Words by Christopher Kho | Photos courtesy of TRS
 
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Tuason Racing School (TRS), the longest-running racing school in the country, is taking the Ford Fiesta fever to the race track as they officially flag off the Ford Fiesta Cup in July. Stripped down and loaded up, TRS has turned the Fiesta into a full-fledged race car that's ready to be ripped up in the hands of Ken Block. Get into the heat of the FoFi rush as you buckle up and race wheel-to-wheel with the country's hottest hatchback. 
Words by Christopher Kho | Photos and video courtesy of Mazda Motor Corporation
 
787b_lemans01After winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the No. 55 Mazda 787B returned to the iconic Circuit de la Sarthe for the first time after 20 years. Piloted by the very man who drove the 787B to victory in 1991, Johnny Herbert relived the past by putting down two laps of pure emotion around the track before the start of the 2011 24 Heures du Mans last June 10. The fully-restored Group C sports prototype made history by being the first Japanese-built machine to win the race, and the first and only rotary-powered race car to achieve the feat. 
Words by Christopher Kho | Photos and video courtesy of Volvo Car Corporation
 
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The guys at Volvo have been keeping themselves busy yet again, this time developing a system that saves lives on four legs. Based on the Pedestrian Detection's technology, this new pet project detects and automatically brakes when an animal crosses the road, sparing them from being turned into roadkill. Scheduled to be launched into the market in just a few year's time, this fancy feature is a leap closer towards the Scandinavian automaker's vision for 2020 - that nobody should suffer serious injury in a new Volvo. 
Words by Andre Palma
 
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Everything began with a phone call. It must have been 1999, and I was looking for go faster parts for a B16A. You know, the kind of engine a punk sticks into a tiny, made-for-grocery-runs Honda to turn it into a street fighter. The guy I was talking to seemed to know what he was talking about but sounded surprised I knew what I was talking about. His suspicion was that obvious. Why the wariness, you may ask?
 
Difficult as it may seem, talking cars is easy. Anyone can do it. Heck, monkeys can be trained to talk via flashcards, right? Speaking about cars with a hint of passion is a little more difficult but not impossible. Actually being devoted (and I don’t use that word loosely) to the automobile, savoring every nuance of that sickness, well that is quite rare. 
 
Suffice it to say; I think Ferman picked that up from the first time we talked. I was, have been, and will always be sick in the head with cars. Apparently, so is he.
 
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Winds Formula Philippines, Inc. has set sail to put up a different breed of car show this June. Rather than just customized creations amped up with gadgets galore, the Japan-based team is flying in three of their roaring open-wheeled Formula Cars for a special two-day display at the Bonifacio High Street in Taguig from June 18 to 19, 2011. Catch this rare chance to see some of Japan's best race cars on display for FREE. As an added bonus, Japan Super GT300 driver Naohiro Furuya will be making a special guest appearance during the two-day event.  
 
rwyb_2011_1Established by the late Kookie Ramirez in 1998, Run What You Brung (RWYB) paved an avenue for amateur drivers to learn the ropes of auto racing. But when the Subic International Raceway (SIR), the home track of RYWB, closed its doors in 2010 and with Kookie's passing a few months after, we thought that the future of Philippine motorsports disappeared along with them. What we didn't know was that, out of our sights, the Ramirez family has been hard at work to jump start the RWYB series and revive the hopes of aspiring Filipino drivers - all because of the dream of one great man. Join us on June 19, 2011 as Run What You Brung gets back on track at the Clark International Speedway.
 
 
ckr_karting_gpKarting Maniacs unite for City Kart Racing's 1st Indoor Karting GP. Test skill, strength, and stamina in this full 90 minute Grand Prix that emulates the challenges Formula One and GT Racing. Hurry! With only 20 limited spots on the grid to be filled up, now's your chance to become a true GP driver as lights turn green on June 19, 2011. 
 
Race Schedule
June 17, 2011 (Friday) - 15 minute Free Practice for all participating drivers from 6 to 9 PM
June 18, 2011 (Saturday) - Lucky draw of Kart numbers at 10 PM
June 19, 2011 (Sunday) - Race Day; Qualifying begins at 9 AM
Words and photos by Christopher Kho
 
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Shell Gas (LPG) Philippines, Inc. recently unveiled a special partnership with the three-pointed star moniker. Under the “Shellane Fleet Revolution” program, 18 Mercedes-Benz Actros Trucks were enlisted to safely transport their LPG products in line with the petroleum giant's commitment to provide its customers with safe, reliable, and high-quality products and services. This venture also reinforces Shellane's action towards road safety.