Panglao Island, Bohol, March 26, 2017– And the race is back on! Tour de Cebu will be returning to Bohol on October 20-22, 2017 for its 4 th Tour de Cebu – A Touristic Rally Across the Visayas – another round of regularity race consisting of vintage cars made in 1972 or older and is driven across the nation where the goal is precision; not who finishes the race first.
Last year’s 3rd Tour de Cebu’s route kicked off in Cebu making its way to the port of Tubigon in Bohol. Thirty-three beautiful vintage cars made its way through the scenic route of Bohol’s landscape and capping each end of the Bohol route at BE Grand Resort in Panglao Island, a triple A luxury resort, whose one of the active members is BE Resorts Group’s President, Grand Benedicto. Behind the wheels were the crème de la crème of the nation’s businessmen and professionals alike such as James Deakin , (CNN Philippines’ Automotive Journalist) who stole the show driving Grand’s 550 Porsche Spyder, world-renowned designer, Kenneth Cobonpue, and businessmen tycoons Michael Lhuillier, Darren Deen, and Congressman, Red Durano, to name a few. First-time and youngest participant, Martin Aguilar, took home the trophy as the champion for the 3rd Tour de Cebu.
On March 25th , eleven out of the 33 riders made its way back to Bohol for a fun drive and at the same time, identify the routes for this year’s rally and capping it off once again at BE Grand Resort. Returnees were Kenneth Cobonpue, Michael Lhuillier, Jay Aldeguer, Glenn Soco, Tony Lozada, and Lui Alvarez, to name a few – who have a shared passion and enthusiasm for cars.
Major Bohol media were also invited to the Resort for a casual press conference over breakfast on March 26th wherein they got the chance to get the first & latest scoop for the upcoming Tour de Cebu. This prelude to Tour de Cebu aims to relay the message to the public as early as this quarter as this is a community-engagement activity. This also aims to continually promote tourism in Bohol and position the province as the best tropical rally destination in Asia.
“The reason why we’re coming back is because it was just so phenomenal last year [the Tour De Cebu event] in Bohol; from the amazing hosting of the local government and kids [students] – the local support was high,” raved Michael Lhuillier, the new appointed Chairman for PACE.
While the date is already set for the 4th Tour de Cebu, they are still working on the routes as there are so many great roads and towns in Bohol. Over 50 participants are expected to join including international groups from Hong Kong and Singapore.
BE Grand Resort, Bohol, a 208-room resort is owned and managed by Cebu-based property developer Enrison Land, Inc. (ELI), a family-owned corporation that shares the values of Filipino excellence for global recognition.
For more information, visit www.beresorts.com.