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...

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Laid out Riviera lookin' smooth.

Laid out Riviera lookin' smooth.

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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.

Primera Car Club

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

Infectious x Aieko x Primera

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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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 04/01/17

To say Deadend Magazine had a busy weekend would be an understatement.

A late weekend report worthe the wait.

Part of the crew went to Nagoya Japan to cover the Speed & Custom Show and the other part of the crew helped in hosting the Low Rider Exhibit and Custom room at the GoodGuys show in Pleasanton, CA.

Here are just a few of the photos we captured at the Speed & Custom Show. 

Strongers Kar Klub always displays some of the nicest Kustoms in Japan.

Strongers Kar Klub always displays some of the nicest Kustoms in Japan.

These pedal cars had an amazing amount of detail.

These pedal cars had an amazing amount of detail.

This super clean Cadillac built by Eight Power in Tokyo Japan received the Deadend Magazine pick.

This super clean Cadillac built by Eight Power in Tokyo Japan received the Deadend Magazine pick.

This Buick built by Square Kustoms laid out very nicely.

This Buick built by Square Kustoms laid out very nicely.

Gene Winfield fade paint job all the way in Japan.

Gene Winfield fade paint job all the way in Japan.

Chopped & hopped up Hot Rod looked real tough.

Chopped & hopped up Hot Rod looked real tough.

Junichi from Paradise Road always brings out some wild creations.

Junichi from Paradise Road always brings out some wild creations.

Nana rockin' her Deadend Magazine gear.

Nana rockin' her Deadend Magazine gear.

Japan Kustom Merucry Club is always represented well.

Japan Kustom Merucry Club is always represented well.

Killer line up of pick-ups.

Killer line up of pick-ups.

Nice chopped shoebox.

Nice chopped shoebox.

There is always a nice amount of custom bikes at Japanese car shows.

There is always a nice amount of custom bikes at Japanese car shows.

Wheels Unlimited's beautiful mild custom.

Wheels Unlimited's beautiful mild custom.

Beautiful Black Buick.

Beautiful Black Buick.

Very cool and slick Chopper.

Very cool and slick Chopper.

Nice Riviera.

Nice Riviera.

Thanks to all of the Deadend Magazine supporters!

Thanks to all of the Deadend Magazine supporters!

Here are a few shots from GoodGuys show in Pleasanton. CA

An overhead shot of some of the Low Riders we invited to the Low Rider Exhibit.

An overhead shot of some of the Low Riders we invited to the Low Rider Exhibit.

Altissimo Restoration brought out a very clean custom.

Altissimo Restoration brought out a very clean custom.

A new bomba cruisin into the show from Sin Nombre Car Club.

A new bomba cruisin into the show from Sin Nombre Car Club.

Clean rag top in the Deadend Magazine Low Rider Exhibit room.

Clean rag top in the Deadend Magazine Low Rider Exhibit room.

Jorge Nunez displayed his 1966 Malibu convertible with a fresh new paint job & wheels.

Jorge Nunez displayed his 1966 Malibu convertible with a fresh new paint job & wheels.

Damian Vera brought out his smooth pick-up.

Damian Vera brought out his smooth pick-up.

Impalas & bombs...

Impalas & bombs...

... Impalas & bombs.

... Impalas & bombs.

59 Impala.

59 Impala.

Smooth paint job & wheels.

Smooth paint job & wheels.

Chevy Fleetlines always look clean.

Chevy Fleetlines always look clean.

Something other than then a Chevy.

Something other than then a Chevy.

Another Zocchi custom lookin' smooth.

Another Zocchi custom lookin' smooth.

Scott Robert's "El Sueno" and 2016 GoodGuys' Custom of the Year.

Scott Robert's "El Sueno" and 2016 GoodGuys' Custom of the Year.

58 mild custom.

58 mild custom.

Clean & simple Merc.

Clean & simple Merc.

One of East Bay Speed & Custom's most recent builds.

One of East Bay Speed & Custom's most recent builds.

Smooth 63 Impala.

Smooth 63 Impala.

Jesus Villalobos' super clean 1962 Impala.

Jesus Villalobos' super clean 1962 Impala.

Ruby Ramirez cruisin' her custom painted Chevy bomb.

Ruby Ramirez cruisin' her custom painted Chevy bomb.

More photos from our weekend coming soon.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 10/24/16

This past Saturday we headed down to Famoso Raceway for the California Hot Rod Reunion with Toshi and Yudai from Deadend Magazine Japan. It had been a few year since I had been down to the CHRR. I am so glad we made the trek it was very fun!

While we were enjoying our time in Famoso Jun (Deadend Magazine Japan) attended a couple events in Japan. Here are a few shots he took at DTL. Enjoy..

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 10/17/16

Doesn't happen to often but it does happen... Every once in a while we go to an event and instead of taking pictures like we should we hang out with old friends and enjoy the day and snap less than a handful of shots. That's exactly what happened this past Saturday at The Race of Gentlemen. We had a great time just hanging out. We will have photos to share with you soon (luckily we had many friends present shooting), in the meantime here are some shots from Three River in Japan. As you can see our Deadend Magazine Japan crew didn't slack off, they actually worked. Enjoy..

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 09/26/16

We've been blogging (on the new and improved site) for a year now! Thanks to all those that continue to visit our site.

This weekend we headed to Bradley, CA with Greg Lazzerini for Jimmy Rader's Hot Rod Social. It was a hot but fun day. Here are a few of the shots we captured.

The Deadend Japan crew headed to the La Bomba Toy Drive.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 09/19/16

This weekend we were set up at the 20th annual Billetproof in Antioch, CA. It's always impressive to see the amount of cars that continue to show up at Billetproof. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth!

Meanwhile in Japan Toshi (Deadend Magazine Japan) attended the Nagoya Sunset Cruise.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report 2 of 2 - 09-07-16

Sunday we headed to Burbank, CA to shoot Chase's beautiful '60 Oldsmobile. As you can see the Olds has a lot of neat subtle custom touches.

Meanwhile our Japanese counterparts were attending  the Lake Side Kruise 'Wagon & Delivery Day.' As you can see there were quite a few nice wagons in attendance.

Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - July 5, 2016

This holiday weekend was one spent with family & close friends but we did manage to sneak away for a one day road trip to Watts, CA (6 hour drive each way) for the Individuals Car Club Hop. Here are a few shots we captured.

Deadend Magazine Japan (Toshi) was at the Pharaohs BBQ in Japan over the weekend. He captured these shots.

Reminder: Deadend Magazine Cruise Night this Friday at Moonlite Lanes 2780 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA (NEW LOCATION)

Reminder: Deadend Magazine Cruise Night this Friday at Moonlite Lanes 2780 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA (NEW LOCATION)

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