Text: AutoIndustriya.com Team / Photos: Brent Co, Mike Sabarre | posted May 31, 2013 12:19
For the first time, the 2013 edition of the Trans Sport Show migrated from its home at the SM Mega Trade Hall to a new venue: the SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.
For 2013, the Trans Sport Show features the theme “Driving Generations”, highlighting the values of automotive passion being passed on from one generation to another.
50 years of 911, 60 years of Corvette
In line with the 50th and 60th anniversary celebrations of two of the world's most iconic sportscar lines, the 2013 TSS organizers got together a near complete collection of the Porsche 911 as well as the Chevrolet Corvette.
On display were several pristine Porsche 911s from the 1960s up to the present day, including some wildly modified examples made for racing. The cars came from the Porsche Club Philippines
Alongside the 911 display was the Corvette area, showcasing 60 years of one of America's proudest muscle cars. From C1 up to C6 Corvettes, all are represented, including an original 1978 Indianapolis 500 Corvette C3 Pace Car. The cars were displayed by the Manila Sports Car Club.
Group B and DTM Glory
Along with the Corvettes and 911s were two very special displays. Occupying a side of the show was a collection of German cars from Mercedes and BMW. The Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft-inspired automobiles were a project of the members of the Philippine DTM Revival. The racing enthusiasts promoted the series at the show, and showcased the Mercedes-Benz 190E Evolution as well as the BMW M3.
Also of not are the cars inspired by Group B rallying back in the day. The WRC subsequently banned these ultra high performance machines after a series of accidents that gained them the reputation as widow makers. One of these is the Audi Quattro, the machine that kicked off the 4WD revolution back in the 1980s. Also on display is a mighty Nissan 240RS Rally Car in Group B spec and an Opel Manta.
The main staple of the 2013 Trans Sport Show will be the long list of JDM cars competing for honors. With judges flown in from Japan, the panel will be meticulously viewing the numerous Civics, Lancers, Integras, S2000s, and other mean Japanese machines on display.
AutoIndustriya.com and AUTS Racing team up
The AutoIndustriya.com/AUTS Racing booth featured the karts that the racing team is using in the local series, and featured a GT5 simulator that fans can hop on and have a go. AutoIndustriya.com likewise showcased their online presence with a pair of tablet PCs so that showgoers may check out the latest news and reviews from the local industry and beyond
We also had a little fun at the booth as well, and you can see the whole video here.