I was excited at first to hear of the Big Northwest Subaru meet last weekend, especially since it was right near where I live. And while I had a good time being a member of the way over thirty club (all 7 of us) in a sea of twenty and unders, I found the over representation of newer gen ricerizations well a little overbearing shall I say politely. Yes, I counted a few older cars there, but they were greatly outnumbered by the "performance" cars and such. Clearly it was an event geared towards selling the latest stuff rather than an exhibit of Subaru. That's OK in and of itself. I mean it was only a 15 min drive for me anyways.
I have never been to WCSS before but was thinking if it is the same type of thing, I might want to pass on it. I guess I envision something more of an exchange of knowledge of our Old Gen cars rather than a bragfest about which ricer has the prettiest purple turbo pipes and shiny turbochargers on their two year old vehicle. I really am into the older stuff. Heck I drive a twenty year old car as my daily driver, so if that's not proof I don't know what is.
I would actually prefer to meet folks working on their older Subaru's, keeping them going and hear their triumphs and tragedies. That is mainly why I come here myself. I personally feel a three hour drive for a latest generation ricerfest would be a waste of my time. Now if someone wants to meet up there and get help fixing their AC, changing a CV axle, setting the timing I am all there. I feel more akin to folks just wanting to keep their older daily drivers running strong than new gen folks with lots of money to ricerize. Keeping my Loyale running is more of a hobby and sentimental thing (it is my frst car bought brand new) for than a necessity for transportation. I have other vehicles but sometimes the journey is much more interesting than the destination, if you get my meaning.
Has anyone in the Old Gen crowd been to one of these before? Is it a sales convention for the latest Subaru stuff or is there a gathering where one can gain real practical knowledge that will help them repair their older gen car?
Edited by MR_Loyale, 30 July 2013 - 12:21 AM.