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Dead Mans Curve 2016 – The Wild Hot Rod Weekend

Dead Mans Curve 2016, hosted at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel from September 1 to September 4. A full event schedule for the Labor Day weekend in addition to the bad ass rides keeps the show packed. This ladies and gentlemen is what a car show should represent, endless entertainment, a show field packed with custom rides, great food and drinks and much more.

Mark Pantalone was out at the The Wild Hot Rod Weekend event and captured awesome photos. Check them out below.

About the Custom Hot Rod Club via Dead Man’s Curve Custom Machines Car Club was established in 1978 by three founding members: Rich Conklin, Keith Adams, and Ed Stinson.  There are presently 19 DMC club members, with each and every member owning multiple cars all totaling about 70+ impressive Hot rods.

Unique not just describes the custom machines they create, but the fact that they are also like a big family who share the same passion for Cartoon Hot Rods. Their ages range from 40 to 72.

Club members produce at least one or more hot rods each and every year. Every member has their own unique styled Street Freak hot rods, from straight axles, monstrous motors, and cartoon cars with attitudes.

Cars ranging from Rat Rods to full award winning customized show cars.  Club member, Rich Conklin, infected and injected them with this straight axle madness.  Also inspired by such movies as; Hot Rods to Hell, and 1960’s era TV shows such as; The Munsters, Batman, The Monkees…

These guys make a statement where ever they go… and leave an everlasting impression!

Their Headquarters is located at the Hot Rod Farm, which is also the Headquarters for Radir Wheels, in Montville, NJ.

DMC has a HUGE Fan base which has exploded over the past years, so much so, that it is to the point where it even exceeded DMC club members expectations.

DMC club members stated that their successes for being together for over 30 years is because…

“We are FRIENDS first, before we are CLUB MEMBERS…

For more information about the Dead Mans Curve Events and the Club visit their website: and follow them on Facebook:

Dead Mans Curve 2016 Show Flyer

Dead Mans Curve 2016 Photos

Photos by Mark Pantalone,

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Mark is a Veteran of the car scene, competing at shows with many custom builds over the years to photographing events. Mark's a major contributor of and has been on-board the past few years and he is a huge part of our team and family.

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