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Old 03-17-2021, 04:26 AM   #101
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Hey everyone, I left the subie world in 2005/2006, but I'm looking into getting in a wrx or sti again!
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Old 03-17-2021, 06:19 PM   #102
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I love my 2019 STI!!!! Would recommend. I'm very bias though.
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Old 03-17-2021, 11:24 PM   #103
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I'd wait for the 2022 WRX and 2023 STI.

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Old 03-18-2021, 04:35 AM   #104
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Crazy full circle story. Many years ago, a couple young boys visited their grandfather in Alaska one summer. I was close friends with their grandfather, he was a fellow motorcyclist and gear head. He brought them out to several auto crosses where I was competing back in the day in the XP class against the Carter boys. Competition was fierce in those days between their 555 Blue and Gold rally car and my Underground Performance sponsored Black bugeye.

The boys helped their grandfather put the race rubber on my car while I attended the driver's meeting. I took them on track walks and ride alongs were allowed. They were absolutely thrilled to be in the car doing the full tilt boogie. We did that together every few weeks at the summer autocross series. It was a great experience for them, listening in, meeting other racers, learning the physics, course set up, car maintenance and driving performance. We were a team and it eventually paid off with a win in the XP championship that year, as well as a Fast Time of the Day award against Ryan's GTR, which usually dominated events at that time.

Time marches on.

After completing my PA program, I moved back to Florida, my family in tow. It has been a good move...we have a very good life here. The Black WRX has undergone further transformations, it competed down here in the sunshine state in many HPDE and auto crosses. We held our own against many and on most occasions, the only vehicles that bested our lap times arrived and left on race trailers. Not bad for a nearly 20 year old daily driver.

My now 18 year old son has been driving the car the last two years while going to high school. Sharing this car with him and working on it has been a treat, as it was purchased new 2-3 weeks before he was born. It has been such a rich part of our lives for so many years...but the time has come. Luke is about to graduate highschool. He is a budding Amateur motorcycle racing champion here in the southeast in off road motorcycle racing. He now has a Toyota Tacoma to carry his KTM around. Not much use for an aging WRX.

I kept up with those two boys at the beginning of the story. Both joined the military, following their grandfather and parents service to our country. Aidan is a Army Paratrooper. He has served in Europe and at the Syrian border. He just made sergeant and is about to be stationed back in Alaska. He has been after me to sell him the WRX all these many years. The time has come. Childhood dreams realized.

Soon, he will take over ownership and have the military move the vehicle back to Alaska, where It all began. I hope that some of the old crew will welcome him back and help keep the car's legacy moving forward. Thanks for listening.

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Old 03-18-2021, 02:05 PM   #105
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Crazy full circle story. Many years ago, a couple young boys visited their grandfather in Alaska one summer. I was close friends with their grandfather, he was a fellow motorcyclist and gear head. He brought them out to several auto crosses where I was competing back in the day in the XP class against the Carter boys. Competition was fierce in those days between their 555 Blue and Gold rally car and my Underground Performance sponsored Black bugeye.

The boys helped their grandfather put the race rubber on my car while I attended the driver's meeting. I took them on track walks and ride alongs were allowed. They were absolutely thrilled to be in the car doing the full tilt boogie. We did that together every few weeks at the summer autocross series. It was a great experience for them, listening in, meeting other racers, learning the physics, course set up, car maintenance and driving performance. We were a team and it eventually paid off with a win in the XP championship that year, as well as a Fast Time of the Day award against Ryan's GTR, which usually dominated events at that time.

Time marches on.

After completing my PA program, I moved back to Florida, my family in tow. It has been a good move...we have a very good life here. The Black WRX has undergone further transformations, it competed down here in the sunshine state in many HPDE and auto crosses. We held our own against many and on most occasions, the only vehicles that bested our lap times arrived and left on race trailers. Not bad for a nearly 20 year old daily driver.

My now 18 year old son has been driving the car the last two years while going to high school. Sharing this car with him and working on it has been a treat, as it was purchased new 2-3 weeks before he was born. It has been such a rich part of our lives for so many years...but the time has come. Luke is about to graduate highschool. He is a budding Amateur motorcycle racing champion here in the southeast in off road motorcycle racing. He now has a Toyota Tacoma to carry his KTM around. Not much use for an aging WRX.

I kept up with those two boys at the beginning of the story. Both joined the military, following their grandfather and parents service to our country. Aidan is a Army Paratrooper. He has served in Europe and at the Syrian border. He just made sergeant and is about to be stationed back in Alaska. He has been after me to sell him the WRX all these many years. The time has come. Childhood dreams realized.

Soon, he will take over ownership and have the military move the vehicle back to Alaska, where It all began. I hope that some of the old crew will welcome him back and help keep the car's legacy moving forward. Thanks for listening.
Super surprised I still remember my log in, more surprised you are selling the WRX, but im sure it will be in good hands, just make sure you let him know that if he goes to sell it you have first right to buy it back, youll miss it
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Old 03-18-2021, 07:57 PM   #106
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Super surprised I still remember my log in, more surprised you are selling the WRX, but im sure it will be in good hands, just make sure you let him know that if he goes to sell it you have first right to buy it back, youll miss it
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Old 03-19-2021, 06:28 AM   #107
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Super surprised I still remember my log in, more surprised you are selling the WRX, but im sure it will be in good hands, just make sure you let him know that if he goes to sell it you have first right to buy it back, youll miss it
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Gangs all still here, ....just turned into lurkers! .
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Old 03-19-2021, 10:58 AM   #108
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Gangs all still here, ....just turned into lurkers! .
and sadly none of us are remotely close to each other geographically
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Old 03-19-2021, 05:12 PM   #109
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and sadly none of us are remotely close to each other geographically
Let's be fair... we all came to America.
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Old 04-16-2021, 04:20 AM   #110
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more surprised you are selling the WRX, but im sure it will be in good hands, just make sure you let him know that if he goes to sell it you have first right to buy it back, youll miss it
Well, I guess I spoke too soon and counted chickens before they hatched. The 20 something year old kid found out the insurance costs were going to be too much for his limited budget, so he backed out of the deal. A shame really that these once great cars are relegated to unaffordable to own to a segment of the population not due to operating costs but to insurance costs.

No worries. I will keep the car circulating with our other vehicles as a commuter/fun car. We live in the country surrounded by farms. One of the reasons for wanting to sell it was that the car sat for a while before Luke started driving it and field mice had a good gnaw on my JDM HID wiring harness. We got that issue resolved but I was afraid of that happening again if the car sat for an extended length of time.

It was interesting using objective insight watching my internal barometer as the young man's departure date (and car purchase) loomed. I began looking at the vehicle with soft eyes again, getting all misty looking through the extensive records of invoices since day one. No loss , no harm, no foul.

Drove it in to work every day this last week, just hit 200500 miles.
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Old 04-19-2021, 09:45 PM   #111
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