It is no surprise that the top award at the Trans Sport Show Cup went to the 1948 Buick Roadmaster.
With its eye-catching mustard yellow color and hulking size, everyone's gaze naturally gravitated to this beautiful behemoth owned by Juanito dela Cruz.
The top car on TopGear.com.ph's must-see list may be a sectagenarian but Alfred Motorworks has restored it to showroom state deserving of the Best of Show award at the 18th Trans Sport Show Cup.
The Reserve Best of Show award went to Ramon Orlina and the Orlina Atelier for the 1974 Volkswagen Beetle-turned-limousine. Orlina, a renowned sculptor, gave the classic Beetle a classy limo treatment with the black paint and privacy glass down to the mini-bar and ref with matching champagne goblets, making it win the ‘Concept & Execution Award' as well.
The Best Graphics award went to Sammy Liuson and A-Toy Bodykits' 1997 Lexus LS400 which was painted with a colorful, patriotic display of National Hero Andres Bonifacio rallying his countrymen.
‘Best Engine Display' went to Alan Lim and Split Second Autoshop's 2000 Honda Civic EK entry, for a neat and simple display that didn't go overboard with too much chrome.
John Lee Hagoriles, Jworks Unlimited and Sound Experience received the Outstanding Showmanship award for an outrageously designed 2005 Honda Civic VTEC 3 with scissor doors, a backseat area packed with a huge sound system set-up, the literally over-the-top mural that covered the car, the chromed engine, brakes and suspension system, not to mention the chromed wheels and the mirrors displaying the car's undercarriage.
The 2008 Nissan Skyline R35 GT-R of Larry Palad and A-Toy Bodykits drove off with two trophies for winning the Best Bodykit and the Sophie's Choice awards.
And to prove that car shows are not just about cars, Abby Poblador of exhibitor Red Octagon was recognized as Miss Trans Sport Show 2009.
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2009 TRANS SPORT SHOW CUP Winners
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BEST OF SHOW 1948 Buick Roadmaster (Alfred Motorworks/ Juanito dela Cruz)
HISTORIC CLASS 1. 1948 Buick Roadmaster (Alfred Motorworks/ Juanito dela Cruz) 2. 1959 Lancia Zagato (REG Restoration/ Bu Corcuera)
VINTAGE 1. 1963 Lincoln Continental (REG Restoration/ Lee Martin Kierulf) 2. 1964 Triumph TR4 (JCB Bodyshop/ Jevis & Lito Aguila)
CLASSIC UTILITY VEHICLE 1. 1968 Kaiser Jeep (John Escobar Customs & Restoration/ Art Galang) 2. 1983 Jeep CJ-5 (Asian Coatings, Inc – Genix Racing/ Boying L. Anolin)
CONCEPT & EXECUTION AWARD, RESERVE BEST OF SHOW 1974 Volkswagen Beetle Limousine (Orlina Atelier/ Ramon Orlina)
CLASSIC 1. 1975 Mitsubishi Minica (Alfred Motorworks/ Juanito dela Cruz) 2. 1971 Opel GT (Olson Camacho) 3. 1972 Toyota Celica (Dino Ray Directo III)
POST CLASSIC MODIFIED 1. 1984 Toyota Trueno (JCB Bodyshop/ IC Tan) 2. 1989 Nissan 240 SX (Split Second Autoshop/ Lawrence Go) 3. 1983 Mercedes Benz 190E (A-Toy Bodykits)
POST CLASSIC 1. 1987 Mitsubishi Lancer SL (D.C. Autosport/ Myk Icban) 2. 1987 Mitsubishi Lancer GT (Hotwheels Autobody Specialists/ Patrick Ng Suy)
MILLENNIUM SPORTS 1. 2009 Porsche Cayman S (Autoline Motorsports Acc. Zentrium/ Edward Aguilar) 2. 2009 BMW M3 (A-Toy Bodykits/ Artemis Cheng) 3. 2002 Ford Mustang (Autoline Motorsports Acc. Zentrium/ Edward Aguilar) CONTEMPORARY COMPACT 4-DOOR 1. 1999 Honda Civic Sir (Split Second Autoshop/ John Moreno) 2. 1994 Honda Civic Esi (Asian Coatings-Genix Racing/Rhoda Yap) 3. 1996 Honda Civic Lxi (MK2 Trading/Christine Jao)
CONTEMPORARY 2-DOOR EUROPEAN 1. 1993 Austin Mini Cooper (A-Toy Bodykits/ Alex Domingo) 2. 1998 Mini Cooper (Starbright Bodykits-Fabulous/ Roque Abella)