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Green Flag for the Ford Lynx Cup
by Brian Afuang - August 25, 2004 - 12:00am
"Fun!" That’s what the three top drivers of the Ford Lynx Cup exclaimed in unison when asked about what their first weekend’s worth of adrenaline-charged racetrack action was like. Still garbed...
Safety is Kids’ Stuff
by Brian Afuang - August 11, 2004 - 12:00am
You have to sit up and listen when an automotive company who has a reputation for building the safest cars in the world talks about child safety in cars. And when you do sit up and listen, it’s sobering to note...
Creme de la Camry
by Brian Afuang - July 21, 2004 - 12:00am
Not that the previous models weren’t any good. The Toyota Camry has been, after all, a best-seller in its segment in the local market since its introduction in 2002. But as Toyota Motor Philippines president...
Tyson Sy: About A Boy
by Brian Afuang - July 7, 2004 - 12:00am
Tyson Sy is seriously quick. At 16, the quiet, unassuming young man has both the tenacity and skill to win in open-wheel car racing — which he does with frequency. In the car, on the track, he is clearly...
6 Appeal
by Brian Afuang - June 30, 2004 - 12:00am
Pre-Die Hard, Bruce Willis had hair, Cybill Shepherd was a babe — and since it was the 80s — had big big hair, and both strutted, flirted and romped their way to make Moonlighting among the sexiest things...
Kymco Culture
by Brian Afuang - June 9, 2004 - 12:00am
Like those massive billboards that hawk everything from tacky underwear to Australian Immigration services, "underbone" bikes and scooters that zip and, well, scoot around traffic are now — love or...
First Quarter Charge From Toyota
by Brian Afuang - May 19, 2004 - 12:00am
While the company’s Formula One efforts may not exactly be stirring this year, in the sales charts race Toyota is at the sharp end of the grid, recently posting a double-digit gain in its annual profit figures....
Power to the People
by Brian Afuang - May 12, 2004 - 12:00am
In a marketplace brimming with energy pills, energy snacks and energy colas that supposedly make one perform better or party harder, it’s not surprising that a tiremaker will come up with an energy product as...
Lynx Racing
by Brian Afuang - May 5, 2004 - 12:00am
After a season’s worth of fun events, intense competition and scorching racetrack action, the Tuason Racing School (TRS) Ford Lynx Cup is back as this one-make race series gears up for its 2004 season, suitably...
All-Wheel-Drivin’
by Brian Afuang - April 21, 2004 - 12:00am
An all-wheel-drive Civic to take on the venerated Impreza STi and Lancer Evo? These proven all-wheeler Subaru and Mitsubishi schoolyard toughies may soon find themselves roughing it up with a brash new kid over playground...
But Is It Art?
by Brian Afuang - April 14, 2004 - 12:00am
Recently, journalism — perhaps even cultural — history was made when Dan Neil, a writer who joined the Los Angeles Times only last year, won the top Pulitzer Prize for newspaper critics after the paper...
Taking a U-Turn
by Brian Afuang - March 31, 2004 - 12:00am
How do you cross an intersection?
Design perfection
by Brian Afuang - March 24, 2004 - 12:00am
Style, these two cars smack of. Though nothing of the fabulous haute couture sort Ferrari and its ilk strut about town — and racetracks — in, the Honda Civic 2.0 and Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8G nonetheless...
Too Much on LTO’s Plate?
by Brian Afuang - March 17, 2004 - 12:00am
Here’s the deal: The National Anti-Kidnapping Task Force (NAKTF) notwithstanding, all motor vehicles on the road should have license plates. Trucks, buses, motorcycles, cars — everything — whether...
Lean, mean, clean machines
by Brian Afuang - March 10, 2004 - 12:00am
Apparently, Honda’s "Power of Dreams" vehicles aren’t limited to those powered by traditional energy sources alone. Because recently, the carmaker has been building a couple of environment-friendly...
Isuzu Returns to Mount Pinatubo
by Brian Afuang - March 3, 2004 - 12:00am
"Because it is there."
New Korean Sport-ute Launched
by Brian Afuang - February 25, 2004 - 12:00am
With four major manufacturers, it’s apparent Korea is intent on taking a significant bite out of the global auto industry pie. Hyundai, Kia, Daewoo and Ssangyong have made their presence felt in virtually every...
‘Zoom Zooming’ its Way in the Local Auto Scene
by Brian Afuang - February 18, 2004 - 12:00am
Mazda marked its official entry to the local automotive industry last February 11 as the brand’s launch was announced in a news conference at a Makati hotel. The Japanese auto maker builds — or has built...
Racing Scholarship = Filipino F1 Driver?
by Brian Afuang - February 11, 2004 - 12:00am
This is yet another confirmation that Asia is one hot region in the field of motor racing these days. BMW Motorsport announced late last week that it has increased its funding for the Formula BMW Asia Scholarship....
Japanese Autos on a Roll
by Brian Afuang - February 11, 2004 - 12:00am
Henry Ford may have built the first cars for the masses, and his company may have been quite successful selling these for nearly a century. But now, it is exactly Ford cars that the Japanese are outselling. In 2003,...
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