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XO LUXURY FLORENCE 20” / 22” The XO Florence wheel is a true directional addition to our wheel collection. Individual wheel molds have been created not only for the front and rear of the vehicle, but also for the left (driver) and right (passenger) side of the vehicle. A true directional wheel results in a unique styling element that is uncompromised for rotational wheel designs. The standard split 5-spoke performance wheel is per given a twist which is then accented by deep ball milling on the spokes of the wheel. A stainless steel lip gives the Florence a multi-piece look while retaining the structural benefits of a one-piece wheel. Standard finish on the XO Luxury Luxu Florence is Matte Gunmetal with a Brushed Gunmetal Face and Stainless Steel Lip.

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EDITOR’S NOTE ISSUE 110

DUB PUBLISHING, INC. LOS ANGELES : WORLDWIDE PUBLISHER Myles Kovacs myles@dubmagazine.com EDITOR/CREATIVE DIRECTOR Haythem Haddad haythem@dubmagazine.com PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR John Ramos | john@dubmagazine.com ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Rich Calbay rich@dubmagazine.com MANAGER OF FINANCE / TALENT RELATIONS Cynthia Tran-Kovacs cynthia@dubmagazine.com FINANCE Kiani Tran-Boutros | kiani@dubmagazine. com

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But even though the future is promising, doesn’t mean the past is totally gone. Kenwood’s 1973 Barracuda with Luxe CC Southbay is a blast from the past that booms with distinguished sound for its age. The Dodge Viper might have been discontinued, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for the American sports car with nine lives. It’ll be back and better than ever soon, but Leo Vediz didn’t want to wait and decided to purchase a 2017 Dodge Viper ACR-E and pay homage to the original Fast and the Furious and late actor Paul Wall. Chris Church took a 1940 Ford pickup and turned it into a modern beauty. Although the truck sports classic looks it has been updated with loads of new amenities. It’s the best of the past, present and possibly the future! This issue is also loaded with lots of DUB Show Tour coverage, including new stops in Fontana and Albuquerque and our biggest show in Dallas. We also had our Battle Grounds show in Chicago, where the cars are the real stars! As always, enjoy Issue 110!

ART DIRECTOR Jonathan Rodrigues jonrod@dubmagazine.com DESIGN Steve Cuevas | steve@dubmagazine.com Armando Garcia | agarcia@dubmagazine.com ADVERTISING (562) 228-1737 Ricardo Gonzalez | ricardo@dub-digital.com Omar Rojas | omar@dubmagazine.com Roman Racela | roman@dubmagazine.com FEATURES/COPY EDITOR Kristie Real kristie@dubmagazine.com CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Fuelish Media Brian McGee Jason Moseley Dale Martin Dionne Mascunana Fernando Deanda Clinton Lum Jose G. CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Fuelish Media DUB TEAM Victor “Peeps” Herrera, Walter “BeeZee” Segovia, Ricky Ramirez, Andrea Cazares, Lisette Carrales, Johnny “The Hammer” Espinosa, Hector “Paisa” Gutierrez

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DUB REPORT ISSUE 110

COMPANY INFORMATION DUB Magazine® and DUB Magazine’s® LFTD&LVLD® is published 8 times per year. Subscriptions are $35.00 for 8 issues. DUB® is the Original Automotive Lifestyles Magazine™ and is published by DUB Publishing, Inc. in Santa Fe Springs, CA. DUB Magazine® was established in the year 2000. To place an ad in DUB Magazine®, please contact the Ad Sales department at (562) 228-1737 The 19th annual DUB Show Tour Custom Auto Show & Concert features the nation’s best custom cars and also features an all-star line-up of performers. For more information, visit www.dubshowtour.com DUB® is also a design, marketing and promotions team, responsible for the development and marketing of many licensed automotive goods, collectibles, and apparel, as well as our sponsor’s key products. Contact: marketing@dubmagazine.com Get the word out and get free stuff! For more info, email: john@dubmagazine.com BRING ON THE LETTERS! We’re now accepting letters to DUB Magazine. Send your rants or raves to intake@dubmagazine.com. Your letter may end up in an issue of DUB! National & International Newsstand Distribution: Curtis Circulation Company All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced without written permission. This book is purchased with the understanding that the information presented is from many varied sources from which there can be no warranty or responsibility by the publisher, as to accuracy or completeness. ©Copyright 2019 DUB Publishing, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED • PRINTED IN THE USA EVENT CONTACTS Sponsorship & Event Planning Myles Kovacs: (562) 228-1737 | myles@dubmagazine.com Car Show Planning/Media Information John Ramos: (562) 228-1737 | john@dubmagazine.com Vendor Booths: (562) 228-1737 John Ramos john@dubmagazine.com All Other Inquiries info@dubmagazine.com | (562) 228-1737

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It’s been quite a while since we’ve refreshed our digital space and by the time you read this our sites will be up and running as the central hub for all things in the DUB universe - our magazines with fresh new content as well as classic features, and our events page for all show information and recaps to see what you missed out on! Make sure to bookmark www.DUBMagazine.com and www. LFTDxLVLD.com to see the new sites! Adventure Rigs is the latest addition to our family and aims to become the leading publication for automotive outdoor

lifestyle content, while our online presence provides a meeting place for outdoor enthusiasts and automotive brands to share ideas serving as the ultimate resource for off-the-pavement inspiration and aspiration. The mag will fuse together a number of desired hobbies and interests, including overlanding, off-road racing, weekend trail running, camping, survivalism and everything in between to provide readers with a comprehensive guide to the latest in aftermarket mods and even tips to further their innate adventure-seeking needs. Be on the lookout for more info on drop dates, but check us out online at www.adventurerigsmag.com and follow our FB/IG @adventurerigsmag Exciting things are happening over here so be sure to follow us to be in the know!

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CORRUPTT That Corruptt ’Stang is a straight up beast! I mean, who thinks about putting a Ferrari 4.3L F136 engine into a classic Ford Mustang? That’s some serious power and I’m not sure what I would do with it! Well done on finding that unique car to put on your cover! Josh A. Via email Well, one thing you could do with a very powerful Mustang like Corruptt is show it off at SEMA and get into a magazine! It’s a serious ride, but nothing Tony Arme of American Legends Hot Rods and Muscle Cars couldn’t make work. With tons of experience, he made sure to make Corruptt one of the best builds he’s done.

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I so wish I worked at Fab Fours! They create some fun Jeeps and trucks and have cool jobs probably testing out all the stuff on the trails. That Crawler Hauler would be my everyday rig! The way it sits on 40” tires with only a leveling kit is pretty amazing. Crawkin_on_trails83 Via email I’ve always been fascinated with American muscle cars, and Lexani’s Dodge Demon is now one of my favorites. I’m usually not a fan of car graphics, but their Demon sports some serious looks. I think it’s because they worked with West Coast Customs and anything they touch always stands out! Combine that with TS Designs widebody treatment and you’ve got something great on your hands. LowRoller85 Via Email That Dodge Demon from Lexani is quite the ride. It’s tasteful, yet still bold enough to really catch your eye. Plus, having two top brands in the automotive aftermarket game lend a hand really helps make it a unique build. 18

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THROWBACK CLASSIC DUB MAGAZINE FEATURES

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ANDERSON COMPOSITIES DODGE CHARGER CARBON FIBER HOOD 626.333.7024 | ANDERSONCOMPOSITIES.COM /ANDERSONCOMPOSITES | @ANDERSONCOMPOSITES Anderson Composites has made a new carbon fiber hood for the popular 2015-18 Dodge Charger. The Type-DM (Demonstyle) features a wide, aggressive air scoop across the top. The air scoop has a screen that can be removed and painted. These hoods are made by their skilled craftsmen with modern production techniques that ensures consistent quality and results with an approximate weight of 23.6 lbs. $1,699.00

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Meguiar’s Perfect Clarity Glass Cleaner is a unique formula that spreads and wipes off quickly with superior cleaning ability to tackle even the dirtiest glass, mirror or window. It quickly and easily removes dirt, road grime, grease, smoker’s film, bug splatter and bird droppings while being completely safe on tinted windows. This formula also contains anti- hazing properties that deliver long-lasting streak-free clarity while specialized lubricants create a superslick surface without leaving any residue behind. Just spray on, wipe with a premium microfiber towel for amazing streak-free results on all auto windows and to get glass perfectly clear. $5.49 24

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The DYAD XDS Twin Disc Clutch provides 2016-2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS and 20142016 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles with a performance clutch solution for extremely modified cars producing large amounts of power. Engineered to deliver superior clamp load with light pedal effort and smooth engagement, this DYAD XDS clutch utilizes Centerforce’s patented Ball Bearing Pressure Plate and twin disc design as well as their Centrifugal Weight System which helps the clutch kit hold up to 1,600 foot-pounds of torque.


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The CL-6001 Rovi Dashcam Prime is designed to record exact location of what event happened where. It packs a lot more inside, including WiFi compatibility for immediate access to content for storage and sharing, a magnetic mount for a secure install, panoramic lens, full 1080p HD resolution and a built-in 1.5” screen to help review recorded footage on the spot or change camera settings. $149.99

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VOLUME CAR AUDIO + VIDEO KENWOOD DRV-A301W, DRV-A501WDP AND DRV-A601WDP DASH CAMERAS 800.536.9663 | KENWOOD.COM/USA/ | @KENWOODUSA_OFFICIAL

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The DRV-A301W features a high-definition front camera backed with a vibrant 2.7” screen. Plus, it has the ability to wirelessly connect to a smartphone to play back recorded incidents and even download them to the smartphone for distribution via email or social media. The DRV-A501WDP and DRV-A601WDP feature a 3” display and include a second camera that sees behind the vehicle to record traffic and help determine liability in a rear-end collision. Performance-wise, each model features reversible camera view and expanded dynamic range that records clear images in dark or well-lit environments. DRV-A501WDP $269.95; DRV-A601WDP $329.95; DRV-A301W $169.95

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hen you come across a 1973 Barracuda to work on, you don’t pass up on the chance! Right from the start, Luxe CC Southbay wanted to put a modern twist on a very clean classic, but at the same time make it pop! The Mopar orange “Go Mango” was the perfect color to stand out with, yet it was still a classic feel for the Kenwood build and especially catch the eyes of event attendees wherever it was shown. Building the ’Cuda in such a way that modernized the vintage ride without taking away from its original factory flare was quite the challenge, but the crew at Luxe CC Southbay were more than up to tackling it. “The theme was consistent and was carried out with the same ideas all the way until completion,” mentions Jeremiah Mayeda, owner of Luxe CC Southbay. Since it was going to represent Kenwood at various shows, the demo ’Cuda needed to sound the part. With a little help from the engineers at Kenwood, the shop was able to design an “amazing” sound system, mentions Jeremiah. “One your typical classic car enthusiast could only dream of,” he adds. The crew installed a beautifully redesigned center console, with a nostalgic homage to

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the original design; modified the door panels to house the mid drivers; and custom-built a trunk enclosure for the woofers and beauty panels to showcase the amps. As with any show car, time is always of the essence and their biggest challenge was finishing it on time. But with lots of long hours and hard work by all their techs, Luxe CC Southbay was able to power through and meet their time restraints to deliver the

loudest ’Cuda to ever drive out of the shop in just four months. “The finished product was breathtaking!” Jeremiah exclaims. “The paint glowed, while the interior oozed comfort. But the real showstopper was how amazing the audio system came out. It was truly impressive.” As a build everyone from any generation can enjoy, the Barracuda is definitely one of Luxe CC Southbay’s favorites and they love everything about it!


TECH SPECS 1973 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA

WHEELS/TIRES »» 17x8 front and 17x9 rear Year One Mopar Rallye wheels »» Toyo Proxes Plus tires AUDIO »» Kenwood eXcelon XR600-6DSP, XR1001-1, XR401-1 amplifiers »» Kenwood DNX996XR head unit »» (2) Kenwood eXcelon XR-1800P 7” component speakers »» (2) Kenwood eXcelon KFC-X2C 6.5” component speakers »» (2) Kenwood eXcelon XR-W1004 subwoofers »» Hush Mat sound deadening »» Full Throttle batteries PERFORMANCE »» TTi exhaust system »» TTi headers »» Hotchkis TVS (Total Vehicle Suspension) system INTERIOR »» Vintage Air 971074-EDU complete replacement Air/AC system »» Escort - custom-built in radar detector system EXTERIOR »» Year One (yearone.com) official partner for exterior and interior vintage

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CURVA CONCEPTS C22 626.813.2500 | CURVACONCEPTS.COM /CURVACONCEPTWHEELS | @CURVAWHEELS SIZE: 20x8.5, 20x10 FINISH: Black with Milled Windows and Black Machined Face finishes

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MARQUEE COLLECTION USA M3259 562.944.0188 | MARQUEECOLLECTIONUSA.COM /MARQUEECOLLECTIONUSA | @MARQUEEWHEELS SIZE: 19x8.5,19x9.5, 20x9, 20x10.5, 22x9, 22x10.5 FINISH: Gloss Black, Titanium, Gloss BLack Red Milled, Gloss Black Machined, Gloss Black Red Milled and Red Inner Lip finishes

STATUS ALLOY WHEELS JUGGERNAUT 714.891.0700 | STATUSWHEELS.COM /STATUSALLOYWHEELS | @STATUSWHEELS SIZE: 22x9.5, 24x9.5, 26x10 FINISH: Silver, Gloss Black and Carbon Graphite finishes

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hen most people think of Hollywood, CA, they imagine sidewalks paved with stars and red carpets being rolled out. But not all is glamorous in this notorious city. Like most places in the world there is an underlying pocket of struggling citizens. Some of these individuals resort to a life of crime and drugs in order to survive. However, struggles build character and sometimes it leads to big things. This is the foundation for L.A.’s hottest hip-hop group, Shoreline Mafia, whose members include Ohgeesy, Fenix Flexin, Rob Vicious and Master Kato.

The group’s success was not instantaneous as it took the perfect formula to lead up to the conception. Unlike many other acts, Shoreline has deep roots in the streets. Most youths in So Cal. get exposed to real-world culture where activities, such as skating, tagging and even drugs are never that far away. For those that don’t have much, crime is rather tempting as it makes it easier to afford the latest and greatest. Ohgeesy took to the streets realizing he could get by better by hustling rather than struggling with academics in hopes of working at a fast food chain like the many others.

While tagging the town, Ohgessy became a part of a crew and soon met Fenix Flexin. The two hit it off and as a way to show respect to these crews, they soon started rapping and creating jams together. Though neither started doing it seriously, they soon built a following and dubbed themselves Shoreline Mafia. Living in the real world, the group would hang out with their crews, lay down some graffiti and performed at house parties. These dudes were making it happen at a young age, building the foundation for , building a foundation to become a notable act in the future.

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Another talented youth in the So Cal. scene at the time was producer Ron-Ron, who started making a name for himself by posting up fresh beats online. Shoreline ended up stealing one of these tracks and laid vocals over them to create the song “Musty.” Eventually they all met up and ended up working together. According to Ron-Ron, he was glad they stole the track, as they sounded good over it. Usually when someone steals materials like this it gets ugly quick, but in an ironic twist, it brought these talents together to make for an unstoppable force. Ron-Ron was also working with local management firm R. Baron, which is run by TK and Picaso (see page 42 for more details). This team is dedicated to finding the next up-and-coming acts. Since Ron-Ron always has his ear to the ground so to speak, he suggested that R. Baron check out Shoreline. At first, Ohgeesy blew them off but Ron-Ron ended up getting them to collaborate. After the meeting, R Baron went on a mission to sell their music to a label and landed a contract with Atlantic. Once the deal was done, Atlantic re-released Shoreline’s first album ShorelineDoThatShit as well as a bunch of other new material.

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FENIX FLEXIN Shoreline’s results were quick as word spread and a solid fan base started to grow. When their first audio track “Musty” hit a million views on YouTube, they knew things were getting serious. This led to making videos for this song and “Bottle Service.” These videos are not overly produced short films, either; they are a real representation of the Shoreline’s life in the streets. The videos soon caught the attention of Los Angeles Fox 11 News station, which did a special story on them. The segment was done in a negative light, warning parents about kids drinking “lean,” which is made from mixing Sprite with prescription cough medicine containing Codeine. Though it was done to look down at this group, it actually turned into a huge shout-out for Shoreline. They even took humor in it by adding clips of it to tracks and videos as well. The numbers prove Shoreline’s popularity as they have skyrocketed to a collective billion streams on various platforms. Just recently, their single “Bands” became RIAAcertified Platinum, which is an industry standard for making it big! Though music streams don’t pay as much as record sales, Shoreline definitely cashes in with booking performances and merchandise sales. Although they’re shining in the limelight, they still keep it hood and haven’t lost love for the streets.

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During the shoot, we got to hang out with the crew and learned how different their lives are now that they’re famous. For Ohgeesy, flashy cars like the Rolls-Royce Cullinan from Newport Beach Rolls-Royce are a must. “You can’t show up to a place in a beater and expect to get respect for what you do,” he confesses. With newborn babies in hand, Fenix and Ohgeesy were showing more than love for the art of rap or cars. Life for these artists has definitely changed in many ways and having

babies is another curveball in their lives. Travelling to 270 shows booked over the year is hard when you want to be at home with the family. “I try to make shows kind of like as separate as possible so I’m not on the road 247,” Ohgeesy says. “I don’t want to miss major moments.” Life hits everyone at one point or another but they make the best of it and Shoreline has a lot less to worry about these days. “I’m enjoying everything while it’s there and there are different things to enjoy about everything,” Fenix adds.

To some, Shoreline Mafia may just be a group of rowdy kids, but they are a real representation of what is going on in the streets. The music is still as raw as the day they first started given they know where they came from and stay true to their beginnings. Up next is an album that was partially recorded at Big Island Sound recording studio in Hawaii because the group told us they wanted to catch a “vibe.” Be on the lookout for them, as this group will be hitting even harder soon.

SOURCES SHORELINE MAFIA SHORELINEMAFIA/ @SHORELINEMAFIA @SHORELINEMAFIA OHGEESY @OHGEESY FENIX FLEXIN @FENIX_FLEXIN SAVIN WHEELS @SAVINIWHEELS ROLLS-ROYCE ORANGE COUNTY @ROLLSROYCEOC

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the great men that helped industrialize this country and made a fortune for themselves. These men included the likes of John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J. P. Morgan, Cornelius Vanderbilt and Leland Stanford who were all given the nickname “Robber Barons” as a derogatory term for their ruthless business ethics. TK thought this was a good way to describe his neo-capitalist efforts and decided to go call the business R. Baron to pay homage to these infamous industrialists. Before the new name, the duo signed an upand-coming rapper named Raven Sorvino. After discovering her talent, they promoted her and landed her various business opportunities in the industry. Eventually she went from being a rapper to a fashionista and formed her own company, Out Here Girls. Using the exposure and connections they gained from the experience of working together on an artist, TK and Picaso moved forward and continued to strive and make big moves.

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While looking for the hottest new acts on the west coast, they connected with 03 Greedo, Drakeo the Ruler and the Stinc Team, 1takejay and Shoreline Mafia. Fully prepared to handle artist management, R. Baron was able to score a record contract with Atlantic for Shoreline. While busy working to get Drakeo and 03Greedo out there, the two were incarcerated. Greedo is now serving his 20-year sentence and at the time of publication, Drakeo was acquitted of his charges and is awaiting release. Once out, he will have some work to do as he is expected to record new material and hit the show circuit once more. With Shoreline’s success at hand, you could say that R. Baron has done well in the industry. However, this is not the end for the team as they are committed to continually finding the best new artists and pushing the envelope by representing the best in the biz.

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Michael Layton of Car Effex is responsible for a few of his lavish rides. He met the rapper from another customer of his, Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry, and the result is a collaboration that spans several vehicles. “He first came to me wanting his Bentley truck wrapped and from there he took off with ideas,” Michael admits. “He’s also added multiple cars to his collection since then and I’ve done about eight counting for him.”

DODGE HELLCAT: Red LED interior and exterior accent lighting //Custom Interior // 3m Uzi green wrap with digital shark mouth print // JL Audio sound system // Custom powdered coated TIS wheels // Radenso built-in radar

According to Michael, every week something new is being done or changed to each of his vehicles, whether it’s a new wrap scheme, new wheels and tires or adding more horsepower. “We are constantly working on Uzi’s fleet,” he details. “He definitely has the most unique rides around. But his craziest request was to strip down everything to the bare bones on his Bentley Continental and then build it by hand again in-house to his specific vision. It took a lot of brainstorming, hard work and long hours to complete the project.”

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The addiction to the hottest rides on the planet is real and Lil Uzi Vert doesn’t seem to want to curb his appetite for more given he just purchased a red and white $1.7-million Bugatti (formally owned by Floyd Mayweather Jr.) to celebrate his 25th birthday back in July. He took to his IG account to show off the new purchase, along with some of his other rides, including the Lamborghini Urus, Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Audi R8. In the IG video, he clearly admits that “These are my kids. If I’m iced-out, you think my car is not iced-out?” The rapper signed a new management contract with Roc Nation and he’s ready to get back to doing what he does best - making music - despite hinting at retiring from the rap game entirely. It’s been two years since his debut album dropped and fans have been anticipating a new joint (his sophomore album was supposed to be called Eternal Atake), which might happen now thanks to Roc Nation. Things are looking up for the rapper and the Buggatti was only a glimpse of what’s to come from Lil Uzi Vert in the coming year. 54

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BENTLEY CONTINENTAL: Custom lift kit and suspension // Custom made Niche wheels to specifically fit the modifications of build // 3M Uzi green wrap with “16” logos // Custom-made off road style fender flares // JL Audio Sound System // Custom sewn interior // Rolls Royce style starlight headliner // Rigid LED light bars // Police package with strobes, sirens and PA system // Red LED interior and exterior accent lighting // One off roll cage and bumper protectors


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USSV RHINO GX: 3m matte Uzi green wrap // Custom interior // JL Audio Sound System // Train horn // PlayStation 4 // Police package with strobes, PA system and siren // Red LED interior and exterior accent lighting // Air suspension // Custom grille and running boards // 7 tvs // Rigid LED light bars // Custom exhaust and cold air intake

SOURCES CAR EFFEX CAREFFEX.COM | @CAREFFEX LIL UZI VERT @LILUZIVERT

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he Dodge Viper is an American sports car with nine lives it seems. After being discontinued twice, it seems Dodge will bring back its two-seater in 2020 after ending its production (for the second time) in 2017 due to financial trouble. While many enthusiasts are highly anticipating the release of the new Viper hopefully next year (which would mark the cars 30th anniversary since its 1989 debut at the Detroit Auto Show), there are some that prefer a nostalgic piece of automotive history. Leo Vediz is one of these few who wanted something more timeless. “I thank God every day for allowing me to own this Viper,” he admits. “I initially bought my ACR because I wanted to track it, but once I found out that Dodge decided to stop production on it, I realized I had a gem on my hands and wanted to make it a garage queen.” Before the Viper, he had a 2015 Corvette Z06 that according to Leo “broke the Internet” due to its massive

appeal, so the new build needed to surpass the former. To transform his Viper into a garage queen, Leo had to first figure out what sort of “queen” he wanted. Despite the trend to have crazy colors, such as color shifting or chameleon-like vehicle wraps, Leo wanted something classic to go with the look and feel of Viper. He decided to throw it back to the 1990s Fast and the Furious days of automotive culture. “I went with a simple gloss orange exterior that pays homage to Paul Walker and the Toyota Supra that he drove in the movie.” For Leo, the popular franchise was more than just entertainment, but his gateway into the customizing scene. “I would have never started what is now the biggest club in the world, Headturners Car Club, so I’m truly thankful to him and the legacy he left behind. May he continue to rest in peace.”

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WHEELS/TIRES: 20x13 rear and 20x10 front Simbolo X Design Trangolo wheels wrapped in 355/25R20 rear and 295/25R20 front Toyo Proxes T1R tires

He then enlisted a buddy of his to design his vision for the car on his Xbox Forza Horizon video game and fell in love with the finished product. Connecting with companies was the next step in his intricate plan, enlisting Wrap Legacy for the wrap and Simbolo X for a custom set of 3-piece wheels. Mike’s Exhaust did the muffler delete so that the Viper’s unrestricted rumble would be heard while also demonstrating the power of its monstrous V10 power plant. The color shift halos also give it an aggressive appearance, especially at night, Leo adds. 60

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VEHICLE WRAP: Avery gloss orange wrap and graphics by Wrap Legacy

To give the Viper an online persona, Leo named it Lucifer as a way to connect the car’s namesake to the snake in the Garden of Eden. After its debut on his @headturnerscarclub IG account, the car went viral despite its mixed reviews. “Some people have said that the Paul Walker livery only belongs on a Supra, while others say it’s a great way to remember Paul Walker,” Leo explains. “Others like how I combined the muscle and import scene together in one car, which I know Paul would have appreciated. He loved all cars, not just imports.” But it doesn’t matter what people say about the Viper since Leo is 100% in love with his creation. “Every time I get behind the wheel and see people’s smiles, I realize how much people admired Paul Walker just as much as I do.”

SOURCES HEADTURNERS CAR CLUB @HEADTURNERSCARCLUB SIMBOLO X DESIGN @SIMBOLO_X_WHEELS

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TECH SPECS 1940 FORD PICKUP

WHEELS/TIRES »» 19x8 front and 20x12 rear American Racing VF498 wheels »» 245/30R19 front and 305/35R20 rear Toyo Proxes R888R tires CHASSIS »» Boxed original reproduction 1940 frame rails, narrowed and laser cut arches for rear end, extensive bracing, heavy-duty 4-link and Watts link for rear end geometry »» Performance Mustang II front cross member »» Narrowed Moser rear end, narrowed SPC Performance Mustang II front upper and lower control arms with QA1 ball joints »» All air lines done with 3/8” stainless, brake lines done with 3/16” stainless, main fuel line done with Russell-10AN and return done in -8AN SUSPENSION »» Rear suspension Moser Fabricated 9, narrowed with 32 spline high horsepower axles, Spicer 1350 solid U-joints, billet yoke »» Big Ford ends for Wilwood 6-piston discs and calipers Hotchkis anti-roll bar »» Slam Specialties SS8 airbags »» Ridetech Q Series Adjustable shocks »» Front is a modified Mustang II suspension »» Wilwood Dropped Pro Spindles »» Ididit steering column, joints and rack and pinion with QA1 bump steer rod ends PERFORMANCE »» Wilwood big brake kit »» All-aluminum fuel tank custombuilt by Carolina Kustoms, estimated 15 gallons »» 2018 Wegner Motorsports Performance LS3 engine »» Whipple 2.9L Supercharger intake manifold »» Custom Ultimate headers »» Borla 3” stainless steel exhaust with XR-1 mufflers »» GM 4L80E transmission by A-1 Performance »» Alto Red Eagle clutch »» Powertrain Control Solutions push button shifter

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The plan was to build a top-quality truck that would tour the show circuit and still be able to “rip it up” on the highway. After seeing a classic Porsche 356 at a show in Bend, Oregon, in a similar grey paint scheme, Chris was inspired by the look and 40 Shades of Grey was born. Having been into design since he was a kid, he sketched the truck, starting with the hood vent badge on a cocktail napkin while enjoying “Taco Tuesday” at a local restaurant. From there it was time to map out the rest of the mods, including what brands were going to be used

to bring his vision to reality. “This truck was a bucket list build for sure, with my previous trucks being mild in comparison.” “We didn’t compromise on anything,” Chris details. “We only used top vendors for the best build around, and it all started with the motor from Wegner Motorsports.” Working closely with the team at Carolina Kustoms in Portland, Oregon, Chris was able to get enough support to complete it in only eight months, which is quite impressive given the amount of work that went into finishing a build of this magnitude.


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EXTERIOR »» 2-piece hood welded, cowl vent removed »» Drip rails and door handles removed »» Big window from 1952 Ford F1 grafted »» 1939 Ford Coupe headlight buckets customized with carbon fiber and aluminum, with Morimoto dual LED projectors »» Daytime running lights and handfabricated LED halo built by Church Built Customs »» Custom EVOD Industries billet badging pockets on hood and tailgate »» Custom fuel filler through tailgate »» Throwback Designs sand-casted custom 1960 Pontiac taillights frenched-in »» Custom steel and aluminum mesh grille built by Carolina Kustoms »» Modified motorcycle side mirrors »» Custom steel grille by Carolina Kustoms »» Porsche Sport Classic Grey PPG paint INTERIOR »» Custom-fabricated dash and inserts by Church Built Custom »» Billet Specialties BC29409 steering wheel »» Top grain Coach Leather upholstery in Orlando Orange »» Dakota Digital HDX-2060-S gauges

The only challenging part of the build was the extensive amount of metal fabrication and modification. “We removed the drip rails and cowl vent then added a big back window and modified windows while also creating the grille,” he explains. “Then we joined the hood pieces, swapped the headlights opting for 1939 coupe headlights and added frenched-in taillights. But 1940 sheet metal has a mind of its own, so we had to source metal from various vehicles to get a perfect fit.” The only thing he wished he’d done differently was to give himself more time before its debut to really hone in on some ideas he didn’t get to incorporate the first time around.

“But it’s a show-stopper for sure,” he admits. “People always come back saying they find more details in it with every glance they take.” It was the first custom you saw as you entered the front doors in the SEMA booth, which was a huge honor for Chris. Despite being an already impressive truck, Chris mentions that there’s always more details to add. When it’s not hitting the shows and if local weather permits, Chris is more than willing to take it to be driven and enjoyed as a custom truck should be.

AUDIO »» Alpine Halo9 head unit »» Rockford Fosgate T1000X5AD 5 channel 1,000W amplifier »» Rockford Fosgate Power 6.5” T5 component speakers »» Rockford Fosgate Punch P3S 10” subwoofers

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he So. Cal DUB Show Tour stop was a bit different this year. Instead of our usual Los Angeles Convention Center or the Anaheim Stadium location we’ve done in the past, we switched it up and went to the Inland Empire to have our annual show at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on July 20th. And instead of our day show, we held the event at night from 5 to 11 PM. The Fontana show featured the new DUB DFRT truck series competition that showed off speed, precision and braggin’ rights. The Monster Energy Lounge provided samples of the latest Monster flavors, and provided tons of eye candy from the likes of the Monster Energy girls. The LFTD & LVLD Truck & Jeep Showcase Fueled by Nitto had the hottest custom off-road vehicles in the region. When it was time to unwind from all the booths, eye-candy and sounds, the show featured some of the best food trucks in So Cal. The concert stage was lit with performances by Shoreline Mafia, Lil Xan, 1TakeJay, O.T. Genasis, Mellow Man Ace, G. Perico, Bozo and Fatboy Bizzle. The show was hosted by Watts Homie Quan, with special guest DJ set from local radio station Real 92.3, including J Cruz, DJ Amen, Dre Sinatra and DJ Lezlee.

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Guests were able to sample the latest and greatest beverages from Monster Energy at their popular Lounge area, while also meeting the beautiful Monster Energy Girls – Shay Medal and Alexa Charleton. The LFTD&LVLED Truck & Jeep Showcase was another must-see with the hottest custom off-road vehicles around! Besides the cars, the concert lineup with 97.9 The Beat was a fan-favorite and

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Boston Dynamics Spot Robot Dog BOSTONDYNAMICS.COM/SPOT The future is now with robo-pets, and this dog-like robot is the pet of tomorrow! It features a body that mimics the movement of a live dog, but is totally programmable. It has a top speed of 3 mph and can run for 90 minutes on a full charge of its swappable battery. Its four legs can handle any types of terrain and it can even climb stairs. The robo-dog can also handle tasks, like opening doors, carrying loads of up to 30 lbs. and inspecting worksites thanks to its heavy-duty construction and 360-cameras and sensors that help it with obstacles. Since it’s IP54certified, it is protected against rain and dust. Pricing TBA

Budweiser x Jim Beam Reserve Black Lager BUDWEISER.COM What do you get when you mix beer and whiskey? Budweiser x Jim Beam Reserve Black Lager is the result of two iconic names in the beverage industry joining forces to create a unique offering. This isn’t the first time the two have teamed up, either. Last year, they launched the Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager, and this year’s offering is a bit darker. The beverage is a limited-edition beer that’s been aged in six-year Jim Beam bourbon barrel staves, so it adds notes of chocolate and coffee to the brew (as well as it’s dark color). The collab beer will come in 7.1% ABV stubby glass bottles or a premium 22 oz. bomber bottle gift box.

Focals Smart Glasses By North BYNORTH.COM Manage your digital life without having to look at your phone via Focals Smart Glasses. Available with or without a prescription, Focals are custom-built smart glasses with a holographic display that only you can see. You can view your messages, navigation app, the weather, flights, transit apps and so much more. New experiences and features are being added every week so that you can stay heads-up and be productive throughout you day. The glasses come in two styles and three colors, providing you options when it comes to your personal style preferences. $599.00+ 96

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GoPro Hero Max Camera Chronograph Watch GOPRO.COM GoPro’s first 360-degree camera didn’t live up to the hype and now their second attempt hopes to remedy those shortcomings. The Hero Max is supposed to be easier to use and much more versatile than its predecessor given it’s billed as a three cameras in one device. It can function as a single-lens camera and front-screened vlogging camera in addition to a dual-lens 360-degree camera at the same time. The Hero Max features four digital lenses, video stabilization and the company’s widest in-camera processing of 360 content. The GoPro app also allows users to “reframe” if need be. Like other GoPros, it’s compact and waterproof up to 16 feet and has built-in mounts to connect to other GoPro accessories. $500.00

Droog Moto Silent Assassin E-Scrambler Motorcycle DROOGMOTO.COM The Silent Assassin is Droog Motor’s first electric build and it’s based on their Brammo/Victory Empulse R. The bike features their signature angular styling cues, with a faux tank and exposed battery mounts that give the bike a more industrial look. New elements include a leather skateboard seat, design elements that look like exhaust pipes and a shortened rear subframe. The bike rides on 17” Marchesini wheels and has an adjustable 43mm Marzocchi fork. Power comes from a 40kWh battery that drives a six-speed transmission. MAGAZINE 2019

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PREMIUM GOODS GEAR Hublot Big Bang Unico Sorai Watcht HUBLOT.COM A watch that goes beyond just style is what the Hublot Big Bang Unico Sorai Watch aims to be. Rhinos are going extinct and Save Our Rhino Africa India (SORAI) is committed to helping the species survive. Their special Hublot Big Bang Unico watch aims to help as it was created in collaboration with SORAI, with proceeds going to the charity. The special edition watch features a 45-mm sand-colored ceramic case, black screws and pushers, a skeleton dial with white indices and matching bracelets. There are only 100 units available for purchase making them as rare as our Earth’s rhinos. $24,100.00

Profoto C1 and C1 Plus Smartphone Studio Light PROFOTO.COM Step up your smartphone photography game with the Profoto C1 Smartphone Studio LIght. LIght is important for pictures, yet smartphones aren’t very good at creating it despite their advanced photo sensors. The Profoto C1 is a pocket-sized, professional studio light that will help create more beautiful photos right from your phone. The rounded light has an adjustable output of up to 1,600 lumens (4,300 for the C1 Plus). The light works in tandem with the Profoto Camera app, allowing the shutter to be triggered from the phone or the white button on the light. $299.00+


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36-37 Lexani Wheels 4-5 www.lexani.com 32-33 Lionhart Tires 13 www.lionharttires.com 21 Marquee Wheels 53 www.marqueecollectionusa.com 102 Nitto Tire 81, 86-89, 95 www.nittotire.com 61 Red Dirt Road 9 www.dcentitire.com 11 Red Kap 67 www.redkap.com 19 Rockford Fosgate 6-7 www.rockfordfosgate.com

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