A reader writes:
I’m heading down to Alamos soon and I’m thinking of buying a truck up here in Port Townsend and selling it in Alamos so I can drive back north with Lulu when we leave in late spring.
I need to bring tools for repairs on our home and a bunch of cooking stuff, bocce ball sets, etc for the big fund raising barbecue on 2/21.
From what I gather only 10 year old vehicles can be imported. Not 9 or 11 year old. Just 10.
The guys I worked with last year were drooling over my truck, but it’s a 2001.
Anyhow, I’d love to hear about any experience or info about importing and selling a vehicle in Mexico, from the paperwork to actually getting the truck sold, if it’s even possible.
Thanks, and come on down to Alamos for the barbecue and our Mardi Gras celebration! Janet at the Hotel Colonia is from New Orleans and hosts a big Mardi Gras party and parade every year. It’s great fun.Â Gringos and Mexicans get all decked out in outrageous costumes, cruise around the town on flatbeds, jeeps, and carriages throwing bead necklaces that Janet imports; and then we all head back to the Colonial for a big party.
Under the non-profit Amigos organization, the gringo community has used events like this for over a decade to raise enough funds to keep over 300 local kids in school all the way through college. This year we’re also raising money for the flood victims from the flash flood this fall. Norbert brought 9″ of rain in 9 hours and a wall of water, boulders, and dead cars blasted through town in the middle of the night, washing away whole families and leaving 6′ of mud behind. The community really rose to it though as the gringos opened their homes and hotels to families, flew dozens of rescue flights into the local airport, and re-clothed entire neighborhoods.
The town is almost totally back on its feet now, so this year is a special celebration.
Come on down!