June 20, 2009

Vroom!

I mentioned on Monday that after the mass, procession, groundbreaking and breakfast in Intramuros, the motorcade started and that the first stop was a mall along Padre Faura Street in Ermita, Manila which used to be the location of the Ateneo de Manila from the 1930s. The highlight of the motorcade were these beauties, parked in front of the Manila Cathedral before everything started. Let's get one thing straight first: I don't know anything about cars, so please don't ask me anything about them. I had to take photos of their logos just to identify them correctly for this post. Neither do I know if they are the correct cars for the era. All I know for sure is, they got everybody ogling them in Intramuros and people clapped when they arrived in Padre Faura.

MG – That's all the logo I could find on the car
light blue convertible MG

MG – Couldn't find the model on the car either
red convertible MG

Mercedes Benz 190 SL
red convertible Mercedes Benz 190 SL

Chevrolet Camaro SS 350
black convertible Chevrolet Camaro SS 350

Karmann Ghia – With automatic stickshift
red convertible Karmann Ghia with automatic stickshift

Mercedes Benz 280 SE – Also automatic
pale yellow Mercedes Benz 280 SE automatic

Ford Mustang 289
black convertible Ford Mustang 289

23 comments:

bfarr said...

Love the cars. Quite an eclectic assortment.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I used to have a 1970 Mercedes 280 SE just like in your photo, except it was 4 doors (and blue). I bought it in 1978 from the estate of a little old lady who died and who drove it only 41,000 miles (65,000 km) in 18 years.

I drove it for 8 years, doubled the mileage, and sold it for more than I paid for it. (But I also had various repairs that cost as much as I paid for it).

Layrayski said...

They really are drool worthy. Wow.

Vogon Poet said...

Strange assortment of wonderful cars. They'll surely get attention everywhere...

Don and Krise said...

Hilda, don't worry. You did a fine job. Even us "car buffs" certainly aren't going to pick on you after you are kind enough to photograph these beauties. Have a great weekend.

MurciaDailyPhoto by usuahia said...

Great photo series about cars.
Hilda, thanks for all your comments in my blog. I apreciate it a lot all of them.

Rob said...

Beauties!!!

ellievellie said...

I remember as a kid we used to play with abandoned Mercedes like the bid white one. It was standing on bricks - the tires were missing and a street cat had her kittens in the engine compartment :) Thank you for bringing memories! Beautiful cars!

Saretta said...

My first car was an old '66 Ford Mustang! Not convertible, though, that's extra-special!

m_m said...

Superb photos of beautiful cars! I choose Karmann Ghia:)

Lovely event!

Regards, have a nice weekend!
m_m

George said...

Thanks for the great pictures of the cars. I can understand why they created a sensation. My first 'new' car was a Chevrolet Camaro, although it wasn't as fancy as the one you pictured.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow, great pictures! I can hardly recognize brands and models as well but anyway, boys go crazy about cars and specially vintage models!
God bless you!
Cezar

James said...

Great looking cars I like the Mercedes best.

Pam said...

Which one did you take out for a spin, Hilda...
I would have taken them all, just one at a time. I don't think they would miss them do you :D
Fantastic photos, my hubby RJ and I enjoyed them.

Abe Lincoln said...

I like the last picture which is of a Mustang that looks almost brand new.

Some of these old cars are really expensive. Your photos of them reveal their finer lines and great colors.

Priyanka Khot said...

Love these beauties. I have almost become a car fanatic and am looking forward to the old cars rally in New Delhi in August. Did you get to ride anyone of them?

Laurie said...

These are AMAZING! You know how I love vintage cars. Wish I could have been there.

Snapshutter said...

Thanks for swinging by Hilda. Nice display of street rods, especially that Camaro. Must be tough to keep those going over there, spare parts and all. One of my buddies has one, an evil sounding machine. Spits out it's exhaust like an angry daemon.

I just spent most of the day at the MSRA. What a display. Nearly 12,000 street rods. I'll be posting the few photos I got (the choice was overwhelming) over the next few weeks.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» doesn't exactly remember the designation of the first MG - it is a 'T' series, probably a 'T-G,' the last of the 'T' series, if memory serves correctly. The red one is an MG-A, the replacement for the 'T' series.

the donG said...

wow! riding one of those cars will be one great experience. if ill drive that, ill go to baguio.

Tash said...

Wow & wow! love the Carmen Ghia and the Mustang. Excellent photos - is Car & Driver calling?

JM said...

Gorgeous old cars!

profile said...

Check out that Chevrolet Camaro SS 350! Its to hot for a date with a beautiful girl right? If I would be given a chance to have something like that I wouldn't trade it to anything even with bugati. gosh. its very rare.

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