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Philippine Car Club Sets New World Record with the Largest Ensemble of Car Horns

A Philippine car club now holds the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Largest Ensemble of Car Horns”. On an overcast Sunday morning, August 27, 2023, one thousand and seventy-seven (1,077) Ford Everest mid-size sport utility vehicles (SUVs) gathered at New Clark City Aquatics Center in Capas, Tarlac and simultaneously honked their horns to the tune of “Philippine Jeepney/Let’s Go” for one minute and 6 seconds (00:01:06) under the watchful eyes of a Japanese adjudicator sent by Guinness.

With this unified and concerted attempt, Ford Everest Club Philippines (FECP), the largest and most active car club among local Ford enthusiasts with 15,000 active members, broke the 10-year-old record that was held by MINI of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, where 400 MINI cars tooted the Deep Purple song “Smoke on the Water” simultaneously on August 3, 2013. FECP Founder Jay Cruz and FECP President Glenn Manikis both proudly stated that they are confident their New World Record, which is almost three times the number of the previous record holder, will be hard to beat.

(Video courtesy of Mike Potenciano of MP Turbo / Turbo Time)

One Official World Record Set and an Unofficial One That’s a Tradition 

After setting the New World Record, the participating club members drove their Ford Everest SUVs in a convoy that stretched to around 10 kilometers long. FECP Administrator Norie Gotis said that the long, long convoy, which could be another World Record in itself, is a club tradition every time they have an “eyeball” or club meet. Upon reaching Subic Bay, the convoy parked at the grounds of the Subic Bay International Airport where an estimated crowd of 5,000 FECP members and their families, organizers, sponsors and spectators gathered to witness the awarding of the World Record Certificate from the Guinness World Records adjudicator.

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman and Administrator Jonathan Tan joined FECP officers in receiving the world record certificate. “Ford Everest Club Philippines not only created an awe-inspiring symphony of horns but also brought excitement along with the unique experience that came with it”, exclaimed Chairman Tan. “Along with our locators and establishments at Subic Bay who welcome the global exposure with this New World Record, I am thrilled and delighted to have witnessed and become a part of this record-setting event.”

(L-R) Ford Group Philippines President Mike Breen; SBMA Chairman and Administrator Jonathan Tan; Bybit Community Manager Tim Gonzales; FECP Founder Jay Cruz; Guinness World Records adjudicator; FECP Administrator Norie Gotis: Motul Philippines’ Johnny Howell Kau and Peter Yung.

FECP’s 6th Anniversary Extravaganza

As part of their 6th Anniversary celebration, FECP raffled off a brand-new 2023 Ford Everest that was won by Almer Balayan. FECP would like to thank Motul Philippines, Bybit Crypto Currency Exchange, Ford Group Philippines, Laus Auto Group, North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), PAPH Travel & Tours, MN Geotechnical Trading, Inc., Standard Insurance, RMBP, MySip Energy Drink, New Clark City, Clark Development Corporation (CDC), Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), RCBC Bank, and Eastwest Bank for their generous support.

Ford Group Philippines (FGP) President Mike Green congratulates the Ford Everest owners for bringing home a New World Record to the country.

FECP handed Plaques of Appreciation to FGP President Mike Breen (partly hidden), Bybit Community Manager Tim Gonzales, SBMA Chairman and Administrator Jonathan Tan, Motul Philippines CEO Charlie Ong (represented by Peter Yung) and CDC President and CEO Atty. Agnes Devanadera.

FECP would also like to acknowledge the valuable support of their media partners ABS-CBN, ANC, GMA, TV5, Net 25, DZEC Radio Agila 1062 kHz, LiveU, Business Mirror, Malaya, Manila Standard, Market Monitor, Auto Review, AutoIndustriya.Com, Auto Haven, Motourismo, Monchter Chronicles, Power Wheels Magazine, Turbo Time, Targa Pilipinas, 2NER, and NewsMoto, without which the New World Record could not have been achieved.