Mis Amigos Locos is an expansive, organized, and perpetually growing collection of memories, funny stories, pictures, and generally entertaining stuff from the lives of a small handful of friends who grew up in Redding, CA.

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01: Cars Are Cars
Da (other) Brat

Da (other) Brat

  When’s the last time you saw one of these?  I remember being in love with them back when I was 8 or so; it must have been those sweet jump seats in the back.  Back then, it was legal (and normal) to ride in the back of a pickup truck- no roof, no seatbelts,...

Huge Pulsating Hunk of Gold Crap.

When our family grew to four we realized, or perhaps were just subtlety brainwashed by media, that we needed a larger family style vehicle. In stereotypical fashion we purchased a mini-van- A Gold Chrysler Town and Country. It wasn’t spectacular or remarkable in anyway on the day we bought it slightly used, and it would...
2000 Jeep Wrangler - "Does that have a straight 6?"

2000 Jeep Wrangler – “Does that have a straight 6?”

In the late fall of 2006 I began to realize that I should treat myself and get a new car.  Things were going well at work, and the S10 was slowly falling apart, it still ran fine, but little things were breaking like the side mirror, A/C, etc… so I started looking around for something...

Health Hazard?

Last week Jaime came by my place to pick up my bro Marco and I to go see a nearby waterfall. Jamie has a new found passion for waterfalls… Why? I don’t know… waterfalls are great for hiking too, photographing, etc… but this is not just a passion, it is borderline obsession for Mr. Nacho....

End of an era…

Well, the green S10 has been retired. I have moved up to a Jeep Wrangler. I have been trying to think of some good stories from the green truck, but I haven’t been able to think of many. This is the only one of interest that comes to mind… Back in 2002 when the truck...

Not for long…

From January 30th, 2004 (the EARLY days of Mis Amigos Locos…) ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Paco’s 6th & Current Car – 1997 Chevy S10 Just a boring American truck. But it works. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- This will be changing in just a few days… I guess it will soon be time to give the old S10 it’s proper final respects....

The Monster Truck

I just sold a car, and I thought I ought to post a story to remember it by. Some time ago, the wife and I decided we were tired of two-seaters that couldn’t haul anybody else. First we ditched the 280Z. The Z technically had back seats, but nobody would sit in them since they...

Kinky Jetta Style

It is kinda sad to see the old gold Jetta go. Back in it’s early days it had so much kinky style. The low profile tires, lowered body, stylin’ wheels, etc… I remember the bumpy rides down 101 towards SF when it felt like the underside of the car was bouncing off the pavement. If...

1996 Jetta – Rust in Peace

I recently sold my ’96 Jetta after six years of driving bliss. The wife and I recently bought another car, so the Jetta was no longer a necessity. The last year or so had been kind of rough anyway, considering that it finally reached that point in a car’s lifespan when a million little things...

saab 900s

Not a very outstanding car. Got it from the car dealer I was working for at the time, a good deal! Only thing that sticks out is the trip some of my friends made to see me during new years… we drove around a lot and “someone” was kissing every d**n girl in sight! There...

red geo tracker

Bought this car to have a reliable and cheap transport while I was away for college. I liked this car a lot. 4wd, great gas mileage, girls loved it too! It had a nice system too, grad present… this car was a freeway car, not off road at all. I remember one time driving thru...

Black Buggin’

Building and collecting several VWs to get the perfect car… I was obsessed… I drove a red bus-pimp-restored & sold for capital, a yellow bus, same fate… I am told that both of these are still up and running even today! I guess my dad & I did a good job fixing them up! No...