April 18-22, 2012, SM Megamall TradeHall – Not all things come in big packages. But small doesn’t necessarily mean its not a good thing. Although the 21st Trans Sport show was smaller compared to previous years, the quality of the cars still remained.

And as usual, I doubt anyone reads this so I’ll just copy and paste the press release after the break, just like making a report in med school.

What differentiates TRANS SPORT SHOW from all other car shows? It clearly is the most resilient of all car shows ( it being the oldest running since 1992) and has been the benchmark for success in car competitions. True car enthusiasts say that if you want to learn car restoration for competition go see Trans Sport Show and use it as your benchmark in achieving your goals in that field. “Over the years, we have awarded 20 Best of Show winners and helped pave the way for most if not all of the successful car restoration shops in the country.”, says Sophie delos Santos, President of Tradeshow International, Inc. and organizer of Trans Sport Show.  Now on its 21sT year and presented by Phoenix Petroleum Philippine, Inc.

 Keeping true to Trans Sport Show’s tagline as the “Car Show for Enthusiasts by Enthusiasts”, Tradeshow International, Inc. maintains a high standard when accepting cars for show and competition which  will go under scrutiny by a panel of seasoned car enthusiast judges.  “We do reserve very limited slots new players in the field to help fuel up enthusiasm but we select only those who we feel have the passion to begin with or car hobbyists with strong potential to develop into true car enthusiasts. Also, after 20 years, this is the time to usher in the next generation of Trans Sport Show fans”, enthuses de los Santos.   There will be over 15 categories open in the 21st Phoenix Trans Sport Show Cup with two major awards which are the Best of Show Nostalgic (for vintage and classic cars) and Best of Show Contemporary (for newer cars). This year’s panel of judges is headed by veteran judge Osamu Hasegawa together with Eddie Salonga, Boyer Kalugdan, John Escobar, Nilo Escalona, Pepon Marave and George Apacible.

 Part of Trans Sport Show’s tradition is to educate the public on automotive history hence,  a special highlight will be the “50th Anniversary of the MGB” display in cooperation with the Manila Sports Car Club and the MG Club. Fifty years ago, in 1962, MG introduced the sports car, which increased its fame in the 60s and 70s. It remained in production until 1980. Accurately described as the most popular sports car, there were more than 500,000 MGBs made from 1962 to 1980.   The display will feature restored MGBs including a GT and a roadster.

 Other event highlights included a talk about  “Collecting Vintage Cars” by members of the Manila Sports Car Club, Porsche Club and the Vintage Car Club.  Get valuable insights on  how to get started in the hobby, maintaining  and enjoying it. The Search for the 2012 Miss Trans Sport Show is open to all the pretty booth attendants in the show and will surely be a must –shoot activity for the photographers. DKT Philippines will have the PREMIERE MAX BLACK JACK & PREMIERE VIXENS SEARCH MODELS .

 The 21st Phoenix Trans Sport Show is sponsored in part by Solar Sports, Basketball TV, C!, Top Gear, Power Wheels, Radio High 105.9 ,  Crossover 105.1, DZRH 666, DWIZ, 97 Home Radio, RJ 100, DZRJ 810, Inside Motoring, Business Mirror, BusinessWorld, Chinese Commercial News, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard Today, Manila Times, Phil.Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, Malaya Business Insight, Padi’s Point, Lazer Maxx, Gotcha, Auto Review, Sunshine TV, Motoring Today, Auto Focus, Stoplight TV, Pinoy Extreme, ABS CBN TFC, Autoindustriya.com, Kotse.com , TopGear.com.ph, Tsikot.com, Autopartsmanila.com, Café Puro and Motorola.

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