Jazz VTEC Media Challenge Awards Night
After a successful 8th season, the Jazz VTEC Media Challenge held its Awards Night to honor this season's winners, participants and sponsors, last February 15, at the Club Horizon of the Airport Casino Filipino. HCPI President and General Manager Takashi Sekiguchi gave the opening speech to the crowd composed of the different represented media namely Business Mirror, BusinessWorld, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard Today, Manila Times, and Philippine Star for the broadsheets; Action & Fitness, Gadgets, MetroActive, Motorcycle, Speed, and Top Gear for the glossies; RX 93.1, Heart 103.5, Dream FM 106.7, DZMM, DZRB, DZRH and DZXL for radio; Auto Extreme, Auto Review, and Motoring Today for television; and Associated Press, Cyberpress, and kotse.com for other media.
Among those feted at the ceremony were the season winners. For Class A: 1st place - Philippine Star(Manny de los Reyes, Lester Dizon, Andy Leuterio, Jeff Reyes); 2nd place - Business Mirror/RX 93.1 (Jude Morte, Inigo Roces, Andy Sevilla, Tom Garcia); and 3rd place - Manila Bulletin/Manila Times (Anjo Perez, Aris Ilagan, Brian Afuang, Aaron Favila). For Class B: 1st place - Top Gear Magazine (Drew Asuncion, Ferman Lao, Carmela Ortiz, Joel Paz); 2nd place - Auto Extreme/BusinessWorld (Jaymar Feliciano, Joey Lopez, Barbara Lorenzo); and 3rd place - Cyberpress (Melvin Calimag, Lawrence Casiraya, Jing Garcia, Joel Pinaroc). Jeff Reyes of The Philippine Star and Joel Paz of Top Gear will also receive the Best Driver Award for Class A and B, respectively.
This season's six official 1.5-liter Honda Jazz VTECs were courtesy of Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. Petron Xtra Unleaded provided the "Power for extra miles" needed in the competition. Car modifications were courtesy of Bravura, while the car stickers were by AITECH. The timing device, scoring system and website were powered by Igertech. Other sponsors include AVT–Intelligent Car Multimedia, Airborne Access, PAGCOR Sports, Bosch, and Motolite.
The Jazz VTEC Media Challenge was a club event sanctioned by the Automobile Association Philippines and was organized by ADBM Resources. For more information about the event call 920.6921 or visit www.mediachallenge.info