One of the most popular public vehicle in the Philippines at the same time one of the most important key in its economy is their King-of-the-road Philippines Jeepney.
There are variation of Philippine jeepney and the Manila variation is one of the popular type of jeep.
Passenger-type jeep, Manila variation.
When I visited a carshow somewhere in Metro Manila; I easily spotted this unique vehicle, a passenger-type jeep, not because it is the only public-utility vehicle that was on the event or only one participated on it, but because it shows the craftmanship and creativity of the Filipino at the same time the owner combines different culture from different parts of the world; the itasha culture of Japan and the blinged or pimpe vehicle in North America—my apologies here, I am not promoting Patriotism here but I was impressed on how the owner put up a setup which is not common on other jeeps on Philippine roads.
Besides the Itasha inspired design on the vehicle and being a blinged on the outside; the Mitsubishi-Fuso 4D36 engine was also blinged and modified by upgrading its intake and having chrome finish on the engine head where grease and oil are very common to see on a conventional passenger-type jeep.
Chrome finished on the Mitsubishi-Fuso 4D36 engine
On its interior, front seats where replace with a racing seats for those drivers who wants that F1 experience, and at the same having a chrome finish on the dasboard; at the back, having that bling-bling experience which you can see in large size American SUVs.
One more thing that this vehicle gave me a WOW is having a chrome finished undeneath it; like the suspension and other parts that you can see below of the vehicle are all chrome finished.
Besides the images above, here is the video that I taken on that carshow event, enjoy!
On this one the term "Philippine's King Of The Road" was given a whole new meaning.