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Events & Auto Shows

It was that time of the year again. We’re talking about the 21st Annual Azalea Custom Car Show, presented by the city of South Gate, California, in South Gate Park. It seems that every year this show is blessed with a super-clear day, great for barbecuing and

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Avo Galebyan of North Hollywood, California, has been around cars all of his life. “I love cars,” the 20-year-old admits. “Ever since I can remember, I’ve been around them.” Though Avo, a leasing agent by trade, grew up liking sports and other guy-related hobb

Events & Auto Shows

It was a great day for a model car show, and what better place to hold such an event than in Victorville, California? That was the site of the VIPMC (Vehicles In Plastic Model Club) and Victorville Parks, Recreation and Community Service Department’s eighth an

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Newcomer Arturo Alvarado is making his presence felt on the lowrider model circuit with his skilled model building that’s evident in an array of fine rides. Though new to the competition game, Arturo has actually been building models for a few years now. One o

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A few years ago, James Bonsell from Huntington Park, California, picked up a ’50 Chevy pickup and started to build one of his best models yet. Chopping off the roof and shorting it as well, James added a custom front end with ’37 Ford headlights. James also mo

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Three years ago, we caught a glimpse of the “Woody” bike owned by Iran Mestas of Chino Hills, California. Iran has come a long way since then, redoing his pieces to make one of the top bikes in the Street Custom category. As a custom furniture maker, Iran used

Events & Auto Shows

One Saturday this past March, UFO Hobbies of Los Angeles, California, held their Second Annual Model Car Show at the Los Amigos Mall on Jefferson Blvd. Plant Air Custom Air Bags and Graphics made the show possible by sponsoring the event. UFO Hobbies had it al

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Among the many familiar faces at our kickoff show in Miami, Florida, was 14-year-old Andrew Arce of Titusville, Florida, who surprised the Sunshine State lowrider bike boys with his three-wheeling toy, “Asylum.” The creative process of this trike required only

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