The TIM San Marino GP at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, with its 16 turns and 4.2 km layout, has been the venue for some outstanding racing in the premier league. From the looks of it, this year’s race has a lot highlights in store for the teams, riders and especially the fans. […]
Motorists in Metro Manila, Rizal, and Northern Luzon bore the brunt of tropical storm “Mario” as it brought back memories of the killer storm “Ondoy” in 2009. The massive flooding from Tropical Storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong) shut down private and government offices, schools, courts and financial markets in the metropolis and sent thousands of […]
Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan) chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada visited the Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology (TMP Tech) and toured the school’s world-class facilities during his recent trip to the Philippines. Prior to his visit to TMP Tech, Uchiyamada attended a ceremony accepting TMP chairman Dr. George S.K. Ty’s P10-million donation to TMP Tech to be […]
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines launches the All New Brio and Brio Amaze at the 5th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) at World Trade Center, Pasay City. During the opening, HCPI’s President and General Manager, Toshio Kuwahara unveiled to local media the much-anticipated All New Brio (hatchback) and […]
Eurobrands Distributor Inc. (EDI), official importer and distributor of Peugeot vehicles in the country, joined the 5th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS). EDI has taken to heart the show’s theme, Progress In Motion, and specifically focused on highlighting the advancements in Peugeot’s product offerings. Peugeot’s highlight car – though not one EDI plans to […]
Catch Round 4 of the Hyundai Lateral Drift on Sunday, September 21, at the Megatent in Libis. The organizers have moved the date due to the bad weather. With three more rounds left to the Championship, following are the mid-season results for the Amateur Division: Kar Montaner (292 points) at 1st Place; Peter Scroth (280 […]
Character counts for a lot in Formula One, and for any new circuit on the F1 calendar, the establishment of a recognizable identity is half the battle in attracting a fan base and holding on to your slot on the schedule. We’ll spare the blushes of those that have fallen by the wayside and instead […]
Toyota USA has determined what its customers want, and that, apparently, is a van. The U2 concept car is officially classified as an SUV, but with a big, box-like rear, similar to Toyota’s own Bb but in a bigger size, and to Honda’s Element. And there’s no sign that Bono and company will be endorsing […]
The Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) will open the 5th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) on September 18-21 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. As part of the exhibition, themed “Progress in Motion,” the member companies: BAIC, BMW, Daewoo, Honda, Isuzu, JMC, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Suzuki, Toyota, […]
“Bring it on!” I channeled my inner “Tito Poch” last Sept. 4 as I braced myself for a fuel economy run organized by the same car manufacturer who gave the words “fuel economy” a “run” for their money. For doesn’t it feel like yesterday when the late Pinoy motorsport legend Tito Poch Ramirez dared the notorious Metro Manila traffic to “bring it on” and spoil his date with fuel economy destiny on board his Honda Jazz?
Ford’s hit new crossover, the Ecosport, should be a contradiction on wheels. It looks like an SUV and is as tall as an SUV, but it has a compact footprint. It has generous room inside but manages to be fuel-efficient. What makes it tick is not really a secret: The Ecosport is built on the platform of the Fiesta, a highly entertaining hatchback in its own right.
I’m a fan of multipurpose vehicles like Volkswagen’s Touran. You can load it up to the brim with people, cargo and bigger, bulkier objects, easy to get in and out of on a typical market day weekend and despite being roomy inside, has relatively compact exterior dimensions comparable to traditional three-box C-segment sedans.
MANILA, Philippines–Mention overseas Filipino professionals and workers, and what comes top of mind would be doctors, physical therapists, nurses, accountants, IT professionals, engineers, architects, entertainers, technicians, teachers, military servicemen, seafarers, students, fast-food workers, domestic helpers and caregivers. The numbers, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority, would come up to an estimated 2.2 million OFs (overseas […]
North Trend Marketing Corporation (NTMC), the exclusive national distributor of Maxxis, Presa and CST tires and Visayas distributor of Mobil automotive and industrial lubricants will open its first-ever Maxxis Performance Center to customers in Western Visayas this September. Located at Avancenia St., South Fundidor, Molo, Iloilo City, Ilonggo motorists will now experience high-quality, hassle-free […]
Michael Schumacher is continuing his recovery. The seven-time Formula One champion has left a Swiss hospital and will continue his recovery at home, his manager said Tuesday. The former F1 champion suffered a serious head injury while skiing in France at the end of December. Schumacher was transferred to a hospital in Lausanne in June, after […]