TRANS SPORT SHOW 2013: Celebrating the Porsche 911

Photos by Errol Panganiban, Philip Aragones, and THE aSTIG

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If you’re a hardcore Porsche fan and enthusiast, then I hope you didn’t miss the recently-concluded 2013 Trans Sport Show. Why? Because that show was truly a Porsche mecca during the entire 4 days of the event. Just look at that – Porsche 911′s as far as the eye can see!

It was the Porsche 911′s 50th Anniversary; so the Porsche Club of the Philippines put together their prized collections of 911′s, circa 1965 to 1973. Moreover, on display were some of the most significant 911′s in history, including the Turbo, RS, RSR, GT2, GT3, a special 930 RUF BTR, alongside a select group of racing 911′s.

Read on as we showcase some of the amazing Porsche 911′s that we feasted our eyes (and lenses) upon. Enjoy!


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At the entrance of the show, we were greeted by last year’s Best of Show winner – the JWorks Porsche Boxter.

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It was as if it was giving us a devious smile, hinting at what’s lurking inside the doors of the SMX Convention Center.

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Lo and behold, that amazing Porsche 911 collection…

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We were in awe…

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Personally, the classic Porsche is one of my all-time favorite movie cars. I first got drawn towards the timeless design of the classic in the movie Spy Game…

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…as well as in Bad Boys 1. Actually, as I was snapping some of the photos you see in this post, I had “bad boys bad boys, wutcha gonna do…” playing in my head the entire time.

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Do you fancy a hard-top, targa…

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…or cabriolet?

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Do you fancy the wedge-shaped ass?

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Or do you fancy wings? You can also tell which one has a turbo by the shape of the rear wing. That black 965 Turbo needed more space to mount the intercooler above the motor…

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Yes, that 965 Turbo. Reminds me of Bad Boys, or even “Blackbird” in the iconic Japanese Manga series – Wangan Midnight.

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It’s amazing how a rally style light setup can change the look entirely. Though this car may look like stock from behind, up front it means business. And check out the roll cage too! Looks like a car you wouldn’t mind being seen in when on the Gumball 3000 rally!

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RUF BTR… Mmmm… Probably the most powerful Porsche on display? Me likey! It’s ironic how RUF cars can be both Porsches, and non-Porsches at the same time. As they say: “Ruf vehicles are built from unmarked Porsche chassis through which Ruf builds their own independent work. Because Ruf’s labor is so thorough, including the installation of their own-made parts instead of badge engineering, the company is recognized as a manufacturer by the German government.”

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Are you into something more race-prepped?

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These cars are definitely collectors’ items now.

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And among the race-prepped cars, these two were some of the best for me…

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It would be an honor for me to be bestowed with one of these… Hopefully in the future…

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Fat sticky rubber, internal roll cage, this car meant business.

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But the blue one was my personal favorite. It also made me wonder if Nakai-San of Rauh-Welt Begriff got inspiration from this shape when he created his brilliantly-designed body kits. We’ll try to put together a spotlight feature on this iconic and very rare specially-built-for-racing 1974 RSR.

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That’s all for now folks! Stay tuned for more as we move on to the customized and tuned JDM marques at the show. See you soon!

Related Stuff:
- See more of our coverage of the Trans Sport Show here
- See more customized and tuned Porsches here

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