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, […]
Following a photo of the Batmobile leaked from the set of his upcoming movie, director Zack Synder posted an official photo of the Batmobile. Batman’s new chick magnet looks similar to the Tumbler from the Dark Knight movies, but with more guns. Because, as we know, Batman doesn’t use guns unless it’s a big cannon […]
The father of Dalia Guerrero Pastor, wife of slain car racing champion and motorsports proponent Ferdinand “Enzo” Pastor, said he believed that his daughter was innocent and that “she had nothing to gain” from his death. Dalia has been implicated in the murder plot and has been named as a suspect by the police and […]
Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada announced on Saturday that he is lifting the seven-month old ban on cargo trucks that has been blamed for congestion at the Port of Manila, double-digit losses for importers and exporters, food shortages, rising prices of basic goods, horrendous traffic in the metropolis and the threat, at one time, of […]
Brace yourselves for a traffic-clogged Saturday, as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) alters the traffic scheme on Katipunan Avenue, a major thoroughfare in Quezon City. The road will be covered by the one-lane restriction for cargo trucks, and traffic lights will take the place of U-turn slots. After the measure was introduced on C5 […]
An agent of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was assaulted Monday night in Pasay City, following a minor vehicular accident. FBI special agent Lamont Siler was driving a car around 7 p.m. near the Cultural Center of the Philippines complex when its side mirror accidentally got into contact with and left scratches on […]
The country’s longest running motorist assistance program, Petron Lakbay Alalay, has evolved from being just a seasonal activity into a series of year-round ongoing programs. Still manned by volunteers, Petron Lakbay Alalay is now activated year-round, each time there is a long holiday weekend like the one held last August at the Petron station on […]
Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo, who has headed the company for the past 23 years, has announced his resignation from the company. The CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ferrari’s majority owner, Sergio Marchionne, will take over in October. The move was announced as a preparation for the listing of Fiat Chrysler Automobile Group on Wall […]
Another tragic road accident has transpired in Benguet province. A Ford-Fiera based jeepney fell into a 100-meter deep ravine, killing 12 high school students. Efren Dalisdis went to Poblacion National High School in Buguias town in Benguet province in his old Ford Fiera jeepney on Tuesday afternoon to fetch his 16-year-old son, John Ray. On […]
“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.
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 […]
Round 13 of the 2014 Formula One calendar sees the championship making its way to the Cathedral of Speed: Monza, Italy. Monza is known for a few things: notably, the old banked oval, recording the fastest racing speed F1, and the tifosi who will go all out and support Ferrari. Heaven help you if you […]