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WSC Featured Rides Questionnaire

 

Tenacious_B’s STi

 

Written by 4stAir

Name: Blake

Age: Old

Job title: Buyer, Musician, Male Model (I made one of those up.)

Hometown: Edmonton

Car: 2006 STI

 

 

What made you want to buy a Subaru ?

Way back in September of 2009, I sold my previous car, a fairly modified 2007 Mazdaspeed 3, for a planned move to another city. It didn't work out and I stayed in Edmonton. After 5 months of mind-numbing commuting in my 02 beater Focus (it was truly dreadful, even for a Focus.), I decided I needed something that was four-door, affordable, fun and four-wheel- drive, as I just wanted one car to drive around all year. (My previous Mazda was a summer only ride.) I also wanted something that didn't need a lot of modifications to be fun. That left me with two choices: Subaru or Evo. My buddy and WSC member Pearl Boxer had a WRX and later an STI Limited, I'd driven them both and really liked them. So that made my decision for me. Plus getting an Evo here at the time was really hard if I wanted a used one.

I picked up this uber-low mileage car from the previous owner in Vancouver 1 week before the 2010 Olympics. The rest is history. Oh, and that whole 'drive all year round and don't mod it' thing didn't really work out.

 

What makes your car different from others?

I break weird things that no one else does? :) Kidding aside, it's probably the cars handling-centric focus. If it's a suspension part, I've changed it. I'm pretty sure there isn't a stock suspension part on it. A lot of guys are happy with tons of power and then they might put springs and sway bars on the car, stick with a stock alignment and cheap Chinese no-name tires. My car is decently quick in a straight line, but in the corners it's incredibly responsive. Taking some weight out of the car helps too. Also, I run some fairly baller Girodisc brake rotors. I really like those. It's a nerdy part that not everyone would notice.

 

What's your favourite mod?

Probably GrantC. Oh wait... you mean on the car? The thing with this car is that it's more than just the sum of it's parts. Every modification was chosen to work in tandem with the others, which is why it's so driveable. But I'd say that the tune is my favourite mod.

Sunny(Airboy) was able to make the car not only powerful and responsive, but also very driveable. I can cruise around in 6th gear at 60km/hr without it bogging, and it runs smoothly at any revs. Sunny's done a lot for the WSC community, it'd be a lot smaller if it weren't for his tuning expertise.

 

What plans do you have for your car?

Er...try not to break anything? Stage 2 cars are quite reliable in general, start producing more power and more problems come up. Right now I have certain financial goals that don't really mesh with doing a big build, but if I came into some money and had to spend it on my car I'd say more power. The chassis could definitely handle it. I also wouldn't mind a repaint, I really hate all the rock chips.

 

Are you involved in motorsports? Which ones?

I do Time Attack with Speedway TAC. Basically it's trying to set a lap record on a go kart track without crashing. Which I usually don't do... The attendance at events has gone crazy this year. it's been hard to get tickets to compete. Remember WSC: spectating is always free and encouraged. I used to say that more WSC'ers should compete at events, but now it's overrun with them, so stop showing up! I've done drag racing a few times but I don't really consider that 'motorsport'.

 

If you could drive your car on any road in the world, where would you go?

I couldn't choose just one, Nurburgring, Laguna Seca, Tail of the Dragon, Stelvio Pass, there's so many great driving roads in the world. Too bad none of them are where I live...

 

What was your very first car?

This might surprise you but my very first car was actually a 1993 Chevy S10 that I swapped a 350ci small block V8 into. It was all very redneck, it had traction bars, Camero wheels, a carburetor, a slushbox... It was a fun project for a few years, and it was pretty quick.

Incidentally it was also silvery-grey....

 

What’s your dream car?

Mclaren F1. It might not be the fastest thing on 4 wheels anymore, but the unique layout (driver's in the middle for you youngin's that don't know what I'm on about.) and the sound of that V12 have never been matched. I loved how it was basically just Gordon Murray's vision from beginning to end. Cars aren't really made like that anymore, they're made by committees.

Realistically, I'd love a TVR Sagaris, I love how bonkers it looks and sounds, and one day I might be able to afford one.

 

If the zombie apocalypse were to start right now, where would you go and with
what weapons?

That's Classified. I could tell you, but I'd have to kill you.

 

Why haven’t you thought about this more? You need to be prepared!

Lol...nice. I don't really know how to answer this one..

 

I just wanted to thank Blake and Zach Cherkaoui for their time and helping (read doing all the

important parts) in getting this feature together. I you like Zach’s work contact him directly for

information on getting shots like this of your ride! You might even see him around the club these days…

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/moroccanspice/
http://www.exposurephotographix.com

Zach Cherkaoui  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

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