On my daily morning commute, I usually see one to four Subaru Impreza WRX Wagons driven by women on the 10 East as I crawl along the westbound Santa Monica Freeway’s “fast” lane. What surprises me about this is that they never notice me in my WRX for a friendly exchange of Scooby waves to take place. Seeing them also makes me wonder how many women are out there driving WRXs as in what percentage of WRX/STi/STI drivers are female.
Pictured above is Jamie “Subie Gal” Thomas in “Burnsie,” her 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon. “Burnsie” is named after the late 2001 FIA WRC drivers’ champion, the late Englishman Richard Burns. Jamie has competed with moderate success in the Rally America series Production GT class, taking class wins on multiple occasions. You can check out her web site at www.subiegal.com.
My Auntie Karen has her 2003 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan (not pictured above). Despite the fact that it has a four-speed automatic transmission and is bone stock, I think it’s simply cool that she has it.
Above are a few photos of Krysten’s 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan. I met her at my last track day at the Streets of Willow Springs. She also enlists the services of HB Speed to tune her car. Jon from HB Speed is the same person who tuned my car back in January 2008.
A few days ago, I heard the funniest radio commercial I’ve heard in awhile. It was a Bud Light “Real Men of Genius” commercial. In it, there was a salute to “Mr. Overzealous Touch Football Game Player.” The lines in the jingle are hilarious! Those of you over 21 years of age can listen to it and other funny “Real Men of Genius” commercials at budlight.com.