Thursday, January 04, 2024

Ford Fairlanes at The Lockwood Cafe, Bay Horse Tavern & Tom Mix Cover

 January 4, 2024

   Dan The Man just turned in his latest Bozecard and it's a doozy, because it includes two of my favorite things: A '57 Ford Fairlane and Lockwood's Cafe in Kingman. Both were favorites of my father and he often told the story about having to hide when he went in to eat because the owner and cook (our neighbor on Ricca Drive), would give him too much food! Of course, my Dad's '57 Ford Fairlane had a continental kit on the back which made it about 2 and 1/2 car lengths on the road. It was a total barge. But a dang good lookin' barge!

   If you'd like to be included on our mailing list for these frisky little Bozecards, drop me your address at

Also, we're working on a big feature that we've had in the pipeline for a long time.

Dan The Man Cover Mock-up

   I originally assigned this article, "The Day Tom Mix Died" to the late, great Jeb Rosebrook, our editor's father, maybe ten years ago, and I have always thought it would make an excellent feature in True West. There are so many crazy-wrong stories about the last days of the King of The Cowboys and the events that led up to the wreck at Tom Mix Wash and exactly how he died. Plus, we have some great photographs to go along with it, so stay tuned. Going to be a barn burner.

   Meanwhile, I finally got back into some scratchboards today. Felt good to be scratchin' again.

Daily Scratchboard Whip Out: "Navajo Look"

A legendary Old Pueblo bar is for sale

The Bay Horse Tavern

   This famous college hangout where I toasted a few back in the sixties, is at 2802 E. Grant Road in Tucson. They want $795,000 for it and I figure if you and me and one other crazy person got together and each put up $250,000 we might need to get the band back together. I am, of course, skidding.


   "The practice of making offhand comments that sound sarcastic but are actually sincere and deeply felt."
—John Koenig, "The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows"

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