toyota vios cup 2 cebu day 1 - qualifying

Friday, May 22, 2015

I took a break from all the home renovations and spent last weekend in Cebu.

Crazy as it may sound to leave your workers midway into their job but I just couldn't resist the invitation to visit Cebu. It was going to be my first time and I was also flying to cover the 2nd Vios Cup. Those who know me well know that I can never resist a good race.

I left Manila early Saturday morning and arrived in Cebu around 9am.

vios cup cebu
toyota vios cup cebu

We were shuttled to our hotel upon landing and I immediately fell in love with Cebu and it's topography while en route to Marco Polo.

This was the room I stayed at:

MARCO POLO HOTEL ROOM CEBU
marco polo hotel cebu
I had it all to myself and let me just say, it was such a welcome sight after having to sleep in makeshift quarters for about 2 weeks.

But I couldn't enjoy it just yet. After checking in and having a quick lunch at the hotel cafe, it was time to visit the track for qualifying day.

The 2nd leg of the Toyota Vios Cup in Cebu was held at South Road Properties. A picturesque location right by the ocean reminiscent of The Fort and MOA mashed up together.

vios cup 2
vios cup 2
The grounds were vast and expansive littered with concession stands and exhibits but what immediately caught my attention was this display:

TOYOTA VIOS CUP CEBU
vios cup cebu
Most particularly this car:

TOYOTA VIOS TRD
vios trd
The 2015 Toyota Vios TRD! 
Souped up and all ready for you to play with.
Apparently, this version is available for purchase upon request.

TOYOTA VIOS 2015 TRD
toyota vios 2015 
And judging from the way it performed on the track, it seems like it handles pretty well on the road as well. It takes tight corners like a charm.

TOYOTA VIOS TRD REAR
toyota vios trd 2015
And in my opinion, it's the most handsome subcompact car available in the market today. ☺

TOYOTA VIOS 17" MAGS TRD
vios trd mags
Now that we're done with the fan-girling, back to the cup.

TOYOTA VIOS CUP
vios cup 2 wakudoki
No car event is complete without the promo girls so I took it upon myself to take a quick snap of the Toyota babes for the guys out there reading this. (hehe)

TOYOTA VIOS CUP PROMO GIRLS
toyota promo girls 
For qualifying day, we were allowed a few minutes to photograph the drivers in the morning. The rest of our afternoon was pretty much spent inside this VIP tent where we could view what was going on at the tracks on a large screen.

TOYOTA VIOS CUP CEBU VIP
vios cup cebu
DJ Sam YG landed pole position for the promotional race bracket. 

Other celebrity drivers included Derek Ramsay, Phoemela Baranda, Jas Curtis-Smith, Dominic Ochoa, Jinno Rufino, Fabio Ide, Kylie Padilla, and JV Ejercito.

vios cup 2 celebrity drivers
vios cup celebrity drivers
For the sporting bracket, Carlos CastaƱeda managed to snag the number one position with Jason Choachuy and Andres Calma following consecutively.

jv ejercito vios cup
jv ejercito vios cup
All car engines were left stock. Only their suspension was upgraded.

car interior vios cup 2
vios cup cars interior
For more racing photos, visit the TopGear Philippines page.

TOYOTA VIOS CUP CEBU QUALIFYING
vios cup cebu qualifying
After the qualifying rounds were finished. Spectators were treated to a thrilling exhibition by Drift King' Keiichi Tsuchiya. Some were even lucky enough to ride along with him.

TOYOTA VIOS CUP DRIFT CAR
vios cup drift car
It was definitely a WakuDoki experience! Big thanks to Toyota Motor Philippines and Digital Mind for making this happen. 

7 comments:

MrsMartinez | xoxoMrsMartinez. said...

This event looks so exciting!

xoxo
MrsMartinez

thekitchen goddess said...

I'm sure you had fun seeing the live action. Nice event :)

Marie San Luis said...

Cool event! Cars, lovely ladies and Cebu!!!

celin mendoza said...

What a nice car!!! I hope to own one soon. Well, someday... ;)

Ruth Alfonso Alarcon said...

I love the cars!! You're so luckyyyyy Mommy Sarah! :)

Heart Calimlim said...

Love the color of white Vios. :)

PhenomenalMama said...

Exciting event! And a trip to Cebu along with it.

Friday, May 22, 2015

toyota vios cup 2 cebu day 1 - qualifying

I took a break from all the home renovations and spent last weekend in Cebu.

Crazy as it may sound to leave your workers midway into their job but I just couldn't resist the invitation to visit Cebu. It was going to be my first time and I was also flying to cover the 2nd Vios Cup. Those who know me well know that I can never resist a good race.

I left Manila early Saturday morning and arrived in Cebu around 9am.

vios cup cebu
toyota vios cup cebu

We were shuttled to our hotel upon landing and I immediately fell in love with Cebu and it's topography while en route to Marco Polo.

This was the room I stayed at:

MARCO POLO HOTEL ROOM CEBU
marco polo hotel cebu
I had it all to myself and let me just say, it was such a welcome sight after having to sleep in makeshift quarters for about 2 weeks.

But I couldn't enjoy it just yet. After checking in and having a quick lunch at the hotel cafe, it was time to visit the track for qualifying day.

The 2nd leg of the Toyota Vios Cup in Cebu was held at South Road Properties. A picturesque location right by the ocean reminiscent of The Fort and MOA mashed up together.

vios cup 2
vios cup 2
The grounds were vast and expansive littered with concession stands and exhibits but what immediately caught my attention was this display:

TOYOTA VIOS CUP CEBU
vios cup cebu
Most particularly this car:

TOYOTA VIOS TRD
vios trd
The 2015 Toyota Vios TRD! 
Souped up and all ready for you to play with.
Apparently, this version is available for purchase upon request.

TOYOTA VIOS 2015 TRD
toyota vios 2015 
And judging from the way it performed on the track, it seems like it handles pretty well on the road as well. It takes tight corners like a charm.

TOYOTA VIOS TRD REAR
toyota vios trd 2015
And in my opinion, it's the most handsome subcompact car available in the market today. ☺

TOYOTA VIOS 17" MAGS TRD
vios trd mags
Now that we're done with the fan-girling, back to the cup.

TOYOTA VIOS CUP
vios cup 2 wakudoki
No car event is complete without the promo girls so I took it upon myself to take a quick snap of the Toyota babes for the guys out there reading this. (hehe)

TOYOTA VIOS CUP PROMO GIRLS
toyota promo girls 
For qualifying day, we were allowed a few minutes to photograph the drivers in the morning. The rest of our afternoon was pretty much spent inside this VIP tent where we could view what was going on at the tracks on a large screen.

TOYOTA VIOS CUP CEBU VIP
vios cup cebu
DJ Sam YG landed pole position for the promotional race bracket. 

Other celebrity drivers included Derek Ramsay, Phoemela Baranda, Jas Curtis-Smith, Dominic Ochoa, Jinno Rufino, Fabio Ide, Kylie Padilla, and JV Ejercito.

vios cup 2 celebrity drivers
vios cup celebrity drivers
For the sporting bracket, Carlos CastaƱeda managed to snag the number one position with Jason Choachuy and Andres Calma following consecutively.

jv ejercito vios cup
jv ejercito vios cup
All car engines were left stock. Only their suspension was upgraded.

car interior vios cup 2
vios cup cars interior
For more racing photos, visit the TopGear Philippines page.

TOYOTA VIOS CUP CEBU QUALIFYING
vios cup cebu qualifying
After the qualifying rounds were finished. Spectators were treated to a thrilling exhibition by Drift King' Keiichi Tsuchiya. Some were even lucky enough to ride along with him.

TOYOTA VIOS CUP DRIFT CAR
vios cup drift car
It was definitely a WakuDoki experience! Big thanks to Toyota Motor Philippines and Digital Mind for making this happen. 

7 comments:

MrsMartinez | xoxoMrsMartinez. said...

This event looks so exciting!

xoxo
MrsMartinez

thekitchen goddess said...

I'm sure you had fun seeing the live action. Nice event :)

Marie San Luis said...

Cool event! Cars, lovely ladies and Cebu!!!

celin mendoza said...

What a nice car!!! I hope to own one soon. Well, someday... ;)

Ruth Alfonso Alarcon said...

I love the cars!! You're so luckyyyyy Mommy Sarah! :)

Heart Calimlim said...

Love the color of white Vios. :)

PhenomenalMama said...

Exciting event! And a trip to Cebu along with it.