Industry players of commercial vehicles gathered under one roof during the inaugural Truckfest in SMX Convention Center, Bacolod City last September 28 to 30.
The success of the 4×4 Off-Road Challenge race and vehicle exhibit of Truckfest Bacolod has prompted organizers to prepare for another edition of the event, promising a bigger, better, and more exciting event.
“This early, we are already getting calls and communications expressing their intent to join again, while those who were not able to take part in the event but who witnessed the races and the displays are now also eager to sign up. We would like to thank all of those who supported the first Truckfest Bacolod, and we promise to make it more fun, and challenging next year,” said Lorie Yulo of the organizing Thinker Bell Events and Production.
The indoor activities during the Truckfest didn’t only showcase trucks and SUVs available in the market, but it also included racing battles in the Tamiya Mini-4WD. The event also feted the owners and dealerships who had the best truck displays.
Among the winners at the Truckfest Bacolod were Bacolod Custom Car Care Center (BC4) for its Ford Wildtrak Ranger display (Best Muscle Truck); Quarterwave Audio for the interior set-up of the FJ Cruiser (Best Interior Award); the Avescor/Mitsubishi Bacolod’s Montero Sport (Best Family SUV); Auto Zoom/Mazda Bacolod (Best Recreational Pick-up) for its new BT-50 4×4; Chevrolet Bacolod’s Trailblazer (Best Stock Car) and Toyota Hilux Philippines’ Ironman 4×4 Philippines’ (Best Outdoor Set-up).
The Best Classic Stock Car award was bestowed on Bilstein Visayas’ Toyota Land Cruiser.
For the 4×4 Off-Road Challenge, presented by Ironman 4×4 Philippines and Outdoor Challenge Philippines, winners were Alec Arguelles (Production Small category), Pablo Luis “Paul” Azcona (Production Big category and Pro/Ultra Class), Highway Tire Service Center’s Rico Cerveza (Open Class I), Juan Miguel Bonnin (Open Class II), and Josh Philip Villanueva (UTV Category).