Fernando “Boy” Bautista, editorial assistant of the English-language Manila Standard newspaper, added two more trophies to his collection of car awards, at the Bumper to Bumper Car Show XVII at the SM Mall of Asia Concerts Grounds in Pasay City.
Bautista’s Blue 2000 Toyota Corolla (entry no. 111), with a Toyota Sprinter Carib facelift, won the Best Toyota in the Mild Modification category and the Best Contemporary Car in the Medium Modification category.
“Kahit umulan noong awards night, hindi pa rin natinag ang mga kasama ko sa Brusco Car Club na nanalo ng 2nd Best Car Club na pinamumunuan ni Bryan Sinoy,” said Bautista, recalling the rain-drenched car show after humid 29°C day.
The car, according to Bautista, is a combination of two different Toyota vehicles—the 8th generation Toyota Corolla and Toyota Sprinter Carib, which share parts and are interchangeable.
The car’s setup includes Carib front bumper with overrider, Carib hood and fenders, Carib 2-piece rear bumper, Carib headlights with LED bulbs, Carib amber corner lights and Carib fog lights with LED bulbs, Carib thick body side moldings and Carib OEM privacy glass, JDM trunk, OEM chrome inner and outer door handles, Silver’s Neomax fully adjustable coilover that has 24 levels of dampening adjustability and adjustable pillow ball upper mount.
The setup is also made up of Toyota Levin BZ-R front seats and 16” WORK Meister S1 two-piece construction wheels designed for use on the race track. The rear drum brakes were replaced with slotted brake rotors to increase stopping power and for excellent braking performance. The OEM front brakes were also upgraded to big rotors.
Also installed were a JBL sound system, including the GT-12BP subwoofer, TRD strut bar, TRD shift knob, OEM pedal pads, Broadway anti-glare rear-view mirror, FGK chambered muffler and Mitsuba Arena II horn with echo function.
The car previously won the 1st place in the Best in Paint category and 1st place in the Best Compact Car category and was also the top awardee in the Best Toyota Heavy Modification of the Bumper to Bumper-Pampanga last February 5, 2022 at the Clark International Speedway.
The car also won the Best Toyota Medium Modification category, 2nd Best Toyota Sedan Category and 3rd Best Sub Compact Heavy Modification in the Bumper to Bumper XVI at the Mall Of Asia Open Grounds, Pasay City last December 11 and 12, 2021.
“Salamat kay Johnson Tan at Kim Tan ng JSK Custom. Gusto ko din pasalamatan si Jonathan Chio, Gabriel Puangco-Macapagal at sa bumubuo ng B2B team,” said Bautisa.
The Bumper to Bumper Car Show is the leading, longest-running outdoor car show and lifestyle event in Asia.