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Obamawagon sighted in Woden?

By p1 - 10 November 2011 14

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Below are some photos taken outside Alexander Building in Woden. The AFP use this from time to time for training, as seen before.

This time however, parked with the AFP vehicles was a Chevy Minivan. It looks like a Chevrolet Express.

This caught my attention as I don’t think they were ever imported into Australia…

Closer look showed that while it had standard NSW plates, it was left hand drive, and covered in the type of little LED strobes that unmarked police vehicles use.

In light of Obamababy’s planned visit, I suspect the AFP and their cousins from the states are doing some familiarisation training.

What’s Your opinion?


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Obamawagon sighted in Woden?
p1 3:41 pm 11 Nov 11

Sandman said :

The US marines that are on permanent security at the US embassy have been using the Chev/GMC van’s for years. I think they might be LHD as well.

Someone I was chatting with last night was pretty sure this is one of the vans that belong to the Marines at the embassy.

Holden Caulfield 3:32 pm 11 Nov 11

Aeek said :

and I saw a Chrysler Neon in the Woden Westfield carpark today, at the closest point possible to the Alexandria building. Did wonder why anyone would own a Neon.

At least the Neon made a positive contribution to the motoring world: it provided the bottom end for BMW’s first MINI engines.

Funky1 2:12 pm 11 Nov 11

I’ve heard on semi-reliable authority that members of Obama’s adminstration are already in Canberra doing whatever pre-visit activities they usually do.

Probably checking out who does the best burgers in case he gets the midnight munchies or arranging a private pitching session out at the Cavalry’s home ground.

Sandman 9:48 pm 10 Nov 11

And the best place to park a Neon is the spot which will give the Tow truck driver the least hassle.

Sandman 9:47 pm 10 Nov 11

The US marines that are on permanent security at the US embassy have been using the Chev/GMC van’s for years. I think they might be LHD as well.

screaming banshee 9:08 pm 10 Nov 11

I think neon drivers get to park in the disabled spots.

Aeek 8:42 pm 10 Nov 11

and I saw a Chrysler Neon in the Woden Westfield carpark today, at the closest point possible to the Alexandria building. Did wonder why anyone would own a Neon.

Jethro 8:03 pm 10 Nov 11

krats said :

I Bet It Has Something To Do With The Queanbeyan Show.

You are a remarkably odd person.

krats 7:04 pm 10 Nov 11

I Bet It Has Something To Do With The Queanbeyan Show.

PantsMan 5:04 pm 10 Nov 11

Just the only thing that Stretch Hummer guy could find.

Move along, nothing to see here…

creative_canberran 4:42 pm 10 Nov 11

p1 said :

gospeedygo said :

You’re probably on some sort of secret international list somewhere now.

A friendly reminder, the ‘Sue’s Surveying’ van isn’t parked across the street from your house to do surveying. Stay vigilant.

Really? But Flowers By Irene are just delivering flowers yes?

Canberra Industrial Services + Australian Specialty Insulation Orders

p1 4:34 pm 10 Nov 11

gospeedygo said :

You’re probably on some sort of secret international list somewhere now.

A friendly reminder, the ‘Sue’s Surveying’ van isn’t parked across the street from your house to do surveying. Stay vigilant.

Really? But Flowers By Irene are just delivering flowers yes?

creative_canberran 4:21 pm 10 Nov 11

Bah, that’s not an Obamawagon, this is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6Z8hMphxSA

Seriously, if he wants a true Aussie experience, he should set out across the red centre a la Pricilla when travelling to Darwin. Drag make-up optional.

gospeedygo 4:01 pm 10 Nov 11

You’re probably on some sort of secret international list somewhere now.

A friendly reminder, the ‘Sue’s Surveying’ van isn’t parked across the street from your house to do surveying. Stay vigilant.

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