Live History, Feel History, See History! The first and absolutely one of a kind convention was recently held here in Manila. History Channel Asia just had their very first History Convention and we are very lucky that they have chosen Philippines as their venue! It is basically a four day event (held from August 25-28) which features exciting exhibits , interactive experiences, on ground activities, contests and of course, special celebrities from History channel including Giorgio Tsoukalos of Ancient Aliens.
History Con is not just about History Channel alone, they are really aiming to make history as they tried to break three world records including the longest tv marathon and the largest serving of mushroom dish. Over 50,000 people attended the said convention and considering that it was their first in the country, the amount of attendees are truly overwhelming.
One of the greatest highlights of the events are the huge collection of cars and vehicles on display. I think the exhibit of cars were done to promote one of their new shows, the Celebrity Car Wars, a reality series that features a great ensemble of celebrities and expert racers including Bobby Tonelli, Allan Wu, Andrea Fonseka, Joey Mead King, KC Montero, Marc Nelson, Piyawak Kempetch, Michele Bumgarner, Gaby Dela Merced and Alex Yoong. In fact, these cars occupied most of the exhibitors area and so I decided to put them all in a separate entry.
It is very interesting to note that my online job is about cars so even though I don’t know how to drive, I am somehow exposed in such matter. The first thing that took my attention are these muscle cars! It’s very rare to see American Muscle cars here in our country so these cars truly blown my mind!
These classic cars were brought by Classic Speed Restorations. They are specializing restoration of 1960s classic cars.
This immensely beautiful car is a classic Ford Mustang.The classic Ford Mustang is sitting next to another striking classic car, the Ford Shelby Mustang GT500.I love how they restore all the details and the classic emblems and badges into it!
This custom built Piaggo Ape D600 is quite eye catching too!How about this sharp-looking Toyota Land Cruiser from Atoy CustomsALS Marine also showcased some of their new vehicles! A Cool looking YAMAHA Wave Runner! Sea Eagle Inflatable Rubber BoatALS Boat (273 Enduro)1984 Mercedes-Benz 280SL with Hardtop Convertible. This car is owned by Ildefonso Boy TronquedThe Mercedes BadgeAn Audi Car from Car Porn Racing sitting in striking Red Chrome wheels!Car Porn Racing’s Porsche 911 with its Accuair Suspension kitThe Accuair Suspension kitA Porsche Car from Alex RestorationA Chevy Pickup TruckBaic M20 Compact MPV car
Lamborghini Who wouldn’t recognize this insane Mazda RX7 from Fast And Furious Tokyo Drift brought by VeilSide.This Volkswagen Beetle is also a crowd pleaser!A vintage 1968 British Lambretta ScooterA well restored 1948 Buick Roadmaster Convertible from Alfred’s Motor Works and Car RestorationA Classic Volkswagen busA 1955 Sarao Jeepney also in display!
There were three presidential cars and a bunch of Vintage cars on display too but I will share them all in my next entry