Believe it or not; its actually a Tough gig trying to come up with a set of trophies for a Horsepower Crew event, with so many different types of Horsepower, we need to ensure that when there is over 220 of South Australia’s Motoring Enthusiast Community that is taking every effort to share their Horsepower with everyone, its only fair that we take the time to ensure that there could be a handful of categories that every entrant would have a keen eye on.
This is part of the reason why we love our Early Bird Entrants & Car Clubs/Groups joining in, they give us a good idea of what is being entered and how many, because Trophies don’t come overnight from Japan, and our engraver likes to have a bit of time to ensure that each one of those trophies is a work of art!
So in the game of Trophies, there is a lot of “TOP TEN” and “TOP THIS” and “TOP THAT” at a lot of the shows we admire, and at Horsepower Crew; we really feel that there really shouldn’t always be just the best of the best that earns every category. We feel that whilst Yes; there certainly does need to be a reflection of those that have mastered the craft of vehicle customisation on a high level, however we also want a lot of other categories to truly reflect the nature of our community at the event. After all, this is going to be one celebration that will be memorable!
So we have prepared a detailed list of not only what the Trophy categories are called, but also a description of what those trophies are acknowledging. This way everyone that enters and also everyone that is curious will get a feel for what we are aiming to recognise. We know how important it is, especially for those of you that have put all the hours, the blood, sweat and tears into your pride and joy, doing those extra tweaks to make sure it is ready for TrackFest. We want this to be a special momento to mark that moment of the journey with your Horsepower.
Of course this all could not be achieved without our Sponsors. They take the time and effort to support us, so we can ensure that we have as many Trophies as possible!
And a special shoutout to our Judges, they have a tough job but they do it so well! Fortunately for them, all have been in the Motoring Industry for over 30 years with trades under the belt, and have been part of many car shows at the highest level, so if anyone was to ask what qualifications our judges have, well we’re sure the couple brief mentions above certainly earns enough street cred!
So here goes! Starting with our Themed Categories!
Coolest Chrome – Tech Garage
It’s Cool & it’s a chrome bumper car, could be a cool Street Machine or a JDM Classic!
Millennium Machine – Shannons
It was built from 2000 onwards, it has all the coolest tech and is a true representation of the Modern Day Enthusiast.
Wild Wagon – SMASA
It’s Wild, yet it’s a Wagon, it’s wild cos everyone loves what it is or what the owner has done to make it that extra special, yet it’s functional means of its extra space doesn’t hold it back from winning!
Top Crew Turnout – Dizzi Decalz
The Car Club or Group that came together as a Crew and repped what they are all about in South Australia’s Motoring Enthusiast Community and managed to have the most cars turnout at TrackFest!
Damn Fine Display – Dent Revolution
It could be a whole club effort in how they displayed their club, or even that one Entrant that went all out in a theme of their Display, which made everyone spend all that more time admiring the effort!
Modified Maniac – SMASA
They’ve bucked the trend, from simple upgrades like combining all the best bits of all the make/model era, through to mods like deleting Doorhandles & adding Door poppers to modify their Horsepower!
Rockin Ride – Outlaw Speed Shop
It’s from a time that the Motoring Enthusiast really developed, it’s a true representation of the Rock’n’Roll era that has gone by, captured forever in this fine example!
Coolest Number Plate – Dizzi Decalz
The owner took the time to come up with something really clever & cool, it represents the lifestyle of the car & it’s Enthusiast, it’s more then some characters on a piece of metal, it’s a statement that everyone talks about!
Mr Detail – Shannons
He (or She) has got the cleanest ride, they brought their top of the line cleaning kit and 10 people to the show to help clean the car or bike. They even borrowed a Toothbrush and added a selfie stick to scrub a speck of dust somewhere between the gearbox & the firewall, that hasn’t seen the light of day since it was built in the factory.
Coolest Cruiser – Tech Garage
It’s Cool & it’s a cruiser, it doesn’t have a stupid fast motor-but it doesn’t need it, it’s built to go cruising, it’s comfy for those long cruises, and always looks cool cruising seaside.
Pocket Rocket – Shannons
The power to weight ratio in it would be like a Chevy big block in a Coke can, it’s little but packs a punch!
Excellent Engine Bay – Outlaw Speed Shop
They’ve taken the time to hide all the boring bits that make it work, they’ve made the engine look like a floating piece of memorabilia that actually still functions!
Incredible Interior – SMASA
It’s an Interior that’s incredible, the stitching is tight, the theme of colors is on point, it’s more than a cockpit, it’s a 5 Star flight!
Tough As Ride – Tough As Products
The rumble of this machine makes your heart skip a beat, the type of car that makes you neck snap even when you didn’t see it-and you heard it down the road; but when you saw it, you said “That’s Tough As!”
Fattest Ride – City Discount Tyres
Yep! We bring out the measuring tape on this one! (or simply just read the walls of the Tyres) they are the fattest, but that’s not all! We also look at the whole stance of the car, and if that’s enough to say that’s the fattest ride, well it’s the fattest ride!
Down Low Delight – Geof’s Garage
This Motoring Enthusiast lives the low life, they avoid spoon drains and speed humps like the plague, any inch from the ground to their car is just too much!
Stock as a Rock – Mobile Auto Care
This motoring enthusiasts has chosen to live the life of keeping it in a condition where there is no modifications whatsoever, they’ve replaced every part with original bits, to keep it like it just came off of the factory floor!
Delicious Drop Top – Shannons
This motoring enthusiast has chosen to have the wind in their hair when they are cruising, their horsepower is a soft top, droptop or removable hardtop, either way their ride is the one that loves the summertime and braves any other season!
Top Two Wheeler – Tech Garage
This Motoring Enthusiast lives life on two wheels, in a sea of cars amongst the show; they’ve chosen to bring their Bike and steal the show!
Coolest Conversion – Outlaw Speed Shop
Whether it be adding a turbo, a supercharger or changing the motor completely, they’ve converted their car into something else that the manufacturer would never have imagined!
Japanese Samurai – City Discount Tyres
The Samurai is the coveted soldier from Japanese historic times, it’s the epitome of JDM Chrome.
Japanese Warrior – Tech Garage
The owner of this car has not only chosen the brave life of a Japanese brand, but also has fought the battles of keeping a pristine example of it, that is enjoyed by everyone who sees it!
Neatest Nissan – Global Tuning & Performance
It’s superclean, it’s tastefully modified or completely stock, it’s simply the neatest Nissan on the block !
Geez That GTR! – Global Tuning & Performance
It’s the type of GTR that makes you stop and go Wow!.. No actually; it makes you say “Geez that GTR!” It’s got the X factor!
Mad As Mazda – Shannons
Whether its a Cool Old Cosmo or a Modern Day MPS, it truly is a mad example of the Mazda legacy.
Rotor Master – Shannons
This motoring enthusiast has not only chosen the triangle Brapping lifestyle, but their passion and crafted example is the one that everyone looks to for inspiration.
Sleek Subaru – Global Tuning & Performance
The boxer motor of the Subaru makes it sound like a bulldog in a junkyard, but this owner has made their Subaru not only have the rumble, but also be as sleek on the street!
Aussie/American Muscle Categories:
Super Street Machine – SMASA
It’s the kind of car that your uncle or your dad owned in the 70s and probably still owns today, maybe its from the 90’s, either way; it’s that car you see at Summernats, it’s quite simply that one car that is a Super Street Machine!
Muscle Car Madness – City Discount Tyres
It’s a musclecar and the owners choice of modifications are mad enough to bump off the Richter scale!
Mad Muscle Car – Redefined Detail
It’s a muscle car that’s not quite a street car, not quite a drag car, it’s that beautiful blend in between, a true taste of all the best parts of the muscle car world!
Mr Americana – Outlaw Speed Shop
It’s the kind of car you think of when you think of the Stars & Stripes, it’s the one that’s built in Detroit or any other part of the Good ol “U.S OF A” that screams out “GOD BLESS AMERICA!”
Super SS – Dizzi Decalz
Whether it be an old school SS from a Camaro or Torana, or a modern day SS that was the last to leave the Salisbury production line, this one is a super example of it!
HOT HSV – Dizzi Decalz
It was already a special vehicle when it left HSV, but this owner has taken it to the next level!
Hottest Holden – Pedders
It’s proud to wear the roaring lion badge, and the owner has taken it and made it a hot ride on the street!
FAT FPV – Global Tuning & Performance
It already started as a performance vehicle, but this owner has added that much more Horsepower, which is made it incredibly fat!
Fantastic Ford – Pedders
If Henry Ford was alive today, he would choose to go on a ride with you in this Fantastic Ford.
TrackFest Standout – Shannons
The one car or bike that is the talk of the TrackFest Town, the one with an Incredible Interior, Spectacular Suspension, Bangin Brakes, an Excellent Engine Bay, the one that Dared to be Different, quite simply.. The one that Stands out!
So if you do the math, that’s 37 Trophies between over 220 Enthusiasts, meaning there is at least a 1 in 6 chance for everyone, some might have more of a chance with more categories they could qualify for, maybe some less; but either way, there certainly is something there for everyone’s Horsepower that has entered TrackFest this Sunday April 29th!! Big shoutout to our mates at CI Performance Parts SA Time Attack for helping us hold the First Show & Shine, Drag Car Displays with start ups, Plus Trade Show with Food Trucks and Family Friendly Activities at Australia’s newest $110 Million Dollar Motoring Enthusiast Playground.. The Bend Motorsport Park!