Inaugurato lo scorso 19 agosto, l’edificio di 2.000 metri quadrati si trova nel Quezon City Memorial Circle Park di Manila. Cadillac, Limousine, perfino la Phantom V. di Imelda Marcos del 1960: in mostra, veicoli utilizzati dai presidenti e altre figure storiche del Paese. Assolutamente da visitare!
Philippine Presidential Car Museum
The Presidential Car Museum was inaugurated last August 19, 2018 in Quezon City, Metro Manila. The Museum show several vehicles that were used by the past presidents of the Philippines, in time for the commemoration of the 140th birth anniversary of Manuel Luis Quezon, president of Commonwealth Philippines from 1935 to 1944, for whom the city was named.
The Quezon City Mayor lead the inauguration and opening of the museum located near the Quezon City Experience Museum (QCX) Museum at the city’s Quezon Memorial Circle with National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).
The museum displays several vehicles owned by the past Philippine presidents from Emilio Aguinaldo’s Packard Single-6 233 Series, to the Mercedes-Benz S600 Limousine V140 of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
According to President Car Museum curator Ryan Tan, the state functions where the cars were used will also be displayed to museum-goers to understand many of the country’s most important historical events. “We aim to disseminate the teachings and actions of the Filipino heroes and our personalities in history,” Tan explained.
Aside from the cars of Aguinaldo and Arroyo, vehicles that will also be showcased in the museum are former president Manuel Quezon’s Chrysler Airflow Custom Imperial CW, two Packard Custom Super Eight: One-Eighty Limousine of former presidents Jose P. Laurel, Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 Limousine of former president Manuel Roxas, Chrysler Crown Imperial Limousine of former president Elpidio Quirino, Cadillac Series 75-23 of former president Ramon Magsaysay, Lincoln Continental Mark VI of former president Ferdinand Marcos, Mercedes-Benz 500SEL of former president Corazon Aquino, Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Guard of former president Fidel V. Ramos, and Mercedes-Benz S600 of former president Joseph Estrada.
Unfortunately, cars used by former presidents Diosdado Macapagal and Carlos Garcia were never recovered. Meanwhile, Sergio Osmeña’s vehicle is in Cebu and acquisition of Aquino’s Lexus SUV is still in the works.
The museum will also feature a special section for the Rolls-Royce Phantom V of former First Lady Imelda Marcos, Willys Jeep donated by General Douglas McArthur that served as the vehicle of Secretary of National Defense Ramon Magsaysay during the Quirino Administration, Cadillac V16 Transformable Town Car Cabriolet used by former president Manuel Quezon and General Douglas McArthur, and a carriage or kalesa used by Leon Apacible, one of the authors of the 1899 Constitution in Malolos.
The museum will be open free to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday to Sunday.
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