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My X5 Moment
by BACKSEAT DRIVER By James Deakin - March 28, 2007 - 12:00am
On the eve of the biggest event in C! Magazine’s history, the connecting flight from Perth touched down in NAIA, while the welcoming committee circled...
My X5 Moment
by BACKSEAT DRIVER By James Deakin - March 28, 2007 - 12:00am
On the eve of the biggest event in C! Magazine’s history, the connecting flight from Perth touched down in NAIA, while the welcoming committee circled...
The Date from Hell
by BACKSEAT DRIVER By James Deakin - February 14, 2007 - 12:00am
A couple of weeks ago, The STAR team received a text message from our Business Motoring editor, Dong Magsajo, that read: "Guess who the back seat driver is on Valentine’s...
Fuel for Thought Part II
by BACKSEAT DRIVER By James Deakin - January 10, 2007 - 12:00am
As the world goes mad over these low-carb diets, our vehicles, it seems, will be picking up our slack. Dr. Atkins would be appalled, surely; but that won’t stop the biofuels act from finally getting...
Is the Skyway above the law?
by BACKSEAT DRIVER By James Deakin - October 18, 2006 - 12:00am
Last Tuesday, November 10, during a lunchtime downpour, a Toyota Fortuner and an Isuzu Trooper were involved in a freak road accident that ended with the driver of the Trooper crashing his SUV through the...
Why can’t Filipino journalists be more like Jeremy Clarkson?
by BACKSEAT DRIVER By James Deakin - August 16, 2006 - 12:00am
About a month ago, Dong Magsajo jumped into the driver’s seat of this column and did the equivalent of doing donuts on your front lawn. He really managed to blow a few of your airbags with his "class...
Hit & Myths
by BACKSEAT DRIVER By James Deakin - July 12, 2006 - 12:00am
I’m a daddy again! Last July 4, my wife gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Pause for effect. Thank you, thank you... please, don’t get up. Oh, you weren’t going to. Anyway. Don’t worry, I’m...
Fuel For Thought
by BACKSEAT DRIVER By James Deakin - June 7, 2006 - 12:00am
There’s a new gas about to be launched that is guaranteed to last 25 percent longer than your current brand. "I tried this new gasoline, and I’m amazed!" said one delighted customer, almost wetting...
Towing The Line
by BACKSEAT DRIVER By James Deakin - February 22, 2006 - 12:00am
To Whom It May Concern Dear sir, Last week, along LP Leviste St, Salcedo Village, I was lining my car up into a vacant parking space outside my brother’s apartment building, when I became the victim of one...
Build ’em and they will come
by BACKSEAT DRIVER By James Deakin - January 18, 2006 - 12:00am
Welcome to the passion capital of the car-loving world: Detroit, Michigan. Here’s a place where dreams don’t just come true, they’re simply built for you. You see, more than any other place, Detroiters...
Home, James!
by BACKSEAT DRIVER By James Deakin - December 7, 2005 - 12:00am
Apparently, there’s this roster system around here as to who "takes the wheel" of the back seat driver wagon; and its something that’s taken very seriously. This is probably because it is the...
The Fast and the Spurious
by BACKSEAT DRIVER By James Deakin - October 5, 2005 - 12:00am
There’s a chance this might be solved by the time it sees print, but I’m writing it anyway on the off chance that it may hit the right nerve of the right person at the right time, and who knows, it may...
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