The late Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III was a bigger car guy than what most people probably thought.
Apart from being a stern road user and a former Porsche owner, it seems the former President also had an interest in classic cars. It was Aquino who suggested that the old presidential vehicles sitting in storage be refurbished and exhibited to the public.
In its short tribute, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) shared that it was Aquino who had the idea of putting up these historic rides up for display. This, in turn, led to the inauguration of the Presidential Car Museum we know of today.
The museum situated at the Quezon Memorial Circle features the historic state cars of the Philippines that were once displayed in different parts of the country. All of the vehicles on display were painstakingly restored and now conserved for the public to enjoy.
If you haven’t been to the museum yourself but want to see more of it, you can check out our previous story here. Take note, however, that the photos are from the inauguration back in August 2018, so Aquino’s presidential car still wasn’t on display back then.
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