Tour De Cebu

Hosts 2nd Tour de Cebu: A 1,000-Kilometer Historic Rally Across the Visayas
This October 3
to 5, 2015, Cebu’s premier car club, the Performance and Classics Enthusiasts
of Cebu (PACE), in cooperation with the Manila Sports Car Club (MSCC), will be
staging the much awaited 2nd Tour de Cebu, the country’s only 1,000-km historic
sports car rally inspired by the notable Mille Miglia event in Italy.

Last year, the
event, which was supported by Petron Corporation and Sun Life Financial among
many others, gathered 25 beautifully restored historic vehicles, comprised
mostly of sports cars owned and driven by key personalities from Cebu and
Manila. This second run aims to finally cover both Cebu and the Negros Island
Region (Bacolod and Dumaguete cities), with an expected participation of over
35 vehicles. Apart from promoting the enjoyment and preservation of vintage
sports cars, Tour de Cebu will also help elevate tourism, as scenic spots in
the Visayas will be highlighted.

Tour de Cebu is
open to sports cars manufactured in 1972 or older. All entries are subject to
technical scrutiny led by a committee. Major factors for passing include
authenticity, period correctness, mechanical soundness, and safety.

The official
list for eligible sports cars shall be based on a list compiled by the MSCC.
PACE grants limited exception for classic, race, or rally cars manufactured on
or below the cut-off date of 1972 with high historic value or prestige. Run-off
sports car models beyond the manufacturing cut-off of 1972 are allowed pending
technical consensus.

In addition to
the rally, PACE will be holding a 2-day Concours d’ Elegance from October 2 to 3
at the Montebello Villa Hotel in celebration of the prestigious car club’s 10th
The 2nd
Tour de Cebu will once again be sponsored by Petron and Sun Life Financial. It
will also be supported by Nissan Cebu, the official lead car provider of Tour
de Cebu, and C! Magazine, the official automotive magazine of Tour de Cebu.