If you know of any jeepneys in the US not included, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! We'd love to include you or the jeepney you've found. Many thanks to Randy Palmer of FAAIE, who told me of 4 of these and sent pics!
Commissioned from Sarao Motors, the most famous of the Jeepney makers in the Philippines, by the Filipino-American Association of the Inland Empire and imported by them. Used for intercultural events.
"Mr Jeepney" is a jeepney imported from the Philippines and used by the Icon group for marketing. The Icon Group is a noted recruiter of foreign medical professionals. It acquired the Jeepney for use when Icon exhibits at Human Resource and Hospital Conferences. The Jeepney's purpose is to draw crowds of potential clients at these events, and draw the crowds it certainly does! The page linked to below was last updated in 2005.
"Mr. Jeepney" Icon Jeepney in Texas (last updated 2005)
Philippine Workers Center Los Angeles and Filipino Town Tours
Used by the Shriners in parades
Manila-style Jeepney, which is a rare original 1942 Willys based jeepney fabricated by renowned Jeepney builder Sarao. It was bought by Tombstone Pizza in 1985 who installed a '82 Buick V6, 12 volt ignition system, and automatic transmission to the roadster. Sold on eBay 2007 to someone with username Twostrokes48 who now has it in San Antonio. He said he did a lot of work to make it safe for highway speed - disk brakes, power steering, etc. Ebay listing price was 15,000. Current owner takes it to motorcycle rallies and other events around San Antonio.
Ed Sarao posted this one of a jeepney in Patagonia Arizona. It was in the 4th of July Parade 2012 there. Old style, heavily decorated - you can see the fighting cocks on the sides. Photo by Paula Wittner
This one was spotted parked at a garden center in Montgomery, Alabama
This jeepney is parked in front of Erick SchatÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs BakkerÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¿ in Bishop, California. Unknown if it is working or not. This great picture was taken by Dave Toussaint at http://www.photographersnature.com/, used by permission. Below is another image showing the front end of the flying chicken on Ken Rockwell's site at http://www.kenrockwell.com
This poor thing was a rusted bucket of bolts found in Frostproof, Florida at a place called OÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂHaraÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs Restoration. Unknown how the restoration is going.
Universal Studios in Orlando Florida has a jeepney converted to a popsicle wagon.
1957 Sarao Jeepney for sale in Las Vegas in 2005 - asking $20,000.
Email jeepneyman @ hotmail.com (email unanswered 2011)