A 2013 Toyota 86 modified by Emperor Motorsports took the Best of Show – Contemporary award at the 2013 staging of the Trans Sport Show. The 86 won because of its solid and wide stance, complete engine upgrades and expensive body cladding, according to show organizers.
Meanwhile, winning the Best of Show – Nostalgic plum was a 1984 Mitsubishi Lancer that was meticulously brought back to spec by Meds Restoration. The car clinched Best in Paint in its category.
Several special awards were given out. The New Product Award went to Speedlab for its plasticized Mitsubishi Strada; the Newcomer Award to U2YZ Bodyworks’ 2008 Honda Civic; Best Car Display to JWorks Unlimited and its Audi TT Quattro the Best in Paint – Contemporary; Best Body Kit – Showroom to Starbright Body Kit; and Best Body Kit – Import to Emperor Motorsports. The Exotic Car Award went to JWorks Unlimited’s Ford GT40 while named Best Engine Display was Motul/Autocircuit/H3 Autoworks’s 1998 Acura Integra.
The “Recycler’s” Award was given to The New Autodresscode’s 1956 Ford Fairlane that, according to owner Edwin Domingo, took five donor cars to put together.
Two awards—Best Body Kit – Custom for a Hyundai Genesis and the Special 1:1 Scale Model Award for an F1 car replica—were secured by A-Toy Customs.
The Trans Sport Show is the longest-running car show in the country. It is staged by auto industry professionals and car enthusiasts.