To some receiving a trophy is a sign of recognition for hard work. That recognition is form of respect – that other’s judge them to be better than the other guy.
However, does that always work for bringing your car or motorcycle to a show. Some vehicles were bought and not made by the owner. This owner could be up against someone who worked on their car with limited time and cash.
In addition, those that are asked to judge a show – – are they qualified to know anything about how much went into a car or how rare it might be?