Manila International Automobile Show 2013 Highlights Part 2

World Trade Center and Philippine Trade Training Center – Pasay City , Metro Manila -Philippines

Diecast-Car Collectors of the Philippines members exhibition gallery

What is nice about going to a car show is an opportunity to meet fellow die-cast toy collectors. I have been a collector of die- cast cars since kindergarten. Some of my toy cars are hand- me down by some of my cousins.  I am not an impulsive buyer , I would take time in scouting for some die-cast toy cars that i preferred rather than going with the flow or ( what is uso ) .  But unlike other collectors which would open their die cast collections and display them in racks or glass cases. My collections is quietly tucked in plastic cases in mint condition.

When the announcement of the participation of Diecast-Car Collectors of the Philippines ( DCPH) via their Facebook page,  I am one of those excited members of the group who wish to visit the exhibition.

  miniature cooper cars painted with flags from around the world

The club is mostly consist of Filipinos who love to collect replica or small model of cars.

It was founded in the year 2000. The club mission is to unified the Filipino die-cast cars collectors, and build camaraderie among the members. It aims to promote and encourage the hobby of collecting and restoring die-cast cars.

1:18 scale model of Ferrari cars

The club was allocated  three booths by the organizers of the car show in order for the members to exhibit their miniature car collections!

Mr. Arturo G. Agtarap pose together with his die-cast car collection

Mr. Arturo C. Agtarap is a die- cast car and toy collector for several years, He would always join exhibits such as this car show.

I have met this  person while he was meticulously arranging his exhibit during the first day of the car show . For those who wanted to trade, buy

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I would also remember that we had an informal group in our stamp club which are also die-cast car collectors.

an array of hot-wheels die cast  cars for sale

lady collectors of die cast toy cars

A small  selling area was allocated within the DCPH booth .  Surprisingly,  There are some lady members who are also buying some die-casts cars.

flint stone and  scooby doo die cast toy cars

Another toy exhibitor sells hot-wheels  cartoon themed vehicles ( 6 piece set series)  for about Php 3,500 .

1953 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 model

Decloedt Motor Cars- The company rents out vintage cars for bridal events and other occasions.  Contact : 0917-878-47-66 Land line : (+632)788-67-66

Within the Philippine Trade Training Center is an exhibit of about 60 vintage cars by the members of the Philippine Automobile Association and Vintage Car Collectors of the Philippines.

1965 Shelby Cobra

1966 Ford Thunderbird model

one of the cars exhibited outdoor was exhibited by Mitsubishi car company

die-cast toy cars and other memorabilia items

75 piece- Ferrari die- cast toy car collection

Architect Gem N. Vilvestre with user name archgem 922 is a member of DCPH . He is well-known Ferrari die- cast car collector.

a truck parked in front of the World Trade Center serves as an attraction to visitors of the show

entrance to the  Philippine Trade Training Center

The 2013 Manila International Automobile Show is such a big success that everyone is awaiting the 2014  edition,  with more exhibits and fantastic reasons to visit the show. Part of the entrance fees goes to ABS-CBN foundation which helps a lot of indigent communities in different parts of the country.

Note: All photos were taken by the author, anyone who wishes to use the photos for any reason may do so, Please cite this blog for reference . Thanks

Note: I would like to sincerely ” Thank”  Mr. Jon Richmond Ang  and Ms. Marille Lopez  who  send me the invitation of the car show  via my email last March 23, 2013 !

Here is a link for part one :

9th Manila International Automobile Show 2013 Highlights Part 1

World Trade Center and Philippine Trade Training Center – Pasay City , Metro Manila -Philippines

The country’s largest and most prestigious automobile show opened  a while ago  and will run until April 7, 2013.  The four day event highlighted the importance of the automobile sector in our economy .

World Trade Center in Pasay City

MIAS 2013 organizer Mr. Joseph Ang hand over a globe ( token of appreciation ) to the guest of honor from DTI- board of investment

a short entertainment dance number  was provided by the organizers delighted the on-lookers and visitors to the event

shower of confetti

ribbon cutting ceremony with ambassadors from Japan, Egypt and France

media coverage during the ribbon cutting ceremonies

There is no shortage of media covering the 9th Manila International Automobile Show from print, radio, television, magazine and even bloggers . I have met at least a dozen writer/ blogger during the event. We used to see each other during blogging convention or writers workshop .

crowd during the opening

Subaru BRZ Prologue

This is one of the unique car exhibited by Subaru -Philippines, However this was already launched during the 64th Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany late autumn of 2011.  The car looked like a see through x-ray machine with engine parts .

closer view of the car

Under the hood will be a 2.0-liter direct-injection horizontally opposed (‘boxer,’ or ‘flat’) four-cylinder engine, code-named ‘FA’ and unique to this model. And while Subaru still hasn’t released an official output, it’s expected to be significantly higher–likely around 200 horsepower.  The body is BRZ’s body will be 165.3 inches long, 69.7 inches wide, and just 50 inches high, with a wheelbase of 101.2 inches .


If there is an award for the ” Most Photogenic Car ” of this show, definitely Subaru BRZ Prologue will get this prize. Almost every visitor of the show had their photo opportunity beside this car.  The guests of honor also were amazed with the design and style of the car.


Standard Insurance exhibit booth a racing car

The company is a Philippine non-life insurance company with a license to operate all types of non-life insurance products. It was founded in August 1, 1958 by the late Dr. Romeo R. Echauz. The Company is the leader in motorcar insurance with a market share of 17.1% for loss and damage portion.

The Company was initially ISO certified by SGS International for quality management systems last October, 1998 under an ISO 9002:1994. This has been maintained since then and has last been upgraded to an ISO 9001:2008 in November, 2008.


Motolite exhibit


Motolite  Batteries are proudly manufactured by PBI, one of the largest manufacturers, exporters and distributors of automotive, motorcycle, and industrial battery products and solutions in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Housed in an 18-hectare fully integrated facility that produces world-class maintenance-free automotive and motorcycle batteries as well as dry-charged low maintenance batteries, industrial batteries, plates, sulfuric acid and separators, PBI employs a fully-integrated closed-loop manufacturing and distribution process that covers material sourcing, component design and production, assembly, charging, distribution and recycling.

Motolite Ladies

Public transportation groups like jeepney operators , taxi operators and bus operators would always use their batteries ( the batteries  manufactured by the company  is suited in tropical climate of the country). I have a lot of Motolite dealer friends and relatives from Metro Manila and even in the provinces. They would say  that even if there are other competitors which sells much lower priced batteries in the market . Their loyal clientele would still stick to their  brand. With over 90 -years tuck to their impressive records . No one can dispute to the quality and durability of their batteries .


Cafe Rite Coffee

Cafe Rite coffee distributor had free samples of their coffee . They also had a tie-up with this company .

Inikot- Adobo flavor

Inikot is a Filipino food rice wrap concept that is sold in conveniently located food carts around the Philippines. It had different flavors. The company is now open for franchise and dealership .

Yokohama -Philippines exhibit

Blue Earth AE-01


Petron- Philippines with beautiful models


Harley Davidson motorbikes

Harley-Davidson is now in the Philippines. In the year of its 110th anniversary, the legendary American motorcycle brand has opened its first dealership in the country—only the sixth in Southeast Asia.


a shark mascot

Versa Vantage is an all-Filipino Company engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of car accessories under the brand names “SHARK” and “SURESTEP“. The company is a major player in the Philippine car accessory market and its products are well-known for their innovative, classy, but functional designs and exceptional quality.
In 1993, the company’s founder launched a unique product aptly called “DASHIELD”, a multi-layered dashboard cover that has been granted a Philippine patent (Phil. Patent No. 26378).


 Mr. Joseph Christephen R. Valente works exhibited during the show

Artist Haven

Joseph Christephen  R. Valente is an artist based from Manila. He uses acrylic, oil , watercolor , pen and ink are among his favorite mediums.

Mr. Joseph studied in Silliman University in Dumaguete City , where accessibility of resources on art was more than during his high school days. He took up business management and business entrepreneurship in college.  His art works are versatile from childlike topics, to mature themes, surreal to socio -realism , simple illustrations to heavy detailed pieces.

Monster Energy is one of the sponsors of the event giving free drinks to all

Monster Energy, the fastest growing energy drink in the world and the number ONE  brand in the United States was finally launched last year  in the Philippines.

The next- generation refreshment beverage, Monster Energy Drink packs a punch but has a smooth flavor you can really pound down. Hitting the shelves this coming September 2012, Monster Energy will be available in 2 flavors- Original and Khaos– in the distinctive sleek black cans with the iconic Monster claw logo.


The 18th Annual Motor Sports Awards Night will be held at the Philippine Trade Training Center. As a member of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the Paris-based organization that governs all four-wheel motor sports worldwide, AAP is the only auto club authorized to organize, supervise and sanction four-wheel motor sport events in the Philippines.

Foton truck with stylish exhibit booth


For this year, the World Trade exhibition hall and lobby will offer an exhibition floor space of over 10,000 sq.m and an additional 4,000 sq.m annex building (east wing tent) and some 6,000 sq.m of outdoor exhibit, test drive and stunt performance areas.

Mazda car

One of the highlights of the car show, are the unveiling ceremonies of new car models which are intended for the Philippines market . The car industry sales is improving and the demand for new cars is increasing .


In addition, MIAS extends to the Philippine Trade Training Center building that offers another exhibition floor space of 4,000 sq.m plus another 3,000 sq.m of air conditioned tent connecting the PTTC and WTC east wing tent hall specially installed for the show.

Note: All photos were taken by the author, anyone who wishes to use the photos for any reason may do so, Please cite this blog for reference . Thanks

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