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

Mobile :0922-552-33-02

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 :

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