Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Brent Co, Mike Sabarre | posted June 09, 2014 13:01
Showcasing a wide variety of cars and different attractions
The 23rd Phoenix Trans Sport Show (TSS) was held last May 22 to 25, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. The show featured a variety of old and new school car displays catering to all generations of automotive enthusiasts.
The event organizers said the show was meant to educate the new breed of car enthusiasts by propagating automotive history.
"Trans Sport Show has always been a fitting venue for both old school and new school rides because it aims to draw all generations of car enthusiasts under one roof. 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," said Sophie delos Santos, President of Tradeshow International, Inc.
One of the highlights at the 23rd TSS was the Philippine debut of the new Maserati Ghibli. As it made its debut, the first generation Ghibli was also on display, giving visitors a glimpse of how the vehicle evolved through the 100 year existence of Maserati.
The old and new Dodge Challenger was another vehicle that features the past and current model. Like the Maserati, Dodge is also set to celebrate its 100th year.
When you talk about classic cars, Mustang will always be among the list. That proved to be true at the event as it featured a wide array of restored Mustangs by Alex Car Restoration and Route 66. The Mustang display was meant to celebrate the iconic pony's 50 years.
The Jaguar E-type also made its way at the SMX Convention Center as one of the car display. The 2-door Convertible vehicle was manufactured between 1961 and 1975. Jaguar said that the iconic E-type revolutionized sports car design by having more than 70,000 units sold.
The annual car competition at the Trans Sport Show attracted about 80 vehicles with some meticulously restored classics, styled modern examples to full-custom creations. Of note are the efforts of Factor-Aurelio with their sports car concepts. The two concepts featured supercar-inspired body styling to showcase Filipino craftmanship with fiberglass bodywork.
Show mainstays like A-toy Customs, JWorks, Autoline, Autogenix, and Starbright Bodykits brought some of their latest offerings in vehicle styling and customization for showgoers to appreciate as their aim to impress the judges to win top prizes.
The Federal Tires gave show visitors a virtual feel of racing and a chance to show their driving skills with their driving simulator. Old and young virtual racers patiently waited for their turn to experience being a virtual race driver.
As a whole the 23rd Phoenix TSS was a car show event that showcased a wide variety of cars and different attractions. It stood true to its promise to infuse the old and new school vehicles, making it a perfect venue for car enthusiasts of all ages.
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.