Thursday, November 29, 2018

12th Manila Auto Salon and 24th Sport Truck Show Opens Today


The Philippine automotive aftermarket industry will take center stage once more as two of the most awaited motoring events will be held this November 29 to December 2, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City. Presented by Delium Tires Philippines, the 12th Manila Auto Salon will be held back-to-back with the 24th Sport Truck Show.

Conceptualized and organized by Tradeshow International, Inc., there will be over 200 vehicles for display and competition. This event is, by far, the most comprehensive motor show for customized vehicles, performance cars, SUVs, 4x4s, and off-roaders. There is even a retail section for various products and services.

Both events will occupy all four trade halls of the convention center making it 9,000 square-meters of purely show vehicles and automotive products and accessories—a treat for Christmas shopping for car lovers.

“MAS and STS have now become iconic brands in the automotive industry specifically in the automotive aftermarket and off-road fields. This is that time of the year when car show enthusiasts brave our traffic-congested roads just to see the project vehicles prepared by automotive influencers and will be exhibited for four days at the SMX Convention Center. I hope to use these shows as major tools in supporting advocacies related to restoration excellence, responsible modifications among others,” says Sophie delos Santos, President of Tradeshow International, Inc.

Presentor Delium tires will also be exhibiting and selling its full line of tire products for both 4-wheeled and 2-wheeled vehicles. Delium tires has been very aggressive in consumer marketing and has been visibility in major motor shows around the world. Principals from Indonesia will be present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, November 29 at 10 AM.

Of course, the major highlight of the event is the competition for 6 Best of Show title awards namely, Custom Car, Tuner Car and Extreme Custom Car for Manila Auto Salon; Sport Truck, Sport Utility Vehicle, and Extreme Sport Truck for the Sport Truck Show.

Current title holders of these Best of Show awards are:
  • Dobinsons/Hardrace Phils for the 1974 Datsun 260Z (Custom Car) 
  • Asian Coatings and Powerhouse Race Specialists for the 1994 Honda Civic (Tuner Car)
  • Car Porn Racing and Import Hookup for the 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder (Extreme Custom Car)
  • Dubshop/Nat’s Performance for the 2001 Chevy Silverado (Extreme 4x4)
  • Ridemax/Autobot Off-Road for the 2015 Toyota Landcruiser (SUV)
  • Atoy Customs 4x4 and Bodykits, Tough Dog Philippines  for the 2014 Ford Ranger (Sport Truck). 
The 2018 Manila Auto Salon and Sport Truck Show exhibit profile includes:
  • Car Maintenance Products
  • Performance Parts and Accessories
  • Racing Products
  • Audio, Security & Mobile Electronics
  • Replacement Parts
  • Restyling/Ground Effects
  • Body Shop Service/Repair
  • Brake Systems Components
  • Safety and Navigation Equipment
  • Specialty Equipment
  • Chemicals & Lubricants
  • Clothing/Memorabilia
  • Tires/Wheels
  • Tools/Service Equipment
  • Engines & Engine Parts
  • Machine Shop Equipment
  • Truck Parts/Accessories
  • Off-Road Parts & Accessories
  • Paint, Body & Equipment
  • Motor oils
  • Online Marketing
  • Tourism and Travel
  • Motoring Publications
Ticket prices are P 150 for adults, P 120 for Seniors.

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