This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.


Pontiac Is Officially History Today

Originally posted 4/29/09 and titled "No More Pumpjacks Anymore" and a link to a fresh article.

That's what some called Pontiacs a make I was never fond of but there is an exception and that is the 65 GTO. The first was late 64 when Pontiac put their 389 motor with a 4-barrel in a Tempest with the GTO logo on the side. This car went 0-60 in 4.6 seconds. A rule of thumb back then was the 0-60 time. If a car could get there in 6 seconds that was fast and still not many do it today.

It was the 65 that was the icon of that model that to me was the best. It could be ordered with a 3-deuce set up and a close ratio 4-speed. This car inspired the car culture with songs and equally energetic advertising campaign not to mention it screamed. These cars were just downright fast plus being a chick magnet. I have never owned a Pontiac,Ford or Mopar product but if I were to own a pumpjack it would be this one. Did I mention I was a Chevy man? In any case Pontiac is history and it's not much of a loss as they are noted for their ability to produce ugly cars with some excellent exceptions the 65 goat as some called it being one of those exceptions.

The video is the song "Little GTO" by Ronnie and the Daytonas and the other is of a what looks to be a fairly stock 65 doing a proper burnout. I love the smell of burning rubber not only in the morning but anytime.


  1. The '78-80 Firebird (smokey and the bandit car) was really big. For the most part they had ugly front ends. Growing up we had a '64 Le Mans, the small version. It had a slant 4 or half a V8. The absolute worst engine ever to come out of detroit. Never owned another one.

  2. And the reality of Pontiac was that for the most part they made real ugly cars period.

  3. Pontiac in 63 or64 I believe Patrick came out with the first OHV 6 banger that they put in these Tempests if I remember correctly.

  4. I bought a 'tin indian' three months before they quit making them.

  5. Never heard that Dusty. I guess some of the vehicles they made in the last few years are pretty damn good and the price was more than right.

  6. Yeah, I love my Pontiac Grand Am, it was about 5 grand cheaper than a Nissan or Toyota and it handles corners like its on rails.

  7. Terry was really sad about this, but at the same time glad he has his two.


  8. Really enjoyed all your muscle car links over here. Burn outs are cool!!!! Got some real bad ass links of smoking tires

  9. Thanks Krell-it's fun. Now these guys just sit there a burn up a set of tires like that's cool or something-I don't get it. That red goat burnout was pretty decent and most of the cobras.

    I drive a Element and the front end is like and it is very easy to get a bit of scratch and I do just to startle people standing on corners and stuff. Kinda like the old days.

    Other than that it's only memory's that just happen to be true.

    I can say I did not get beat much and my car was a 64 Chevelle SS 4-speed that I stuck a 365HP vette motor in. It was fast and have a cheap plastic trophy to show for that.

    Look forward to any other car stuff or what ever it may be from you.