Vince Pornelos / Mike Sabarre, Brent Co | April 21, 2017 10:50
From Japanese performance cars to pristinely restored rides
The 2017 edition of the Trans Sport Show has just opened its doors at the SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. This year's TSS is very special as Tradeshow International marks the 26th anniversary of the show, one that has become an institution of automotive enthusiasm since 1992.
As the longest running automotive event in the country, the Trans Sport Show has seen the many changes and set so many trends in the domestic automotive scene, and this year breaks not from that proud tradition.
So what can you see if you visit the 2017 Trans Sport Show?
Tuned Japanese performance
The staple of the Trans Sport Show, however, has to be the tuner car scene, and this one truly doesn't disappoint. There are several tuned GT-R's, an RE Super-G kitted RX-7, an S2000, and a variety of Civics, Corollas, and Subarus from different generations. Plus, there's the Spoon Sports booth to please the JDM fanatics out there
Restored classics from around the world
If you like restored classic cars, then you really have to visit the Trans Sport Show. Several Ford Mustangs are present at the show, including the Shelby GT350 and GT500. There's a DeTomaso Pantera, a Porsche 356 Spyder, a Jaguar E-Type, and even a Mini Traveler. But two of the real show stoppers were classic Japanese cars: a Corolla DX wagon and a pristinely restored Celeste.
4x4s that were ready for the jungle
If SUVs and trucks are more your thing, the TSS has a few in store as well. While not as numerous as before, there were a few FJ Cruisers, classic Toyota Land Cruisers, and other modified trucks and SUVs.
Exotic car excellence
But several show stoppers came in the form of ultra luxury cars, and European sports and super sports cars. Of particular note is the customized Bentley Continental GT, a Ferrari 488 GTB, a McLaren MP4-12 C, a Porsche 911 Targa, and more.
Yes, there's a big section on bikes
What's truly new at the 2017 TSS is the presence of so many motorcycles, thanks to the introduction of Moto Builds Pilipinas.
From underbones, cruisers, sport bikes, and even cafe racers, all are present at the Trans Sport Show. Some are modified and some are customized, and some have even seen a lot of racing use. There are booths from the major brands such as Suzuki, Yamaha, Harley Davidson and KTM. But there are also new companies in the market such as UM and shops for riding gear.
The 2017 Trans Sport Show runs until Sunday, April 23 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Tickets are PhP 100.