While Kia and Suzuki were trumpeting the sports each had decided to sponsor and Nissan was touting their sporting history, a trio of Japanese marqued played to PIMS 2014’s theme perfectly, augmenting their crop of current production vehicles with their respective visions of the future of motoring.
Just because it was a VW event doesn’t mean there was nothing but VWs on the Camp Aguinaldo Parade Grounds. A few newer cars came along, probably friends of the VW owners or event organisers. Notable party crashers were a blue late-model Lexus IS C and a – most likely – Guards Red 997 911 Turbo. Expensive as those two are, these two held my attention far better, if only for the rarity and oddball factor.
If you can believe me, this MG is the less-oddball vehicle.
Now on its 23rd year, the TransSport Show (TSS) lays claim to being the longest continuous-running auto show in the Philippines. Unlike MIAS, TSS has always been more about the clubs, aftermarket and special interest groups than the manufacturers, and this year’s show is no different. You could probably say that TSS is the Philippine equivalent of SEMA, which is the largest aftermarket and specialty shop show in, basically, the world.