Now, as I sit here writing this latest piece for you all to enjoy reading, I have a bit of an inner conflict brewing as how to start this off. On the one hand I could go in depth about the Impreza’s history: how Sainz and McRae tore across continents in world rally iterations of the scooby in the 90′s; how this is a 4wd rally car for the road, how the evo/impreza battle of the 90′s waged on in the stages and the street, so on and so forth, overused cliche after overused cliche, I’m even guilty of doing this myself. But, perhaps for a change, I’ll just save you from the history lesson and get to the point. This is owner Richard Duwel’s 1999 GC8 Impreza Sti RA limited and, I’ll be straight, it’s bloody awesome.
The first generation of Subaru Impreza has become somewhat of an icon among car enthusiasts, engraved into the minds of those who witnessed the intense battles waged in the stages of world rally with the likes of Colin McRae and Carlos Saintz at the wheel in the Japanese domination era of rally in the 1990s. The first generation shape matured well over its 8 years in production, culminating in arguably some of best looking Imprezas in 22b and rb5 guises; however when the second generation “bug-eye” was launched in 2000 it caused quite a controversy, it looked polarizing to say the least and, if you ask even the Subaru faithful, it has a cult following not universal acclaim.
Words by Yomar Lopez
On Saturday June 29th 2013 slammed sedans presented Sunshine Stance in beautiful Daytona, Florida. Minutes from the beach, this was the first successful meet and show by Slammed Sedans. With a great location at Lucky’s sport bar and entertainment center it suits a great location for this event.
With the unpredictable Florida weather the 50% chance of rain did not keep the crowd from bringing out their stanced out cars. 2 hours into the event as the rain came down people gathered inside to enjoy some refreshing beverages and great food.
Despite the rainy weather the event brought out all the makes and models that we all like to see, some old school players in the game and the younger generation all gathered in one location to showcase their hard worked on projects. We all have our own taste and style, some keeping an open mind and others just like to see something of their own interest, whatever the case is this lifestyle and car culture is always about coming together and enjoying what we all love.