Hello everybody, hope you are fine. Today new video about “Automotive Lifestyle” and we gonna talk about the VIP scene in Philippines where I could ask some questions to Alfred who his official dealer for Junction Produce and owner of the brand Influenced VIP. For begin I asked him how he discovered the VIP Style? he has always been a big fan of Japanese traditional VIP style and especially the brand Junction Produce . e owned a Nissan Cefiro Brougham before getting his Infiniti Q45. One day he saw a picture of a Nissan Cima Y33 black from Junction Produce and it says “I want to have a car like that” and he ended up having it. For him, in the Philippines the VIP cars of the 90s such as the Nissan Y33 Cima, Infiniti Q45, Lexus LS400, Mercedes S320 … are the best. They leave an endless feeling of traditional VIP style of Junction Produce. Alfred currently owns a 2000 Infiniti Q45 equipped with junction Produce and Influenced VIP with a set of wheels OZ Junction Produce Scara. Now we gonna talk about the birth of the VIP scene. In 2014, Alfred founded a group of VIP car enthusiasts in the Philippines called “BippuClubPh”.
At the time, they did not have access to genuine vip parts and accessories, and the fake Junction Produce products flooded the local automotive scene. He wanted the group change by supporting only genuine products. So he decided to contact Takahiro Taketomi president of Junction Produce o become official reseller and bring the authentic brand to the Philippines. In 2016, the name Bippustyleph was used for the contract with Junction Produce. The founders of the group decided to change their name to “VIP Car Philippines” as the official name of the car group. On December 22, 2016, the brand Influence VIP ® was founded. Every 2 months, they organize a meeting VIP or VIP Tambay, as they call it. Their goal is to grow and enjoy the scene of the VIP car in the Philippines and to be known as a strong group of VIP car lovers both locally and abroad. And from my point of view I think they are on the right way, I have been watching a lot of publications since the creation of their Facebook group. And indeed at the beginning we could notice that the people did their best with what they had, we gonna say that like this. There was almost only fake in Junction Produce at about 98%. When Alfred became a reseller, people began to replace counterfeits with authentic products. What I like about the Philippines VIP scene is that there are many different car models. In the USA you often see the great classics as the Lexus GS, LS, Infiniti Q45… and it’s very good. But I like also the things a bit more original we gonna say. For example in Philippines you gonna see Nissan Cefiro, Honda Fit, Honda Civic last generation, Mercedes E-Class, there was even a Honda CRV that was quite original. You can see the pics and the video about this. And now for finish we gonna talk about the brand Influenced VIP which was created by Alfred. The name Influence VIP came to influence” and promote the VIP style in the Philippines, the brand was created in 2016 as I said before. The brand aims to produce products that are not in the spotlight of the current scene. That is, they focus on custom color curtains and fleece products, not leather. They also produce licensed Junction Produce t-shirts and even offered an exclusive t-shirt and sweatshirt model only available with them, called “Taketomi” if I remember well. Recently they have released several t-shirt design in collaboration with Horisyou San who is a master artist and a master of traditional Japanese tattoo. Alfred came across his blog and read several of these articles and then contacted him by message to find out if it was possible to create t-shirts with his creations. With luck Horiyou answered and gave his permission, he doesn’t want to receive any financial compensation from the moment that his signature is visible on the t-shirts; Alfraid said to me he is a very kind and noble person. And so from there garment production as Influenced VIP / Horisyou Japan began. New interior products are still being created in soft materials and fabrics. It’s also possible to become official reseller of Influence VIP by sending them a message via their website influencedvip.onlineweb.shop you can find the link in description. I asked Alfred if he had noticed an evolution since 2014 and indeed before implementing the brand Junction Produce and Influenced VIP, (as I said before) counterfeit products flooded the local scene and car shows. And now you will rarely see fake Junction Produce products on different events across the country. This is how the VIP style in Philippines evolved since his beginning. And we are already at the end of the video. Thanks to Alfred for the time he gave me, and for answered to my questions. The next video will be about the brand Elegance VIP, an other VIP brand from Philippines. Feel free to like the video and subscribe to my channel. You will find in the description the links of Influence VIP (Fcebook group, Facebook page, website) as well as the link of the group VIP Car France (join the page Facebook “VIP Style Cars). And other links about my social media and all… Facebook, Instagram… And that’s it. See you soon for next video and bye everybody.