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Ang utol kong hoodlum, Movie, 1991 IMDB

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cko US

2012-10-29 22:16

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Wow, they had some cool cars back in the day on the islands.

l300 CA

2012-10-29 23:32

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I assume that the US Cars were the cars that were left by the Americans from the evacuation of Mount Pinatubo in 1991. The locals probobly sold them cheaply, and the movie producers bought them, Idk, or they could have been either privately owned.

cko US

2012-10-30 06:34

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Probably. The Regal was really surprising to see.
Too bad the filmmakers and typhoons wrecked most of them :(

l300 CA

2012-10-31 02:00

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cko wrote Probably. The Regal was really surprising to see.

I visited Clark Air Base (I used to lived there, left in the mid '70s) in the mid '80s and the 90s, surprisingly, the G and A-Body GM cars were quite common. Even in the '90s, when most Americans have left, many still remained in the Pampanga area. I don't know about nowdays though.

Too bad the filmmakers and typhoons wrecked most of them :(


Many Filipino Action films (Especially from the early '90s) has wrecked and destroyed so many classic American, Japanese or any other cars.

cko US

2012-10-31 02:38

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l300 wrote

Many Filipino Action films (Especially from the early '90s) has wrecked and destroyed so many classic American, Japanese or any other cars.


I imagine old American cars are not wanted in the Philippines.I have seen some where the engines were replaced with smaller 4-cylinder or diesel-powered Japanese motors since the original motors are too inefficient,but even then, ANY replacement parts no longer exist locally.Owners have to spend hundreds of dollars to have used parts shipped from overseas.The reason there are still so many older Toyotas, Mitsubishis and especially VWs is likely due to the fact that so many were sold and parts can still be found locally.American cars just cost too much to maintain and operate so they were good for movies since nobody wanted them.
If I had tons of money, I'd love to ship a box-type Lancer to the states as a collectors item.Theyre very cheap over there and they were never sold here.

l300 CA

2012-11-01 01:56

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Filipinos do like US Cars, Especially their Passenger vans, and yep, I've seen locals in Pampanga that converted their Plymouth Valiants, Dodge Darts and their Impalas with a smaller engines. The Impalas, Darts and Valiants was popular in the Philippines back in the day and were common. You're right, another reasons why American cars started to be scarce in the PH is because of the lack of replacement parts. The owners either abandon them, or sells them to Junk Yards.

Oh and the box-type Lancers are great cars! Still see many of them whenever I visit the Philippines. I actually never seen any Filipino movies that wrecks or destroys them.

cko US

2012-11-02 06:18

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I was there in 2010, spent the first few days in Manila, and just going from the hotel to the airport I saw about 4 box-type Lancers on the road.Those are like Chevy Caprices here. Old cars that are still common and often have custom paint and wheels.I don't even know where else you can find one except the philippines.I also saw 2 Mitsubishi Mirages in Mindinao,where my wife is from.Those are all gone here. I used to see them a lot as a child but they didn't survive here.

l300 CA

2012-11-06 21:12

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cko wrote I was there in 2010, spent the first few days in Manila, and just going from the hotel to the airport I saw about 4 box-type Lancers on the road.Those are like Chevy Caprices here. Old cars that are still common and often have custom paint and wheels.I don't even know where else you can find one except the philippines.I also saw 2 Mitsubishi Mirages in Mindinao,where my wife is from.Those are all gone here. I used to see them a lot as a child but they didn't survive here.


Filipinos loves the Box-type lancer so they restore them quite alot, and you're right, they are like Chevy Caprices as the Box-Type Lancer was also one of the main cars used by Police forces in the Philippines. Although I don't think they were ever used as cabs.

cko US

2012-11-15 06:38

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l300 wrote

Filipinos loves the Box-type lancer so they restore them quite alot, and you're right, they are like Chevy Caprices as the Box-Type Lancer was also one of the main cars used by Police forces in the Philippines. Although I don't think they were ever used as cabs.


In urban areas of the US,'80s Caprices are still common.In Detroit proper, there are hundreds of them, usually customized with rims, aftermarket exhaust, show paint (often racing stripes or chameleon paint)and once in awhile, even lambo doors.You still see these cars down south,too.There are still a lot in Georgia, for instance.they aren't rare and people like buying them to customize them,much like the Lancers in the Philippines.
Impalas were more often used by the police and cab companies until they dropped it from the lineup, at which point the Caprice took over. Impalas have gotten rare, but the Caprices are still plentiful.In the south you'll still see a lot of non-police Crown Vics as well, but people up north are not interested in them.They want Caprices to "donk" out.I think in the Philippines it was the Isuzu Gemini that was popular as a taxi, and maybe Toyotas.

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