Philippines - The car show that spans generations of car enthusiasts is back on May 23-26 at the SMX Convention Center by Mall of Asia. The annual TransSportShow is being presented this year by Phoenix Pulse Technology for Enhanced Power and Acceleration and is anticipated to be another grand exhibition of restored and customized show cars by the leading automotive shops in the country.
TransSportShow is now on its 28th year and remains to be the longest running car show in the country today making it an iconic brand in the Philippine automotive industry. The show is organized by Tradeshow International, Inc. (TSI) ,one of the oldest exhibition management and events companies here which also organizes the Manila Auto Salon and the Sport Truck Show.
“TransSportShow has lasted this long mainly because we value the goals and objectives of the key players in the project.”, Sophie delos Santos says. She stresses the importance of ensuring that exhibitors and sponsors meet their objectives in joining the show providing them with the target market – quality against quantity . Equally important is to ensure that the show is worth the visitors’ time and money and that the suppliers provide the professional service needed to run the show. Last but not the least , Tradeshow International, Inc. as the organizer must strike a balance between the event’s continued financial viability and its passion to stage a real car enthusiasts’ show every year. “We have not missed a year despite the several economic crises that the country has suffered. TransSportShow has endured.”- she added.
There are three good reasons why as real car enthusiast should not miss the 28th TransSportShow. 1. The show never fails to amaze visitors with a line up of over 100 project vehicles competing for the much coveted TransSportShow Cup Best of Show Award. The show floor literally turns into a beauty pageant of vehicles, 95% of which will be displayed for the first time. Last year’s Best of Show winner for the Contemporary class was Import Hook-Up’s 2017 Mclaren 570S (featured in the poster) . The Best of Show winner for the Nostalgic class was a 1998 Toyota Corolla by Vonetix Radical Creations. Alex Car Restoration bagged the Reserve Best of Show Nostalgic award for its Shelby Cobra. 2. The show is also a trade and retail exhibition of what’s new and popular in the automotive aftermarket industry. There will be rows and rows of booths to buy accessories from for one’s car as well as affiliated products and services for the owner/driver. 3. The show will have special promotional events to ensure a fun-filled and exciting car show experience for everyone. These are product launches, raffles, demonstrations, competitions . There will be the much awaited Miss TransSportShow contest featuring 12 pre-selected finalists who will be gracing the ribbon-cutting ceremony on opening day- May 23.
This year’s exhibitors are ACA Armoring, Alveo Land, Inc, Ancorp Healthy World, Inc, Asian Coatings Phils. Inc, Auto88 Corporation, AutoHub Car Care Service,Autoindustriya.com, BDCK Auto International, Btoys, C! Magazine, Citibank, CLK Super Tools Depot/Makita Tools, Club Ultima, Consumer Care Products, Inc, Cougar Athletic Trends Inc/PUMA, ECR Card Marketing/Metrobank, ERCL Enterprise, Eurodecals, Forged/Mworld Trading, GMA Network, Inc, Gotcha Paintball, HLT International, Inc, Hoshicare, Ignition Ph, Keebie Ventures, Inc., Kikoysky Toys and Collectibles Shop, Lazermaxx Lazer Tag, Liquimoly/European Advanced Technik Corp, Liter of Light, Luxuriant Philmarketing, Meguiars Philippines/Simex Trading Corp, NGK Spark Plugs (Phils) Inc, Nissan Philippines, Inc/BOD, OEM EV ,EurovisionTrading, Ondoy Boat, One Tagaytay Place, Padis Point Restaurant & Bar, PayApp, Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc, Rain Enterprises, Remixx Clothing, Rev Up, Roar Advance Finishing Limited, Sta Lucia Land, Inc, Topgear.com.ph/Mitsubushi, TSL Marketing Corporation, UCM Group of Companies, Inc, Unionbank, Veritek, Inc, Victor Hardware, Inc, Wasabe Trading Corporation, Winterpine Marketing Corporation/3M Philippines, Zamony Ventures Corporation/Pioneer
Joining the TransSportShow Cup competition are 2ner Magazine,A-plus Motorworks, Adrenaline Motorsports/Portillo’s Automotif, Alex Car Restoration, Alfred Motor Works, Asian Coatings Phils, Inc, Autobot Autoworks Off Road, Autogenix Carworx, Delta Japan/Eneos, Dubshop, Inc/Silverwind Alloy Castings Inc, HLT International, Inc, Import HookUp x Streamline Autoplus, JL Design, JSA Wrapstyle, Jworks Unlimited, Kins Auto Design Philippines, New Autodresscode, Inc, New Version, O2wrx Motorshop, Oculus Auto Detailing Hub, Omaka Inc/Atoy Customs, Padi’s Point Restaurant & Bar, Prautotype Auto Restoration, R33 Cars, Red Octagon, Revolt Philippines/Total Hot Support, Road Kings Custom, Speedlab, Inc, Versa Vantage Trading, and Vonetix Radical Creations.
When Your TransSportShow Experience Becomes a Story to Tell to Generations of Car Enthusiasts
Come May 23-26, Tradeshow International, Inc. will stage the 28th Edition of the longest running car show in the country and one that is endeared by so many Filipino car enthusiasts – TransSportShow! The 4-day motoring event will be held at the SMX Convention Center by Mall of Asia and is co-presented by Phoenix Pulse Technology for Enhanced Power and Acceleration.
From its inception in 1992 as a general automotive show , Trans Sport Show has evolved into a successful brand, transcending its category as just a car show to becoming part of the Filipino car enthusiasts’ culture. It is the car enthusiasts’ venue of choice for creative self-expression through their automobiles. It is a “super familiar” product that car lovers of all ages easily identify with, so much so that when they think of car shows, they think Trans Sport Show--a phenomenon where the brand is now a household name.
When “My TransSportShow Story” campaign was launched three years ago it was intended to share anecdotes by TransSportShow friends and patrons over the years to inspire all car lovers of all ages to better appreciate the automobile. This has always been the driving force behind TransSportShow. Since then a collection of memories has been shared to fellow car enthusiasts highlighting the impact of the iconic cars on their lives. Here are some of the stories...
“I’d say TransSportShow is a cluster to automotive enthusiasm, a pure display of the relationship between man and machine, end-results of work from participants with their own respective skill and ability.” – Alvin Dee (CEO, HLT International, Inc.)
“I can undoubtedly say, TransSportShow was an integral part to the development of motor sports in our country and even better were the friendships and relationships that evolved over the decades.” – Georges Ramirez (President, Ramirez & Cutter, Inc.)
“As a motoring journalist covering the beat for decades, I have seen the growth of TransSportShow. It has evolved to becoming the country’s standard in car modification and custom built trucks.. TransSportShow is an institution and part of the domestic automotive history. Kudos!”- Dino Ray Directo (Motoring Editor, Manila Times)
“I have been an avid fan of TransSportShow ever since I was a kid. I could not wait until I had the resources to join as a participant...I always thought that joining the show was to win the Best of Show but what made me realize is that from all the times that I joined , it was the knowledge, techniques and approach shared and taught by all the judges and critiques that gave our shop the standard of quality that our clients should expect regardless how big or small the service is.” – Randy Ronald Lao (President Autobot Autoworks Offroad)
“My dream slowly became a reality when I joined TransSportShow where I won the coveted Best in Paint award. .. I am very thankful to Tradeshow International, Inc. for giving me this wonderful opportunity and for making me strive to be better in this endeavour.”- Richmond Sunga (Owner, Autogenix Carworx)
“TransSportShow has been around for a little over three decades now. Imagine that kind of influence! Looking back, I remember start-up brands being launched at the show. Today, those very same brands have grown to become huge, and are now market leaders in their respective categories.” – Jeffrey B. Reyes (Group Head- Advertising, Automotive Industry, SUMMIT MEDIA)
TransSportShow indeed has a compelling story to tell year after year with its dynamic and experiential formats combining entertainment and education in a marketplace setting. It is instrumental in producing most, if not all, of the best show cars in the Philippines as well as in helping over a thousand car shops, restorers, craftsmen to be recognized in the automotive industry with its advocacy on auto restoration excellence. It has consistently added value to all other brands which have participated in the event like sponsors, exhibitors and car competitors.