Every year, Autoplus shop owner Carlos Gono throws a party to mark his birthday, and invites his close friends who, like him, are hardcore car enthusiasts. Usually, the party is a breakfast affair, held right after the group has done the obligatory fun run from Rockwell to some point on SLEX. And then they usually come back to Bonifacio Global City to share a thanksgiving meal.
Today, Gono celebrated his 50th birthday with the same set of gearhead buddies. The breakfast party was held at Italianni\'s at Bonifacio High Street, instantly transforming the parking lot nearest to the restaurant into an impromptu car show, attracting passersby and drawing out the camera phones.
As in the years past, Senator JV Ejercito--another well-known car lover--was in attendance. Petron big boss (and avid car collector) Ramon S. Ang wasn\'t able to make it as his son had tied the knot the previous night.
Check out the photos below. We\'re sure you\'ll agree that many of the nicest automobiles in Metro Manila can be seen in them. Enjoy!
Photos by Vernon B. Sarne