We last cut off our TSS 2014 coverage of a European group of cars with the Michel Seven, which takes its inspiration from the classic Lotus Seven of 1953. Today we start with the last two cars in that group.
For the most part, the cars of TSS 2014 seemed to have no discernible logic of arrangement to them. All the Mustangs from the previous two posts were scattered among the other cars, and the MGBs from the first post were sat behind a Montero, Innova and Fortuner each. Then again, this does encourage foot traffic, and helps eliminate people spending too much time in one area of the show floor, as there’s always something at the corner of your eye worth looking at.
In the last installment of our TransSport 2014 coverage, we ended with a couple of exciting prototypes from Factor Aurelio, as they set out on a journey to build the first all-Filipino supercar. Today we start off with an American automotive institution: the Ford Mustang, and there were a lot of them at TransSport 2014.
While SMX is a much smaller venue than the Philippine World Trade Center, there’s still a lot of space for a good number of cars to be shown. Besides, with the lack of manufacturer presence, the quality of the cars on show will most certainly make up for the smaller numbers.
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.
Smurf blue is apparently the colour of this year’s TSS.