Have a Great British drive.
It was indeed an awesome weekend when British Embassy Manila presented the recent “GREAT British Auto Show” last May 31, Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm at Capitol Commons in Pasig City. This Unique gathering of classic and modern British vehicles featuring stylish cars, good eats, fun prizes and more.
Modelled on Car Shows in the United Kingdom, the GREAT British Auto Show featured owners of around 40 classics and modern British vehicles to highlight the industry’s rich heritage. Brand new showroom cars offer the latest technology and innovation. Food and drink stalls and fun activities throughout the day added to the festive atmosphere. Car enthusiasts got a chance to meet each other and exchange car tips and ideas. They were also able to talk to auto dealers and learn more about the British cars on display.
Five iconic British brands – Jaguar, Land Rover, MINI, Morgan, MG – showed off style and substance, cars you want to be seen in and want to drive. Local car enthusiasts showed how they have cherished and polished up their British vehicles.
British Ambassador Asif Ahmad said, “Over the past few years, the presence of British car brands in the Philippines has almost doubled, and more brands like Aston Martin and Lotus are setting up shop here. Britain now makes more cars than ever before. Our event showcases vehicles that suit your personality, whether you are quirky, stylish, low-key, high-profile or prefer to go off the road,” he said.
Innovation, technology and heritage have driven the UK automotive industry’s success as a global centre of excellence. The UK is home to 7 Commercial vehicle manufacturers, 7 mainstream car manufacturers, 8 major premium and sport car manufacturers, 8 out of 11 Formula 1 teams, 13 Research & Development Centres and 9 bus & coach manufacturers.
The GREAT British Auto Show is organised by the British Embassy Manila, UK Trade & Investment and its partners.