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BEST NEW STOP ON FIRST FRIDAY Phoenix 2007 - HoodRide Bodega & Route 123

A mere six months ago, Derrick Pacheco's HoodRide and Paul Moncrief's Route 123 were just ordinary home-based art galleries that shared a duplex on Fifth Street in downtown Phoenix's Evans-Churchill neighborhood. But since then, the pair joined forces and re-created their pads into a kickass compound of coolness that's become a hot hipster hangout during First Fridays.

The building now sports an oddball burnt orange and aqua paint scheme, which makes it stand out from neighbor MADE art boutique and The Lost Leaf like some funkdafied beacon. Moncrief's infamous front-lawn sculpture garden, which the photographer created from automotive and aircraft parts, has now become a bizarre open-air lounge where you can kick back in 1950s-era hair dryers.

Pacheco, a graphic designer with a flair for vintage automotive style, built a treehouse-style DJ booth in the front yard so as to rain down ambient techno beats upon visitors and other passersby. There's also an ample stage in the backyard where live bands perform. The fun isn't just limited to the monthly art walk, however, as the pair host music and performance art events throughout the rest of the month as well. Other RoRo music venues, watch your backs.

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Canadian Justice
Canadian Justice

FOR SALE: 2002 Chevy Cavalier--low,low miles. Lots of new parts:starter,alternator,fuel injection system, engine, transmission, transfer case, exhaust system, new rotors, wheel cylinders, bearings, tie-rod ends, brake pads and shoes, new carpet, headliner,seats, door trim panels, etc. Many more new parts. Has salvage title... Will trade for old style Chevy Blazer w/removable top. No tire kickers or time wasters. Serious inquires only, please. Call Fortress of Canuck Pride, ask for Jeff (or Canadian Justice).

Canadian Justice
Canadian Justice

Yes, it is I, Canadian Justice. I have decided to end my boycott of getting involved with anything automotive related. You see, over four years ago Canadian Justice decided to stand up for a much maligned Russian-Canadian named Jakub Kaminski. I stood up for Jakub's right to spout misinformation and insult his peers. I was blinded by my love of my fellow countryman. The bulk of the attacks on Jakub's reputation were coming from the USA. I felt this was a attack on not just Jakub, but my beloved Canada as well. I moved from my Fortress of Canuck Pride in Moose Jaw and camped out in the salvage lot at Kaminski Motor Works in a tent that I got on sale at Canadian Tire. As it turns out, my decision to camp at KMW was a good one, because one night after the mechanics had gone home for the day, a car load of miscreants rolled up in a Mazda Miata with Washington plates. I could tell they were up to no good, so I hid in the shadows until they approached the building on foot. Well as you can guess, these overweight, TV and McDonalds addicted Americans were no match for Canadian Justice. One swing of the Maple Branch of Pride, and they were down for the count. They left with a quickness, tucking their tails between their legs all the way back across the border. The next day, Papa Kaminski was so grateful for what I had done, he gave me a nearly new Chevy Cavalier with only 13,000 miles on the odometer. "My work is done here, Kaminskis" I told them, beaming with a sort of pride I haven't been able to find since. I loaded up the Cavalier and headed back to Moose Jaw. Imagine my surprise when I broke down right outside of Vancouver and had to get a tow all the way back to my fortress. Days later, when I got home I pulled a Carfax report on the "low-mile" Cavalier. Turns out it had 113,000 miles and had been salvaged from a flood in Houston. The fucking Kaminskis had pulled one over on a national hero. Disheartened, I wandered into the wilds of the Yukon territory and got a job with a logging crew. And that's where I've been for these past four years But now I'm back. And Derek, you will pay for what you have done. You can count on it, mister.

Texsun
Texsun

first off we are not kids. delete it, that is what we want . we don't want other people to be taken by this piece of shit. HE IS A THIEF..... you are offering free advertisment for a fucking con man. do you think we are making this shit up. check the ip address of all the comment and you will see this is not a game. Derrick you will get yours and i hope i am there to see it you fucking cockroach

web admin
web admin

derriks give go head. time to delete

detroitjohnny
detroitjohnny

Please delete it!!!

Can't you see that we WANT you to delete the positive press for Derrick?

fuck fuck fuck fuck.

now delete it.

dtroitj

web admin
web admin

delete this shit anyway, dopebeat derrek does NOT deserve any of this publication.

He is a theif, he stole MONEY from people.

so web admin, heres a BIG FUCK YOU! for not checking his background, and aiding a THEIF

again

FUCK YOU! AND YOUR NEWSPAPER... BOYCOTT!

web admin
web admin

That's enough of the rude comments, kids. One more and we will delete this entire story.

VOODOO
VOODOO

I wonder when Derrick is going to change the name from Hoodride to HOODWINK? the Admin can keep deleting comments but it will not stop the hundreds to thousands of people screwed over by Derrick Pacheco. shall we post the emails from Mean Bugs looking for the $4,500 Derrick took from them in trust that Derrick would get them VW parts cheaper for their crew because "hey I'm Derrick,people do anything for me because of a second rate VW site I created that turned out to be something I used as a tool to better MYSELF in the long run" for months they have been searching for Derrick,constantly dodging emails and calls " oh I dropped my computer" " oh I lost my phone" lemme guess,.. you lost their hard earned $4,500 as well??? you have ZERO credibility in the VW community, now you're weaseling your way thru another "Venture",.. karma mother fucker.just you wait!

thebucket
thebucket

One time I was driving over to pick up Russell's mom after loaning her out to Yellowbeard for the weekend and I saw Derrick outside pissing on his car. I asked him if he could hold it for a couple of minutes and he said he could. We ran over to Russell's house and I let DBD piss on Russell's head. It started to rust immediately. That's why his hair is red.

anotherthatlostmoney
anotherthatlostmoney

well, we\'ll play nice then. so, this thief gets recognition on a business that failed, and he gets away with taking THOUSANDS of dollars from people. most of which were younger people who had a trust in a \"movement\" that was going to \"take over the vw industry\". well, all of a sudden derrick is gone, so is everyones money, and he tries to get people to pay an exorbitant amount for a monthly publication that never existed! there is alot of money owed to ALOT of people.

DBD
DBD

Art, are you coming over tonight, lover?? Spell my name right next time, or I'm driving.

DBD
DBD

I'm a little crackhead, short and stout,I stole people's money, then I got out.

Roses are red,My sack is blue,I took your money,And little meth, too.

Hoodride, Hoodride, Where did your money go??It went to some fool named Derrick,For some beer and some blow.

Maya, I'll be waiting for you, man.

Art
Art

Meth + Computer = All the crazed postings above. The insane thing is someone has invested some actual time in all the posting, all the while losing complete credibility and actually creating sympathy for Derek.

He couldn't possible be the bad guy because the tweaker is obviously vile and disgusting as evidenced by his homophobic postings.

I have no idea who Derek is, nor have I been to his shop. Hell, I haven't even been to First Fridays. I was actually looking at another best of Phoenix when I saw all the postings.

One, well written post would have done the job if you were sane. The sad thing is, if you were the one that was ripped off, you've done nothing to prove your point.

Get Help.Then you can get even- the sane way.

Art

Kafer Dave
Kafer Dave

Well, what the fuck kind of rodeo do you ass-clowns have going on here? Kafer Dave does not like it when his posts are deleted. Kafer Dave does not like to be censored. Period. Ask Mr. Ryan Price, he can vouch for me on that front. Back in the golden age of Kafer Dave's reign at VW Trends, there was an incident that is still talked about in hushed tones in the Primedia corporate offices. You see, Kafer Dave had written a fine, informative piece for the upcoming "Semaphore" column. Proofread, type copied and ready to go to print. All it needed was an a-ok from the toy boss, otherwise known as Ryan Price (but we all know who the man in charge was. If you said Kafer Dave, give yourself a point. You are fucking correct, my friend). Anyhow, Kafer Dave was at home bangin' his hot wife on a fine Friday night, thinking about how he could add a little more juice to his already hopped-up semaphores. The phone rings and normally Kafer Dave doesn't answer the phone, but the little lady had a mouth full of pillow and couldn't exactly talk at the moment. So Kafer Dave figured what the hell, I'll pick it up. "Hello, Kafer Dave's residence, who in the holy fuck is calling?" "Dave, it's Ryan Price. We need to talk about this "Semaphore" column you handed in today. It's just not going to work. I'm afraid I'm gonna have to run a piece by Lois Grace instead. I'm sorry." KD: "First off, you little pipsqueak piece of shit, I don't answer to Dave, Davy or David... It's KAFER Dave. You fucking got it?? And second, what kind of shit stain article could that stupid cunt have come up with that is better than mine??" RP: "Ok, sorry KAFER Dave, this column just isn't gonna work out. Basically it's 800 words about you and Ted Nugent banging strippers in the back of your polar silver Oval. It's really sexist and degrading to women, and it just doesn't have anything to do with this month's theme. Lois already wrote a great piece on getting your Volkswagens nickname embroidered into custom seat covers and matching door trim panels at Sewfine. We're already going to press, KAFER Dave, my hands are tied. And I've got Bernie Bergmann on line 2. I've got to take this. I'll see you on Monday. Bye" KD: "Well I'll be fucked in the ass with a heart tail lamp. That little bastard thinks he can shit-can my article. He's fucked with the wrong cowboy this time."So Kafer Dave jumped into the polar silver oval, and headed on down to the VW Trends offices. Kafer Dave used his drivers side semaphore to knock down the locked door and stormed in. He ran downstairs to the printing press and began pissing all over the control board hoping to short it out. Well, that didn't work and he was promptly escorted out of the building and asked never to return. Not one to have his voice silenced, he drove to Rich Kimball's house and threatened to smack him in the ball-sac with the passenger side semaphore if he didn't pull some strings and get him a job. And the rest is history, you sorry fuckfaces. Kafer Dave doesn't take shit from no one. So when the higher-ups at Hot VW's told Kafer Dave he couldn't bang his wife in her ass on his desk at work, Kafer Dave told them to take this job and shove it, I ain't workin' here no more. The moral(s) of this story? Derrick is a thief, Kafer Dave doesn't take shit from no one, and those crooked-toothed limey fucks over at VolksWorld better watch their backs, cause if Kafer Dave has a story to tell, he's gonna make their editorial page his bitch.

ArizonaMaya
ArizonaMaya

hey, guys, be nice. derrick is real. you are all losers. who cares if he's gay? i like him. can't we all just get along?

maya;)

Russell
Russell

Derrick. I still love you. I want to be your boytoy forever. Come home to me.

Hammed
Hammed

I do want my Hoodride shirt. I'm almost out of shop rags. Whats it to ya muthafuka??? Spindlemounts 4 life!!!! Eat a bag of dicks Samblah.

Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane

The Phoenix new times is a fucking third rate rag that is printed on such shitty paper it's not even worth wiping your ass with. The funny thing is, the staff of the paper thinks they are catering to an "underground" or "hipster" crowd, all the while being a part of a huge corporation that owns hundreds of papers in cities across the country. A real paper would at least do a background check on someone before running a story or giving them an award. Derrick Pacheco is a fucking con-artist, drug user and flaming homosexual. Cock-smoker Derrick wouldn't dare show his face in the VW community again, he's in fear of the beating and humiliation he will suffer. Fuck the treehouse, fuck the lost leaf(fag bar), fuck the hoodride bodega, fuck derrick pacocko, and fuck you, Phoenix New Times.

DbD
DbD

All the peole at the samba can kiss my white ass. I got over on you and you will sit there and play at the keyboards and think about the ass raping of young boys until you are blue in the face. I have a really happenin bar and my club is the best thing to happen to volkswagen since I had russels mom in one. Hoodride forever!!!

Hood Lover
Hood Lover

Which way to the HoodRide forums?

TruthDecay
TruthDecay

"Pacheco, a graphic designer with a flair for vintage automotive style ... "

So then why does he drive a stock Honduh Civic?

Roachghia
Roachghia

Derrick Pacheco is a thief. I don\'t really understand why he is not in jail. Fuck you, Phoenix New Times, for running this story about this clown. I hope he robs your bitch ass just like he robbed a portion of the VW community. Derrick, keep hiding in that treehouse, you little shit. I\'ll be by to chop that fucker down any day now.

Steve Serrano
Steve Serrano

Dude, still waitng for your call. I have a good business idea. We could make millions.

Michael Fischer
Michael Fischer

Derrick deserves no recognition or publicity for his techno treehouse. The internet is one bad mofo and it has come to bite back on Derrick. You wanna play, you better pay. Spindle mount Mikey wants his Hoodride shirt!!

Dog lover
Dog lover

Which way to the dog forums?

Investor
Investor

Lots of people are still waiting for tshirts and/or money returned, should they just show up to the treehouse to collect? Is Friday good? Theif!

Cat Lover
Cat Lover

Which way to the cat forums?

Derrick
Derrick

sorry guys. get over it. fools

SMG
SMG

I don't think it's fair someone like Derrick can still get positive press even after swindling the VW community out of thousands of hard earned dollars. "Hoodride" is a vulgarity in our culture, and has done nothing but left a sour taste in our mouths. Even after months, and months of inactivity, the website remains active with a paypal donation link and nothing else. All the comments are disabled because he fears, and knows, what people will say. The forums were also shut down after people began to speak up. Don't let this swindler do the same to you, and tarnish your good name. I would look into this personally if I were you, and remove this article.

Dtroitj
Dtroitj

OK. How about we nicely and politely tell you what a joke this is?

Have you done ANY background checks on Derrick?

dtoritj

Hammed
Hammed

Has Randar seen this yet??? Who's down for first friday???

web admin
web admin

Comments have been taken down because many were violating terms of use. --web admin.

dopebeat d
dopebeat d

Dang. Nothing like sensoring what you don't want to hear.

Do some research next time you decide to run something. The guy is a crook and the 'great website and movement' hasn't been updated since March.

How great and up to date is that??

WTF? Fucker?
WTF? Fucker?

Where's our posts?

This fucker really is a thief!

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