West Covina to shoot Johnny Urias' custom Mercury. This beautiful 50 Merc was customized by Dick Dean & his son. You can see that the Merc has been chopped, channeled and has a lot of other custom touches from front to back that make it unique.

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Static drop (not bagged or juiced)

Nice chop.

Nice chop.

Beautiful bodylines.

Beautiful bodylines.

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Nice custom taillight treatment.

Nice custom taillight treatment.

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While we were shooting Johnny called up Ron Gomez to cruise over in his beautiful custom '41 Buick. We were very glad we were able to finally take some snaps of Ron's Buick. Ron has been cruising his Buick up & down California for many years.

Two of a kind.

Two of a kind.

You don't see too many custom 41 Buicks.

You don't see too many custom 41 Buicks.

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The chop on Ron's Buick really compliments the rest of the car.

The chop on Ron's Buick really compliments the rest of the car.

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Great custom taillight treatment.

Great custom taillight treatment.

Two gorgeous customs.

Two gorgeous customs.

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Saturday evening Jesus headed to the San Jose, CA Mid Summer Breeze cruise. Low riders from all around the bay area showed up to hang out and enjoy the company of each other surrounded by beautiful low riders.

Cool Chevy woody wagon. 

Cool Chevy woody wagon. 

Super clean 58 Impala convertible.

Super clean 58 Impala convertible.

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A pair clean pair of Impalas.

A pair clean pair of Impalas.

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Alvin's custom pick-up always looks good.

Alvin's custom pick-up always looks good.

Sunday morning we met up with Chuck Schauwecker to shoot his custom 1930 Ford "RodRiguez" built by Junichi Shimodaira of Paradise Road in central Japan. As you can tell Junichi put a lot of time & effort on this radical custom Ford. You can look at the car from every angle and still miss details. Junichi left no area of the car untouched. Chuck has owned and cared for "RodRiguez" for over a decade.

The RodRiguez

The RodRiguez

Junichi Shimodaira's masterpiece looks good from every angle.

Junichi Shimodaira's masterpiece looks good from every angle.

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The RodRiguez is powered by a '49 Oldsmobile Rocket engine.

The RodRiguez is powered by a '49 Oldsmobile Rocket engine.

The interior is as custom as the exterior.

The interior is as custom as the exterior.

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Details, details, details...

Details, details, details...

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That Seventies Show

This year's theme at the Nagoya Speed & Custom Show was 70's style. So when Toshi (Deadend Magazine Japan) asked us if we were interested in shooting Primera Car Club, Parliament Car Club and a couple other prominent 70's style low rider clubs from Japan we had to say yes.

If you're familiar with Deadend Magazine you know we rarely shoot vehicles this new. However you can see from the following photos there was no way we were going to turn down shooting these amazing 70's inspired low riders.

Parliament Car Club is always well represented .

Parliament Car Club is always well represented .

Primera Car Club's cars aren't only show cars they cruise the streets.

Primera Car Club's cars aren't only show cars they cruise the streets.

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No make or model is safe from a 70's style low rider make-over.

No make or model is safe from a 70's style low rider make-over.

Where Custom & Low Rider lines blur.

Where Custom & Low Rider lines blur.

Parliament Car Club skips no details.

Parliament Car Club skips no details.

Nana & Aieko were kind enough to pose for us.

Nana & Aieko were kind enough to pose for us.

Although wild paint jobs are the most popular amongst Primera Car Club members this 1968 Impala shows that simple and clean also represents the 1970's.

Although wild paint jobs are the most popular amongst Primera Car Club members this 1968 Impala shows that simple and clean also represents the 1970's.

Cholo's Customs' "Sphinx" from Pharaohs Car Club also cruised over.

Cholo's Customs' "Sphinx" from Pharaohs Car Club also cruised over.

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World famous "Next Movie" debuted it's new paint job at our shoot.

World famous "Next Movie" debuted it's new paint job at our shoot.

Boat Tail Parliament Car Club member.

Boat Tail Parliament Car Club member.

These wild paint jobs are the kind of stuff Japan has become known for.

These wild paint jobs are the kind of stuff Japan has become known for.

Details..

Details..

Something a little different.

Something a little different.

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Primera Car Club

Aieko & Nana

Aieko & Nana

Cruisin'

Cruisin'

Aieko posing with Next Movie.

Aieko posing with Next Movie.

Nana posing with Primera Car Club

Nana posing with Primera Car Club

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Infectious x Aieko x Primera

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Hope we didn't stray too far into the 70's for you.

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