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[*] posted on 8-26-2017 at 01:25 PM


Only Mexican legend I've met was Don Javier Delgado Corona
owner of La Capilla in Tequila Mexico. One of the top 10 cool bars in the world....
I enjoyed one of his famous Batangas and a couple shots of Fortaleza tequila with a beers back.....

Here in the USA,

Henry Fonda ( in his house )
Marlon Brando ( in his house )
Tony Curtis ( in his house )
Carlo Ponte ( in his house ) unfortunately Sophia Loren wasn't there , DARN !!!
Ron Jeremy ( at a Howard Stern live broadcast ) Thankfully I didn't say "in his house" or his "bed"
Bill Walton ( at a dead show ) of course....

..Oh and Bill Roecker ( he filmed me catching a tuna on the Vagabond out of San Diego )

..Oh and again,,, 3 of the Z-Boys of DogTown,

Allen Sarlo ..( Met many times )
Chris Cahill....( he grew up one block over from me )
and met Jay Adams ,.. once


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[Edited on 8-27-2017 by Paco Facullo]
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[*] posted on 8-26-2017 at 02:02 PM


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Great photo Marc!


I used to talk to this old guy sitting at the bar in Guillermo’s. He was always telling stories and was quite friendly. I didn’t know who he was. A few years ago (2012) as I was looking through the library in the Museo this same old dude walks by and tells me that this one book is the best one there and he wrote it. Well, I bought it and was able to look him up later for him to sign it for me. He died a while ago while driving north. Herman was one of a kind for sure.
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[*] posted on 8-26-2017 at 02:22 PM


Does this guy count?





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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 05:45 AM


I know I am Iconic, and may have achieved Legend Status...Please don't add my name to your lists without getting permission from my people....



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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 07:35 AM


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Quote: Originally posted by StuckSucks  
Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
the awesome hombre to my left...


Excuse my ignorance - who is that?

Forgot about Roger Mears - I was in a Nissan TV ad with him circa 1990.


papa fernandez...



And all this time I thought it was Gerardo Rivera:lol:
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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 08:30 AM


Gotta Peso?
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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 08:40 AM


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Gotta Peso?



Good one.




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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 12:34 PM


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Gotta Peso?


I think Gotta Peso was a fixture in Baja long enough to qualify as a legend.:lol: I should have included him in my previous post.
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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 01:07 PM


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Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
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Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
the awesome hombre to my left...


Excuse my ignorance - who is that?

Forgot about Roger Mears - I was in a Nissan TV ad with him circa 1990.


papa fernandez...





And all this time I thought it was Gerardo Rivera:lol:


:lol: must be the mustache, still looking for al capone's vaults!

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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 01:13 PM


A very Legendary Baja trip by mule, Donkay and Mike Younghusband. Remember reading and following his adventures here on Nomads especially riveting when he was trapped along the coastline and a rescue mission was launched by other Nomads. Friends and I later hung out with Mike and crew here in Peskys! He looked good last year when he visited again. Tomas
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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 02:09 PM


Oh geeze...yeah I am adding Gotta Peso and Mike Younghusband to my epic legend list....now while Gotta Peso spins an extraordinary yarn, I think Mike has him beat....he told some of the funniest stories I have ever heard...he could easily do stand up comedy at the bar in Loreto!




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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 02:17 PM


I miss good ole Gotta Peso.

I met Baja Bernie once at the Pyramid Resort book signing. A very interesting man. He had a real connection to early baja. And he was a pretty good storyteller too!

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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 02:38 PM
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But I think no one has mentioned Don Jimmy Smith "The Grinning Gargoyle". His daughter Sara was a regular poster on Baja Nomad.

Also, Skeet from Loreto, a skilled pilot and a passionate advocate of the Baja fishermen and the Mexican culture.

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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 03:19 PM


Very good Gypsy, yes, they both had great stories of Baja in the 60s and 70s.



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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 03:40 PM


I posted that I met Jimmy Smith in L.B.

Met Bobby Van Wormer, Gene Kira and Jimmy Smith years ago. Without them, Ray Cannon and a few others there would be no Baja for me.




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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 03:42 PM
"Jimmy Smith; One of Baja's living Treasures"


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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 03:48 PM


nobody gonna mention Alfonsina a true baja legend? classic memorial day fiesta's!:coolup:
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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 03:52 PM


How about unsung heroes, like Jim Christopher of Mulege.... or Saul Davis of same.



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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 04:03 PM


YES YES, and Jorge Yee....



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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 05:39 PM


My Baja Legend (besides Jimmy Smith) was Don Juan Corona. His property abutted ours two or three KM Northish from La Ribera right next to the usually dry lake. He functioned as our ATM as we could take almost any amount of dollars and he would disappear into the thorny bushes and come out with pesos. He claimed to have drank a liter of Tequila everyday since the age of seventeen, the bottle pile by his old adobe ranch house along with Cocos' fence can be seen from space. He never left his ranch and his many friends and relations were expected to bring him what he might need and any visitor better bring the aforementioned liter of Tequila.
He's been gone for awhile now but I think people are still digging out in them bushes.
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