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Old and New School meet at the 2014 Trans Sport Show

Old and New School meet at the 2014 Trans Sport Show image

Text: / Photos: Brent Co | posted April 28, 2014 13:49

Country's longest running auto show opens in May

Trans Sport Show, the country's longest-running motor show, opens on May 22-25, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

The event will highlight the distinction between old school and new school, vintage and modern, contemporary and nostalgic car lovers. This year's show is being presented by Phoenix Premium 98 – the new fuel product of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines.

Generations of car enthusiasts will expect a wide array of old-school and new-school display cars, as well as project vehicles vying for the coveted Phoenix Trans Sport Show 'Best of Shows (Contemporary and Nostalgic).'

"Trans Sport Show has always been a fitting venue for both vintage and modern rides because it aims to draw all generations of car enthusiasts under one roof and offers a four-day experiential and educational event for them. We do not only entertain, but do a lot of information dissemination on automotive history to educate most especially the new breed of car enthusiasts. We feel it is our responsibility to raise the standards in auto shows by sharing valuable knowledge through the show vehicles. Trans Sport Show is much like your favorite car magazine or website in the flesh," said show organizer Sophie delos Santos, President of Tradeshow International, Inc.

Old and new generation

Passing on the 'baton of knowledge'

With Trans Sport Show's commitment to help raise the level of automotive knowledge even further among all generations of car lovers comes the challenge of integrating the passion of old-school and new-school car enthusiasts.

"It is important to keep both groups linked to create a continuously evolving 'car show' culture, where the 'baton of knowledge' is passed on from one generation to the next, which sometimes makes it way back to the older generation. A clear example of this are the younger enthusiasts getting immersed into classic, old-school rides and the older generation collecting modern exotics. The cycle must not be broken in order to keep the knowledge exchange alive," delos Santos said.

Anniversary celebrations

This year's edition of the Trans Sport Show will have a special display of three automotive marques celebrating special anniversaries.

To celebrate 100 years of Maserati, a first-generation and third-generation Ghibli will be showcased side-by-side. The Giugiaro-designed, classic Ghibli (due for restoration) is the only one in existence in the Philippines, previously owned by renowned car collector Cresenciano de Castro. It will be lent by Michel Motorsport. Its modern counterpart, the 2014 Ghibli, will be displayed courtesy of Autostrada Motore, Inc. and Formula Sports, Inc.

Celebrating 100 years of Dodge, an old-school and new-school Challenger will be on display.

To complete the special display and in celebration of the marque's 50th year, beautifully restored classic Mustangs will be presented by Alex Car Restoration - Trans Sport Show's 'Best of Show Hall of Famer' and also by 'Best of Show' winner Route 66.

Highlights

Other highlights of the show are the Manila Sports Car Club Racing Display to promote its Vintage and Modern Sports Car Racing Series, and the Rescue Vehicles Showcase by Firewolf Motors led by its 'Dekotora Firetruck'- a highly customized truck.

Miniature show cars will be exhibited by the Diecast-Car Collectors of the Philippines and the International Plastic Modeling Society.

Most importantly, Trans Sport Show will not be complete without the exhibition of project vehicles competing in the 23rd Phoenix Trans Sport Show Cup, totalling over 80 entries by the country's leading automotive restoration, detailing and customization shops.

Event Partners

Event partners for the 23rd Phoenix Trans Sport Show are Phoenix Premium 98, BusinessMirror, BusinessWorld, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Malaya Business Insight, Manila Standard Today, Manila Times, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, Pinoy Speed, Wave 89.1, RJ 100.3, 105.1 Crossover, DZRH 666, DWIZ 882, DZRJ 810, Inside Motoring, Home Radio 97.9, Easy Rock 96.3, Autocar, C! Magazine, Power Wheels, Top Gear Philippines, Gadgets, Circuit Mag, Brand, Solar Sports, Auto Review, BRO, Stoplight TV, Pinoy Extreme - Live Broadcast Media Partner, ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel, Auto Focus, Motoring Today, Sunshine TV, Turbo Zone, Manibela, UNTV, Autoindustriya.com, Kotse.com, Custompinoyrides.com, Jamesdeakin.ph, When In Manila, Radio Republic, Time Attack Manila, Café Puro, Padi's Point, LazerMaxx Laser Tag Arena, Gotcha Paintball Adventure Games, Bewith, Motorola Solutions, Adrenalin Motorsports, SM Tickets, SM Cinema, Snack Time and Digipost.

Ticket prices

The 2014 Phoenix Trans Sport Show is organized by Tradeshow International. Ticket prices are P100 for adults, P80 for senior citizens and P50 for children 10 years and below. Children 3 years old and below can get in for free. Tickets are sold in advance at all SM Cinema Ticket outlets.

Trade visitors who register with business cards will gain free admission only from 10am to 12nn of Thursday (May 22) and Friday (May 23). For details and inquiries contact 5717551, 6502195 or transsportshow@gmail.com.

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