Ford Everest Club Philippines ready to break the World Record as part of their 6th Anniversary

One of the largest and most active car club members is the Ford Everest Club Philippines. The mid-size SUV club has 15,000 active members. Popularly known as FECP, they are celebrating their 6th Anniversary. As a highlight for their 6th year of existence, FECP will hold a world record attempt this Sunday, August 27, 2023.

At a press conference, which was held at Max’s Restaurant along Scout Tuason Street in Quezon City, FECP Founder Jay Cruz proudly announced that the club has been growing exponentially as the Everest lineup of Ford Philippines has gained more popularity these days. This has also increased club membership numbers.

It was agreed upon by club officers to officially attempt to break a world record that has been standing for the past 10 years. As part of the activities that day, they will be raffling off a brand-new Ford Everest to a lucky individual.

Cruz invited everyone to be part of history as they attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records’ “Largest Ensemble of Car Horns”, which has been held by MINI Club of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Where 400 MINI cars tooted the Deep Purple song “Smoke on the Water” simultaneously on August 3, 2013. An estimated 1,300 Ford Everest SUVs will gather at New Clark City Aquatics Center in Capas, Tarlac. To conduct the official record-breaking attempt and honk their horns simultaneously to the tune of “Philippine Jeepney/Let’s Go” under the watchful eyes of adjudicators sent by Guinness.

Taken during their Dry Run. Photo by: Jay Cruz of FECP
Taken during their Dry Run. Photo by: Jay Cruz of FECP

Once the Guinness adjudicator has confirmed that the record has indeed been broken, the club members and guests will then drive their Ford Everests to another location. Forming a convoy that is estimated to measure 10 kilometers long and is a club tradition every time they have an “eyeball” or meet. From New Clark City, the convoy will proceed to the Subic Bay International Airport where the awarding, raffles and other activities for their 6th Anniversary celebration will be held. The penultimate raffle prize will be a brand-new 2023 Ford Next Gen Everest!

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman Jonathan Tan fully supports the endeavor of FECP to set a New World Record and the continue their anniversary celebration at Subic. “We’re happy that the officers and members of Ford Everest Club Philippines chose Subic Bay International Airport as the venue for their 6th Anniversary celebration”, said Chairman Tan. “Our locators and establishments at Subic Bay welcome the exposure that we will get from the World Record attempt, which can help promote local and foreign tourism and support local businesses.”

Peter Yung of Motul Philippines pointed out that Motul lubricants has always been formulated for performance. “We fully support this endeavor of FECP to attempt to set a New World Record here in the Philippines”, Yung expressed. “We are proud to be part of history where we can also prove the performance of Motul lubricants through the long, long convoy from New Clark City to Subic Bay, which is also a World Record itself.”

For their part, Bybit Community Manager Tim Gonzales is hopeful that getting into the Guinness Book of World Records will create global exposure not only for FECP but for all the parties involved in the attempt. “Bybit is currently the world’s leading assets platform and cryptocurrency exchange. By partnering with FECP in this event, we aim to promote a better understanding of cryptocurrency among local businesses and improve the digital assets management of Filipinos.”

Ford Everest Club Philippines’ 6th Anniversary celebrations and World Record Attempt is sponsored by Motul lubricants in partnership with Bybit, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), Ford Group Philippines, and the Laus Auto Group and in cooperation with 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) and RCBC Bank.