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June 2015

Battle on the Bay 2015 – 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...

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...

Game Warden – 2008 Ford F150

June 5, 2015

After spending 18 years in the racing game, Cisco Estrada decided to shift his attention toward custom car shows. Four years later, he’s got a fully-loaded custom ride that’s taken the prize-show scene by storm... Read More...

Kingz Car Show 2015

June 2, 2015

Photos by “Big” Rick Treviño The boys of Kingz Car Club are a group of guys we’ve been following for a while. We’ve been impressed with the quality of their rides at several area shows we’ve attended in the past. When they told us they wanted us to cover their annual event in Dallas this year, we wasted no time in accepting their invitation. Some of DFW’s finest clubs were representing as well as many ULA members. The weather was perfect for some car show fun in the sun. The spot was J Pepe’s, a popular place for many to host their events. Lots of chrome and kandy was shining in the parking lot all day. The guys in Dallas take their shows serious and that was not more evident than in the hop pit. Hoppers from the area were slamming their asses on the concrete as they reached for those inches. This event was a family event with clowns and music entertaining the crowds of show-goers all day. We’d like to thank the Kingz Car Club Read More...
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