Text: Brent Co / Photos: Brent Co | posted August 01, 2006 18:58
A car show and party all under one roof
Inspired by the popular Hot Import Nights franchise, Activenture and Dynasty Empire recently brought North American import culture to the Philippines with Myx Styling Xtreme. The two-day event featured a car show and party all under one roof. The car show was highlighted by styling gurus RJ De Vera and LJ Garcia who were judges for the car show.
More than one hundred tuned and styled cars and trucks participated in the show which were composed of mostly Japanese cars some styled to the brim with wild bodykits while some were clad in nothing but clean JDM attire. Another first for the show is that they gave away hefty cash prizes along with glass trophies as an encouraging token.
A special attraction to the show was the Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren of Auto Stadium which was displayed back-to-back with their Ferrari F430 Spyder highlighting the group's display. Several noteable entries were the thirty cars from the Aftermarket Mafia group, comprised of different kinds of A-toy bodykit-clad vehicles, Honda S2000 and Lexus IS200 of Import Hookup, the cars from Starbright Bodykits with one of their entries eventually taking home the coveted Best in Show award.
Other participants to the show were the cars from Kai Racing, Motor Pro, Split Second, Jetcar which featured both cars and trucks with booming audio setups, while Autoline came in tow with their Honda Jazz audio setup demo vehicle which had speakers instead of head and tail lights. Lowriders were also in show with the group of Red's coming from Southern Manila leading the pack.
The main highlight of the Friday night party were import models Jeri Lee and Christine Mendoza dancing on poles in each end of the stage, with Playboy Playmate DJ Miss Lisa spinning the beats on center stage. The predominantly testosterone raging male crowd were literally swept to the stage area when the performers went up the stage. On Saturday, break dance crews inspired by B-Boy Crumbs danced it out to determine the best dance crew hip-hop style.
The event was presented by Myx and Addict Mobile, with Motorola and PLDT as major sponsors, while Magic 89.9 was the official radio station and Nitto, Concept One, H&R, Xenon-Bulbs, and A-toy Bodykits came in as minor sponsors. Media partners for the show included Hotwire, Manual Magazine, Tech and Tuner, Gadgets, Circuit, Car Audio Magazine, Performance Auto & Sound Mag, C16 Magazine, ImportCulture.com, and AutoIndustriya.com.