Manila International Auto Show 2017 ( MIAS 2017) opens its doors to the general public . The opening ceremonies started a bit late past 10:30 am with a ceremonial opening and a modern dance production.
This year’s theme “Beyond Performance”, MIAS aims to serve as a venue to highlight the various feats automakers have done to further enhance their vehicles to be able to deliver to the driver and passenger that exhilarating experience they so deserve.
invited guests of honor
There are several thousands of visitors and participants at the opening , which never failed to amaze first timers. There are something new to see at the exhibition site. There are nearly 200 participating companies from the automotive sectors, 500 exhibitors and 400 car display units in the show’s 30,000-square meter exhibit area. Last year, the annual affair gathered about 110,000 participants.
MIAS 2017 poster
There are hundreds of exhibit booths at the World Trade Center and Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) located within Senator Gil Puyat Avenue ( Buendia).
Here are the 8 ( Eight) Fantastic Exhibits at the MIAS 2017
Mr. Lance Mosley -(Managing Director -Ford -Philippines) together with models
8.) Ford Philippines had their Ford Island Conquest program launched a few minutes after the opening ceremony. They are the first car company to host their project. The public had also a chance to test-drive the latest models.
7.) Subaru launched the 2017 Impreza is the first of upcoming Subarus which will ride on a new architecture platform called the Subaru Global Platform, set to underpin all future Subaru models. Subaru also adds that the new platform focuses on economy, comfort and safety rather than overall performance. The platform also promises to bring “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind“.
Die Cast Collectors Philippines exhibition gallery
6.) DieCast Collectors Philippines (DCPH) members exhibited some of their miniature die cast car collections and limited edition at a gallery of at least half a dozen glass display stand. Their exhibit is located in between World Trade Center and PTTC walkway. Although the collection is not that many compared to the past editions of MIAS. The collectible die cast cars gallery still attracts considerable number of people.
They can also join the RC (remote control) drift race event, Tamiya 4WD race event or even do some Driftbox go-karting with friends and family.
.5.) Motolite Aside from free coffee and freebies items . Motolite had been revolutionizing Filipino lives by having a futuristic theme at their booth.
sales and marketing staffs of Jetti Petroleum
4.) Jetti Petroleum had exciting games in store for the visitors . One can throw 3 pieces of ball and try to shoot them at a traffic light . Lucky ones can win prizes like gas or diesel coupon . Their booth is locates at East Wing A which is in between WTC and PTTC.
a participant throws ball at the traffic light
3.) Chevrolet exhibit draw some time warp and nostalgia among visitors. Its neon lights, vintage dinner appeal and free coffee.
Chevrolet -We Care Cafe
There are vintage car photos and friendly staffs would greet each visitor to their exhibit booth.
2.) Police Community Relations Group( PCRG) – Philippine National Police (PNP) booth had their customize tricycle like those in MAD MAX Fury movie. Friendly police officer will greet and give some handouts .
Volkswagen Fastback 1968
1.) Car Gallery – Aside from several car companies , The entire Philippine Trade Training Center building had a car gallery which features The MIAS Petron Custom Classic Car Competition, aspires to honor some of the country’s finest car restoration and custom car shops.
The Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP), on the other hand, stages their annual Driver of the Year gala awards night, which distinguishes the country’s top drivers in various motor- sport disciplines.
There are also daily activities like talks , car test driving and exciting competition .
MIAS 2017 is open from 10:00am to 10:00pm will run until April 2, 2017 . For those planning to visit, There is a minimal entrance fees of Php 100 for the general public and Php 80 for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s .