Four long years ago I posted a post about an interesting project where a small Chinese car shop was turning a Jeep Patriot SUV into a parade car. There wasn’t much progress for a while and eventually I forgot about the whole thing. Until today. Coincidentally I found a flock of new pics of the project, showing that they did indeed finish the car.
The beautiful black Hongqi CA770J parade car, seen in the Beijing Classic Car Museum in the far northern suburbs of the Chinese capital. The majestic limousine was in a fantastic shape, large unrestored and well-taken care for. The paint was smooth as silk, the chrome shiny as new, and almost everything was period-original.
Ultra special photos of the massive Hongqi CA7600J parade car, the star of China’s May 3 military parade. The big bad Hongqi is seen here at the Great Hall of the People, near Tiananmen, about an hour before the start of the parade. On the left the Hongqi H7 parade car.
The massive Hongqi CA7600J is a mighty popular parade car in China, but sadly only for the government and a tad too big to play with anyway. No worry! A entrepreneurial Chinese toy maker has developed an electric variant for the children, complete with the famous grille and flags on the fenders.
Last Thursday was a party day because China celebrated the 70 years anniversary of the end of the Second World War. For the first time ever the celebrations were dressed up with a badass military parade, designed to impress enemies and customers alike. Star of the show was, without any doubt, the mighty Hongqi CA7600J parade car.
On the first photo president Xi Jinping standing behind the microphones, leaving the premises of the Forbidden City via the center gate of Tiananmen. Behind Xi the spare parade car, following closely because you never know. Xi’s parade car does not have a real license plate but a seal of the People’s Republic of China. The spare car has a military license plate reading VA·02015.
We have received a flock of new photos on the extremely beautiful Hongqi L5 Parade Car, a very special vehicle that debuted on the world stage during the Victory Day parade in Minsk on May 9. The new photos were taken in China over the winter, before delivery to Belarus.
Two mighty Hongqi L5 parade cars, parading at high speed during the May 9 Victory Day Parade in Minsk, capital of Belarus. The event marks the first official outing for the Hongqi L5 parade cars after the parade-rehearsals on May 6.
Two Hongqi L5 parade cars seen on May 5 in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, during a rehearsal for the May 9 Victory Day Parade (wiki). During the parade one Hongqi will be used by the Belarus defense minister and the other by the Chief of Staff.
The two Hongi ‘Red Flag’ parade cars are a gift from the Chinese Ministry of Defense to the Belarus Ministry of Defense, the vehicles were officially handed over on April 8.
Today in China Car History one of the most beautiful cars in the world. This is the mighty 1959 Hongqi CA72 Parade Car, seen in the Sanhe Classic Car Museum in the great city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province. The Hongqi CA72 Parade Car was based on the equally mighty Hongqi CA72 sedan.
Parade cars were, and still are, used to parade head-of-states and high ranking official through town during visits of inspection tours. The dignitary would wave to the crowd that was lined-up along the streets waving flags and showing happy faces.
Chinese president Xi Jinping has a new parade car, seen here during an inspection of the troops at the National University of Defense Technology in the great city of Changsha in Hunan Province. Parade cars are designed for open-top viewing purposes and are still very popular with central and local governments in China.