September 14, 2022 By Steven Edward Yu

Tour De Cebu – the Philippines’ only Historic Car Rally – Hits the Road in 2022

TOUR DE CEBU 2022 – the country’s only 1000-km touristic and historic car rally – will hit the road once again from Sept 29 – October 3, 2022. Followed by enthusiasts of every age, TDC is open to sports cars made in or prior to 1972. It is organized by the Performance and Classics Enthusiasts (PACE) of Cebu, with the full support of the Manila Sports Car Club (MSCC).

Originally conceptualized as a celebration of a decade of friendship shaped by the open road, Tour De Cebu has blossomed into a vehicle for road tourism, highlighting the beautiful roads, highways, and many scenic spots the Visayan islands have to offer. For the efforts of its participants and sponsors, Tour De Cebu was awarded the Sports Tourism Adventure Event of the Year in 2019 by the Sports Tourism Awards Group.

(L-R) Michael Lhuillier, Chris Tio, Kenneth Cobonpue and Sophie delos Santos at the recent TDC launch

The official list for eligible sports cars is based on the official list as compiled by the MSCC, though PACE grants limited exceptions for the following:

1. Classic Cars manufactured on or below the cutoff date of 1972 with high historic value or unique
provenance in the Philippines.

2. Classic period-correct Race or Rally Cars manufactured on or below the cut-off date of 1972,
especially exhibiting high historical value or prestige.

3. Run-On sports car models beyond the manufacturing cutoff of 1972 are allowed pending technical consensus. Run-On is defined as a vehicle first manufactured in or prior to 1972, whose production run extended beyond that date.

Some of this year’s entries that truly make Tour De Cebu a touristic rally and rolling museum are, according to age:

1957 MGA, 1960 Porsche 356B Cabriolet, 1961 Jaguar XKE, 1963 Corvette, 1965 Porsche 912, 1966 Shelby Mustang, 1966 Toyota Sports 800, 1968 Alfa Romeo Giulia, 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL, 1968 Porsche Targa, 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV, 1969 BMW 2002, 1969 Opel GT, 1970 Lancia Fulvia Zagato, 1971 Lotus Europa, 1972 Datsun 240Z, 1972 Porsche 914, 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider, 1974 MGB, Kougar Jaguar, Michel Speedster, and Michel Spyder.

Tour de Cebu is sponsored by Petron Blaze 100 Euro 6 (Official Fuel Sponsor), Vintage Grail, BE Resort (Official Hotel in Bohol), NUSTAR Resort and Casino (Official Hotel in Cebu), FASTCAT, Johnny Air Cargo, 103.5 Retro Cebu, Nature Spring, Span Asia Carriers, ERUF, Cinco Automotive, Nice Day Carwash, and Toyota Team Cebu (Official Support Vehicle). Tour De Cebu is managed by Tradeshow International, Inc.

For more details, contact Sophie delos Santos at tourdecebu@gmail.com

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