In spite of the heavy rainfall, there was no shortage of Honda car enthusiasts last week as the Honda Club of the Philippines (HCP) held its Honda Matsuri: The HCP One-Make Autoshow. The event took place at the Ayala Malls Manila Bay Rooftop with a jam-packed crowd that according to HCP President Gel Angeles, “The number of Honda vehicles in the Ayala Malls Manila Bay cinema podium parking building (based on our count versus the available parking slots) exceeded 300 across five levels (4 to 8-rooftop).” And adds, “Official Autoshow entries reached 158 based on our registration form and issued car entry stickers.”
The Autoshow also coincided with the 21st Anniversary of the HCP, but more importantly it solidified the exclusive partnership between Honda Club of the Philippines (HCP) and Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) in a ceremony with none other than HCPI President Masahiko Nakamura. Established since 2001, the HCP is the first and largest organization of Honda Car Owners in the country. It now consists of 18 official subgroups (each representing a Honda car model club), and over 1,000 bonafide Members. A figure that’s steadily rising as HCP continues to welcome the newest Honda car model groups into its organization.
Based on the huge turnout, there was something for almost every Honda enthusiast, starting with the Civic from different generations right down to the Accords and the compact Jazz and Brio models. There were some unique models too that showed up like a Del Sol, a 4th-Gen Prelude, S2000, and even an 8th-Gen Civic Type-R. Whether it’s a factory-stock Civic SiR or a completely modded Integra, every floor had awesome Honda cars to suit anyone’s taste.
Taking home the best of show was the highly modded Integra of Law Go while other class winners included the rare Mugen parts loaded Civic of Errol Bueno that would be hard to emulate. There was also a monster Accord with a boosted, K-swapped engine together with Shop 105’s boosted Accord. It wouldn’t be complete without a several current-gen Type-R Civic’s decked-out with the latest aftermarket gear. With such a huge turnout and everyone at their best behavior, I’m already expecting a bigger one in the next HCP event.
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In Partnership with:
Wheels Meister, Spoon Sports Philippines, BiroselVT, Neogen Performance
AutoTeknix Philippines, ACMotors Honda Cars Manila Bay & Cavite, Studio 58 Lab 10
Maria Gabinete for Earthauz, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Event Security by Delirium Bouncers
Participating HCP subgroups:
Accord Tuners, BR-V Club Philippines, Civic Trinity, Civic IX, Civic X , CR-V Philippines,
Club Seventh Generation, EF Crew, EK Elites, HBCP (Brio) , HCCP (City), HJCP (Jazz)
Integra Boys, Mobilio Club Philippines, S2000 Manila, SX8 Piranhas, TeamFD, Tropang EG