Saturday, June 28, 2008

Rides of Heads of State (Part 28)

With 178 cars, SUVs, and trucks down and a little more than a dozen to go, it is becoming extremely difficult to track down the remaining vehicles. Identifying them is also becoming more difficult. I'm doing my best but if you see any errors or omissions, feel free to point them out.

179. Central African Republic. Here we see Bozize atop an FJ40 Land Cruiser.

180. Vietnam. President Triet is seen here recently waving from his 1980s Japanese sedan, with frilly curtains. I am 85% sure that it is an old Toyota Crown.

181. Burkina Faso. Compaore's predecessor was famous for ditching government Mercedes for a fleet of Renault 5s. Compaore is just the opposite. His official ride isn't this army runabout, but the white Cadillac Escalade seen following him.

182. Samoa. The head of state is seen here stepping out of what appears to be a Holden.

Updated tally:
S-class: 57
Land Cruiser: 18
7 series: 15
A8: 11
Maybach: 6
Caddy: 6
Suburban/Yukon/Escalade: 6
Mitsubishi Montero/Pajero: 4
Phaeton: 4
G-wagen: 4
Holden-Chevy-Opel: 4
H2: 3
Jag: 2
ZIL: 2
Volvo: 2
Touareg: 2
Lincoln: 2
Toyota Crown: 2

One of each of the following: Lancia, Hyundai, Skoda, A6, Peugeot, Renault, Lincoln, VW van, London taxi, Daimler, Toyota Century, Hongqi, Bentley, Rolls, Ford Fairlane, Aston Martin, SEAT, Ford Expedition, Nissan Patrol, Stutz, Suzuki, Camry, Toyota Sequoia, Proton, Land Rover, Ford F150, Mitsubishi Galant, Hummer H1, Chrysler Imperial, Mitsu L200 pick-up, Mazda truck, E-class Merc.

I still need to identify cars from the following countries:
  • Europe: San Marino
  • Africa: Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Niger, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles
  • Asia: Laos
  • Oceania: Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands

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