8 Exciting Reasons to Visit the 2015 Manila International Auto Show ( MIAS )

World Trade Center and Philippine Trade Training Center , Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Pasay City -Philippines

MIAS 2015

The Manila International Auto Show is now on its 11th year , with over 500,000 attendees since it started the annual show . There are almost 200 participating companies from automotive sector , 500 exhibitors and  car collector’s club  and over 400 car displays. The show features rand new cars, hybrid cars , concept car launches from the country’s top automobile brands .

Here are the 8 Exciting Reasons to Visit the MIAS 2015

8. Kid Friendly Place and Safety Play  –  Volkswagen booth in partnership with Department of Transportation and Communication , Safe Kid promotes a safe place to play and how to properly train children  proper street signs , road safety thru playing . These cute kids which were accompanied by their parents were instrumental in early training .

kids ride the miniature volkswagen cars
Every day, more than 500 children lose their lives in traffic crashes globally. Thousands are injured. Please join Safe Kids in supporting #SaveKidsLives, the official worldwide campaign for Global Road Safety Week.

Website: http://www.safekids.org/

7. Cosplay and Car Becomes Alive – Bumblee Bee and Its Car counterpart . Bumblebee is a small, yellow  Autobot  with the altmode of a compact car.

The vehicles used for Bumblebee, Ironhide, Jazz and Ratchet were put on display by General Motors .

6. Vintage Cars most general sense, an old automobile, and in the narrower senses of car enthusiasts and collectors. They remind an era where these car models were made and some of the restored car were on display at the Philippine Trade Training Center . There are several dozens of cars exhibited from early 1900’s to late 1990’s style are on display.

5. Car Test Drive and Road Gear Devices – Another feature of the show is for test the road safety and car endurance . Just do not forget to bring a valid driver’s license and a lot of guts!

SCS Group with President and CEO Mr. Alex B. Sycip

 SCS Group provides the best in vehicle tracking and security solutions. As distributors of Tramigo Philippines, . The trackers are unique in that they provide far more features than any other product on the market, not to mention the user friendly software and no monthly fees.

Website: http://www.scsgroupinc.com/

4. Popemobile , Celebrity Cars on Display

1976 British Leyland Mini 1000 ( Austin Citron Green in colour ) which is popularly used by Mr. BEAN.

The most popular display is the Popemobile used by Pope Francis recent visit January 15 to 19, 2015 . The jeepney inspired- vehicle attracts a lot of photo opportunities among the visitors of the event.

Salamander ( the Salamander can travel both on land and in water )

The name Atoy Llave is the one behind Atoy Bodykits– The company is known for their customization of cars  .  The country had a series of floods and strong typhoons which can caused much devastation.   It stemmed from Llave’s desire to do something really useful for the benefit of his countrymen. That and his wish to put the Philippines on the global automotive map.

He made this in partnership with a new company called H2O Technologies, developing it in particular with the firm’s technical head, Mr. Lamberto Armada.

Subaru Outback

3. Miniature Cars and Die Cast Car on Exhibit

Mr. Rowel Panizares – art director and creative services owned these miniature die cast toys

ghost buster toys and die cast cars

Diecast Car Collectors of the Philippines members proudly exhibited their collection of die-cast cars of different car models and companies. There are over a dozen panels showcasing hundreds of toy car in various scale models.

Mark Lester Q. Bellerde collection

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

Website: http://www.dcph.info/board/portal/

2.) Freebies, Contests and Pretty Ladies

car launching

MAPFRE Insular

MAPFRE Insular gave away interesting notepads, umbrellas , pencils to the visitors .  Just sign-up with your name, contact information and email and have a chance to get these exciting prizes .

Caramundi

Motolite

Motolite is one of the largest battery company in the country. There is on the spot games, photo opportunities, free coffee , eco bag and charger for those visiting their booth. The only catch is to sign-up at their booth , play the games and download the Motolite apps in to your cellphone.

Mr. Jose Gonzales ( Brand Assistant )

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

1.) Bagong Kotse , 1 Month Libre Promo by BPI Family Savings Bank and other Company Promos.

Mr. Juan Miguel A. Santiano ( Senior Brand Manager – BPI Family Saving Bank)

Bank of the Philippine Islands Family Auto loan allow anyone with access to internet and computer easy car ownership as the free 1-month amortization that gives a breather from initial amortization.  ” At the MIAS , BPI Family Auto Loan makes the best happen for you and your family ! Take advantage of our outrageously unique offer that gives you a significant amount for free. along with other treats . Enjoy memorable summer road trips with your family in your new car , made easy with BPI Family Auto Loan ! says Pepe Carlos , VP and Head of BPI Family Auto Loan Division.

Bank of the Philippines Islands

When i went to the BPI booth , there were a lot of inquiries about their Auto loan . The promo is also available at any BPI Family Savings Bank nationwide until April 30, 2015.

Website: http://www.bpiloans.com/

Note: The entrance is Php 80 for senior citizens and Php 100 for the general public and students . The show will run until this sunday April 12, 2015. The show is from 10:00am to 10:00pm

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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