May 13, 2022 By Francis G. Pallarco

OLD-SCHOOL SHOW N’ SHINE: Oldschooler Auto Club First Invitational Car Show

The Old Schooler Auto Club (OAC) recently held their first invitational car show at the roof deck parking of the Ortigas Technopoint Building. Founded in 2003 with its president Manny Martinez, the Old Schooler Auto Club has expanded into a huge community with regional chapters located as far as the Visayas region. As a testament to group’s longevity, they just recently celebrated the club’s 18th year anniversary. Anyone with a car which came out in 1987 or earlier is welcome to join and it doesn’t matter whether it’s Japanese, American or European.

 

The In line with the club’s efforts to showcase new builds among members and attract other enthusiasts to share their projects, the club organized their first invitational car show. This was co-organized together with Cliff Jacinto – OAC Quezon City, Randy Jocson – OAC East, Jimmel Sacapano – OAC East, Gian Karlo Serafica – OAC East, King Ellis Cruz – OAC Taguig. Like most of their meets, it’s always a visual treat to see all kinds of vehicles from the seventies and eighties which takes anyone back it time when cars were more mechanical and simpler.

While the event attracted less than 20 cars, the quality of the cars that participated was well worth the effort as they were all car show worthy. Taking home the Best of Show, Best 4×4 and Best Pickup award was the well-executed BJ40 Land Cruiser pick up of Egai Ortiz Luis from Shelby Auto Station.

Also getting its fair share of attention was the resto-mod Celica of Joma Montaner that sported a 2JZGTE engine swap under the hood. The pristine ’74 Corolla coupe of Joey Sulit won the Best Vintage Car, Best OldSchooler Car award and First Place People’s Choice Award.

Getting the Best Mitsubishi and Best Engine Modified was the ’79 Lancer (Bar-type) of Lian Cofreros from VCZ Garage Car Care and Detailing. The event had something for every old school enthusiast as the cars ranged from a Volkwagen “Thing” to a Mitsubishi Minica proving just how diverse this hobby can get.

The Oldschooler Auto Club would like to thank its sponsors:

Alvin Uy of Ortigas Technopoint Realty Inc., Skidpad Production, Weicars, Marcars,

Multi Marz Car Trading, Dampa Express, New Order Urban Lounge Bar

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