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"The 20 of us had a great time even though we were all beginner salsa dancers. The bus is totally Psyche-salsa-delic!"
- John Donaldson, Social Director, Islanders Singles Group

"You can forget about driving, traffic and parking-- it's stress free!"
"This is like a field trip for adults!"
- Happy Passenger

"The nice thing is that by the time we get to the first dance spot we're already warmed up. None of that standing by the bar and staring are your feet stuff, I'm ready to hit the dance floor now!"
"Ooohh, vat a night! I von't valk for a veek, but did I dance!"
- Happy German Passenger

"I just love inspiring bodies to move, in fact I just love inspiring bodies! So let’s dance!" Adrian Bermudez, Mexican Bus dance instructor/performer

"I had a bachelorette party for my cousin and along was 13 very loud girls. WE HAD THE BEST TIME!!!! The Mexican Bus was a fun filled evening and jam packed full of fun. I will tell others and invite all to try an evening out with The Mexican Bus adventure. Thanks again and also thanks to Richard, he was a great help and when I was so nervous. Thank you, The Mexican Bus for doing such a great job!!"
- Tiffany Chavarria

“I want to take this opportunity to tell you on behalf of everyone that came on the bus that we had A MARVELOUS,UNFORGETTABLE, MOST FUN TIME.
As soon as the night ended everyone started asking me when are we going to do it again?”
- Leyla Herrera

"I've never seen a real orgy before and trust me it was nothing like that, but damn it was fun! "
- Jacobo el chofer.

“Just wanted to drop a note to let you know how much fun I had the other night. We went on the wild ride of the Mexican Bus for my girlfriend Christina's bachelorette party. The bus picked us up at the hotel and took us on our journey. The evening was full of fun, laughs and adventure. Henrique and Ricardo were our hosts and they were great.”Thanks again for such a fun time!"
- Susan

Hi Toni, Richard, and Roman, WOW!!!
“I have been on the bus before and had a good time, but this lst time was legendary. I really want to thank Roman for being so accomadating and relaxed. The whole event was a world class success and I wanted to thank you all!"

* Also featured on Bay Area Back Road May 1999
* KRON News Feature 1995
* Telemundo's national shows
* "Impacto Latino"
* "Contacto"
* German Television

Here is a list of our distinguished guests:
San Francisco As You Like It
The San Francisco Art Commission
City Supervisors
D.D.B. Needham Worldwide Communications Group
The Goethe-Institut
Le Concierge
Deloitte & Touche
Taco Bell
Symantec www.symantec.com
Cornerstone Research
Kaiser Permanente
Mile High Adventures
Islanders Single Club
Epicurean Excursions www.epicureanexcursions.com
Ti Couz Restaurant
Sol Y Luna Restaurant
Hard Rock Cafe
Sur la Table
Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center
American Youth Hostels
Bullet Proof
Art & Revolution
United Farmworkers
Galeria de la Raza
New College
UC Berkeley ESL Program
Buena Vista School
Horace Mann Middle School
San Francisco league of Urban Gardeners SLUG
Golden Brand Distributors
Local 790

Best of the Bay section - San Francisco Examiner
May 17, 1998
It may not stop at your girlfriend's house but it's certainly magic. El Volado, The Mexican Bus, is both moving folk art museum and cabaret on wheels. And it's a unique and safe way to overindulge without driving. Modeled after wildly painted buses common to Mexican streets in the '40s and '50s, this bus, created by artists Toni Hafter and Lalo Obregon, will transport you from its pickup point at Chevy's on Howard and 4th streets, to three of the City's more entertaining Latin and Caribbean dance clubs, all for $30, including each club's cover charge. From 9:45 pm to 2 am on specific Friday and Saturday nights, or by pre-arranged charter, you can leave the driving to them. Group rates are available, as are shots of tequila upon embarkation. El Volado also leads bilingual mural tours.

San Francisco Examiner

April 9, 1997
In 1989, a Bay Area organization called Festival 2000 called for submissions for arts grants to produce multimedia projects of a multicultural nature. San Francisco artists Lalo Obregon and Toni Hafter came up with a winning plan: to re-create one of the wildly original independent city buses that Obregon remembered fondly from his childhood in Mexico City...

Circuit Breaker
"El Volado remains a tribute to the folk-art traditions of the independent Mexican bus drivers of the past"

El Andar
May, 1996
"Waiting at 4th Street and Howard, we noticed "El Voldao" flying like a bat out of hell, at 10 p.m. sharp. Before he passed us by, we signaled to him, Mexican style, "Hey man, we want to hop on!" We were expecting the bus at 9:30, but of course, "El Volado" was not about to cheat us out of an experience of "Mexican punctuality". Are you sure this is the bus? Yeah! It's route 039. As always, wearing its hottest threads, some new paint here and there, hot wheels with lug nuts painted blue. Signs reading "Chilangolandia, the Mission and Anexas," its orange, white and blue tuxedo, "El Volado" is ready for any glamorous event it encounters..."

"Wearing its hottest threads... El Volado is ready for any glamorous event it encounters"

El Volado, the Mexican Bus, has been featured in articles in the

* San Francisco Chronicle
* The San Francisco Examiner
* The New Mission News
* The International Airlines Passenger Association magazine
* SF Weekly
* Sunset Magazine
* San Jose Mercury Times
* San Francisco Chronicle's "Best Of Bay"
* SF Weekly
* Bay Guardian
* and more newspapers and magazines. You will see more articles featured here in the coming weeks!