Auto aftermarket industry to show off wares at 2009 Manila Auto Salon

Gear up for one of the largest car shows of the year
by Patrick Everett Tadeo | Nov 24, 2009
2009 Manila Auto Salon
A bigger and better show awaits the local automotive aftermarket industry as the 2009 Manila Auto Salon gets ready to open its doors to all car aficionados on November 26.
On its third year, the Manila Auto Salon will gather under more than 150 customized cars, SUVs and sport trucks vying to for the 14th Custom Car and Sport Truck Shows' Best of Show awards at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
On the audio front, more than 30 rolling audio showcases will be outblasting each other in the International Auto Sound Challenge Association Sound Off Competition at the 3rd Mobile Electronics and Technology Show.
Besides these main events, activities lined up for the casual to the most die-hard automotive gear head during the four-day event include:

- an automotive workshop where a standard Lancer GSR will be transformed into a show car courtesy of SpeedLab
- a die-cast car show by the Diecast-Car Collectors of the Philippines
- free brake fluid check by Prestone
- search for the 2009 Manila Auto Salon Race Queens.

Visit the Top Gear Philippines booth to check out one of the most-awaited cars in the local market. is also running the Manila Auto Salon People's Choice Awards for the most outstanding car, best booth and the prettiest booth babe during the show. The poll starts on November 26 so don't forget to visit our website to vote for your favorites.

"This automotive lifestyle demand calls for the influx of new aftermarket options by brand of vehicle which eventually leads to more varied customization styles for the car owners and future car owners," Tradeshow International president Sophie de los Santos said. "This creates a niche market called the 'auto fashionistas'--car enthusiasts who buy cars based on lifestyle needs and Manila Auto Salon serves as the main avenue for growth of this niche market."

The Manila Auto Show was created to house the Custom Car Show and Sport Truck Show, both of which are now on their 14th year, under one roof. Patterned after the Tokyo Auto Salon and the recently concluded Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, TSI decided its membership with the America-based group was only fitting for the Manila Auto Salon to be mounted in the same vein.

The 2009 Manila Auto Salon runs until November 29. The exhibition hall is open from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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