March 15th of this year will mark exactly 4 years that I've owned Subarus. It certainly feels like it's been a much longer time, but my enthusiasm for the brand has only grown tenfold since I first rolled that Impreza off the lot. As I look forward to even more great things to come, I thought it'd be fun to take a look back and retrace when Subaru got into my blood.
Vermont Sportscar built WRX STI with David Higgins at the helm climbing a mountain in my home state of New Hampshire. Beating the record atop Mt Washington's Climb to the Clouds event not only solidified my decision to get a Subaru, but also got me interested in learning more about this "rally" stuff. That opened up a whole new obsession that would not only lead me to getting a Subaru, but to later purchase another Subaru for the sole purpose of using it for local rallycross events.
After looking back, there's even more to look forward to! I've been incredibly happy at my job at the dealership helping people get hooked on these cars like I did. In place of my first Subaru lies a beast-of-a-machine they call the WRX STI Series.HyperBlue that I love. The rallycross car has never been better and my wife now has a turbocharged Forester that gets groceries even FASTER than before! I also get to meet that driver for SRT USA that got me hooked on rallying. A caravan of friends I've assembled are headed to our first-ever Stage Rally in Missouri to go see David Higgins and Craig Drew tear it up at the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood. Oh, and that friend that got me hooked on Subarus to begin with? He's in town this month. I've gotta thank him for setting me down this path, even if he didn't intend for it to work out so well!
And people wonder why I bleed Subaru now ;)