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 .

crowd

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.

Website: http://www.motorimage.net/PH/home/

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.

Website: http://www.standard-insurance.com/new_site2/company_profile_2011.html

Motolite exhibit

MOTOLITE Jeepney

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 .

Website: http://www.motolite.com/

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

Website:  http://www.yokohamatire.ph/

Petron- Philippines with beautiful models

Website: http://www.petron.com/

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.

Website:  http://www.harleyparts.com.ph/

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).

Website: http://www.sharkphil.com/

 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.

Website: http://www.monsterenergy.com/ph/en/products/

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

Website: http://www.foton.com.ph/

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 .

Website: http://www.mazda.com/

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

Here is a link on the second part : https://renz15.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/manila-international-automobile-show-2013-highlights-part-2-1/

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