SubiNats in an annual event for Subaru owners and enthusiasts from around the country to come together and celebrate all things Subaru.
This year’s event was hosted again by the WRX Club of Victoria team over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of July at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. The event is held over two days, the first being a social day for many of the participants with a cruise held on the roads around the Gippsland Region.
Despite being a self-confessed fan of all JDM marques, I’ve had very little to do with fast Subarus or the community that thrives on them. Until now.
It hasn’t been intentional; in fact, I’m quite a fan of Subaru’s performance offerings. But until now, my experience with the brand has been limited to the passenger seat of a few friends’ WRXs and Forester GTs. Aside from that, I’ve thought about tracking down a turbocharged wagon once or twice. A tidy and well modified MY99 WRX wagon still tugs on the heartstrings even as it approaches 20 years of age, especially in World Rally Blue Mica. But again, it’s never really gone any further than that.
A few weeks ago there wasn’t a whole lot I could’ve shared with you about Subaru’s that you don’t already know. When Downshift got invited to the 2017 Subinats on Phillip Island, I was super keen to go and check it out. It was finally time to get some insight in the world of Subarus and it’s culture.