Text: Brent Co / Photos: Kelvin Christian Go, Brent Co | posted March 14, 2016 10:22
Record attendance for Honda Jazz Club of the Philippines organized event
Honda Jazz Club of the Philippines (HJCP) attracted a record attendance with 432 cars for its 3rd FitFest last March 6, 2016, with participants from as far as Isabela in Northern Luzon and Batangas in Southern Luzon. A total of 247 cars from three Honda Jazz generations formed part of its subgroups Initial GD, GE Garage, and GK Nation. Jazzes of different colors and forms, from stock to completely rocked versions lined the event grounds of Megatent in Libis, Quezon City.
The annual grand meetup serves as the year opening activity of the HJCP, which has over 300 members nationwide. It also attracted 185 different cars from other clubs affiliated with the Honda Club of the Philippines (HCP) such as Civic IX, CRV Club PH, Club Seventh Gen, EK Elites, Integra Boys PH, Tropang EG, Team FD, CR-Z Club PH, Fit Pilipinas and JDMUnderground. Representatives of Honda Cars Philippines were also present to support the event.
With cars starting to arrive as early as 10am to the afternoon schedule, the well-organized organized event team efficiently arranged the cars in their proper places. The festive mood continued on even as the sun went down. The cool lighting effects, booming audio and car entertainment installs tickled the visual and aural senses of the over 1000 attendees.
"Despite only being put together in just a short span of three weeks, we are very thankful for the enormous support by our sponsors, members and guests," said Carlo Lee, HJCP founding director.
For the unfamiliar, Fit is the name of the Jazz in other markets. HJCP chose the event name, combining Fit with the shortened form of the word "festival" to form FitFest. And it is also similar to the drivetrain layout of the model being FF (front-engine, front-wheel drive).
Other activities included prize raffles of goodies given by the many sponsors of the event. And meet and greets with celebrities Aubrey Miles and Diana Menezes and well-known car figures such as Hisaaki Murakami of J's Racing Japan.
FitFest 3 is sponsored by the following: Honda Cars Makati, Inc., Bridgestone Philippines, OLX Philippines, 3M, Motul Philippines, Anzahl Urethane Paint, Auto Junction, JDMselect, HIDRetrofit.net, JC Car Audio, JD Mechanics, J's Backyard, AutoPerformance Ph, Hazardboy Performance Parts, RECARO, Hurricane Air Filters, WimpWheels, D1 spec motor racing sports Ph, Bulz kicks Ph, Stage21 Body Kits, MP33 Carwash and Autodetailing and Iann Fuentes Foundation. Media partners are as follows: AutoIndustriya.com, C! Magazine, Manila Bulletin Drive, Turbo Zone, JDMUnderground Philippines, Sportline Tuning and Style Magazine, and 9tro.