The Miata Club of the Philippines, one of the more prestigious car clubs in the country, recently swore in their newly elected officials for the year 2021-2022. The virtual turnover took place on September 12, 2021 via web.
The newly-elected MCP officials include Marc de Joya as President, Ted Ramos as Vice President, Ben Baniel as Secretary, Karl Sanvictores as Treasurer, and Junvee Vital as PRO. The outgoing MCP officers include Jackie Arellano, Mon Sarmiento, Gina Consunji, Robbie Leviste, Rurik Krueger, and Barigene Nicolas.
The MCP was founded in 1997 when a group of MX-5/Miata owners gathered and started a community providing the roadster owners an opportunity to enjoy their cars together, with Eddie Salonga as the MCP founding president. To date, there are 168 active MCP members.
Pre-pandemic, the MCP meets regularly holding regular leisure drives on weekends. The MCP also hosts the longest-running one-make-race in the country with the Miata Cup. The Miata Cup is a gentleman racing series where owners of varying skill can compete on the same grid. It doesn’t matter whether they’re driving stock or a purpose-built race car, for as long as they want to go racing in their Miata.