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“No More Jazz”, Says Honda Cars Philippines

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), the automobile business unit of Honda Motors in the Philippines, officially announced the discontinuation of the 5-door subcompact hatchback, the Honda Jazz. Introduced in the Philippine market in July 2004, the Honda Jazz was launched as an exciting and innovative vehicle in HCPI’s roster of models. Since its introduction in the country, the Jazz has ...

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Finding Miniature Treasures and a Conundrum During Quarantine

When the government placed Metro Manila under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in March 2020 to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, my wife Shawie and I took the opportunity to declutter our home, especially the other part of our duplex that I use as my office – slash – mancave. Since we have been working from home (WFH) since ...

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MDPPA Looks Forward to a More Active Role in Road Safety for 2021

The Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association, Inc. (MDPPA), the Philippine association of motorcycle manufacturers, is looking forward to a more active role in its advocacy for road safety this year. The MDPPA recently inducted its 2021 Board of Directors which is headed by Norminio “Boying” C. Mojica of Suzuki Philippines, Inc (SPH) as President; Virgilio A. Montaño of Kawasaki Motors ...

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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0 SWB Part 5: The Real Work Commences

It has been two months since we got our 1995 Jaguar XJ6 Power Wheels Magazine project car that we found abandoned behind a building in Parañaque. So far, we’ve washed the car, repaired the front grille, reattached the Leaper hood ornament, repaired some of the wires and hoses that were chewed by rats, had the gas tank cleaned and checked ...

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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0 SWB Part 4: Our Big Cat is Alive and Running!

In Part 3 of our Power Wheels Magazine Project Car series, we gave our 1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0 SWB a long-overdue carwash ourselves just so we can remove around three years worth of grime off the Sea Frost Blue paint finish, as well as glide our hands across the British luxury car’s graceful curves. We were able to fix the ...

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Rodger Yu’s 1928 Ford Model A: One in Four Million

In the early 1900s, Henry Ford saw the increasing demand for more efficient mobility beyond the “horseless carriage”.  He designed and created the very first production line that made his car, the Ford Model T, more affordable for the common man. From 1980 to 1927, the Model T sold over 15 Million units and was considered responsible for putting America ...

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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0 SWB Part 3: A Bath and a Battery for our Big Cat

In our previous report, we had our 1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0-liter short wheelbase (SWB) luxury sedan, which we bought for only P50,000, towed by an Auto Transporter flatbed tow truck from its “resting spot” behind the MMM Building along the East Service Road in Parañaque to the workshop of JSK Custom Paint and Auto Works in Marulas, Valenzuela City. Once ...

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2021 Maxus T60 Pro 4×2 A/T: Are You Tough Enough?

We’ve been doing a lot of cleaning and organizing during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the metropolis was under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), we did a general clean-up of our residence and home office while under quarantine. When the restrictions were eased, we had some repairs done to our house. These past few months, we’ve been reorganizing our other businesses to ...

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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0 SWB Part 2: We Got Ourselves a British Luxury Car for Only P50,000!

In our previous report, we wrote that on December 17, 2020, we went to Parañaque to inspect a 1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0 short wheelbase (SWB) luxury sedan (known as the X300 within the factory) that was left unattended after its owner died while in another country. We found that it had deteriorated significantly after being exposed to the elements for ...

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