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June 2015

Battle on the Bay – Live Coverage

June 28, 2015

On June 28, we will be updating this page all day with photos and videos live from Battle on the Bay Corpus Christi as they happen! This is the first time StreetSeen Magazine will include live updates on our all new website. We hope you'll join us! Read More...

Los Magnificos

June 18, 2015

Everyone knows Los Magnificos in Houston, TX is the crown jewel of the WEGO Tour. If you have a car show bucket list, this is one you will need to add. Read More...

Boulevard Boss – 1962 Chevy Impala

June 9, 2015

Story by Jeff Ermann / Jeff@ShellMag.com Model: Miss Misty Marie [Editor’s note: This article was originally published in our Volume 29 Magazine in November 2012] Before the hundreds of hours of work, all the small details and major overhauls and all of the money spent – roughly $50,000, he estimates —  Robert Ramos’ Impala was just a car he’d picked up on a whim. “I bought it in June 2011. One of my car club members had it. It was painted, but the engine needed work and the interior needed to be redone. I wanted to just clean up the engine, but next thing you know, we were going all-out,” Ramos said. “I love the car, period. I love everything about it. ”But there are a couple of things that seem to stand about the Impala, named “Blvd Boss.” The paint job with intricate patterning, and the bounce. Boss’ three-pump, one-port piston set-up, has some serious juice behind it, as it’s powered by 10 AC Read More...

Photographers and Writers Wanted!

June 9, 2015

Have you wanted to get your foot in the door with a published magazine? Can you write? Can you take pictures? We will be filling the all new StreetSeen.com website with content from our archives as well as upcoming events on our schedule, but we want more content from from freelance writers, bloggers, and photographers. This is where YOU come in. Never before has our magazine held an open invitation to freelancers. We’re looking for content that our target demographic, Hispanic men between 18-35 interested in custom vehicles, can connect with. We’re currently purchasing car show coverage and vehicle features on spec from the Denver, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Chicago metro markets. We will also consider car show coverage and features from other markets on a case by case basis. We’re also purchasing human interest articles related to the custom auto world and Hispanic culture. If you think you have what it takes, then please contact us with samples of your Read More...

Clownin on U Hoes – 2002 Mercury Mountaineer

June 7, 2015

Story by Jeff Ermann / Jeff@ShellMag.com When Rob Villafranco originally bought his 2002 Mercury Mountaineer, it was supposed to be a family truck. Who, after all, would turn a Mercury Mountaineer into a show ride? As it turns out, Rob Villafranco would. At the time, Rob and his brother Mochi were operating a shop, Southside Customs in their native Houston. When Mochi learned how to install lambo doors, he asked his brother if he’d like to be the first recipient. “I said yes,” Rob says, “and it went on from there.” Just like that, the transformation from family wagon to dazzling show truck was on. He removed the third row of seats he’d just installed and commissioned Street Candy Customs to begin spraying the truck in candy red with a silver base. He then brought in Air Brush Teqniques to add murals – and a lot of murals at that. Inside and out, Rob’s truck – labeled “Clownin on U Hoes” because of its clown theme Read More...

El Poderoso – 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood

June 6, 2015

Story by Jeff Ermann / Jeff@Shellmag.com Michael Sifuentes’ ’94 Cadillac Fleetwood got plenty of positive feedback in its previous incarnation as a clown and prison gang-themed ride, but he couldn’t help but rethink the car’s theme when people at shows continued to ask him the same question. “People were always asking me, ‘Were you locked up, man?’ I was never locked up, it was just the look of the car,” he says. A year ago, Sifuentes had Fabian of Kandy Kustomz change the color theme to a softer Oriental blue with old-school rainbow flakes. Gone are the aforementioned images, which have been replaced by murals of Jesus. “I’m a Christian.” “We’re a religious family,” said Sifuentes, part of the family-run Sifuentes Body Shop in Eagle Pass, Tex. “So I totally changed it to a different subject.” Sifuentes’ father, four brothers and sister have always been into cars, and he’d Read More...
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