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Samoans LOVE their Tacomas!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rhoppas, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Dec 13, 2008 at 12:30 AM
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    rhoppas

    rhoppas [OP] Land of Oz

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    I doubt there is a place with a higher percentage of Tacomas. I am on the small island of American Samoa (about half way between Hawaii and New Zealand) for a few days on business. I would say that at least 2/3 of all vehicles on the road are Tacomas. Very old ones to brand new ones. I have not seen any Speedway Blue ones yet. They have one main road in Samoa that is nothing but curves. The speed limit on the entire island is 25 mph. The family rides in the open bed of the Tacoma. Even during the rains today I saw many Tacos driving down the road with a full load of people in the back. The absolute strangest thing is their public transportation system. They take an old Taco, remove the cab and bed, and put what looks like the back end of an old small school bus onto it. They are the strangest looking vehicles and they are everywhere. I will try to get some pictures before I leave.
     
  2. Dec 13, 2008 at 6:33 AM
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    add some pics if you can please. sounds wild.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2008 at 6:53 AM
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    some pics would be great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Dec 14, 2008 at 6:19 AM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    whoa that sounds worse than hawaii...haha
     
  5. Dec 14, 2008 at 10:55 AM
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    Packman73

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    Subscribing for pics...:)
     
  6. Dec 14, 2008 at 10:56 AM
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    Subscribing...

    :worthless::D
     
  7. Dec 15, 2008 at 12:05 PM
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    Sorry it has taken so long. I had very limited free time in Samoa. I will try to get some pics up on Wednesday. Traveling back from Samoa is a nightmare.
     
  8. Dec 17, 2008 at 7:50 PM
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    Here are the pics of the Samoan Aiga bus I promised. The vast majority of them are built from an old Tacoma, however there are other trucks used also. Unfortunately I was the chauffer most of the week so these pics were taken by someone else. I wished he would have taken some shots from a head-on angle. A couple of them are a bit fuzzy because he took alot of the pics from the van with the side door open while we were moving.

    IngaBusBrown.jpg

    IngaBusGreen.jpg

    IngaBusRed.jpg

    IngaBusWhite.jpg
     
  9. Dec 17, 2008 at 7:52 PM
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    rhoppas [OP] Land of Oz

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    Here are a couple other pics I really liked. One is from atop one of the hills overlooking a bay. The van just about didn't make it to the top and back down. By the time we got to the top it was overheating and we had to let it cool. By the time we got back to the bottom the brakes were hotter than hell and stinking. The other pic is a very nice bar, called Tisa's, built right on the ocean. It was soooo beautiful! The only downside was a can of OFF bug repellent sitting on each table. They are having a bad time fighting dengue fever this year. It is carried by mosquitoes. The local IT guy and his wife have both had it in the last couple months.

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    SamoaTisaBar.jpg
     
  10. Dec 17, 2008 at 7:52 PM
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    Crazy! Thanks for the pics. :)
     
  11. Dec 17, 2008 at 7:53 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    Does that red/yellow one have flames painted on it? Strange beasts.
     
  12. Dec 17, 2008 at 8:02 PM
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    rhoppas [OP] Land of Oz

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    It probably has flames. Most of them are painted in very bright colors with the village name written on the side in large letters.
     
  13. Dec 17, 2008 at 8:35 PM
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    TacoNut

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    ha thats pretty cool
     
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