It takes a lot to get sponsored, of all the badass celicas on this site, only a few have actual sponsors. A lot of people wont go that far, because it usually involves a lot of graphics, and other stuff. Some people give VoodooGTS flak because his car is 'riced out' in their minds, but he also has a nice sponsorship with AlienWare computers. The reason you should goto shows is for the publicity. Being able to show sponsors that you are in a lot of shows, and win them makes them want to sponsor you more. Especially if the shows are televised/published in magazines/newspapers.