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1971 Chevrolet Camaro RS Part 1: A Brief Background

On the 2nd week of September 1971, a 2nd-generation Camaro with the Rally Sport (RS) option rolled out of the General Motors (GM) Chevrolet assembly plant in Norwood, Ohio, USA. Its Trim Plate indicated that it was finished in Sunflower Yellow (Paint Code 52) with a Black Vinyl Roof (Roof Code B) and Black Custom Z87 Cloth Interior (Trim Code ...

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Raptor Rapture: A Short Drive with the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor

We were at the JSK Auto Fun Run 8, waiting for the convoy to start rolling. We were wondering what the fuzz was all about. Why were a lot of people attracted to our red 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor?Perhaps it has something to do with the widened front and rear fenders. Perhaps it’s all that aggression with that large grill ...

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1977 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600 ST: Fulfilling a High School Dream

It was 1978 and I was a freshman in high school. My close friend Nollette Samson and I were being driven home from school by his uncle in a white Mitsubishi Celeste 1600 ST that they bought brand-new for P62,000 just a year ago. I really liked its sporty styling and my young impressionable mind thought that it was the ...

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Lucky 8: The JSK Auto Fun Run 8

Most numerologists love the number “8” because it sounds almost like how the Chinese pronounce the word “luck”. Thus, most Chinese, and even those Filipinos with a small amount of Chinese blood in their veins, consider the number “8” as a very special and very lucky number. The 8th running of the JSK Auto Fun Run, which was held last ...

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MACC Construction & Transportation Expo 2018

MAN Automotive Concessionaires Corporation (MACC) is celebrating its anniversary through a Construction and Transportation Expo. The expo that’s running for 2 days, from November 16 to 17, will showcase MACC’s product line and offer great deals across it. MACC, the exclusive distributor, importer and assembler of MAN Trucks and Buses since 1989, has been providing capable commercial vehicles and bused for ...

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS Part 2: Fixing the Front Sag

As mentioned in the previous story, we acquired a 116,413-kilometer 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS in March 2017. It came with a 4.8-liter Vortec V8 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and a sagging front suspension with the front left side leaned low and the wheel camber a bit off. We replaced the two front wheel hubs after the left one started making ...

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS Part 1: Replacing the Front Wheel Hub

    In March 2017, we acquired a used 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS with a 4.8-liter Vortec V8 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and 116,413 kilometers on the odometer. This rear-wheel-drive American SUV was in good condition and was priced below the current market value because the seller had a family emergency. Since it was a 15-year-old vehicle, we expected problems ...

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Volkswagen Santana Welcomed as Mobility Partner to MACC and Growing List of Companies

Last October, Volkswagen Philippines turned over Santana units to MAN Automotive Concessionaires Corporation (MACC), the exclusive Philippine importer, distributor and after sales provider of MAN trucks and buses since 1989. Concentrating initially on supplying MAN buses to leading public transport companies, MACC had changed strategies and recently introduced MAN trucks to the local market, serving premium quality heavy duty trucks ...

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1965-69 Toyota Sports 800: The Giant Beating Yota-Hachi

Can a cute little sports car with a small boxer engine provide the same driving exhilaration as the larger ones with more powerful engines? Well, with the 1965-69 Toyota Sports 800, the answer is a resounding YES. Nicknamed the “Yota-Hachi”, which is Japanese short form for “Toyota 8”, the Sports 800 is Toyota’s first production sports car. The prototype debuted ...

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Lamborghini’s “Super SUV” Finally Unleashed in Manila

The word “supercar” was originally coined for the 1974-1990 Lamborghini Countach, with its powerful mid-mounted V12 engine, audacious wedge design, and upward-opening scissor doors. Now, the famed Italian carmaker claims another coined word “super SUV” for its 2019 Lamborghini Urus.   Unveiled at Lamborghini’s Sant’Agata Bolognese headquarters on December 4, 2017, the Urus was introduced in the Philippines at the ...

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