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Riding into the Future: Clark International Festival of Speed (CIFOS) 2023

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

By: Cesar Cruz

(from left: Atty. Paul Christian M. Cervantes – Director, CDC, Atty. Agnes Vst Devanadera -President and CEO, CDC, Mr. Johnny Tan - President and CEO of Kilton Motor Corporation, Mr. Cesar L. Ayuyao – Chief Operating Officer, Kilton Motor Corporation and professional racers at the back who will also join CIFOS)

For Filipinos, the love affair with motorcycles runs deep, and the 1st Clark International Festival of Speed (CIFOS) is here to stoke those flames. This three-day extravaganza will bring together motorcycle manufacturers, dealers, designers, owners, and enthusiasts in a vibrant display of all things two-wheeled. But it's not just about the bikes; it's about camaraderie, safety, and the exciting future of motorcycle technology. Buckle up for a thrilling ride through the world of CIFOS, where adrenaline, innovation, and culture collide.

An annual event is set to ignite the passion of an entire nation. The 1st CIFOS, taking place from November 17 to 19, 2023, at Clark Speedway in Clark Freeport Zone, Mabalacat, Pampanga, is not just a motorcycle festival; it is a lifestyle celebration.

Cruising Culture and Safety

If there's one thing Filipinos know, it's that motorcycles are more than just a mode of transportation; they are expressions of freedom and a way of life. CIFOS understands this profound connection and seeks to celebrate it. As Johnny Tan, President and CEO of Kiltron Motors, shared, "CIFOS was born out of the development of the motorcycle industry, and it aims to reduce motorcycle accidents through safety training." The event serves as a platform for designers, owners, and enthusiasts to share their expertise and knowledge with the public. But it doesn't stop there; CIFOS emphasizes the significance of safe riding practices, ensuring that trained individuals can pass on their knowledge to their families and beyond. It's a domino effect of safety awareness that's set to reshape the motorcycle culture.

A Glimpse of Tomorrow

Inspired by the renowned Goodwood Festival of Speed in England, CIFOS aims to feature four-wheeled vehicles next year as well. CIFOS is not just about the races and roaring engines; it's about showcasing the advancements in motorcycle technology and safety gear. The event will feature indoor and outdoor exhibitions, corporate displays, product launches, DIY sessions, and product demonstrations. Visitors will have the opportunity to witness the latest in motorcycle technology and connect with industry innovators and aftermarket suppliers. It's a chance to glimpse into the future of motorcycles, where innovation knows no bounds.

Racing, Workshops, and More

CIFOS promises to keep every motorcycle enthusiast on the edge of their seat. The event will feature local and international races, including the national motorcycle grand prix, featuring the Yamaha R3 Race of Champions, Underbone class, scooter class, superbike class, and the Pirelli Cup. Safety takes center stage with motorcycle safety and security workshops, ensuring that riders are well-prepared for their journeys. Kids can also get in on the action with special events designed just for them, while motorcycle clinics, product demonstrations, and DIY sessions will keep the entire family engaged.

Beyond Motorcycles

CIFOS isn't just about the bikes. The event is a testament to the dynamic culture and innovation of Clark City, which is the center of motorsports in the Philippines. The Clark Development Corporation plays a significant role, taking care of security, parking, infrastructure, and even showcasing the delectable Kapampangan cuisine through the food booths. Moreover, CIFOS is a prelude to the MICE Conference 2024, where Clark will be the host next year, solidifying its place as a hub of excitement.

Free to Roam

The best part? CIFOS is open to the public, and entrance to the event is absolutely free. So whether you are a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, a curious onlooker, or a family looking for an unforgettable day out, CIFOS welcomes you to join in the excitement.

The 1st Clark International Festival of Speed is more than a festival; it's a testament to the Philippines' unwavering love for motorcycles all set against the backdrop of Clark City, the nation's motorsports center. So, mark your calendars for November 17-19, 2023, and get ready to ride into the future at CIFOS 2023!

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