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For Independence Day, Ford EcoSport Club PH does this…

They arranged their vehicles to form the Philippine flag

What a creative way to celebrate a car club’s milestone. Filipino pride! PHOTO FROM FORD ECOSPORT CLUB PH

Car club activities can be repetitive and monotonous after a while. Meetups, fun runs, mini car shows. Name it and it has probably been done already.

But every now and then, a group gets so creative that you’ll just have to do a double take to appreciate what its members have done. Like what Ford EcoSport Club PH has accomplished here.

No EcoSport vehicle was harmed in the production of this photo shoot. PHOTO FROM FORD ECOSPORT CLUB PH

The organization that is devoted to the Blue Oval subcompact crossover celebrated its fifth anniversary last June 9 at Pradera Verde in Pampanga. Instead of throwing a party, the members decided to assemble their cars and form the Philippine flag when viewed from above—obviously in honor of the country’s 121st Independence Day.

To pull this off, club president Geyzelle Licop tells VISOR that they gathered at 7am and stayed under the sun for almost four hours. “Nakaka-proud maging Filipino,” she says. “This made us even closer to each other—from being total strangers to becoming a family.”

Based on illustrations sent to us, the club used a total of 70 EcoSports to create this patriotic image. These included 24 random-colored units for the digits “121,” and 10 white units, 18 blue units and 18 red units for the Philippine flag. An additional five vehicles were included for the line at the bottom. For the stars, the group threw in yellow umbrellas.

The result was worth it. Watch this…

Patriotic EcoSport club

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.