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23 November 2011

2011 Manila Auto Salon bolts on November 24 to 27

Start lining up on the grid as the biggest aftermarket and customized show is opening this Thursday. The 2011 Manila Auto Salon gets the green light on November 24 to 27, 2011 at the SMX Convention Center. With over 130 styled, modified, and tuned cars, trucks, and SUV's on display, we've got the lowdown of the best and wildest things to drool over at the show.
Tuner Tech
Some of the most anticipated project vehicles from the country's top tuners will make their public debut. Gawk at the wild creations from Atoy Customs, Car Porn Racing, Autoline Motorsports, and 199 Off Road House. Stare at the supercar spectacle with Lamborghini Gallardo's, Ferrari's, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG's, and Porsche 911's on display.
Tuning specialist Speedlab, on the other hand, will once again demonstrate how a tuner car is born with their “Zero to Hero Workshop.” In the show's four days, Speedlab will take a stock 2010 Honda City and fit it with a turbo kit, intakes, headers, bodykits, wheels, brakes, and nitrous. Get an inside look on how to gain performance done the right way.
Not to be missed is the Orlina Atalyer Art Car created by famed sculptor Ramon Orlina. The 1988 Volvo 780 limited edition by Bertone is the first in the series Orlina's Art Car Collection. Equally historic, Hot Rod Philippine Club will mark the official launch of the hot rodding culture in the country and have special activities line-up during the show.
Mad About Styling
Besides the sights on four wheels, the Manila Auto Salon has other things in store for enthusiasts. 
Keep your eyes peeled for the search for the 2011 Manila Auto Salon Race Queen, while the Die Cast Collectors of the Philippines display a miniaturized version of the Manila Auto Salon. Two-wheeled fanatics also get a rush with Terry Larrazabal's Bike Festival. And if you're feeling lucky, Innovasia Technology Pte., Ltd will be raffling off GPS units during the show. But for more get up and go, join MP Turbo's Manila Auto Salon TSD Auto Rally on November 25 and race to be “On Time, All the Time.” Open to the public, teams of 2 to 4 members will navigate through a defined route with emphasis on time navigation rather than speed. 
The 2011 Manila Auto Salon is Philippine car customization and tuning at its best with three top competitions - 16th Custom Car Competition, 16th Sport Truck and SUV Competition, and the 4th Extreme Tuner Competition. It gathers the biggest local and international manufacturers, distributors, and dealers in the automotive aftermarket industry under one roof.
The 2011 Manila Auto Salon's top sponsors are Solar Sports, Basketball TV, and HKS Super Oil. Media partners include Business Mirror, Businessworld, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune, Good Morning Philippines, Malaya Business Insight, Manila Times, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, 99.5RT, Crossover 105.1, DWIZ 882, DZRH, DZRJ, Home Radio 97.9, Inside Motoring, Magic 89.9, RJ 100.3, UR 105.9, Wave 89.1, Wow 10.5, C! Magazine, Top Gear, Power Wheels, Auto Focus, Auto Review, Motoring Today, Pinoy Extreme, Speed by MP Turbo, Stoplight TV, and Sunshine TV. Online partners are,,, and Other sponsors are Dream Limo, Gotcha, LazerMaxx, Meguiars, Motorola, Padi’s Point, and Qualiplus.  
Show hours are from 11 am to 10 pm on Thursday and Friday (November 24 and 25) and 10 am to 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday (November 26 and 27).