Hi! My name is Scott Putnam and welcome to my way of life! I live, eat and breathe Subaru. I have been selling Subarus since 1988 and racing them since the turn of the century. I know Subaru and if you are looking for a vehicle or anything Subaru related I am happy to help.
Nemadji Trail Rally December 4th, 2021
A splendid little rally, Nemadji is one road. That road is a hoot being mostly wide and flowing, with a technical section in the middle. The biggest question on a year to year and sometimes day to day basis is..will it be a gravel or snow event?
The all-new 2022 Subaru BRZ is here – completely redesigned and reengineered for more horsepower, torque, and acceleration, plus better handling and even more rear-wheel-drive thrills.
100 Acre Wood Rally March 18-19th, 2022
In 2021 CPD Racing was back at the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, in Salem, Missouri. Here slow and steady produce a podium finish in the Limited 4WD class.
2022 Outback Wilderness
With a standard 2.4-liter turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine, advanced dual function X-MODE, elevated 9.5-inch ground clearance, standard front skid plate, all-terrain tires, upgraded suspension and Subaru’s Symmetrical All-wheel drive, the Outback Wilderness is ready for adventure.
Home event: Ojibwe Forest Rally August 19-20th, 2022
Headquartered out of Detroit Lakes, MN., this rally is similar to Rally Finland in the World Rally Championship. A drivers favorite, the roads are sandy and flowing through the lake country in northern Minnesota. Here Lauchlin and Scott are going over the Crossroads Jump, 2015.
The casualty list of affordable performance cars is pretty much every car we search for on Bring a trailer: Probe, Prelude, Celica, Cobalt SS, SRT4, Impulse, Talon, Daytona, Laser, 240SX, XT6.
A victim of a culture obsessed with sitting high and cornering slowly, going fast on a budget is harder than ever. Decades ago, nearly every brand sold an affordable sporty car; now we’re down to just a few choices.
We’ve gathered four of the last players here. Yes, you could count it as three if you consider the Subaru BRZ and the Toyota GR86 as one car, something we reserve the right to do when it’s convenient, like maybe in next month’s 10Best issue. Having both along allows us to explore the differences and avoid angry letters asking why we included one and not the other.
The first-generation Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86/Scion FR-S were fun cars that emphasized the subjective driving experience over cold performance numbers. Hey, if you can slide around in a rear-wheel-drive coupe with a manual transmission, who cares if you’re doing it at 10 mph, right? It’s theater of the mind, people. But now that we’ve tested the new 2022 Subaru BRZ and Toyota GR86, we’ve affirmed that you can have it both ways—lightweight, naturally aspirated, rear-drive purism can coexist with competitive acceleration. And grip. The Toyobaru twins are still minimalist and affordable, but now they deliver a 5.4-second zero-to-60 mph run and a 13.9-second quarter-mile at 101 mph.
The Subaru Solterra is the brand’s first fully electric vehicle and a joint venture between Toyota, who sells this same EV has the BZ4X. (Super glad Subaru went with an actual word, even if it’s made up.) The Solterra made its official debut in Japan last week, but Subaru pulled the wraps off the North American version on Wednesday, confirming many of the EV’s US specs. Mechanically speaking, not much… Read More →
The 2023 Subaru XV has been spied testing for the first time, ahead of its global unveiling rumoured for late 2022 or early 2023. Caught on camera on US roads by YouTube user KindelAuto, the next-generation XV’s styling is an evolutionary step forward from its predecessor, mixing the current model’s high-riding hatchback shape with smoother lines and design cues from Subaru’s latest models. Up front, slim new LED headlights link… Read More →
This week, we turn the time machine’s dial to 1996, for the preseason ahead of the World Rally Championship’s 1997 season. That means a trip to jolly old England, where the crew at Prodrive were hard at work screwing together Subaru’s effort for the following season. That car ended up being remarkable, the manufacturer’s championship winner for 1997, and one of the most beloved rally cars of all time. You’ll… Read More →