From The Track To The Beach & Everything In Between

It’s been a while since I brought you all a proper update on my 1998 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS (GC8), but in the midst of the racing off-season I finally managed to put aside some time to bring you up to speed. This is a big one, encompassing every upgrade …

$199 Lease Deals for November 2017

Dear C/D, Your monthly survey of lease deals at around $200 a month is the most useful thing ever devised in the history of things. But how seriously should I take these factory-backed lease deals? Are they really the best buys out there? Sue Donym Bakersfield, Montana Dear Sue, These deals are designed to lure […]

$199 Lease Deals for November 2017

Dear C/D, Your monthly survey of lease deals at around $200 a month is the most useful thing ever devised in the history of things. But how seriously should I take these factory-backed lease deals? Are they really the best buys out there? Sue Donym Bakersfield, Montana Dear Sue, These deals are designed to lure […]

Against The Grain: Racing On Air

This isn’t an argument, because we’re long since past that. A couple of years ago, around the time I was seriously starting to consider putting Project GTI on air, I came across a California resident by the name of Cody Miles. At the time, he was drivi…

Project Bunta: All The Small Things

At the end of that post, I asked for your thoughts on how I should approach this project, and the response was quite overwhelming. You guys had all sorts of  ideas, from bodywork and cosmetic touches to engine and mechanical choices. I read all the remarks and spent a good amount of time chatting with some of you as well, […]

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Record-Hunting On The Nürburgring Nordschleife

Built at Prodrive in Banbury, UK, the WRX had already proven its ability by setting records at the Isle of Man TT and the Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb prior to taking on the Green Hell, and its specification reveals just what a special machine it is. Purpose-built for the task, Prodrive’s engineers began with a […]

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Introducing Project Bunta (Eurobeat Intensifies)

It was bound to happen sooner or later. For the longest time, I’ve been a fan of the GC8 Subaru Impreza. I didn’t come from a family that had any real interest in cars, so the only real exposure I had to automotive culture growing up in the 1990s was through video games. When I was in […]

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Subaru WRX STI Type RA to Debut Prior to BRZ STI

As Subaru continues work on a performance-spec BRZ, there has been a cautious level of optimism surrounding its development. So when Subaru USA tweeted out a massive rear spoiler and urged us to “stay tuned” for June 8th, everyone naturally assumed this was the vehicle to be on the lookout for. Another image was released today […]

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