Has the 'Baja Rock' Ever Ruined Your Day?

Did you know this rock has its own Facebook page? If you have ever hit this rock, you are part of a not-so-exclusive club. Share your photos and encounters with the infamous rock with Livermore Patch

Screenshot from the "Baja Rock" Facebook page.
Screenshot from the "Baja Rock" Facebook page.
1.a large rock, typically one that has been worn smooth by erosion. (In this case, possibly worn down by cars.)

The "Baja Rock" seems to have snagged another unsuspecting driver over the weekend. The giant boulder found in the parking lot near the Baja Fresh Mexican Grill at 2298 Las Positas Road in Livermore's Vintage Square Shopping Center has caught a lot of cars over the years, according to residents. 

After Livermore Patch posted a photo of a car high-centered on top of the boulder the comments rolled in about the "Baja Rock" and its many victims. Many who have seen the rock believe cars drive over the rock not because of distracted driving but because the opening is too narrow for vehicles to easily pass.

  • Chrissy Schieffer That rock has eaten A LOT of cars!
  • Kathy Jones Ellam I've hit it. Not quite as well as this fellow though. I negotiate parking lots all the time and never have a problem. This curb is just in a strange place.
  • Kaylan Flanagan It's not careless driving the corner when you get out of that drive thru is terrible, my SUV barely can squeeze through it.
  • Teresa Zieminski-Myers If this is in the parking lot between office Max and In n Out burger, I've done it too! (Didn't get stuck tho)
  • Debby Leeds-Piotrowski I too have seen a few cars there and I got my side step on my Tahoe dented on it because another car forced me over there. Too narrow!!
  • David Pabst It's too narrow I drive a tow truck and pulled many off that rock all the story's are the same too narrow when another car is coming at you
Patch reader "ernestinaShay" wrote, "This rock has its own Facebook page… Baja Rock Livermore… and many, many graduates."

Indeed, the "Baja Rock" has its own Facebook page, along with 45 friends. According to the Facebook page, the secret page administrator had posted a "warning" sign that says "Has this rock ruined your day?" next to the rock for drivers in the parking lot that appears to have been recently moved.

The first status update posted on the page on Jan. 3, 2011:

"Oh Baja Rock, why did you ruin my car? One minute I was thinking of over priced Mexican cuisine, the next minute your were grinding the under carriage of my wife’s car." 

Related photo: Car Meets Boulder: Bad Parking or Distracted Driving?

Has the 'Baja Rock' Ever Ruined Your Day? Tell us in the comments section and post your photos in our announcements section on the site.

Kent Smith December 02, 2013 at 02:27 PM
This is too funny. We have commented on this rock so many times when we are in the parking lot. I am amazed how many people have gotten stuck there.
LvmrBornNraised December 02, 2013 at 05:02 PM
This is insanely hilarious (now-not then) to as I hit this rock years ago in my car!!
Cheryl Perry December 02, 2013 at 07:38 PM
Oh yeah! $5,000+ damage to the undercarriage of the step system. Plus, years of teasing from my family.
Melissa December 02, 2013 at 09:07 PM
Hahaha. I work at in n out, and we see unfortunate drivers stuck on the rocks about twice a month. I'm surprised they haven't removed it already.
Tom Ness December 02, 2013 at 11:00 PM
Hitting this rock or even driving over this curb, you are either very very distracted and lucky you do not hurt someone or maybe you should not be driving. People need to get off there cell phones, turn down the radio, put the food away, stop listening to their kids and focus on their driving.
Autumn Johnson (Troll) December 03, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Ya, blame the inanimate object for your inability to navigate your way through a parking lot.
Terry December 04, 2013 at 07:54 AM
Sometimes a rock is just a rock. Now a boulder is an entirely different matter.


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