The streets of Cebu Business Park became a different kind of runway, with only the classiest of race cars parading early Saturday morning, October 3, 2015 at the launching of the second Tour de Cebu. The revving of the engines marked the first day of burning rubber on ordinary roads, transforming the Visayas into 1 big race track.
The rally did not fall short on well-known personalities. Famous singer and tv personality Donna Cruz, who played the iconic role of Darna, a Filipina superhero, made an appearance in full driving gear, behind the wheel of a 1965 Ford Shelby Cobra (5700cc) with her husband, Yong Larrazabal. Matteo Guidicelli joined the event with his own yellow Porsche Spyder. The racer and multi-athlete also joined in the first Tour de Cebu. Dominique Ochoa was also a participant with his silver 1969 MGB GT (1800cc). Jay Aldeguer, owner of Island Souvenirs, was there with his 1960 Porsche 356B (1600) which won Best in Show at the Concours d’Elegance held just the day before. Kenneth Cobonpue, internationally-recognized industrial designer, was also there with his Porsche 356.
Here’s a fun fact the emcees shared: both Aldeguer and Cobonpue each have their own fleet of cars. This makes us wonder, what else would they bring to the Tour de Cebu rallies in the next years? We should definitely watch out for these two!
Who better to send off the first car than influential women of Cebu today? Leading the flag-off ceremony were Vice Governor Agnes Magpale and Miss Cebu 2015 Wynonah Buot. A wave of the flag at the black-and-white checkered starting line and the first car was off, starting the rally.
Thank you to the 26 drivers who graced the event with their elegant vintage race cars! Thank you for taking part in an event that showcases the best of the Visayas.
|1||Durano, Red||1971 Porsche 914/4|
|2||Pages, Charlie||BMW 2002|
|3||Apacible, George||1972 Ford Escort|
|4||Aguilar, Michael||Morgan 3-wheeler (1976cc)|
|5||Sauceda, Frank||1969 Porsche 911T|
|6||Medalla, Oscar||Morgan 3-wheeler (1976cc)|
|7||Chanco, Jules||1970 Alfa Romeo Spyder|
|8||Ochoa, Dominique||1969 MGB GT (1800cc)|
|9||Deen, Darren||1965 Chevy Corvette (V8)|
|10||Aldeguer, Jay||1960 Porsche 356B (1600)|
|11||Cobonpue, Kenneth||Porsche 356|
|12||Ong, Harold||1972 Porsche 914|
|13||Aldeguer, Chris||1955 Porsche Spyder|
|14||Soco, Glenn||1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto|
|15||Jo, Mike||1964 Karmann Ghia|
|18||Guidicelli, Matteo||Porsche Spyder|
|19||Mike de Leon||Michel Cobra Replica|
|20||Aboitiz, Bobby||1988 Mercedes Benz 280 SL|
|21||Ramos, Manolet||1971 Alfa Romeo Duetto|
|22||Larrazabal, Yong||1965 Ford Shelby Cobra (5700cc)|
|23||Yunam, Harley||1966 Morris Mini|
|25||Yu, Christopher||1971 MG B|
|26||Tio , Chris||Mercedes Benz 450 SL|
Photos by Erwin Lim