Touareging through the Cordilleras
by James Deakin - October 20, 2015 - 10:00am
At first it looked like a typo. Leave Baguio 8 am; lunch in Sagada; leave for Baguio by 2pm; dinner in Manor, cocktails, socials etc. Surely this can’t be right. Who drives all the way to Sagada for lunch?...
The perfect storm
by James Deakin - December 3, 2014 - 12:00am
A powerful storm just swept through Manila.
Vios Cup ends in dramatic, nail-biting finish
by James Deakin - October 22, 2014 - 12:00am
When Toyota set out to stage an FIA sanctioned street race in the Fort, we all thought they had downed one too many cups of saké.
Brand new vintage
by James Deakin - September 17, 2014 - 12:00am
Over the last 13 years I have driven a lot of new cars and a lot of old ones. But last week, I was given a very rare opportunity to drive a brand new old one.
Towing the line at The Fort
by James Deakin - February 13, 2013 - 12:00am
So there I was enjoying a nice Sunday family lunch in the Fort when the waitress comes up and informs me that my car is being towed.
A shocking new proposed law
by James Deakin - January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
I borrowed a friend’s 35mm film camera the other day just to fool around with for a week or two.
Should causing traffic be a criminal charge?
by James Deakin - January 9, 2013 - 12:00am
After spending the 12 days of Christmas staring at the back of a bus, jeep, or any  one of the other million and one stationary vehicles on the road last December, I really think that we should be taking traffic...
My thing in action
by James Deakin - December 26, 2012 - 12:00am
Every week, my inbox is filled with every type of car question you can think of.
Friends on call
by James Deakin - December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
Back in June of this year, I spearheaded a program in partnership with Lifeline Ambulance, to help fight the war against drunk driving by setting up the country’s first ‘Driver on Call’ progra...
Rage within the Machine
by James Deakin - December 5, 2012 - 12:00am
How many children need to lose a father? How many wives need to be widowed?
Catch 22
by James Deakin - October 24, 2012 - 12:00am
Last Wednesday night, I invited Atty. Yves Gonzalez, Director and OIC of the Traffic Discipline Office of the MMDA, to a live television webcast over nmfnetwork.tv to get some straight answers to some very pressing...
The French Connection
by James Deakin - October 3, 2012 - 12:00am
While it may have taken a little bit longer than expected, the European automotive brands are preparing themselves for yet another French revolution.
One Shell of an experience
by James Deakin - September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
How do you celebrate your 500th Grand Prix? On the podium, of course.
How's my driving?
by James Deakin - September 19, 2012 - 12:00am
Have you ever tried following every road rule to the letter on Metro Manila roads? You should. Although I’m warning you, it may eventually lead to an accident, road rage or even apprehension. Allow me to back...
You've got mail
by James Deakin - September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
Last week, I wrote about the importance of customer service after an extremely frustrating experience trying to use a gift certificate in a mall.
CSI: Customer Service Importance
by James Deakin - September 5, 2012 - 12:00am
I was in an Ayala Mall last Sunday with my three kids, excited to use an Ayala Electronic Gift Certificate (EGC) I had been given, only to find out that the establishment, Laser Xtreme, no longer accepts it.
When the remedy is worse than the disease
by James Deakin - August 29, 2012 - 12:00am
They may have started out with good intentions, but what do you do when the enforcement tactics of a law or ordinance seems to wreak more havoc than the actual infringement?  
Reducing road rage
by James Deakin - August 22, 2012 - 12:00am
Perhaps it is just sheer coincidence, but less than three weeks after I wrote an open letter to all the mayors, councilors and local government officials, pleading for them to create an ordinance to limit the amount...
Dear people in power
by James Deakin - July 25, 2012 - 12:00am
Hello. A few of my readers and I would like to talk to you about the awful state of our roads.
Another one bites the dust
by James Deakin - July 4, 2012 - 12:00am
So the automotive industry’s worst kept secret is finally out. 
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