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Thursday, June 24, 2010

The little car that used to dominate the Iriga-Nabua route

During the 1960’s, the Cony was a popular mode of transportation for the Iriga-Nabua route. The miniature cars were manufactured by a Japanese company named Aichi Machine Industry that was founded in 1943 and was based in Nagoya, Japan.

In 1965, the company became part of the Nissan group. Its 360 model, which was the one converted as a passenger car, was powered by a 354cc 18hp 2 cylinder engine, making it more fuel-efficient. The small engine also meant the company paid lower taxes.

The rise of the Philippine-manufactured jeeps like the very colorful Sarao and its competitor, the Francisco Motors spelled the eventual demise of this once Little Prince of the Iriga-Nabua Road in the early 1970's.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Cony was also the major mode of transportation that ply the Centro-Concepcion route. It even passes the Mayon Ave., then enters Naga Cioty subd up to Jose Rizal Elem school, passes through the provincial hospital road then cruises to the diversion road (sa may nyog) and all the way to Coca cola plant. We were fond of riding the yellow Cony driven by Mang Ter with an adult fare of 10 centavos and child fare of 5 centavos (libre pag kulkul). I really dont know that the demise of Cony was due to its obsolesence or the retirement of Mang Ter or the emergence of Pinoy (not spelled as P-Noy nor PenoyP).

6:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iyu daw ano? haha pero nagirumduman ko kaidto na puro kariela lang ang sakay ko ta mayung biyahe ining Cony pabagumbayan sur or norte. pero kalesa igwa asin P0.10 lang pamasahe haha.. sana ibalik ining Cony ta daug pa kaini maski mga minicab sa Naga sa patiripidan sa gasolina... hay maray pa kadto ta simple lang ang buhay haha pwede pang magkakan nin banana Q sa kalesa... buray c Perdon palan nagirumduman nindo?!?!?!

6:16 AM  

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