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

bump in my ride.

Okay everybody here goes the car parade. In my lifetime I have owned many motor vehicles… most of them manufactured by VW. Let’s start at the beginning. I had $400 that was converted to a 1971 super beetle, my first ride, and a piece to say the least! It took my dad and myself several...

Setting the Silver Jetta event straight

I just have a few things to say in regards to the Silver Jetta. First off, Pecos’s girlfriend at the time was horrible. She was totally white trash wackness in the flesh. We had gone to Denny’s with them for some unknown reason. We sat there and ate appetizers with them. They were all over...

The Red Hyundai-Jaimenacho

The Hyundai was a part of me I won’t soon forget. The car was cursed. It looked really nice when Pecos first got it, but, it was in very, very bad shape when he left it. I remember 4 stories about that car in particular. (Only 2 of the 4 involves mischief.) 1) I’ve established...

The Silver Jetta & Jaimencho

Hola mis amigos! Yes, the silver Jetta. Funny how things turn out. It must have been the spring of ’91, just prior to graduation. It was a unusually borning night of high stakes pool at Mr. “C”s followed by the fries and shakes at Denny’s. After parting with Ricardo and his girlfriend, Jaimenacho and I...

JAIMENACHO THE DRAGON SLAYER

The Dragon- Wow I can’t say enough about this vehicle. It was by all accounts a total piece of blue crap. It had No frills, or extras. It was an ex-government car, which had been “driven” a bit before his family got it. Pecos got it after his dad had used it some more. When...

Mis Coches Muy Pelligroso, pt. 3 (What’s a Ferrero?)

My red 1985 Pontiac Fiero GT was the first car I actually paid for. And paid for. And paid for.

Mis Coches Muy Pelligroso Pt. 3 (Solomon Grundy, Hyundai!)

The Hyundai continued to lose horsepower and gain dents, discolorations, and smells as Bob drove it into it's grave. By the end, he actually had to stick his foot out the open door and do the Fred Flintstone to get it to start rolling. He finally gave it up for dead the day...

Mis Coches My Pelligroso, Pt. 2 (The Dragon)

After all of this, I eventually relinquished the Bronco in "still working" condition. (Bob later took care of finishing the job I had started. Mom eventually sold the Bronco to a scrap yard for $50 bucks.)

THE JAIMENACHO ACCORD

I remember the Accord and it’s time with us fondly. Pecos was the first of us with a car that was operational, and taken to school. It was my ride to school. Many a morning doughnuts were purchased on our way to school. Many a lunch it was driven to get food, then parked somewhere...

Mis Coches Muy Pelligroso (part 1)

In the beginning, there was nothingness. And then Randy brought forth a brown Honda Accord, and It was Good.

THe VW JETTA-JaimeNacho’s perspective

The Jetta to me is the car I remember most for Eduardo. I don’t get to ride in it as much as I’d like but it’s always been the car I remember riding with him in on our way to the city. It makes a purring noise that lulls me to sleep. I remember seeing...

1996 VW Jetta – Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy

Yeeeeah… When I bought the Jetta, it was pimped out with a lowered suspension, fresh fog lights, and some dope chromed rims. The tires were maybe an inch thick at the most, and the entire underside of the car got scraped something fierce every time I so much as went over a speed bump in...