The torrential rain showers and gloomy skies of Parañaque City did nothing to get in the way of showing off the ultimate collection of Honda builds in the country.
Honda Club of the Philippines (HCP) has successfully held its 21st-anniversary meet and car show called the Honda Matsuri.
The last grand HCP GEB (Grand Eyeball) was seven years ago. And as such, various HCP subgroups such as Accord Tuners, BR-V Club Philippines, Civic Trinity, Civic IX, Civic X, CR-V Philippines, Club Seventh Generation, EK Elites, HBCP (Brio), HCCP (City), HJCP (Jazz), Integra Boys, Mobilio Club Philippines, S2000 Manila, TeamFD, Tropang EG, and other Honda enthusiasts filled up three floors of the Ayala Malls Manila Bay cinema parking to celebrate HCP's founding anniversary.
Matsuri means festival, and that's exactly what the meet and car show was all about - celebrating anything and everything Honda.
With this huge gathering, we were able to spot a lot of preserved, restored, and customized Honda models ranging from the Civic EF and fifth-generation Accord right down to the latest FK8 Civic Type R.
As expected, there were a handful of EK and EG chassis Civics that sported aftermarket parts from Mugen and Spoon Sports. In addition, the first-ever Honda Civic SiR chassis built in the country was there, much to the delight of Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) president Masahiko Nakamura who was also there at the event to recognize HCP's contribution to the local Honda scene.
Like previous HCP gatherings, the anniversary meet and car show officially welcomed new members in the HCP community together with awarding the best builds and giving raffle prizes courtesy of the event sponsors.
Honda Matsuri: The HCP One-Make Autoshow was co-presented by Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Meguiar's Philippines, Motul Philippines, and Motolite, with event security courtesy of Delirium Bouncers. The event was supported by Wheels Meister, Spoon Sports Philippines, BiroseIVT, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, and media partners AutoIndustriya.com, Endless Discovery, HotheadsPH, Buzzhype, Mike Olego, Auto Focus, 2Ner, Manila Street Chronicles, and Deepset.