PIMS 2012: Nissan's Pinoy 370Z designer to grace motor show

Will do a meet-and-greet as well
Aug 13, 2012
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Nissan Motor Philippines (NMPI) is looking to "redefine fun" as part of the "Drive the Fun" theme of the 2012 Philippine International Motor Show. Now, besides giving us a preview of the Almera and a look at the 370Z concept model as we reported over a week ago, the Japanese carmaker will also bring to the show Randy Rodriguez, the Canadian-born Filipino car designer behind the 370Z.

"Proving yet again that Pinoy talent is truly world-class, another Filipino has been making waves--this time at the international automotive arena," NMPI said in a statement. "Randy Rodriguez, a full-blooded Filipino car designer, has been tapped by auto giant Nissan Motor Company Limited to inject more ingenuity and creativity into the iconic and widely-aspired sports car, the 370Z."

Although Rodriguez's visit to the Philippines will take place nearly four years after the 370Z was introduced and sold globally in 2008, it's still a welcome one. Not only will he be gracing the motor show, he'll also be around to meet the public and discuss his work on the sports car--and hopefully let us in on what he's doing now. This is scheduled for Friday, August 17, from 3pm to 7pm.

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Who knows? If you've got a die-cast model of the 370Z (or maybe even an actual gray-market model of it), he might even sign it for you if you're lucky.

Photo from Randy Rodriguez's Facebook page

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