The "car show for enthusiasts by enthusiasts" opens its doors tomorrow, April 18, with the 21st staging of the Trans Sport Show, the country's longest-running annual motor show.
To be held at SM Megamall's Megatrade Halls until April 22, the 2012 Trans Sport Show is presented by Phoenix Petroleum and will again have cars competing for the 'Best of Show' trophies for the contemporary and nostalgic categories. This year's panel of judges is headed by veteran judge Osamu Hasegawa, and consists of Eddie Salonga, Boyer Kalugdan, John Escobar, Nilo Escalona, Pepon Marave and George Apacible.
The event also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the MG MGB sports car. To mark the occasion, the Manila Sports Car Club and the MG Owners Club will have a special display at the venue. Also, as part of Trans Sport Show's tradition to educate the public on automotive history, car collector Andy Sta. Maria will be on hand on April 21, 4pm, to talk about vintage cars. Joining him are members of the Manila Sports Car Club, the Vintage Car Club, and the Porsche Club.
Of course, a car show isn't complete without the requisite booth babes, and Tradeshow International, the organizer of the show, is again conducting its search for the Miss Trans Sport Show.
The 2012 Trans Sport Show is also taking advantage of the digital realm as it has tapped TopGear.com.ph to host its search for the 'Most Popular Online Babe'. Voting will commence on April 19 and run until April 21. The ‘Most Popular Online Babe’ will be revealed on April 22 during the 'Best of Show' awards proper.
If you haven't been to the Trans Sport Show, here's a gallery from the 2011 edition of the show.