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  Popemobile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The popemobile is an informal name for the specially designed vehicle used by the pope during public appearances.
Since the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II in 1981, the popemobile was fitted with bulletproof glass on four sides.
Ford Motor Company also produced a series of "popemobiles" for the Vatican based on their presidential limos, for example the custom built 1964 Lehmann-Peterson was used by Pope Paul VI in his 1965 New York visit, and was reused in 1970 in Bogotá.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Popemobile   (513 words)

  
 Popemobile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The popemobile is an informal term for the specially designed vehicle used by the pope during public appearances.
The original change to the usage of the "popemobile" was after the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II in 1981, although it was unsuccessful.
Popemobile was also the name of an indie rock band in Perth, Australia in the early 1990s.
en.mcfly.org /Popemobile   (101 words)

  
 POPEMOBILE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Popemobile будет неофициальной терминой для специально конструированного корабля используемого pope во время публичное выступление.
Popemobile было также именем полосы утеса indie в perth, Австралии в предыдущих й990с.
It is licensed under the GNU free documentation license.
www.faktoru.com /wiki/ru/po/Popemobile.htm   (82 words)

  
 Popemobile
When John Paul II died, this popemobile was briefly borrowed by parish officials of the Quiapo Church for display.
Past popemobiles were adapted Mercedes-Benz G-Class off-road vehicles, and current models are actually based on the ML-series of off-road vehicles sold in the United States.
Ford Motor Company also produced a series of "popemobiles" for the Vatican based on their presidential limos, for example the custom built 1964 Lehmann-Peterson was used by Pope Paul VI in his 1965 New York visit, and was reused in 1970 in Bogotá.
www.lookitup.co.za /p/o/p/Popemobile.html   (504 words)

  
 Mercedes-Benz Popemobile - GermanCarFans.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Its purpose was much the same as that of modern popemobiles with their raised seats: the Holy Father was to be seen also from quite a distance by the faithful at important events, attended by large crowds of guests and spectators.
When required, the popemobile was capable of dashing along at a top speed of 160 km/h, but most of the time, the car rolled along at a dignified pace on official occasions.
For the first draft of a popemobile on the basis of the G-Class, this compact cube made of advanced plastic (not armored glass, as is often assumed) had simply suggested itself because the cupola was easy to remove from the chassis of the converted offroader when required.
www.germancarfans.com /print.cfm?ID=5050610.001   (5007 words)

  
 POPEMOBILE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Il popemobile è un termine informale per il veicolo specialmente progettato usato dal papa durante le apparenze pubbliche.
Poiché il papa sarebbe naturalmente un obiettivo potenziale per il assassination tenta durante i processions, il popemobile ora si adattare con vetro a prova di proiettile.
Popemobile era inoltre il nome di una fascia della roccia del indie a Perth, Australia nell'inizio degli anni 90.
www.facteri.com /wiki/it/po/Popemobile.htm   (103 words)

  
 Popemobile - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Since the pope would naturally be a potential target for assassination attempts while on tour, the popemobile is now fitted with bulletproof glass.
The original change to the usage of the "popemobile" was after the attempted assassination of
Ford also produced a series of "popemobiles" for the Vatican based off of their presidential limos.
www.world-knowledge-encyclopedia.com /default.asp?t=Popemobile   (154 words)

  
 Popemobile - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Produced first by Honda, in the year 1104 A.D., and now mass produced in Japan, the Popemobile is a near-indestructible pear-shaped tank, equipped with three high powered lawn sprinklers, used to clear any errant citizens that wander into the path of the colossal vehicle and is the most pimped vehicle of all time.
The Popemobile is powered by a pressuried tank of concentrated Mountain Dew, just as God decreed it.
It is common belief that after the last pope was nearly assassinated, the popemobile was created to protect the life of the Pope.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Popemobile   (540 words)

  
 CNS STORY: In Bavaria, pope to visit hometown, university where he taught
(11:10 a.m.), Transfer in popemobile from Georgianum Seminary to Marienplatz (Mary's Square) in central Munich.
(10:30 a.m.), Transfer in popemobile from Convent of St. Mary Magdalene to the Basilica of St. Ann in Altotting.
Transfer in popemobile to Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Corbinian in Freising.
www.catholicnews.com /data/stories/cns/0604746.htm   (1044 words)

  
 Popemobile used in ‘82 sells for $70K at auction - Catholic Online
The popemobile was one of more than 2,000 items from the town's Albion truck museum, founded by local resident Mick Hayton, who died earlier this year.
One of two popemobiles built especially for Pope John Paul's only visit to Great Britain, the pope used the vehicle to travel to Scotland's Bellahouston Park, Glasgow and Murrayfield.
The other popemobile was used during the English leg of the tour, when Pope John Paul visited Canterbury, England.
www.catholic.org /international/international_story.php?id=21162   (677 words)

  
 Igor | Popemobile Product Placement
German-born Pope Benedict XVI will be getting a new Popemobile from Volkswagen based on the Touareg.
With the construction of the Touareg Popemobile, Volkswagen will join the ranks of GM, Fiat, Peugeot, Renault, Toyota and Mercedes-Benz, all manufacturers which have made vehicles for the Pope over the past two decades.
But the former Cardinal Ratzinger was happy to go with Volkswagen since his last VW increased in value.
www.igorinternational.com /blog/2005/06/popemobile-product-placement   (341 words)

  
 Popemobile (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Popemobile was a short-lived musical project in Perth, Australia in the early 1990s, consisting of Laura Macfarlane and Ben Butler.
Laura later wrote and recorded a song named Popemobile; it appears on the first album by her subsequent band, Ninetynine.
This article on an Australian band or other musical ensemble is a stub.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Popemobile_(band)   (85 words)

  
 Pope Loses Popemobile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
He then wandered back, apparently unnoticed, from where he had left the uniquely designed "popemobile," carrying shopping bags laden with souvenirs and local foods, to a throng of devotees who were awaiting his words.
After approximately two hours of searching, the Pope remembered that he had parked it at a newly opened shopping mall where he had stopped to purchase trinkets for his friends back in Poland, and the vehicle was where he left it with the club firmly in place.
Thousands of the faithful had followed the Pope on his trek to locate his vehicle, and, as the Pope prayed and gave thanks at the driver side door of the popemobile, he was joined in prayer by his followers.
www.dirtcentral.com /PopesVehicle.ahtml   (425 words)

  
 Global Catholic News - New "Popemobile" Donated by DaimlerChrysler
VATICAN CITY, JUNE 5, 2002 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II received the gift of a new "popemobile" at the end of today´s general audience.
Following the 1981 attempt on his life, greater security measures were adopted, including "popemobile." It has bulletproof glass and has been used in most of John Paul II´s international apostolic visits.
Breaking stories from Zenit news, an English news agency in Rome, specializing in coverage of the Pope, life in the Holy See and events of interest in the Church.
www.catholic.net /global_catholic_news/template_news.phtml?news_id=21647&channel_id=2   (300 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - It's no 'Popemobile,' but BMW gives pope an X5 SUV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The well-known "Popemobile" is a modified M-Class SUV built in 1999 by BMW's arch rival Mercedes-Benz.
The first Popemobile was delivered in 1981 after the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II.
"This vehicle is not the Popemobile," a spokesman for BMW said, referring to the X5 now parked in the Vatican.
www.usatoday.com /money/autos/2005-10-06-pope-bmw_x.htm   (299 words)

  
 Popemobile - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
For the Perth, Australia, indie rock band, see Popemobile (band)
Past popemobiles were adapted Mercedes-Benz G-Class off-road vehicles, and current models are actually based on the ML-series of off-road vehicles, hugely popular in the United States.
Ford also produced a series of "popemobiles" for the Vatican based on their presidential limos, for example the custom built 1964 Lehmann-Peterson was used by Pope Paul VI in his 1965 New York visit, and was reused in 1970 in Bogotá.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/p/o/p/Popemobile.html   (310 words)

  
 Scottish Popemobile for sale - News - Autocar Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Then this Popemobile could be just the ticket - and it's up for sale in September.
Used by Pope John Paul II on his visit to Scotland in 1982, this Range Rover-truck hybrid has a surprisingly high 11,000 miles on the clock and is fully armour-plated.
The Albion Museum in Biggar is closing, and the Popemobile is one of several vehicles that will go under the hammer in Dumfries on September 12 as a result.
www.autocar.co.uk /News_Article.asp?ST=&NA_ID=221451&EL_ID=   (190 words)

  
 Whither the Popemobile? To Cuba and All Over the Web
The cigars there may be only virtually Cuban, and the fl beans and rice improperly spiced, but Pope John Paul II is bound to feel welcomed in a place where the Flying A Motorsports team can tend to his Popemobile.
The Popemobile is also the title of a song by the Fatima Mansions, which harks back, ever so vaguely, to the Pope's days as a poet.
Proving that car fanatics will analyze anything with a motor is the Popemobile LeBaron page, where it's divulged that His Holiness has a thing for the '66 model of the car.
partners.nytimes.com /library/cyber/hyperwocky/011798hyper.html   (831 words)

  
 CBC News: Canadian Popemobile going on display   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The bulletproof "Popemobile," as it became known, was assembled at a plant in Pierreville, Que., to protect the pontiff from a possible attempt on his life.
In 2002, the Pope appealed to the media to stop referring to the custom-made vehicle as the "Popemobile" because the title was undignified.
The contraption is basically a GMC Sierra pickup truck with plastic shield and special fittings, red velvet interior that came from Italy, air conditioning, AM-FM radio, a security communication device and a swivel chair.
www.cbc.ca /story/canada/national/2005/04/07/popemobile050407.html   (965 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Europe | Bidding brisk as Popemobile sold
The other vehicle was used during the English leg of the papal tour when the late John Paul II visited Canterbury.
The Popemobile was auctioned in Dumfries, Scotland, following the death of its previous owner, transport enthusiast Mick Hayton.
Little is known about the buyer, who sent a representative to bid for the popemobile.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/5309454.stm   (304 words)

  
 Beep beep! It's the 'popemobile' - The 1984 Papal Visit - CBC Archives
A year later at a church in Fatima, Portugal a priest unsuccessfully lunged at the Pope with a bayonet.
The injuries left the Pope, who is 5-foot-10 1/2 inches, with a slight stoop to his shoulders.
While John Paul II paraded around in one, the other was flown ahead to the next city on his tour.
archives.cbc.ca /IDC-1-69-242-1179/life_society/papal_visit/clip1   (433 words)

  
 icWales - Popemobile to go under hammer
AN ARMOUR-PLATED popemobile used by John Paul II during his British visit is being auctioned off.
The other vehicle, used during the other leg of the papal tour when John Paul II visited Canterbury, is housed in the British Commercial Vehicle Museum at Leyland in Lancashire.
She added, "The popemobile is certainly one of the rarest contemporary historical vehicles to be offered for sale in recent years.
icwales.icnetwork.co.uk /homes/antiques/tm_objectid=17430560%26method=full%26siteid=50082%26headline=popemobile%2dto%2dgo%2dunder%2dhammer-name_page.html   (327 words)

  
 Popemobile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The popemobile is an informal term for the specially designed vehicle used to transport the pope.
Since the pope would naturally be a target for assassination attempts during processions, the popemobile is now fitted with bulletproof glass.
Wapipedia > Index > P > Po > Popemobile
www.wapipedia.org /wikipedia/mobiletopic.aspx?cur_title=Popemobile   (79 words)

  
 Mercedes-Benz Nürburg 460 Popemobile - Ultimatecarpage.com forums
The elegant car with the three-pointed star on the engine hood had been handed over to him by a Daimler-Benz delegation and was to go down in history in subsequent years — as the first automobile to be regularly used by a pope.
The choice of basic car for the first popemobile had been an easy one.
In 1983, the first popemobile returned to Stuttgart to be expertly restored in the museum’s workshop.
www.ultimatecarpage.com /forum/showthread.php?t=15480   (830 words)

  
 Popemobile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
When his Holiness Pope John Paul II visited Britain in 1982 it was Leyland who provided his transport.
Officially called the Special Papal Transport - or more popularly, the 'Popemobile' it was built upon a 24.15 ton Leyland Constructor three-axle tipper chassis.
The driveline in the Constructor comprises a 154 horsepower Leyland 411 six-cylinder diesel driving through a constant mesh 10-speed splitter gearbox with overdrive.
www.patandjim.com /haytons_02.htm   (206 words)

  
 'Popemobile' draws devotees to Quiapo - INQ7.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
People from all walks of life are now flocking to the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in the Parish of Saint John the Baptist, more popularly known as Quiapo Church, where the "Popemobile" is now parked.
The custom-built, bullet-proof "Popemobile" van, which Pope John Paul II used during his visit in the Philippines in 1995, has become an instant "pilgrimage site" for devotees.
Adoring crowds caught a rare glimpse of the Pope through a four-inch-thick glass bubble atop the Popemobile, which was designed to withstand grenade blasts and machine gun fire, during his visit to Manila for the World Youth Day in January 1995.
news.inq7.net /nation/index.php?index=1&story_id=32859   (602 words)

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