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Petron and its 100-octane Blaze high-performance gasoline powered the vehicles that took part in the second Drive Tour Caravan organized by the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP) last November 27.

Twenty-six cars joined the caravan and were flagged off by AAP president Gus Lagman and former Department of Tourism secretary Mina Gabor from Petron Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City. The caravan was made up by an eclectic mix of cars of AAP and non-AAP members with a first-generation Porsche Boxster being joined by a gray market Toyota Previa, a brand-new Ford Fiesta and an ambulance for emergency situations.

The first stop of the caravan was the Museo De La Salle in the De La Salle University in Dasmariñas, Cavite, to relive the 19th-century lifestyle by visiting a modern yet accurate replica of a bahay na bato. The vehicles then proceeded to the GBR Museum located inside the Gateway Business Park in Gen. Trias, Cavite to view over 3,000 vintage photographs including one of Jose Rizal before heading off to the Petron Aguinaldo Highway along the Tagaytay Ridge and overlooking the scenic Taal Lake for a quick break.

The caravan then visited the historical Taal Town Proper and its famous Basilica where the participants feasted on a buffet of authentic Taal delicacies. The group also made a brief stop at the ruins of the old Taal Church in San Nicolas, Batangas before wrapping up the whole-day trip at the provincial capitol in Batangas City.

Participants of the caravan were privileged to enjoy the high performance of Petron’s 100-octane Blaze gasoline as they were able to experience its enhanced benefits in actual Philippine driving conditions just a few days after the fuel was made available to the public.

The AAP hopes to hold its third Caravan in the first quarter of 2011.

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