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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 06:05 PM


wonder how many Mexicans consider these people legends? Mow many Mexican legends do you know besides Poncho Villa?
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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 07:30 PM


Quote: Originally posted by norte  
wonder how many Mexicans consider these people legends? Mow many Mexican legends do you know besides Poncho Villa?


I didn't personally meet or know him, but how about Francisco Munez, widely acknowledged as the best bush pilot ever to fly Baja. Flew passengers to Baja mostly in the 50's and 60's.
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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 07:38 PM


Here is a link with more info on two Baja Legends. Francisco Munez and Don Johnson.

http://www.mexfish.com/mulg/mulg/af030721/af030721.htm
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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 07:42 PM
Also Consider This


http://math.ucr.edu/ftm/bajapages/tales/Mechudo.html

[Edited on 8-28-2017 by GypsyJan]
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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 08:32 PM


Quote: Originally posted by GypsyJan  
http://math.ucr.edu/ftm/bajapages/tales/Mechudo.html

[Edited on 8-28-2017 by GypsyJan]


Now that is a legend worth sharing. Thank You Jan.
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[*] posted on 8-28-2017 at 06:56 AM


Thanks for posting a link to something on Fred's web page. That reminded me we have a Baja Nomad friend who passed away shortly after his 2006 book was published. Mike Humfreville's book, In the Shadow of the Volcano, contains the story of two times he and Mary Ann spent time at Bahía de los Angeles. On Fred's web pages, are all his posts (2002-2006), preserved: http://math.ucr.edu/ftm/bajaPages/Correspondents/BajaWithMik...








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[*] posted on 8-28-2017 at 07:29 AM


Pachico Mayoral, el Padrino de las Ballenas.. Muy legenderio!! D.E.P.

We met him through his family in San Jose de Gracia

Edit: Victor "Pengua" Murillo of El Datil.. El Rey de Los salitrales!

[Edited on 8-28-2017 by Tomas Tierra]
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[*] posted on 8-28-2017 at 08:28 AM


Quote: Originally posted by GypsyJan  
http://math.ucr.edu/ftm/bajapages/tales/Mechudo.html


Great catch! While wandering Baja in the 80s, Fred along with Joe Cummins were two of my biggest sources of information (a big thanks to both!).




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[*] posted on 8-28-2017 at 08:53 AM


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[*] posted on 8-28-2017 at 10:17 AM


Norte? It's "Pancho Villa" FYI: His real name was "Doroteo Arango"



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[*] posted on 8-28-2017 at 03:33 PM


I'm surprised to see no mention of Arturo Grosso, famous road builder and proprietor of Rancho Chapala. Older brother of Mama Espinosa. Died in 1977 but still at the (new location) ranch when the highway was new.
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[*] posted on 8-28-2017 at 03:47 PM


Quote: Originally posted by KurtG  
I'm surprised to see no mention of Arturo Grosso, famous road builder and proprietor of Rancho Chapala. Older brother of Mama Espinosa. Died in 1977 but still at the (new location) ranch when the highway was new.

Good addition. He made it possible for the first Jeeps and trucks to drive to Gonzaga Bay after his work in 1955.
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http://www.gregniemann.com/bajalegends.html

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[*] posted on 8-28-2017 at 04:21 PM


I'm a general contractor and recently built a home for Vic Wilson the winner of the 1st Baja 1000, he also won it again a few years later. He's in his early 80's right now but very fit, we've become friends and yes he has some stories to tell.
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Quote: Originally posted by bajafreaks  
I'm a general contractor and recently built a home for Vic Wilson the winner of the 1st Baja 1000, he also won it again a few years later. He's in his early 80's right now but very fit, we've become friends and yes he has some stories to tell.



I remember Vic Wilson. He had a gas station on the Coast Highway in Newport Beach. I bought an old Lifeguard Jeep from him.




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[*] posted on 8-28-2017 at 11:41 PM
La Capilla & Fortaleza


Quote: Originally posted by Paco Facullo  
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


[Edited on 8-26-2017 by Paco Facullo]

[Edited on 8-26-2017 by Paco Facullo]

[Edited on 8-27-2017 by Paco Facullo]


Paco, I was just in Tequila drinking a Batanga & Fortaleza in La Capilla.



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[*] posted on 8-29-2017 at 10:05 AM


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[*] posted on 8-29-2017 at 04:45 PM


My friend Sergio Gomez invited me to breakfast once with him, his brother Pepe, and their father Romulo Gomez Sr., the patriarch of the Gomez family chronicled in Jack Smith's "God & Mr. Gomez." Pepe cooked huevos con chorizo while Romulo Sr. gave me sh*t for my poor Spanish skills, much to Sergio's amusement. Romulo Sr. passed in 1994, and the door to one of his old work trucks hangs over my fireplace now, courtesy of his sons, who are gone now as well.

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Quote: Originally posted by DanO  
My friend Sergio Gomez invited me to breakfast once with him, his brother Pepe, and their father Romulo Gomez Sr., the patriarch of the Gomez family chronicled in Jack Smith's "God & Mr. Gomez." Pepe cooked huevos con chorizo while Romulo Sr. gave me sh*t for my poor Spanish skills, much to Sergio's amusement. Romulo Sr. passed in 1994, and the door to one of his old work trucks hangs over my fireplace now, courtesy of his sons, who are gone now as well.

I dare not say "Book 'em", but that was nice.
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[*] posted on 8-30-2017 at 08:18 AM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Thanks for posting a link to something on Fred's web page. That reminded me we have a Baja Nomad friend who passed away shortly after his 2006 book was published. Mike Humfreville's book, In the Shadow of the Volcano, contains the story of two times he and Mary Ann spent time at Bahía de los Angeles. On Fred's web pages, are all his posts (2002-2006), preserved: http://math.ucr.edu/ftm/bajaPages/Correspondents/BajaWithMik...



I enjoyed reading his stories on Fred's site. I was BAJAKID back then. I think he is buried in the cemetery in BOLA?
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Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Thanks for posting a link to something on Fred's web page. That reminded me we have a Baja Nomad friend who passed away shortly after his 2006 book was published. Mike Humfreville's book, In the Shadow of the Volcano, contains the story of two times he and Mary Ann spent time at Bahía de los Angeles. On Fred's web pages, are all his posts (2002-2006), preserved: http://math.ucr.edu/ftm/bajaPages/Correspondents/BajaWithMik...



I enjoyed reading his stories on Fred's site. I was BAJAKID back then. I think he is buried in the cemetery in BOLA?

Yes! An eternal view of the bay he loved. Mary Ann lives just down the road. His book is still available here in the U.S. or at the museum in L.A. Bay.




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