Title: Phast and Da Phurious

Upper Image:
Capture Date/Time: January 21 2006 15:18
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 38mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/8 - 1/250 sec
ISO: 400
Flash: None

Lower Image:
Capture Date/Time: January 21 2006 15:18
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 17mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/9 - 1/320 sec
ISO: 400
Flash: None

I'm posting this one by special request of my cousin. Filipinos have been pimpin their rides since the 1940s. The vehicles in this images are known as Jeepneys: an iconic mode of public and private transportation in the Philippines. Their origins are from the end of World War II when the US Military had left many of their vehicles behind in the Philippines. Filipinos transformed these jeeps and trucks into civilian vehicles which are the equivalent of taxis and buses here in the US. As my cousin states: "So the original Chip Foose or Boyd Coddington was probably someone named Carlos *bong bong* Santos."

6 commentsAdd yours

02.02.06/09:07 AM probe3 said:

Mad Max on LSD ? :) I wish I can bump that around town ...

02.04.06/11:46 AM Kathy said:

It's kind of funny to see the Mercedes symbol on the front. What a different way of creative expression! Thanks.

02.05.06/04:24 PM laurent said:

This would be a fun road trip vehicle!

02.07.06/09:13 AM Richard Barkins said:

Damn, and I thought this was the new Mercedes S class.

02.07.06/12:02 PM MikesRightBrain said:

I remember these so well. I rememeber being confused as to whether these were called "Jitney's" or "Jeepneys".

02.12.06/02:20 AM Adriana said:

WOw, not just a couple of colorful images but a lesson of a different culture, Thanks :)