Words by Christopher Kho | Photos by Mikko David
 
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After spending nine days for Qualitative Tests at ETON Centris, Quezon City and another four days for Technical Tests at the Clark International Speedway (CIS), it all comes down to this. On the eve of April 4, 2013 at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS), there will be a newly-crowed Car of the Year Philippines (COTY-P) for 2012 - 2013. But before last year's COTY - the Hyundai Elantra - hands over its throne, the Car Awards Group Inc. (CAGI) has published this year's final nominees.
 
The list includes 80 vehicles competing in 20 Categories, plus the coveted Car of the Year Philippines title. But new for this year is a Truck of the Year Philippines (TOTY-P) award that separately recognizes the bigger cars in the bunch.
Published in Car of the Year
 
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Want to learn how to race cars the right way? Here's your chance. Tuason Racing School (TRS) is once again accepting enrollees for their 1-day Basic Circuit Racing Class this coming April. They'll teach you the basics on threshold braking, downshifting, racing line, and track lapping under the guidance of none-other-than multi-titled racing champion, JP Tuason.
 
All you need to have is a valid driver's license, ability to drive a manual transmission car, and P18,000 for the course fee. But for those who are underage and have no license, TRS is willing to make an exception. Just get a written consent and certification from either a parent or guardian stating that the enrollee knows how to drive.
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As the championship battle heats up, the 2012 Lateral Drift Championship takes the challenge a step further when it invades the Clark International Speedway (CIS) at night on November 24, 2012 for Round 5. They teamed up with Emperor Motorsports' 0 to 400 Challenge and Circuit Showdown's Time Attack to create a whole day of high octane action.
 
The Time Attack first takes the track from 7:00AM to 2:00PM. Then, from 2:00PM onwards, the drag race and drifting go side-by-side as they burn up some serious rubber until midnight.
Published in Upcoming Events
 
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After a fantastic turnout at the 1st leg of the Tuason Racing School (TRS) Raceday last August, it's time yet again to suit up and strap on for another track attack, this time at the Clark International Speedway (CIS). The 2nd TRS Raceday brings together the TRS Cup powered by the Ford Fiesta, Car Club Trackday, and the Bridgestone Cup on track this September 30, 2012.
Published in Upcoming Events
 
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After nine action-packed rounds and one new champion in 2011, the Lateral Drift Championship is finally ready to get sideways this 2012, starting with the 1st Round this Saturday, July 28, at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila. The tire-burning action begins promptly at 1:00 PM and last through the night until 8:00 PM. Admission is free to anyone who wants to see these monsters burn up some rubber. 
 
Get ready for the 7th year running of the Philippines' premier drifting series. This season will have a full calendar of six rounds that will begin this July and last until the month of November. Four of the rounds will be held in the heart of Manila at the Quirino Grandstand, while the remaining two will take the challenge back to the Clark International Circuit in Pampanga.
Published in Motorsports
Words by Ferman Lao | Photos by Christopher Kho
 
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Ok, perhaps it's not exactly 10,000, but with the least capable vehicle available for testing producing almost three times more than your typical subcompact, while the most powerful easily over 500, to it's easy be lulled into thinking that the day's selection had a total power output was within that region... or a bit more. In fact, the experience could undoubtedly be the automotive equivalent of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's “The Greatest Show on Earth.” This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Porsche World Roadshow = a day wherein every model in the Porsche catalog are driven in the manner they were designed to be driven, made possible only by Porsche AG and PGA Cars Inc.
Published in Features
 
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Drag race demons take to the strip as Emperor Motorsports and Speedlab bring you the 0 - 400 Challenge on March 17, 2012 at the Clark International Speedway (CIS) to see who's the real king of the quarter mile. The special motorsports day will also feature a Speedway Auto Show, Loudmatch, and Car Porn Racing's Drift Fest in one big event. 
 
Entry fee is P2,500/car with a P5,000, P3,000, and P2,000 cash prize for each of the class winners:
Published in Upcoming Events
 
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The Automobile Association Philippines (AAP), the country's motorsports authority, has just published the complete Philippine motorsports calendar for 2012 covering almost anything and everything on four wheels. Under its affiliated clubs, AAP sanctions all motorsport competitions in six disciplines: circuit racing, karting, slalom, car rally, rally cross, and 4WD off-rod racing. 
 
Big races in store for this year are the Philippine GT, Philippine Touring Car Championship (PTCC), RMSC's National Slalom Series, Hillclimb Series, RallyEKross, National Karting Series, and Asian Karting Open Championship (AKOC). These championshipo will visit the country's premier race tracks such as the Clark International Speedway (CIS), Batangas Racing Circuit (BRC), and Carmona Race Track (CRT).
Published in Motorsports
 
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Not all race series are created equal, but Circuit Showdown is racing ahead of the pack as the country's fastest-growing track day event. Combining the Touring Car series and Time Attack competition, this is the new breeding ground for the future racing champions of the Philippines. Now on its third year, Circuit Showdown is gearing up with the 2012 championship race schedule.
 
2012 Race Schedule
1st leg  March 3, 2012  Batangas Racing Circuit
2nd leg      April 14, 2012  Clark International Speedway 
3rd leg  May 5, 2012  Batangas Racing Circuit 
4th leg  June 2, 2012  Clark International Speedway 
5th leg  July 7, 2012  Batangas Racing Circuit 
6th leg  August 4, 2012  TBA 
7th leg  September 1, 2012      Batangas Racing Circuit 
8th leg  October 6, 2012  Clark International Speedway
Published in Motorsports
 
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Put on a shine for the 2011 Outdoor Autofest's Ridexhibit and Swapmeet happening this October 30, 2011 at the Clark International Speedway (CIS). Flaunt your hottest rides for the Oldest Car, Most Modified, Best Restoration, Rarest Old School Wheels, and Most Techie Car awards. Reign supreme in this on-track car show and you could just land yourself a feature on Gadgets Magazine and Kotse.com
 
Car enthusiasts too can chip in on the four wheel action in Swapmeet, an open-trade market place for car parts, accessories, and more. Get the best deals for your ride, or make some cash by selling your stuff.
 
Big prizes will be given away including Dynapack Dyno GC's from Speedlab, Kooltec GC's, Speedlab T-shirts, Kenwood Car Stereo, Blaupunkt Audio System, and Speedlab Keychains! First 15 registrants will also get Bosch SuperBright Bulbs and Bosch Platinum Fusion Spark Plugs, while all participants get a FREE pair of Kotse.com stickers.
Published in Upcoming Events
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