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This was typical. There must be 25 people piled on this 3 wheeled motor scooter taxi. These Vietnamese spent the day working as hooch maids and in the mess halls. Sorry it is not focused well as I was driving a jeep and taking this shot at the same time. No autofocus back then.

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CUA HUYNH 04-Feb-2016 08:12
That's not a Taxi!
We call it A Lambro and it has just 3 wheels pulled by a
550cc ( as mentioned on the side )2 cycle engine. One of the most public transportation at all time!
Guest 04-Jan-2014 07:28
My good friend Michael Howerton served in SEAL Team 2 in 1968-69
Kevin Davis 24-Nov-2012 04:36
Special K. Great shot,brings back great memories.
AV Guy 16-Sep-2012 21:16
I was amazed at how they piled people and cargo on the 4 wheeled mini buses but these 3 wheelers were downright scary. One late afternoon when I was on the way to the air base having just gotten off of the bridge I saw a Vietnamese wipe out on a Honda motor scooter in my rear view mirror right in front of deuce and a half. I didn't see him get hit as I was going away from it but I don't think the truck could have stopped in time.
Larry T. Riley 04-Jun-2011 21:29
We have room for one more.
Walters 15-Dec-2010 01:28
I actually witnessed an Army truck hit one of these and injured 15 people. A nurse at the Army hospital said a couple had die and most were seriously injured, Pleiku VN 1970
Bentley 24-Feb-2010 04:59
They used this type of vehicle to haul logs from the rubber tree plantations. there would be so many logs on it that you could barely see the three wheeler. good shot.
Guest 14-Apr-2009 21:06
how come the care carried alot of people :D
Guest 14-Oct-2008 22:17
Guest 11-Aug-2007 00:01
Great capture!
charlie Ngo 13-Jul-2007 08:14
100% vietnamese!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kees Terberg28-Jan-2007 23:54
Mmmm, imagine the headlines. Three wheeler taxi runs off the road... 30 people injured... What a shot. This must have been one bargain ride... ;¬)
Adrian Reilly28-Jan-2007 17:39
Priceless image Richard. These images should be published in a book
Jean D22-Jan-2007 01:42
Great timing Richard!Taxis were cheaper by the 2 dozen!!
Luzikz - Photography17-Jan-2007 23:10
just great!!! :))))
Lara S27-Nov-2006 22:36
George McCarten04-Sep-2006 14:46
Quite a documentary!
Guest 02-Sep-2006 11:00
Jen Bixler11-Jun-2006 02:48
I like it out of focus. It adds to the image.
Michaval08-Mar-2006 11:11
Guest 09-Dec-2005 03:56
No reason to apologize! This image is fantastic!
Kokomo Photography04-Dec-2005 15:59
The out-of-focus look does not lessen the image at all. A great photograph is based on the vision of the photographer and not the vision of the lens.
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