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1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST Part 3: Getting A Donor Car

Previously, in Part 2 of our Power Wheels Magazine Project Car series, we found a donor Celeste that we thought may have been a bit too nice to disassemble and harvest parts for the 1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST (BAF-734) owned by Roberto “Bob” Alingog, that we’re helping restore with Bob’s thoughtful son, Aldous Rex Alingog. Aldous wants to restore the ’76 ...

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Updated 2020 Toyota Hilux Unveiled with Prices Ranging from P843,000 to P1,850,000

During an online digital launch held last Saturday, September 12, 2020, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) officially unveiled the updated 2020 Toyota Hilux with an attractive price structure that ranges from P843,000 for the base model Hilux Cab & Chassis variant up to P1,850,000 for the top-of-the-line Hilux Conquest variant (P1,830,000) finished in premium Emotional Red metallic paint that has an ...

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Take on New Roads with a new Toyota this September

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) continues to offer a wide range of flexible deals, discounts, and freebies to make car ownership and maintenance easier and more fulfilling for everyone dreaming of getting their brand new car. TMP’s Take on New Roads promo runs from September 4-30, and can be availed at all 70 authorized Toyota dealerships nationwide. Under its Pay Low, ...

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Nissan warns: Don’t watch our new Brand Campaign

 If consumers want to see conventional marketing – Nissan Asia & Oceania cautions: do not watch their newest brand campaign or go to their new brand website – launched today in Australia, Thailand and Philippines. As Nissan Asia & Oceania catapults into a new brand positioning across the region, themed under ‘Dare the impossible, until it’s not’, the brand reveals ...

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1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST Part 2: Car Restorer’s Dilemma

In Part 1 of this Power Wheels Magazine Project Car series, we were approached by Aldous Rex Alingog who asked for our help to restore his father’s beloved 1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST after he saw our own restored yellow 1977 Celeste Project Car in the 2018 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS). Aldous hoped that restoring their Bone Red Celeste would be ...

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2020 Chery Tiggo 7: A Refreshing Battle of the Senses

As a motoring enthusiast first and a journalist after, I’ve driven, ridden, and evaluated hundreds of vehicles. I’ve seen the transition from carburetors to electronic fuel injection, the digitalization of formerly analog automotive components, the rise and proliferation of electronic driving aids, and the gradually changing direction towards electro-mobilization. With 12 years in the auto industry and 20 years in ...

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1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST Part 1: Too Far Gone?

During the 2018 Manila International Motor Show (MIAS), we displayed our 1977 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST Power Wheels project car at the JSK Custom Paint and Auto Works display pavilion. It took us 4 years and a lot of blood, sweat and tears to turn our tired-looking and rust-infected blue Celeste into this yellow show car, which was not entirely finished ...

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