T’was the night of November 8, 2019. The somewhat newly opened Podium mall in Mandaluyong City was the fitting venue of the Ducati VIP Night.
It was just a few meters away from the giant indoor Christmas tree. There was a whole lot of wishing to Santa Claus (wifey) for a red Ducati at Christmas time.
Present to greet and welcome the VIPs were General Manager of Ducati Philippines, Mr. Paolo Ortañez and Marketing Head, Mr. Diego Jante, as well as the Vice President, the lovely Mrs. Joy Alberto.
Fine wine, cold-cuts, nuts and special cheeses were the fodder that evening while passers-by ogled at the beautiful Ducatis on display. There were the two latest Scramblers, a Multistrada Enduro, a Hypermotard and a Diavel 1290S.
Second generation Ducati Scrambler owners were there to grace the occassion. The Ducati red island display ran throughout the weekend.
*This article was published in InsideRACING’s Volume 17 Number 11 2019 issue.