CW Home Depot & Ortigas Technopoint hosts first PH Moto Heritage Event
They say this is the best time to get into motorcycles. With millions of bikes being sold every year and all the brands are coming in, adding up to what is available already, the riding community has gone bigger, better, and still growing. But all this did not happen just over night. As early as the 1940s, the bike scenes was very active already. They would hold drag races, and club rides, probably their own versions of breakfast rides back in the day.
Motorcycle enthusiast and TV personality Jay Taruc looks to reviving this bygone era and this weekend looks forward to staging the first Moto Heritage Weekend.
The event is a gathering of sorts, full of stories about that vintage bike your grandfather used to ride. The sight of your neighbor’s vintage 70s Honda CB750 being warmed up every morning when you were growing up. Your uncle’s Harley Davidson that will soon be passed on to you. That old beaten up Lambretta LI 150 Special ridden by your newspaper delivery man whizzing by every morning.
According to Taruc, “We want to cherish these precious memories, embrace them, celebrate them at least once a year, as part of our own “moto heritage”. And share them to our neighbors, and to the world. We also want to honor the riders before us.”
As a testament to this, the event will showcase old photos of riders and motorcycles with several netizens responded and contributing their pictures. These will all be displayed on a huge “Heritage Wall” on the 2-day weekend event to be held at the parking roof deck of Ortigas Technopoint Parking Building at the CW Home Depot Ortigas compound.
The main attraction of the Moto Heritage Weekend will be a well-curated vintage bike show where some 50 vintage, classic and antique motorcycles and scooters will be displayed and actually compete for prizes and special awards. The organizers have tapped foreign moto experts to judge these classic rides.
The Moto Heritage stage will also cater to talks and discussions on the local moto restoration scenes, here and abroad. Other topics will also be featured.
On the second day of the Moto Heritage Weekend this coming Sunday, the event will also be this year’s venue to the annual after ride program for the Distinguished Gentlemans Ride DGR2018.