A Baja Legend Has Passed Away

Coco from Coco’s Corner was a friend to all who rode and raced Baja.

Coco (blue shirt) was a friend to all who traveled and raced in Baja.Elvigia

Our friends over at FishGistics, experts on everything about Baja racing, have informed us that Coco of Coco’s Corner passed away yesterday morning. If you’ve ever traveled the length of Baja or raced the SCORE Baja Off-Road Racing Series, chances are good that you passed by his place. Coco also had his own segment in the hugely popular Baja 1000 documentary Dust to Glory.

Sharing a cerveza and telling tales was a daily occurrence for all who stopped by Coco’s Corner.FishGistics

I first met Coco during my inaugural attempt at the Baja 1000 in 1995 on a JP Racing chassis Honda 310R. This was back when Puertecitos Road was nothing but miles of nasty washboard. As the road turned back to the highway, we stopped at Coco’s to wet our whistles, knock the dust off our gear, and trade hours of adventurous tales. He was known for helping many a racer who was running low on fuel or required repairs—a great friend to all.

Godspeed, Coco. Baja just won’t be the same without you.

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