The Paisano

Sierra Tales

December 10, 2014

I believe that the longer you own a vehicle, the more you invest in that vehicle. By invest I do not mean pennies and cents in the form of oil changes, new tires or car washes. I am talking about investing part of your soul and personality. You don’t need to be a Gearhead to add an accessory to you...

First Impression Reviews #3: 2014 Dodge Charger R/T

December 1, 2014

Jesus Garcia/ The Paisano The Charger name has been around since 1966, when the first Dodge Charger was produced and is as legendary as its friendly competitors, the Mustang and Camaro. In 2006, when Dodge brought back the Charger name, the once street brawling muscle car returne...

McQueen Syndrome

November 17, 2014

Courtesy of theredlist.com Between the ages of 13-17, we are influenced by the idea that having our own car means having freedom to go wherever we want. If you grew up as a Gearhead, then this idea became an obsession where getting a set of wheels was priority number one, and ever...

First Impression Reviews issue #2: 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

November 3, 2014

Jesus Garcia/ The Paisano The Jeep Wrangler has been around for decades, starting out as a war hero during World War II and developing into the popular off-roader we know today. It has been around for so long that nobody really knows the origins of the name Jeep. Some say it was a slurred pro...

First Impression Reviews issue #1: 2014 Dodge Challenger

October 27, 2014

Jesus Garcia/ The Paisano I would like to thank Ancira Chrysler on 10807 IH-10 West for allowing me to use their car for this review. First impression reviews are automotive reviews based on what a customer would experience if he or she personally went to a dealership. I am here to save you t...

Wrecked Diaries

October 20, 2014

The last time I visited a junkyard I was 17 and in search of parts for the 1997 GMC truck that I was slowly rebuilding after totaling it in a bad car accident. I was too stubborn to junk it, so I decided to look for parts to get my first car back on the road. A junkyard’s unique bl...

Young Geezer

October 13, 2014

Jesus Garcia/ The Paisano Modern technology has grown faster than a pre-teen hitting a growth spurt, and a lot of older people may feel left behind. It seems that if you are younger than 30, you are qualified to work the genius bar at an Apple store, but if you are over 60, then you are still tr...

Cockpit View

October 6, 2014

Jesus Garcia/The Paisano Owning more than one car means having more than one start-up routine. For my own cars, it can range from having to pump the gas before turning the key, waiting more than two minutes to warm up or opening the hood because the damned battery didn’t hold its charge again...

The Mustang: 50 Years Young

September 29, 2014

Jesus Garcia/ The Paisano I’m probably the millionth person to write about Ford’s golden boy, the Mustang, but I felt I should throw my hat in the ring since April 17, 2014, was the day that America’s Pony turned 50 years old. Ford hosted a huge birthday bash for the Mustang and ev...

The Speed Demon without a Cause

September 22, 2014

Jesus R. Garcia/ The Paisano The urban legend behind the 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder that James Dean drove on the day of his tragically fatal accident has since obtained ghost story status. Mostly because nobody knows where the remains of the car ended up, it was last reported being transporte...

Octane on the Rocks

September 15, 2014

Filling up your car with ethanol at the gas station or fueling a top fuel drag car are the only logical reasons for combining alcohol and driving. Other than that, NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE! That being said, the other night I was at home enjoying Miller time when a random thought ran through my head....