For those living in Metro Manila, the name Russ Swift has become somewhat synonymous to both Subaru and the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS). It’s no surprise, too, as the 68-year old British precision driver has been performing the “Russ Swift Stunt Show” at MIAS using Subaru vehicles for more than a decade already, showing off his signature moves such as the parallel parking maneuver and two-wheel driving.
While numerous enthusiasts have been fortunate to see Swift perform his many stunts live in Manila, those residing elsewhere in the country might not be as lucky. So, Motor Image Pilipinas has decided to bring Russ Swift to Davao City for the very first time together with the Subaru Ultimate Test Drive event.
From August 9 to 11, Swift performed his magic at the Victoria Plaza NCCC Mall parking lot, drawing the attention of numerous car enthusiasts in Davao and even those in nearby areas. Even non-car enthusiasts were in for a treat seeing Russ Swift in action up close. Some lucky viewers were even chosen to ride shotgun with the Guinness World Record holder for various stunts including the famous ‘dance’ routine and the multiple donuts. They also had the opportunity to have memorabilia signed and take their photos with Swift.
Aside from the Russ Swift Stunt Show, show-goers were also able to experience the vehicles themselves at the Subaru Ultimate Test Drive Event. They could either sign up to see how Subaru’s EyeSight technology worked or experience the automaker’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive in a technical course.
If you happen to have missed the Russ Swift Stunt Show in Davao, you can watch him live at the next event in Cebu City this coming August 31 to September 1 at the SM City Cebu, North Open Parking 2. Admission to the event is free and you may pre-register now at www.subaru.asia/ph/sutdcebu.
As much as it is cool to watch his stunts on YouTube or social media, it’s a completely different experience to see it live and to actually be a part of it.