Text: Brent Co / Photos: Brent Co | posted April 26, 2016 09:12
Huge crowd, hot cars and good vibes in Subic Bay
Subic's annual auto gathering attracted a crowd of over 6000 and more than 200 cars to the Harbor Point Mall last April 16. On its 7th year, the Subic Bay Auto Show attracted enthusiasts from neighboring provinces like Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Olongapo, Pampanga, and Tarlac; Metro Manila enthusiasts as well as those from as far as Abra also came to share their love for nice shiny cars, good music and good vibes.
The festivities began around 10am where a fun run consisting of exotics and performance cars from Cars and Coffee Manila, while show cars and sound off competition followed in groups. The country's recent economic gains as well as event's prominence in the region has attracted a fair share of quality cars for this year's event.
This Liberty Walk wide body kitted Porsche 911 Turbo is one prime example. It is one of two cars where owners would actually allow their relatively “new” Porsche 911 to have its fenders trimmed to have the Japanese made body kit installed.
Cars ranged from the primarily Japanese car dominated scene to tricked out American machines. The recent surge of interest in 4x4s has also attracted quite a share of modified pickups and SUVs.
The car crowd came in groups big and small despite the unrelenting summer heat to check out the equally hot cars and towering trucks. While the show judges carefully evaluated the cars to find out who would be differentiated as best from the rest.
Car brands present were Ford, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Volkswagen whose dealers displayed some of their latest offerings and special deals.
The event went on until late night with neon glows from the car audio installs adding more color to the event as their music making things more festive.
Seven years strong, the Subic Bay Auto Show extends its prominence as the premiere summer destination for car fans in Central Luzon.