Sunday, 06 March 2011 19:27

The Panamera V6 Sport Driving Experience

PGA Cars Inc. Press Release   
Porsche Philippines headed by Robert Coyiuto III, recently held  a one-day sport driving activity for the Porsche owners and customers at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga last February 19, 2011.

“This driving program was patterned after Porsche’s very own internationally acclaimed Porsche Road Show event,” reveals  Coyiuto III. He adds, “We are very happy to have our drivers experience first hand from the veterans of circuit racing how to maximize the potential of our cars.” 

Dubbed the Porsche Sport Driving Experience, two Panamera V6 cars were driven by some thirty customers under the professional supervision of the legendary Ramirez racing clan lead by Menchie Ramirez, PGA Cars Motorsports Manager, champion race driver Georges Ramirez and current Philippine Touring Car Championship contender Stefan Ramirez. The participants experienced the Panamera V6 while tackling several exercises on the track designed to highlight it’s features. It gave them the opportunity to exploit the Panamera’s power and handling, as well as highlight its distinctive character of being both a luxury sedan and a true sports car all rolled into one.
Published in News
Monday, 06 April 2009 07:52

Farewell to RP’s Motorsports Hero

Words by Kris C. Lim

tito poch
My heart sank when Car Awards Group Inc. (CAGI) corporate secretary Atty. Robby Consunji told me that Jose “Pocholo” Ramirez, otherwise known as Tito Poch to his friends and family, had succumbed to cancer. It was the end of his four-year battle with the disease. Everybody loved him. He was a good person; a humble and true gentleman. I used to bump into him during motoring events and I would tap him on his shoulder. He would smile at me and tap my arms in return. You could feel his sincerity even in small gestures like that.

Tito Poch grew up in Manila during World War II. He learned how to drive using borrowed jeeps from American soldiers who passed by their house along Taft Avenue. After working as an hotelier at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, he went back to Manila in the '60s. Tito Poch told Arsenio “Dodjie” Laurel (a two-time Macau Grand Prix winner) that he wanted to try go-karts. Dodjie gladly lent him one. His passion for racing began there and the hobby soon turned into a living. He won in races such as slaloms, rallies, and circuit races. The man was a natural.
Published in Motorsports