Cars, food, music and sim racing at TFTI meet in R33 Pampanga
East Side Collective's TFTI meet was originally formed as a gathering of cars and motorcycles by a group of like-minded individuals from the East part of Metro Manila.
True to its “collective” narrative, TFTI welcomes everyone who has the passion and appreciation for different kinds of car and motorcycle builds. From clean Japanese tuner examples to customized pick-ups and SUVs, the TFTI meet is the melting pot of PH car culture.
This proposition caused ESC's popularity to grow exponentially, attracting enthusiasts not just from Marikina and Rizal but also even through areas outside Metro Manila. And thus, when ESC held its latest TFTI meet in the R33 Drift Track in Pampanga, a total of 512 cars, and close to 700 people joined in for the collective gathering.
ESC's organizers always make sure there's something new for enthusiasts to enjoy. New for this meet is a sim racing rig courtesy of Stregawo Custom. It had a triple-screen setup complete with direct-drive wheels and load-cell pedals from Simagic, plus actuators to simulate motion from the game.
For those who prefer the real thing, ESC alloted a safe space where they laid down a few cones and set up an autocross/drift track. Attendees of the meet with rear-wheel-drive cars like GR Supras and Nissan Silvias took turns burning rubber through the course.
On the other hand, front-wheel drive cars like E90 to E110 chassis Corollas and Yaris NCP91s also had their turns on the practice track.
Meanwhile, performances from DJ Jerik Platon and Nero Metro kept attendees' vibes in check all day while enjoying food and drinks from various booths set up near the parking grounds. And lastly, similar to previous editions of the TFTI meet, raffle prizes were given away courtesy of the sponsors of the meet.
The East Side Collective: TFTI meet was supported by Notorious Motorsports, Exedy Racing, Autoplus Sports, Yellowspeed Racing, Anzahl Urethane Paints, Guardian Alcohol, Motolite PH, 2SoG, Autoperformance PH, Grupo Toyota, Gmet Trading, Racewear, Loowy Manila, Downshift Supply, Stregawo Customs, OSMR, and Carbon Media.