Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Pachecos of Trementina, NM

I was following a beautiful & lonely road, NM 104, from Tucumcari, NM up to Las Vegas NM when I came across the astonishing collection of vehicles created by Elmo & Charlie Pacheco in their yard/shop at Trementina, NM. Most of the trucks they've created are running Cummins diesels and they are all road machines, no trailer queens. Had to watch out for rattlesnakes while stumbling through a huge collection of amazing machines.
 NM 104, north of the Canadian River.
 International Harvester panel truck (once was)
 '72 Chevy (raw material for the Pacheco Bros.)
 More later on this '57 Ford sedan delivery

 I can't remember what this unit was at birth...

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