Movie props on four wheels

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Classic old cars don antique Canal Zone license plates on Roberto Durán movie set

An example of the old license plates.

An example of the old license plates.

Over the long weekend, the Panama Canal Administration Building in Balboa was a filming location for the major Hollywood production “Hands of Stone,” a movie about the life of Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán. The wooded parking area surrounding the Goethal’s Monument at the foot of Ancón Hill was lined with shiny, classic cars and also some military vehicles from era.

The automobiles were adorned with antique Canal Zone license plates which bore a former slogan for the interoceanic waterway – “FUNNEL FOR WORLD COMMERCE.”

Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán.

Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán.

This eye-catching red mustang is on the set at the filming of the “Hands of Stone” movie featuring Robert Di Niro.

This eye-catching red mustang is on the set at the filming of the “Hands of Stone” movie featuring Robert Di Niro.

 

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