Your Unauthorized Guide to the Golden Age of National Lampoon Magazine

342. Mexican Buses Article

September 25, 2011

Q: I am looking for an issue from National Lampoon‘s magazine. It was from 1976, I believe, possibly 1975 or 1977. There was an article on Mexican buses. I was one of the models in the article and I was hoping to find a copy to show my husband and children.

A: If you, dear reader, know the answer, please post it in a comment.


Searching the NatLamp disc, all I found that came close were an unillustrated December 1977 True Facts article about South of the Border bus plunges and an August 1979 article called "Let's Went to Mexico," ( which touches upon the topic of terrible driving, but has nothing about buses.


September 25, 2011 4:56 pm

The only Mexican bus I can think of is the one in "Operation Torn Rubber" in the June 77 (I Got My Job Thru...) issue. This bus is full of wildly partying illegal aliens crossing the border, but it passes unsuspected because of the 'average American' heads painted on the windows. Could this be it?

—Cynthia Goodhead

September 25, 2011 8:35 pm

Could be. Best possibility so far.


September 25, 2011 9:21 pm

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