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We’re giving away this Aguila Auto Glass diorama

Perfect for your collection of miniature die-cast toy cars

Atty. Lauro Aguila founded the company you now know as Aguila Auto Glass. PHOTO FROM AGUILA AUTO GLASS

The man you see in the above photo is Atty. Lauro Aguila, the founder of Aguila Auto Glass. The picture shows him in front of the company’s first store, back when it was still known as Universal Glass Co. And in honor of the person who started the firm in 1952, we are giving away a really nice diorama of a modern store of the successful automotive glass business.

Yes, the billboard lights are functional. PHOTOS BY HANS BOSSHARD

If you are a toy enthusiast who is fond of miniature die-cast toy cars, you will understand the appeal of a well-crafted diorama. We were amazed by the quality of this thing when it was delivered to our office. The attention to detail is impressive—even the lights are working. This should complete your scaled-down Metro Manila landscape and complement your prized Tomica collection.

We can picture this diorama sitting beside our Tomica collection. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

Anyway, a fortunate reader will receive this Aguila Auto Glass diorama. How? We will announce the mechanics of the contest soon. In the meantime, best to already imagine where you will display this playset (excluding the die-cast cars, by the way) in case you win it.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist for 26 years. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.