We're no big tennis fans here at Kotse.com, but if you're reading this, there's a good chance that you're one. So we'd just like to let you know that Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) is finally ready to hit the hard court on March 19, 2013 as they open the 24th Mitsubishi Lancer International Junior Tennis Championship (MLIJTC).
Along with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Philippine Tennis Association (Philta), MMPC is expecting more than 120 players from around the globe to battle it out at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
I'm pretty sure most of you reading this are still dreaming of owning your very first car. But to make this dream come true, you'll have to consider which car to get, how much it'll cost, what payment option to get, and if you can actually afford one. Now after you've overanalyzed all the details that pertains to buying a car, that dream then starts to sound a little bit more like a fantasy. Luckily, BPI Family Savings Bank Auto Loan is here to make your life a lot easier and surprisingly affordable with their new “1st Car Plan” program. Here's how you can buy your first brand new car in just 5 minutes.
It all begins by choosing a vehicle from the selection of economically-priced subcompacts as your would-be first car. Available with the 1st Car Plan program are the Hyundai Eon, Mitsubishi Mirage, Honda City, Toyota Vios, and Ford Fiesta.
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.
Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, will be hosting the first-ever BMW Roadshow this coming February 22 to 24, 2013, at the Mount Malarayat Gold & Country Club in Lipa City, Batangas.
They'll give all visitors the chance to test drive on-site a wide range of BMW's, hopefully including the new BMW 6 Series Coupe and Z4 35is Roadster that will be on display. BMW owners can also bring their cars and avail of FREE diagnostics and maintenance at the BMW Express Bay. And for those who want to experience the power of M, do visit the BMW M Performance Zone and select from many original BMW performance parts and accessories available specially at the Roadshow.
Better get ready, because the Philippines' biggest motoring event of the year is back. Organized by Worldbex Services international (WSI), the 9th Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) is set to invade the World Trade Center Manila and Philippine Trade Training Center this April 4 to 7, 2013.
This year's show carries the theme “Innovation and Technology” to highlight the slew of technological features that cars of today come with. Innovations such as active park assist, full auto brake, pedestrian detection, electronic stability control, and bluetooth connectivity not only make driving more convenient and enjoyable, but also a whole lot safer. Just imagine what new toys are in store in this year's show.
Their indoor karting facility in Makati might have closed down last December 2012, but City Kart Racing (CKR) is alive and kicking. And to jumpstart 2013, they're offering Kart Clinics for youngsters at the country's international go kart track, Carmona Racing Circuit.
Kart Clinic 2013 is open for Cadet (7 to 11 years old) and Junior (11 to 15 year old) classes. The one day clinic includes go lunch, kart rental, track fee, hands on training, and a mini race. Students will then be trained by non other than former European karting champion Jean-Marc Freihuber and mechanics will always be on hand to keep all the karts in tip top shape. And at the end of the day, each of these new young go kart drivers get to take home their hard-earned diploma plus freebies!
This is it guys. The title fight for the 2012 Lateral Drift Championship will go down to the wire at Round 6 this December 8 at the Clark Expo Grounds in Pampanga.
After the melee at Round 5's night drift, Alex Perez of Team Yellowcab bumps up to the championship ladder and now leads 17 points ahead of closest rival and 2011 Champion, Audel Sison from Autocraft Drift. Meanwhile, Boodie Dabasol from Team Turbo Cafe still has a shot in third place, but a 51 point deficit from Perez would be hard to claw up.
Last time the series visited Clark Expo was back in September for Round 2 in this year's championship. It was Dabasol who took the win then with Sison coming in a close second, while Perez's car problems pushed him out of the Top 4. So who will in the championship in 2012? Will it be a 6th title for Perez, a 2nd title for Sison, or a 1st time for Boodie.
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.