We couldn’t have done it with­out…

our favorite writ­ers, colum­nists, and pho­tog­ra­phers. But this ta­lented pool will con­tinue the nar­ra­tive in www.topgear.com.ph. See you there.

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To boldly go where oth­ers fear to tread. Let’s go dig­i­tal. BeeBoy Bar­gas There are truly some events that end up chang­ing your life. I re­mem­ber the first time I ap­peared in TGP for Lexus. I re­mem­ber the pride I felt upon see­ing my first by­line. I re­mem­ber my Henry Ford award given for my first TGP print ar­ti­cle. I re­mem­ber the team not as co-work­ers, but as fam­ily. As much as it af­fects me that I’ll not be able to open up an­other is­sue to see my work on glossy pa­per, the fu­ture calls. We have an­swered. Carlo Chun­gunCo Thank you TGP, my best friends in the in­dus­try, for over 10 years of shoot­ing es­capades. Bet­ter days are ahead. Chris­tian halili The im­mi­nent demise of the print edi­tion sad­dens me. I thank the mag­a­zine edi­to­rial staff for giv­ing me the op­por­tu­nity to finally share my stud­ies on lo­cal au­to­mo­tive his­tory, which I started in 1980. I was finally able to share my re­search in 2014. To the fol­low­ers of my Past and Cu­ri­ous col­umn, do not be dis­mayed. I will still be found on web­site. TGP’s riChard Wil­helm ragodon This is not the end of the road— rather, this is two roads merg­ing into one. We’re still here and we re­main driven, so stay on board and keep your seat­belt on. We’re go­ing places. sharleen Ban­zon I will al­ways be a fan of TGP print, but I also know that dig­i­tal is a plat­form that al­lows TGP to con­nect to more peo­ple and reach a big­ger au­di­ence. At the end of the day, the goal is to share qual­ity con­tent with as many peo­ple as you can. Jeff reyes

TGP has shaped my life im­mensely with the peo­ple I’ve met, places I’ve been to, and ex­pe­ri­ences I’ve had. I’ve been with the brand from be­fore it even be­gan, with JV, Robby, and Beeboy. But life goes on, and TGP needs to change with the times. Sad to see that print has gone the way of the di­nosaurs, but I’m ex­cited for the next phase of TGP’s great ad­ven­ture! BotChi san­tos From help­ing me choose my first ve­hi­cle in Wrong Car/Right Car to con­tribut­ing photos for its fea­tures, Top Gear Philip­pines has been a big part of my life. We may have to bid farewell to the medium, but the friend­ship with the awe­some peo­ple be­hind the great mag­a­zine I will for­ever keep. I will miss flip­ping through th­ese pages, but I’m look­ing for­ward to scrolling through and click­ing on your al­ways kick-ass con­tent on the web­site. Kurt al­varez I’ve been a mem­ber of the TGP fam­ily since even be­fore Is­sue Num­ber 1, hav­ing been part of the pre-launch plan­ning. And while I mourn the end of an era, new cars are al­ways faster and bet­ter than the models they re­place! TGP 2.0 is go­ing to be epic, and I’m look­ing for­ward to com­ing along for the ride! Jv Co­layCo Let’s kick it into high gear! igor mam­inta There were times, over the past few years, when I’ve been tempted to pinch my­self. Shoot­ing cov­ers at far-flung lo­cales, or hop­ping on a plane to God­knows-where for a fea­ture. Is this just a dream? Writ­ing for the big­gest mo­tor­ing mag­a­zine in the coun­try? Just this past week, I finally did it. Hop­ing to wake up. To find that TGP’s epic thir­teen year run wasn’t re­ally over. To find that I’d fallen asleep while edit­ing sto­ries for Is­sue 152. Sadly, there will never be an Is­sue 152. But I’m proud to have been a part of Is­sue 151. To have con­trib­uted in some small way to the last TGP to see print. Just as I am proud to con­trib­ute, in some small way, to what­ever comes next. Print is dead. C’est mort. But TGP lives on. niKy tamayo

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