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The 2014 Manila International Auto Show turns 10

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Text: / Photos: MIAS | posted March 31, 2014 14:00

Celebrating a decade of automotive exposition excellence

The 2014 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) will celebrate a decade of automotive exposition excellence on April 3 to 6 at the World Trade Center (WTC) and Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC). The show hours is from 10 am to 10 pm with Php 100 entrance fee.

Last year, MIAS were participated by 28 automotive brands and had nine new model debuts with more than 96,000 visitors. MIAS also held the fifth Petron-MIAS Custom Classic Car Competition with over 80 cars vying for top honors competing for the best-of-show and other category wins.

Motul celebrated its 160th year

Moreover, the Autoplus Sportzentrium, the country's exclusive distributor of Motul lubricants, celebrated Motul's 160th year anniversary by showcasing pairs of collectible new and classic cars in their pavilion. Among the display were - a classic 1965 Mustang GT350 paired with a 2013 Shelby GT500; a 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL paired with an AMG SLS 'Gullwing' model; and a 1989 Porsche 930 Turbo paired with a 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 (997).

Organizers are expecting to hit the 100,000 visitor threshold this year as they celebrate the show's 10th anniversary. Expected debuts at the show are the Rolls-Royce Wraith, Subaru WRX, Subaru WRX STI, Volkswagen Beetle, and the Kia Soul. Newcomers BYD Auto and Tata will be making their brand debuts at the event as well.

The Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP) is also holding its annual Driver of the Year gala awards night on the second day of the MIAS, honoring the country’s top drivers in various motorsport disciplines.

Since 2005, MIAS has been partners with various organizations such as the AAP, the Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI), and TRS (Tuason Racing School). For the third consecutive year, BPI Auto Loans is the presentor and the official auto financing partner of the MIAS. It will hold its ever popular Automadness Promo in the event for people who want to buy cars on the spot.

World-renowned precision driver Russ Swift will once again be doing is stunt show with Subaru cars.