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Hey guys,

Turns out the Pope is rocking it in style during his visit to the Philippines:

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From the news article here: ... popemobile

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A brand new 2015 Isuzu D-Max was highly customised to be used as one of the three Popemobiles to chaperone Pope Francis around the Philippines during his five-day trip.

The D-Max Popemobile was used to collect the Pope upon his arrival at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City and to escort him to Manila Cathedral to celebrate Mass and meet with church leaders.

The white D-Max was fitted with the finest imported Italian leather, as well as sporting a Vatican emblem, which was approved and blessed by the Vatican. A simple glass roof was added to the D-Max to comply with the Pope’s requirement of shelter in case it rained. It was a shock to some that this was the only requirement from him, as Pope Saint John Paul II’s Popemobile was encased in bulletproof glass.

An open structure allowed him to stand on the back of the truck waving and smiling as the crowds lined the route from the Palace to the Cathedral cheering him.

Originally the plan was to use a closed Volkswagon Touran from the SM Mall of Asia Arena, instead the Pope appeared in his customised D-Max giving crowds a much better view.

Pope Francis was extremely impressed by the Popemobile, so much so that he invited former Ambassador Tony Cabangon-Chua to the University of Santo Tomas to thank him personally for creating the vehicle. The making of the D-Max was a joint undertaking of Almazora Motors and Gencars, who sell Isuzu pickup trucks and sports utility vehicles. The D-Max popemobile will be taken to the Vatican to be used for the Pope’s future trips.

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Blessed are the Isuzus!



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Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:38 pm
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Nice. I reckon this is a better aproach than bringing a hand built fortress from the other side of the world. Just jump in the back of a D-max! A few years back I read that D-max was the worlds biggest selling single model vehicle. A lot of the locals would have one.
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Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:51 pm
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Wonder if we could get him in the back of a Wasp in Australia ?

.........and take him to the Deni. Ute Muster....................


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Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:06 pm
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