Subaru PH to hold 2-day Palm Challenge at BGC


Next weekend, Subaru Philippines is set to stage their much-anticipated event, the Subaru Palm Challenge. 


The Philippine Leg is a qualifier round in search for the last man standing who would slug out with other 8 participating countries (Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Hongkong, China, Taiwan, Singapore, and the Philippines) to represent the Philippine flag on October 28. The top 10 contestants to last will compete to Singapore at the Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City in the grand finale of the Subaru Regional Palm Challenge. The grand winner will take home a brand new Subaru Impreza.

Now for those who doesn’t know about the event, the Subaru Car Challenge (or also known as Palm Challenge) is a yearly endurance challenge of Subaru in Asia in search for the longest standing contestant who can keep his/her palm on a Subaru car the entire time. With only four break sessions (for 5 minutes) every 6 hours, contestants needs to test their physical and mental strength to endure all weather elements.


Started out with only 120 contestants in 2002, the Subaru Palm Challenge has grown tremendously attracting 400 contestants all over Asia. The longest standing record was done by a 50-year old catering officer G. Jaishanker from Singapore in 2014. Currently, he holds a supreme record of 82 hours and 16 minutes.

Day 2 (September 10) will also mark the second year of the Collegiate Edition of the Subaru Palm Challenge, wherein students from different universities in Manila will undergo a test of their endurance. The winning team will take home grand prizes for their home institution.

The Philippine Subaru Palm Challenge is schedule on September 9 to 10 at the 9th Street, Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City. The event is simultaneously done in China and Taiwan.

Here’s the video clips of the event:

To register and join, click here! And who knows? The brand new Subaru Impreza might be in your palm!

Kris Lim

A confessed car freak and road safety advocate, Kris admits to being crazy about vintage cars (this gearhead hopes to own a Shelby GT350SR and the legendary 1975 Ferrari 312T). Today, he writes anything with tech and wheels in one of the top broadsheet in the country.

More Posts