Pinoy actors  take on HCON for ‘Celebrity Car Wars’

Published July 31, 2018, 4:06 PM

by Hannah Torregoza 

Before they go bumper to bumper in an all-new season of HISTORY’s “Celebrity Car Wars,” Xian Lim and Diego Loyzaga get up close and personal with fans in HISTORY CON 2018 from Aug. 10 to 12 at World Trade Center, Pasay City.

Xian Lim (left) and Diego Loyzaga (
Xian Lim (left) and Diego Loyzaga

“Celebrity Car Wars” is an automotive reality entertainment series in which six new popular, socially connected, outspoken, pampered, and coiffured celebrities embark on an eight-week road to automotive discovery.

In this new season, six new celebrity contestants from widely different backgrounds go head-to-head in a series of exhilarating four-wheeled feats.

From the Philippines, watch how the free-spirted young actor Diego proves that when it comes to wheels, the new is always the better. From modeling and acting to hosting stints, Xian shows viewers a never-before-seen side to him as he uncovers his hidden passion for cars in this series.

Adding to Filipino pride are car racing experts Gaby dela Merced and Michele Bumgarner who will guide the contestants in every obstacle as their mentors.

“Celebrity Car Wars’” third season also features challenges from previous seasons including jeepney race, reverse racing, and insanely tough off-road 4X4 ride along Pampanga’s Sacobia River. Celebrities will also face the dreaded brick wall, which returns to test their personalities yet again.

To amp things up, the new season also sees past contenders KC Montero and Phoemela Baranda return to the tracks for the series’ famous drag race, and Dominic Lau makes a special appearance as guest referee for the car-football challenge. This season also introduces a live leaderboard to allow contenders to track each other’s scores.

Find out who will join previous champions KC and Dominic Lau and be enshrined in the “Celebrity Car Wars’” Hall of Fame in its brand-new season this September.