Manila Auto Salon and Sport Truck Show open in SMX » Manila Bulletin Newsbit



The Philippine automotive aftermarket industry will once again be in the limelight as two of the most awaited motoring events take center stage this  Nov.30 to Dec. 3at  the SMX Convention Center by Mall of Asia. The 11th Manila Auto Salon, together with the 23rd Sport Truck Show, will showcase over 200 show-prepped vehicles for display and competition. Conceptualized and organized by the leading motoring events production company,Tradeshow International, Inc., this event is by far the most comprehensive motor show for customized vehicles, performance cars, sport utility vehicles, 4x4s, off-roaders with a retail section for products and services.  Both events will occupy all four trade halls of the convention center so expect to be walking through 9,000 square meters of ‘show vehicles’ and automotive product shopping treats.

“The Manila Auto Salon and Sport Truck Show remain to be strong influencers to the new breed of automotive consumers who are more empowered because of social media and technology.  These shows serve as an interactive platform for these browsers who take to the internet first to research for what’s in the market but still need to be surprised with what is not available online— and that is looking to see what the automotive aftermarket leaders will launch at the show,” said Sophie delos Santos, President of Tradeshow International, Inc.

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, and Sport Truck, Sport Utility Vehicle and Extreme Sport Truck for the Sport Truck Show. Current title holders of these Best Of Show awards are JWorks Unlimited/Autoline Motorsports for the Lamborghini Gallardo (Custom Car), Alex Restoration and Modfication Service, Inc. for the Ferrari F12 (Extreme Custom Car), Elite Project Motorsports for the 2015 Subaru ImprezzaSti (Tuner Car), Dobinsons 4×4 for the 1991 Toyota LC70 (SUV), 199 Off-Road House for the 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport (Sport Truck) and AutogenixCarworx for the 2012 Toyota Hi-Lux Pick Up (Extreme Sport Truck). Several other class awards will be given away, making this competition the most sought after in motor show history next to the Trans Sport Show Cup.

The 2017 Manila Auto Salon and Sport Truck Show exhibit profile includes car maintenance products, performance parts and accessories,racing products, audio, security and 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— clearly a four-day ‘one-stop-shop” motoring experience and a perfect time for christmas shopping just for the petrol heads.

Ticket prices are P150 for adults, P120 for Seniors and Advance Tickets are sold at all SM Cinema Ticket outlets or online at For inquiries, call Tradeshow International at 09175322648, 5717551, 6502195 or email,

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