Our favorite things at MIAS 2022

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The recently held Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) came to a close on Sunday, April 10. The three-day affair was a buffet of vehicle launches, aftermarket parts deals, and several other events specially curated to tickle the palate of local automotive enthusiasts.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Were there motorcycle brands at MIAS?

    Yes, present was Mutt Motorcycles.
  • Were there scale models of cars at the event?

    Yes, Lego showcased scale models of actual vehicles.
  • How about off-road aftermarket makers?

    Yes. For starters, Method Race Wheels attended the event and featured a comprehensive display.
  • Mixed in the smorgasbord of automobile-loving attendees were vloggers, known media people, and executives of various local brands that participated in this momentous event.

    Looking back at a weekend that was definitely one for the books, here’s a list of our favorite things at MIAS 2022.

    1. Two-wheelers

    One would think that MIAS — with it being an auto show — would have no room for motorcycles, especially with the Inside Racing Bike Festival wrapping up just a few weeks before.

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    That said, it was refreshing to see a booth for two-wheelers at the event. Displayed were several of Mutt Motorcycles’ retro-themed bikes.

    2. Aftermarket parts

    MIAS is a venue where vehicle manufacturers and aftermarket parts makers come together. One of the most eye-catching booths at the event was Method Race Wheels. For the uninitiated, the brand makes off-road wheels as well as accessories for those who like to go off the grid.

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    On display was a fully-dressed Jeep that looks like it was ready for a zombie apocalypse.

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    Beefy wheels with matching hefty tires and a roof tent complete the look of the 4X4 truck that’ll make Overlanding enthusiasts say “shut up and take my money!”

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    And while we’re on the topic of aftermarket parts, here’s a photo of NGK Spark Plug’s mascot.

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    3. Toys for tots of all ages

    The Manila International Auto Show also offered sights for tykes.

    Lego had a booth at the event which showcased several builds, like the Lego Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car, which apparently will set you back some P11,999.

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    Also showcased were a BMW bike, a Jeep, a Ducati bike, a Lambo, and a Ferrari.

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    4. Petron’s booth

    Another favorite, not only by us from Carmudi but also by other attendees, was Petron’s booth which had a rally car on display. Also were bikes from BMW which flanked the rally car showpiece.

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    5. Going green

    It’s good to see that the Philippine automotive industry is slowly embracing the future of mobility. In attendance was Pesin Mobility Solutions which showcased a suite of charging solutions for electric vehicles.

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    6. Sims

    Those who want to feel the rush of racing without the dangers and financial liabilities associated with it, of course, had a place in the event where they can feed their need for speed.

    The Automobile Association Philippines (AAP) had a booth at MIAS where they put up racing simulators.

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    Like us, many enthusiasts are looking forward to next year’s event. And for more news about MIAS, keep it here at the country’s number one second-hand car platform, Carmudi Philippines.

    Photos from Paulo Papa

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