7 Days to go before The 2016 Tour de Cebu Flag off.

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Tour de Cebu is a “Mille Miglia-inspired” historic and touristic rally  that will cover 1000kms of the scenic Cebu-Bohol-Cebu route for this year’s edition.

CEBU – The long wait is over! The annual Tour de Cebu is back with another 1,000 kilometers of historic rallying across the Visayas. From October 14-16, 2016, over 40 historic sports cars and cars with racing heritage will participate in an exciting 3-day road adventure from Cebu –Bohol – Cebu. The event is being organized by the Performance and Classics Enthusiasts of Cebu (PACE) , the Manila Sports Car Club (MSCC) and Tradeshow International, Inc.

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Organizers of Tour de Cebu (from left) Ericson Dela Cruz , AVP marketing SM Seaside City Cebu; Marissa Fernan, VP for SM Prime, Chris Aldeguer, Kenneth Cobonpue, Marilou Neri, Operation Manager SM Seaside; Junjun San Agustin, SVP for SM Supermalls Marketing; Sophie delos Santos and Christ Tio pose with a Shebyl Cobra B in the event’s launching at SM Seaside City Cebu’s Sky Hall.

The “Tour de Cebu” is a three-day “Mille Miglia-inspired” historic and touristic rally with regularity race covering 1,000 kilometers across the Visayas. The event is open to historic sports cars manufactured not later than Dec. 31, 1972 . Unlike speed races, Tour de Cebu is a regularity event which must be completed in a pre-defined time and not in the fastest time possible. Crossing the line early or late makes no difference, you still gain penalty points. The winner is the car with the lowest penalty score. Adding features of a regularity race or time-controlled system to the already fun event elevates the participants’ experience to a whole new level. The fun part here is that both driver and navigator will have to work closely together to face the challenges presented in the Road Book .

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Photo by Erwin Lim

The event promises to be a great weekend of Motoring which will start at the SM Seaside City Cebu with a mall display of the participating cars. The public will get the chance to “meet and greet” the drivers and co-drivers some of which are celebrities in their respective fields. This will be followed by a Ceremonial Flag-Off coinciding with SM’s annual Gear and Glam Fashion event.

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See some of Tour de Cebu classic cars on display at the SM Seaside Atrium beginning October 12. Also don’t miss the Gear & Glam event on October 13 featuring more cars from Tour de Cebu and the creations from the Fashion Council Cebu.

The next days will bring the cars to the newly opened BE Grand Resort in Bohol where the three major rally stages will be held. Awarding ceremony will be staged at the Chateau de Busay in Cebu.

Participating historic sports cars and cars with racing heritage to date are :

1960 Porsche 356 T5 Cabrio Super 90
1961 Jaguar XKE (3.81L
1962 Porsche 356
1964 Karmann Ghia
1964 Porsche 356C 1600
1965 Ford Shelby Cobra
1966 Pontiac GTO
1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider 1500
1968 Mercedes Benz 280 SL 2800
1968 Mercedes Benz 280SE Coupe 2.8
1969 MGB GT (1800cc)
1969 Porsche 911T
1971 Ford Escort Mk 1
1971 MGB (125)
1971 Porsche 914 2.5L
1972 Datsun 240Z
1972 MGB 1600
1973 Alfa Romeo Spyder 2000
1973 Datsun 240Z 2.4L
1973 Porsche 911T
1974 Porsche 914 2.0
1975 Porsche 914/6
Cobra Replica
Kougar
Lotus Eleven Replica
Michel Speedster
Morgan 3-wheeler (1976cc)
Porsche 911E
Porsche 914-6
Sunbeam Alpine
Toyota S800

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Photo by Erwin Lim

Sponsors for the 2016 TOUR DE CEBU to date are BE Grand Resort (Heritage Sponsor and Official Venue in Bohol), SM SEASIDE CITY CEBU (Official Venue in Cebu), Petron, Sunlife Financial, Liqui Moly, Chateau de Busay and Johnny Air Plus. Sponsorships are still open.

For inquiries, call TRADESHOW INTERNATIONAL at 5717551, 6502195 or email tourdecebu@gmail.com.

ABOUT THE TOUR DE CEBU. The TOUR DE CEBU is an annual event of PACE (Performance and Classics Enthusiasts), Manila Sports Car Club and Tradeshow International, Inc. It is a touristic rally which covers 1,000 kilometers of scenic rally driving of historic sports cars across the Visayas.

ABOUT TRADESHOW INTERNATIONAL, INC.. Tradeshow International Inc. is an events organizing and management company and has been the country’s premier automobile events organizer, unchallenged for over 24 years. The company organizes several shows including the longest running TRANS SPORT SHOW, which has produced over 2,000 showcars in its lifetime.

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