Regular readers of Top Gear Philippines should be quite familiar with SpeedLab, the go-fast shop co-owned by our technical editor Ferman Lao. We've regularly sought the shop's technical assistance for our stories, and some of our most memorable photo shoots have been held within its premises on Quezon Avenue in Quezon City. Well, Ferman has shared with us two important developments taking place in the young history of his business.
First is that SpeedLab has acquired the rights to import and sell original Mugen parts in the country. As you know, Mugen is a Japanese automotive tuning company that specializes in Honda vehicles. "Honda Cars Philippines owns the right to import and sell Mugen body kit," said Ferman. "SpeedLab will be distributing all other Mugen products, including those needed for engine upgrades."
While that news may bear relevance only to Honda owners, the second announcement will affect SpeedLab's entire clientele.
"SpeedLab is celebrating its fifth year by moving to a new home," Ferman excitedly declared. "Our change of address will allow us to serve our clients better since we will be providing quicker access to non-inventoried parts, enabling us to offer faster turnaround time for preventive maintenance and repair services. The new place is also easier to get to, and it is congestion- and flood-free. This should help us offer better value to our clients, saving them precious time and money."
SpeedLab's new site is located at 11 Pagataan Street in Banawe, Quezon City (see map below).
Ferman expects his shop to be fully operational in its new base by October. "It will be business as usual," he assured us. "There won't be any stoppage in our services even as we transfer, but calling ahead for an appointment is advised until we've fully settled."