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Old 06-21-2010, 09:47 PM   #1
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WICKED BIG MEET - THE LARGEST SUBARU GATHERING IN US HISTORY



BOSTON, MA (Wicked Big Meet) Nearly 2000 enthusiasts gathered amongst over 1000 Subarus at Wachusett Mountain Ski area for the 5th annual Wicked Big Meet, the largest gathering of Subarus in the make's history on US soil. Subaru of New England presented the event and enthusiasts drove from as far as Oklahoma to view each other's cars despite the fog and rain. Says Robert Champion, the director of Wicked Big Meet, "The day was so incredibly foggy that you truly couldn't see more than a few rows of cars at a time. You could think that you'd reached the edge of the show over and over - with more cars to see each time."

Champion took over the event last year and under his management, the event has grown over 25% in size - remaining the largest Subaru gathering in the country. "We wanted to keep the event true to it's roots," says Champion, "We focused largely on restructuring the WBM team to be more efficient and focused, allowing us to bring in twice as many vendors from previous years and pre-sell over 800 tickets."

Among enthusiast vehicles, vendors under tents sold parts and upgrades while providing thousands of dollars of giveaways and prizes to attendees. "We get a lot out of the meet - the turnout was impressive to say the least. It's always good to touch base with the enthusiast community, and it's a unique opportunity when you put a product in front of consumers and hear their opinions," said Chris Candido of Turn 14 and Whiteline. The exposure from Wicked Big Meet impacts sales down the road said Rich of Daddy's SCP, "It's a great event to highlight new products, meet many of my old customers, and get some new ones. In the long term we're making sales up to four months later from folks we met the day of the show."

Subaru of New England displayed the 2010 Subaru product line and tuners pimped their own modified versions of the cars. One of the most popular was without a doubt rally driver and freestyle motocross star Travis Pastrana's "Red Bull: New Year. No Limits." Subaru jump car - the car in which Pastrana jumped 300 feet over water at the Port of Long Beach this past New Year's Eve. Pastrana is one of the most decorated athletes in action sports, practically defining the genre as a perennial ESPN X Games competitor and medalist. Pastrana also stars in his own popular MTV show, Nitro Circus.

Wicked Big Meet has its stage set for 2011, and will continue to provide the best enthusiast experience possible to Subaru devotees and thanks the sponsors and vendors, as well as the enthusiasts for their passion and dedication to Subaru.

ABOUT WICKED BIG MEET

Wicked Big Meet (www.wickedbigmeet.com ::
www.facebook.com/wickedbigmeet) is a Subaru enthusiast event in its 5th year of operation. The event's continued growth due to Subaru's commitment to its owners is paramount to its success. In the Fall of 2009, Wicked Big Meet gained Robert Champion as director ushering the event into a new decade - providing Subaru owners the best event to meet and engage other owners and vendors, and getting the most out of their Subarus.


WICKED BIG MEET IS MADE POSSIBLE BY:

Subaru of New England (www.newenglandsubaru.com); ECS Performance (www.eastcoastswappers.com); EFI Logics
(www.efilogics.com) ISC Suspension (www.iscsuspension-na.com); JNA Performance (www.jnaperformance.com); Killer B Motorsport (www.killerbmotorsport.com/); MySubie.com (www.mysubie.com); NASIOC.com (www.nasioc.com); Subimods (www.subimods.com); Whiteline Automotive (www.whiteline.com.au/); AJW Performance Products (www.ajwperformanceproducts.com); DENT Sport Garage (www.dentsport.com); Exedy (www.exedyusa.com); Fizz Autosports (www.fizzautosports.com); Grassroots Motorsports (www.grassrootsmotorsports.com); GTSPEC (www.gtspec.com); SubaruPartsLive.com (www.subarupartslive.com); Synaptic3 (www.synaptic3.com); Wicked Innovation (www.wickedinnovation.net); Daddy's SCP (www.daddysscp.com); Disc Brakes Australia (www.dba.com.au/); Rally America (www.rally-america.com); Cobb Tuning (www.cobbtuning.com); East Coast Kustmrydz (www.eckr.com); Enhanced Street Performance (www.enhancedstreetperformance.com); Escort Radar (www.escortradar.com/); EZY FLASH (www.ezyflash.com); Kinetic Motorworks (www.kineticmotorworks.com); Manchester Subaru (www.subaruproparts.com); Moore Performance (www.mooreperformanceparts.com); CTSubie.com (www.ctsubie.com); DirtyImpreza.com (www.dirtyimpreza.com); New England Subarus (www.newenglandsubarus.com); Subie Girls (www.subiegirls.com); xXxcrew (s3.socalsubies.com); Endura-Tech (www.endura-tech.com); KTF Terison (www.ktfterison.com); Perrin Performance (www.perrinperformance.com); RallySport Direct (www.rallysportdirect.com); SubaruWRXParts.com (www.subaruwrxparts.com); Torque Solution
(www.torquesolution.com)


FOR MORE INFORMATION & PICTURES visit www.wickedbigmeet.com.
Media inquiries contact Robert Champion at robert@subieevents.com.


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Old 06-21-2010, 09:49 PM   #2
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Florida sucks! There's never anything like that here.
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:02 PM   #3
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i love how the first word in this article is wrong, it wasn't in boston. In fact, the location was about an hour and a half away from boston.
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:02 PM   #4
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Insane turnout
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:31 PM   #5
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Great turnout.
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:30 PM   #6
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Florida sucks! There's never anything like that here.
should have flown up with us.

Nick nice meeting you and the hundreds of other people! great meet, need to have a WBM south meet
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:57 PM   #7
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How does this compare to the meet that made the Guinness book of world records in Illinois?
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:21 AM   #8
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At itasca there were like 387 subies or somewhere around that
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:19 AM   #9
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what a great turnout!
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:27 AM   #10
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ill make it there... someday... looks like it was an awesome time
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:56 AM   #11
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Too bad I missed it. How many people/cars were there?
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:45 AM   #12
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~1000 cars & ~2000 people

this year was the first year for me and my wife to go to WBM, it was really cool. I cant wait for next year.

and wow more than double the world record attempt in subaru's lol
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:51 AM   #13
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yeah north east doesnt even have to try...the turn out was so big that they are saying it may be somewhere else next year. im very impressed and will be attending wherever it is!
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:25 AM   #14
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Awesome. Had a great time once again. Will be going again next year for the third time.
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Next year im driving from Chicago, and NO ****A ****A is going to stop me =]
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Glad we where able to be sponsor this event. Seems like everyone had a great time.
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i dig the EVO on the whiteline kiosk setup LOL
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I was there.. it was soo sick. they did a great job and I can't wait for next year. the record your referring to is the largest parade of subarus and largest sign made of cars

(straight from their website) "339 Subaru owners drove their cars in a 4.1-mile (6.6-km) parade route through the town of Itasca."

"Working from a computer-designed layout, an expert team of volunteer marshals guided car after car (after car, after car) into place, slowly locking in a letter at a time until finally an incredible 1,068 cars were in place. With a helicopter on hand to shoot aerial photos, the image - too big to be seen from ground level - came clearly into view, and this monumental achievement earned the new Guinness World Record for the largest car logo / image"
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That's me in the Red! Awesome time! I always make it in at least one of the pics!
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I want to see that picture. ^^
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:54 AM   #21
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The BIG logo / image one lol. Jouka beat me to the punch lol
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I live literally down the street from the mt. and missed this how?? im so pissed right now.
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had a ball...was pretty sick
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hmmmmm ok thats it I' driving over next year, all the way from wyoming
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you mean this one

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