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MIAS 2013

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I was never been a car enthusiast until we got out first car in 2007 –Winnie, she was a baby, she was a darling and without her I would not be able to go to places. Leoncio shared that while growing up he really dreamed of having a car of his own, a common I think to his species. So, he took his driving lesson seriously and in no time he became another king of the road.

I thought Alfred’s coming to our life would make a difference to me and would somehow motivate me to drive but I’m always wishy-washy like that, afraid of the steering wheel perhaps. 😦 But my different views to drive didn’t have anything to do with my becoming a car enthusiast. I’ll soon drive my own just wait and watch me. Hehehe…

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Anyhow, I received MIAS invite few days before the event and to make it here I immediately cleared our Sunday schedule. Manila International Auto Show by the way ran from April 4-7 at the World Trade Center and on its 9th year already. Our visit on its last day was packed with so many car lovers, evident was traffic along the stretch of Gil Puyat and we even have to line up going in at WTC. The last time we attended this event was way back in 2009 and I was in awe seeing hybrid cars up-close and all that. We were too busy last year to go.

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They collect P100 entrance fee and I notice how it doubled after 4 years, it must have something to do with oil price. 😐 Leoncio and I split ways and at times would bump at each other inside the event. He had his own preferences which somehow differ from mine. 🙂

Let me take you around the exhibits,

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Motul

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BMW M-Power TRS –these look identical with Leoncio’s BMWs in Real Racing 3. Pls note the plural he has 2 units virtually.

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MAN (Truck and Bus) –top-ranking international supplier of commercial vehicle and transport solution. I heart this!

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Peugeot

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Mitsubishi

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Foton

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Mazda

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Harley Davidson

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Kia

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Honda

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Toyota, I was quite disappointed with theirs especially that my dream ride wasn’t part of their lineup 😦

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Mini

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Ape, I want one!

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Yokohama

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Subaru

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Ford had the biggest exhibit. Low end to high end including the Mustang.

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Classic cars

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And the most classic amongst –the Toyota FX! Hehehe

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I love these two! 😛

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I don’t know why but these trucks are my kind –tough!

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My nephew P would love these set. The big trucks!

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At WTC’s East Annex extending to the Philippine Trade Training Center you’ll find restoration and customization trade –tinsmiths, paintshop experts and mural artist, to engine rebuilders and leather craftsmen.

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Compared to the last one I attended MIAS 2013 is the biggest so far, unfortunately we were not able to chance Russ Swift this time instead our local car racer, car enthusiast Jomari Yllana was there with his exhibits and fans. 😀

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He’s so gwapo!

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And the flock of males everywhere, car lovers?

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Not everyone I guess, hehehe!

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Leoncio of course didn’t let go of the chance and took home souvenir photo with some models.

On my case, I was only disheartened because there weren’t much food stalls inside. 😦

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And finally, the one I was looking for, just before the exit door I found my dream ride with all the banging music filling the entire hall.

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I’d die with this gorgeous! He is! Now, the question is when can I take you home?

 

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2 responses to “MIAS 2013

  1. madjewel April 20, 2013 at 10:36 am

    i missed this! i dunno why it escaped my mind 😦 I’m always fascinated by cars, (playing race car games, watching anime and movies esp fast and furious) but I’m still scared to drive T_T
    I can’t get of my mind all those unfortunate events I’ve witnessed on road…

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