This weekend, CCF Eastwood is celebrating its first anniversary, and part of the scheduled festivities is a mini car show called "iDrive," featuring the cars of Christian car enthusiasts whose Bible-study group counts Top Gear Philippines editor in chief Vernon B. Sarne as one of its members. The objective is to reach out to car lovers and share with them the belief that it's alright--even cool--to have a personal relationship with God.
On June 4, Friday, at 4 p.m., the Eastwood Mall Open Park will serve as the venue for the car display. The mini car show will run until June 6, Sunday. Among the cars to be displayed are the drift cars of Atoy Llave (Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Nissan Skyline R33 and Cefiro); the Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution of Sammy Liuson; the 1972 Toyota Celica of Lorenzo 'Babes' Rojas; the Chevrolet Cruze Philippine Touring Car of Pacho Blanco; the Porsche 997 Carrera of Manuel Go Jr.; the BMW Z4 courtesy of Asian Carmakers Corporation; and the Subaru Legacy courtesy of Motor Image Pilipinas.
Car fans will recognize Llave as the man behind A-Toy Bodykits, while Liuson is better known as the managing director of Wheel Gallery, the distributor of Concept One wheels and Nitto tires. Rojas, meanwhile, has a car-upholstery shop called Leder Interia. Blanco and Go are prominent names in the car-tuning business, being two of the main individuals responsible for AutoPlus Sportzentrium, which also distributes Motul in the country.
Aside from the cars, Edmund Mangaser of All Terra Bike Shop will exhibit some of the best bicycles available on the market today.
Not to be missed is the inspirational talk from these Christian car enthusiasts, first at 8 p.m. on June 4 and then at 4 p.m. on June 5.
Other members of the iDrive project are Philippine Daily Inquirer motoring reporter Alvin Uy, Business Mirror motoring reporter Ira Panganiban, Manila Standard-Today motoring reporter Dino Directo, Philippine Star advertising officer Jeff Reyes, Carsthetics Marketing's Valentin Khoe Jr., Manulife's Warren Yao, and CCF's Kenneth Tan.