We’re making the news! A few weeks ago, we were featured on philstar.com with a good breakdown of what the show really is. Here are some excerpts from the said article:
MANILA, Philippines – Here’s one TV show that will benefit both high-end motorists and everyday drivers every Saturday — Turbo Zone. Buckle up for its pilot episode today at 9 a.m. on GMA News TV.
Hosted by comedian and film professor Ramon Bautista and Top Gear Philippines editor-in-chief Vernon Sarne, Turbo Zone is a 30-minute glossy motoring show that tackles everything about cars — from owning one to taking care of your favorite drive.
The show is produced by Marnie Manicad Productions International (MMPI), the same team behind the National Geographic Channel’s Inside Malacañang (for global airing on February 2102).
“We will feature motoring from the point of view of car owners: from high-end motorists and their sports cars to everyday drivers behind the wheel of public utility vehicles and parents rallying their choice cars for the family,” says Marnie Manicad, MMPI producer and director.
“Filipinos can relate to this show because we all aspire to have cars, that’s if we don’t own one yet. Most of us would dream of owning a car someday. This show will bring us closer to that dream. If we can’t own those supercars or SUV’s, allow Turbo Zone to feed your drive, and make you feel how it is to ride these cars. And maybe someday, if we dream a bit bigger, we can own it,” says Marnie.
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With our banners and other marketing materials gracing our streets quite proudly, have you encountered some of them? (1) is right on Escriva in Ortigas Center, while (2) is obviously *more* than a banner, but a billboard! If you’re taking the NLEX these days, you can’t miss it.
And back to the Ortigas area, we made sure we have it covered. (3) can be found along Ortigas Avenue while (4) is on ADB Avenue. Surely you’ve seen them, cause if you haven’t, just catch the show itself!
Our pilot episode airs in a few hours, or exactly 9 in the morning!
This Saturday, buckle up as GMA News TV takes you on a ride you will never forget.
Turbo Zone marks it debut as the Philippines’ First and Only Reality TV Motoring Show, featuring real people with real motoring issues. Meet private collectors with their string of luxury cars, proud parents with their family SUVs, and everyday drivers plying the streets in a taxi, jeepney or bus. Join hosts Mon Bautista and Vernon Sarne as they drive through the country’s highways in search of car owners and fans from all walks of life.
Premiering on Turbo Zone this week:
Marc Soong, Executive Director of Jaguar and LRPhils Cars Inc., shows us why Jaguar’s beautiful and fast cars are desired the world over.
Find out why the Nissan X-Trail is beautiful in the city and powerful off-road from Nissan Motor Philippines Inc.’s Dennis Restor and Sherina May Zamora…
And learn what it’s like to work with world class athletes Maria Sharapova, David Beckham and Roger Federer from international photojournalist Dennis Sabangan, who also shares about his love for his Isuzu D-Max.
Feed your Drive and experience the Turbo Zone as it premieres this Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 9:00am exclusively on GMA NEWS TV and GMA International.
If you come across the LRT pillars near the GMA area, you can’t miss our banners proudly inviting you to watch out for our show—because it’s almost here!
Actor and comedian Ramon Bautista and Top Gear Philippines Editor–in–Chief Vernon Sarne will host the country’s first and only reality TV Motoring show Turbo Zone.
Produced by Marnie Manicad Productions International (MMPI), the same team behind the National Geographic Channel’s Inside Malacanang (for global airing on February 2102), Turbo Zone will feature motoring from the point of view of car owners: from high-end motorists and their sports cars to everyday drivers behind the wheel of public utility vehicles and parents rallying their choice cars for the family.
“Turbo Zone is young and fresh, and lets us satiate our appetite for cars, motoring gadgets and automotive market trends,” says Marnie Manicad, MMPI producer and director. “Expect to get candid reviews from streetwise host Ramon Bautista whose humor is balanced by the credibility of guest host Vernon Sarne.”
“We will feature real people with real motoring problems, and also help out prospective buyers of vehicles in choosing the right car for them,” says Manicad. On board as technical consultant is Beeboy Bargas.
The pilot episode airs 9AM of October 22, 2011 over GMA NEWS TV. Don’t miss it!