AI, as its visitors fondly call it, first came online on September 25, 2000, the brainchild of Brent Co and Benjamin Ngo Jr., an enterprising pair who envisioned a website for all things automotive and as a forum in which different car enthusiasts can have their say and interact. "We are pleased to celebrate 10 years of being at the leading edge of the Philippine automotive industry." said Mr. Brent Co, editor-in-chief of AutoIndustriya.com. "We look forward to another 10 years as we strive to further innovate the Philippine online automotive experience."
Over the course of a decade, AutoIndustriya.com has had a steadfast growth in terms of visitors and has developed its content, thanks to the addition of various sections touching base on different aspects of the motoring life from industry news, automotive consumer guides, motorsports, car reviews and more.
The website is wholly owned and operated by Double B Web Solutions, a duly registered company specializing in web-based solutions; primarily focused in the design and development of websites. To date, Double B has developed several websites for companies in different fields of business.
AutoIndustriya.com prides itself in having the Industrifinder, an automotive business directory for automotive service shops, and also the all new Car Buyer's Guide, wherein users can browse through the vehicle specifications for all models available from Philippine manufacturers and distributors. The Buyer's Guide also features a car comparator as well as an innovative rating system which rates each aspect, from design to value-for-money, for an honest and accurate impression for today's car shopper.
AI is the only Philippine website that gives an in-depth coverage of Philippine motorsports, featuring the latest news and events coverage, as well as a new section called Tuned which ventures into modern automotive tuner lifestyle.
AutoIndustriya.com also has it's own successful drift team that competes in the Lateral Drift championship series, headed by Brent Co and managed by Ric Wee who also drives in the Amateur Division, while Jason "The Destroyer" Choachuy is at the wheel for the Pro Division of a specially modified AutoIndustriya.com-liveried A31 Nissan Cefiro.
In commemoration of this momentous event, the website will be having a party entitled AI [email protected] at Amber Ultralounge, The Fort, Bonifacio Global City, on September 22. The event will be highlighted car display outside the venue.
AI [email protected] is co-presented by Chevrolet (Covenant Car Company Inc.), Ford Philippines, Hyundai Asia Resources Inc., Isuzu Philippines Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation, Amber Ultralounge, Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, and SKYY Vodka.