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#360981 - 12/10/09 07:19 PM First Automobile on San Pedro
elbert Offline

I am open for correction, but I was told by several old timers that this Land-Rover left by British Solders on Ambergris Caye was the first automobile on the island.
It was used to carry luggage from the airstrip to the Holiday Hotel before it died completely. This photo shows it beside Laborio Azueta's house , he was the island mechanic.
I think i took this in 1986.
Marty please excuse the big file you can reduce it if you like.

Edited by elbert (12/10/09 07:22 PM)
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#360983 - 12/10/09 07:34 PM Re: First Automobile on San Pedro [Re: elbert]
Marty Offline
AWESOME Elbert! Hey when they load off photo bucket the bigger the better!!!! Also, i got a bigger server so bandwidth not the concern it once was.....

#360991 - 12/10/09 08:47 PM Re: First Automobile on San Pedro [Re: Marty]
Amanda Syme Offline
I remember Mr. Marciano driving that landrover for years, and years, and years. They don't make vehicles like they used to. Thanks for the memories Elbert.

#360992 - 12/10/09 08:51 PM Re: First Automobile on San Pedro [Re: Amanda Syme]
Diane Campbell Offline
And then there was Liborio's son's fully loaded Firebird .......
Ah the memories.

#361003 - 12/10/09 09:27 PM Re: First Automobile on San Pedro [Re: Diane Campbell]
Peter Jones Offline
Doesn't look any older than the one my brother has in England. 286,000 miles and still going strong.

#361006 - 12/10/09 10:03 PM Re: First Automobile on San Pedro [Re: Peter Jones]
lovey and thurston Offline
Didn't Nando Trejo Sr. have a red pick up truck that was in use about the same time as Marciano's jeep?
R.B. Mernitz

#361007 - 12/10/09 10:15 PM Re: First Automobile on San Pedro [Re: lovey and thurston]
Amanda Syme Offline
I thought Nando ended up with a jeep too.

#361009 - 12/10/09 10:57 PM Re: First Automobile on San Pedro [Re: elbert]
ron Offline
It looks that same as a Land Rover I had in Botswana in the 60's. Styles didn't change much, mine was the left over parts from 3 other rebuilds, so it had no real date of manufacture other that it was built in Botswana in 1968. Small scale auto plant. Mine you could even hand crank to start. Those were the days.

#361010 - 12/10/09 10:59 PM Re: First Automobile on San Pedro [Re: ron]
elbert Offline
Don't they have a Rolls Royce motor blocks?
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#361018 - 12/10/09 11:42 PM Re: First Automobile on San Pedro [Re: elbert]
lovey and thurston Offline
I think Nando did end up with a jeep, but somehow remember him loading our luggage and us in the back of a red pick up. Will have to stop Landy and see if he remembers.
R.B. Mernitz

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