Autobot Offroad PG lit up the recent Manila Auto Salon when it presented businesswoman and construction magnate Lyn Macanas as its brand ambassador during the high successful event last weekend at the SMX Convention Center.
“Madam L” as Macanas is fondly called, owns 15 tough-looking modified vehicles and cars some of which were presented by Autobot during the event.
“I just love big things!,” Madam L exclaimed while wearing a big diamond ring on her finger. “I just love to drive big trucks and SUVs with big wheels. I love it when my vehicle looks astig (tough) enough to warn people that I can run over them if they don’t get out of my way! I may be diminutive in stature but I’m used to driving not just pickup trucks and SUVs, but heavy duty trucks as well as forklifts. I learned to drive these big machines when I was just starting out in business.”
Her life story is a Cinderella-like one – from rags-to-riches– as Madam L worked so hard to become a very successful businesswoman. After working in Saudi Arabia and Taiwan where she learned important business skills and practices while she moonlighted in various sideline jobs, she eventually got into the construction business and other business ventures that became successful.
“I had sports cars before but I find more security in driving big masculine vehicles”, Madam L said. “At the start, I wanted to have a Hummer like actress Angel Locsin’s H2 but it was no longer locally available. So, I bought a Toyota FJ Cruiser and modified it at Autobot with big wheels and a tall stance to make it look tough. And then my daughter, who’s also a truck enthusiast, convinced me to get a pickup truck so we can load stuff on its bed. We also had it modified at Autobot and then one thing led to another until we had a fleet of fifteen tough looking vehicles.”
Madam L and her children has driven their modified rigs over rough terrains. “I always have fun driving these big rigs off-road with my children,” she said. “Being able to drive over seemingly impossible terrain is similar to conquering the obstacles that I face in business. The modifications made by Autobot allow my vehicles to easily go over ruts and mud pools, which in a way, is like a metaphor to the adjustments I constantly make in business to allow me to easily close deals and get contracts.”