Event Reports

February 16th, 2017

PORSCHE CLASSICS GATHERING 2017 MANILA/ILOILO

After months of waiting and the departure date had arrived!   Feb 16th. The Manila group bound for Iloilo assembled at Petron on SLEX at 9.15pm for coffee prior to leaving for Batangas Port via the STAR highway.The journey was slightly longer than normal because of a diversion due to road closure. Upon arrival at the port the group of 7 cars was directed to the loading bay  esc...

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December 30th, 2016

Philippine Porsche Club run to Baler, Aurora from 13-15 December 2016

  Usually the number of cars taking part in the Club runs out of town is rarely more than  5 or 6, mainly due to work constraints. However, this number was exceeded on this, the first the first trip to Baler, and 8 cars and drivers met at the Nlex start point at 6.a.m. on 13th December. All models of Porsche were represented from 1973 911T through to late model Panamera. After...

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March 4th, 2016

Northern Luzon Run, 25-27 February 2016

We were very fortunate to have Mike's old friend from Hong Kong racing days, Barry Forth, join the group for the run. Barry, a long time Porsche engineer, now runs a racing team in Thailand but has temporarily based himself here in the Philippines. He was the scribe for the following report. Day 1 Early start at Corinthians Starbucks 5-5.15am, unfortunately our 6 car convoy was down ...

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October 27th, 2015

Porsche run to Iloilo 27-30 October 2015

Apart from the'overnight' trip to Quezon province earlier in the year, it had been 12 months or so since the last long distance drive away from Manila. However,now that the rainy season had ended, and, having been invited by our Porsche friends to visit them in Iloilo, it was an opportunity to once again take our Porsche's on an extended roa...

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November 21st, 2014

PCP run to Northern Luzon, 23-25 October 2014

Originally the next trip for 2014 after the Visayas was planned to go to San Narsico  in Quezon Province. However, as was learned the week before departure, the roads were in  bad condition due to heavy rains, so it was decided to switch to a longer drive over 3 days up to the North.  23 October  Planning to leave in convoy from the starting point at Petron NLEX  on t...

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May 5th, 2014

PCP Run to Negros Island, 27 April-1 May 2014

Day 1 It was a hot start to the trip as the group of 6 Porsches and a lone Mustang made the journey along the SLEX and STAR highways to Batangas Port. Descending towards the ferry terminal the outside air temperature showed +38C, the hottest day of the year. Arriving at around 2.30p.m., thus started the long hot wait before the departure time of 9p.m. It is still a mystery why the fer...

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February 9th, 2014

PCP Visaya's Run, 29 January to 2 February

Apart from monthly day trips out of town, the last long distance run by club members was in November 2011, when the trip up to the Northern tip of Luzon was undertaken. On that trip weather played a large part in the adventure. It was again to be a factor during the trip to the Visayas.   29th January Although the ferry from Batangas to Caticalan was scheduled to leave port ...

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March 25th, 2012

Trackday at Clark International Raceway on 18 march 2012

With a fine weather day in prospect, the group met on the NLEX for an early breakfast before arriving at the Clark International Raceway around 9 am.   Formalities complete, the group divided into two sections for a number of 'sighting'  laps in the instructor’s cars of William Tan and Juni Binamira. This was especially beneficial to members who had not...

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November 20th, 2011

PCP Run to the North, 15 - 18 November 2011

If there was a motto for the run it should have read 'always expect the unexpected', because in the course of the 4 days that surely was the case. Originally the run had been planned for earlier in the year, however, due to a typhoon it was cancelled at the last minute when it was learned that many of the roads to be travelled had been affected by landslips. So, determined to reinstate ...

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September 12th, 2011

Track Day at BRC, 29 August 2011

With the passing of the rain associated with Typhoon Mina, the weather outlook for the day was not that promising. However, at 7.45 am the participants headed down the SLEX and STAR highways for the 1 hour drive to the Batangas Race Circuit (BRC). Upon arrival the track was open and ready for use. After the necessary paper work had been completed, William Tan gave a safety briefing and ex...

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May 2nd, 2011

Track Day at Clark International Raceway, 1 May 2011

The second PCP Track Day at Clark International Raceway took place under clear skies and in very hot conditions.   Arriving at the circuit, the 7 participants went through the formalities of waiver and safety briefings and then listened intently to the format for the morning, introduced by William Tan. For most of the drivers this was to be their first experience of running on a cir...

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March 28th, 2011

PCP Run to the Visayas, 21-26 March 2011

Porsche Club Philippines ' 4567 boys' run to the Visayas was thoroughly planned, however, even the best laid plans sometimes don’t work out as they should! Here is the account of their journey.     Day 1, 21st March -- Manila-Caticlan Tony, Noy and Mike, being the only ones to have time available, met at 12.15 am on the SLEX for the short drive to Batangas Port to catch the 2am...

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March 6th, 2011

Track Day at Clark International Raceway, 6 March 2011

Although the recent rains may have put some drivers off, 7 PCP members turned out for the first Track Day held by the Club at the new Clark International Raceway. After driving in convoy from the meeting point on NLEX, the group reached the track around 8.30 am. Soon after arrival a safety briefing was given and the appropriate waiver forms signed,- time to go! Unfortunately, Willia...

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February 4th, 2011

The Lake Caliraya Run, 2 February 2011

By 7.30 am the seven participating drivers had already arrived at the planned starting point at Shell Libis for an 8.00 am departure. All were eager to get on the road, but the start was held back until the scheduled time to allow for possible last minute joiners. The plan for the day was to drive to Lake Caliraya for lunch , stopping on the way,  and the...

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September 2nd, 2010

A Grand Day Out, 1 September 2010

As it was a while since their cars were 'properly excercised', the 4567 boys decided to organise a day trip, to rid the cobwebs that  the weekly trips to the Burgos Circle for breakfast get togethers didn't allow.   A trip to Batangas was decided upon as the right thing to do. Meeting at 7am on 01 September 2010 at the Petron station on the SLEX, Tony, Noy, Jan a...

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June 11th, 2010

'The Oldies and not so Oldies' run to Northern Luzon: Poro Point-Vigan-Baguio-Subic, 20-23 May 2010

              The second of Porsche Club Philippines runs in 2010 for the "Oldies and not so Oldies" brought the particpants to beaches in Poro Point, San Fernando, the old Spanish town of Vigan with its cobble stone streets, the summer capital of the Philippines Baguio City, the hydropower Ambuklao dam hi...

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March 13th, 2010

Manila - Iloilo - Manila: 'the Oldies and not so Oldies Run', 8-10 March 2010

                          The much talked about run down south commenced at 0.30 am on 8 March 2010 at the Petron station on the SLEX. Four participants: Romy Yao, Tony Alunan, Jun Veloso and Mike Bradley were accompanied by photographer Neil Garcia. A pictoral ...

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October 16th, 2009

Motor sport events in Europe - summer 2009 - by Mike Bradley

Summer in Europe, especially in the UK, is great if you are a motor sports enthusiast. The many motoring events taking place are really a must; top class drivers, from the past and present, compete in historic sports and race cars, and the priceless cars on display are among the best in the world. My trip around Europe from June to early August 2009 was great. I motored over 2,000 miles in my...

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