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Mazda Museum visit: rekindling old flames

Growing up playing Gran Turismo, a few things have permanently seared in my brain: the Miata MX-5 or Eunos Roadster as it’s called in Japan, the fire-breathing RX-7 sports car that is now a favorite in time-attack…

Porsche Cayenne V6: fast, fun and amazing on long drives

In Germany, you can pretty much drive up and down the country via their extensive Autobahn. Hard core drivers will easily do a 700-1,000 kilometer round trip in 24 hours as it is more convenient than flying…

Travel Diary Part 2: From sea to sky with a Toyota Hybrid

I’m back for more stories on our family’s Vancouver adventure which taught us how to be independent and domesticated. After staying downtown during the first part of the trip, we embarked on a journey that took us…

SsangYong Rexton: worthy challenger to the throne

In life, second chances are far andfew in between. Even in the automotive industry, there are good examples of this, so if and when second chances come, we should grab it by the horns and show who…

GAC GS8 2.0 Turbo 4WD A/T: Chinese Challenger

To be honest, I’ve never cared much for China branded cars. They look odd, drive equally odd, but worst of all, reliability has always been suspect, to put it politely. Stories of test units failing to leave…

Jeep Wrangler JL 2019 Old world charm mixed with cutting edge tech

  The Jeep Wrangler is as American as it truly is, tracing its lineage to the World War II era Willy’s Jeeps which are somewhat related to our own home-grown jeepneys and owner-type jeeps.   In essence…

A new hybreed of the Toyota Corolla Altis

The new Toyota Corolla Altis was launched the other day. What does this mean to the country? In many ways, nothing new. In other ways, something game-changing. The Philippines is a Toyota country. It’s also a very…

Smooth operator

Is the mid-size executive sedan still a relevant market nowadays, what with the continued onslaught of cross-overs, SUV’s, and other tall-riding vehicles slowly changing the motoring landscape in the country? This issue is indeed relevant, thanks to…

Vios Racing Festival: Ong, Matsunaga sizzle in the rain

Constantly changing weather conditions opened the way for an action-packed race weekend for the Vios Circuit Championship with new leaders emerging in the different classes. Vaulting ahead were Eggy Ong for Sporting Class, teammates Elysse Menorca and…

Honda Brio RS The spirit of the affordable driver’s car lives on

Honda is perhaps the master of small hero cars. The Honda CR-X started a revolution in autocross and circuit racing many decades ago, followed by the Honda Civic which today continues to dominate in grassroots motorsports, followed…