Car show attracts enthusiasts, visitors to Lubao

LUBAO, Pampanga – The Provincial Government of Pampanga showcased a “show and shine” car show held at Pradera Verde here.

The event, dubbed “Pampanga Motor Show and Shine,” kicked-off with a motorcade at the Laus Group Event Center in the City of San Fernando that showcased military jeeps, 4 x 4 trucks, and Mini Cooper vintage cars with the Mutya Ning Kapampangan 2017 candidates.

Businessman Rodolfo “Bong” Pineda together with his wife, Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda, in a 1940s Willis-type military jeep at the Pampanga Motor Show in Lubao. Together with them is car show organizer Mr. Noel Castro.

Noel Castro, event coordinator, said the motor show aims to entice car enthusiasts by way of a car show, a festival of the best food offered in Pampanga, and a night concert.
Businessman Rodolfo “Bong” Pineda checking a 1953 Jaguar showcased at the Pampanga Motor Show held at Pradera Verde, Lubao. Together with him are Provincial Administrator Attorney Andres Pangilinan Jr. and Board Member Rosve Henson.

“Our aim is to invite enthusiasts. This is a way of boosting our tourism and this is a good opportunity,” he added.
Governor Lilia Pineda poses while sitting in front of a 1924 Durant originally owned by late philanthropist Don Carlos Palanca. The car was showcased at the Pampanga Motor Show in Lubao, Pampanga.

He also added that there were 85 cars who participated in the one-day-event. They were grouped into five categories, namely: Old Japanese Toy Car, Sports Car, Vintage Car, Classic Car, and Military Jeeps.

Some of the cars that were featured are a 1924 Durant previously owned by Don Carlos Palanca, a 1962 Cadillac that was once given by the late actor Fernando Poe, Jr. to then Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada, a 1948 Buick Eight, 1940s Willis military jeeps, among others.

Among the visitors were Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda, Vice Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda, Board Members Rosve Henson and Fritzie David-Dizon, and Provincial Administrator Atty. Andres Pangilinan, Jr. and Capitol Department Heads.

The Pampanga Motor Show is in line with the celebration of the 446th Aldo ning Kapampangan. –PHILIP OCAMPO/PIO