CLARK FREEPORT— More than 30 classic Porsche cars were showcased in the recent 2ndGathering of Porsche Classics here.
During the exhibit, some of the most classic and finest collections of Porsche cars dated from 1989 and below were displayed at Clark Parade Grounds over the weekend.
The event was spearheaded by the Bases and Conversion Development (BCDA), in cooperation with Clark Development Corporation (CDC), and Luen Thai International Group Phils., Inc. (L&T Clark).
The first gathering of Porsche cars was held on October last year.
One of the notable classic cars displayed was the vintage Porsche 911 which was manufactured in 1965.
According to Randy Viray, host of the event, this was the first time that they held the Porsche exhibit in Clark while citing it as a perfect venue for the event.
“Clark is situated in a strategic location. It’s in the crossroad of one of our most beautiful roads in the country. We got Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) and we could reach the farthest destinations on this side of the zone in less than an hour.”
Viray also said that the gathering aims to invite car enthusiasts to bring out their old car, fix it and make it road worthy.
“Actually, the aim of this event is to bring out your old car, particularly your old Porsche, and fix it for it to be road worthy because they are meant to be driven. These cars are meant to be driven and not just relegated to the garage,” he said.
Accordingly, L&T Phils. President Frank Sauceda, one of the sponsors of the event, thanked BCDA and CDC in supporting and making the activity possible.
Meanwhile, BCDA President-CEO Vivencio Dizon said that this event serves as a platform to promote Clark and Pampanga as tourist destinations.
“Lahat ay gagawin natin para mapromote ang Clark at ang Pampanga at habang nagkakaroon tayo ng mga iba’t ibang events tulad nito ay nashoshowcase natin ang kagandahan ng pagkaplano at kaayusan ng Clark at Pampanga,” said Dizon.
He furthered “makikita natin na napakaganda nitong event and talagang ang mga tao kahit na hindi dito sa Pampanga at sa iba’t – ibang parte na Pilipinas ay gustong gusto nang makita at pumunta dito sa Clark”
Dizon also encouraged other groups to make Clark their next venue for their events and exhibits.
“Nageencourage kami ng mga iba’t–ibang grupo hindi lang sa auto industry, pati sa sports, tourism, etc. Mapapansin nyo this year napakadaming events dito sa Clark hindi lang mga auto tourism tulad nito pati na ang mga sports tourism events, conferences and seminars kaya makikita talaga na top of mind na ang Clark ngayon hindi lang sa Pilipinas pati sa buong mundo,” he said.