Posted Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 10:44am
For nearly two decades, Headwaters was a mainstay in the rally world. It’s operated by the same group that organizes the Ojibwe Forest Rally each year, and the event is a staple for the Minnesota rally community.
Over the past few years, weather and Covid-19 have played havoc on the continuity of the event. Wet springs or snow canceled Headwaters in 2022 and 2018. Then, the pandemic sidelined the event in 2020 and 2021.
Those who follow the Ojibwe Forest Rally will see familiarity with the roads and style of the rally. Headwaters stages are gravel with a sandy base. They are tighter forest roads lined tightly by trees. It’s spring day means cooler weather and moisture. Roads can be easily rutted, with rain or snow possible on the day of the rally.
Posted Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 10:43pm
Subaru of Indiana Automotive is celebrating the start of production of the Crosstrek vehicle at the Lafayette plant today. It is the first time production of the Crosstrek has occurred in the U.S. as SIA is Subaru’s only manufacturing facility outside of Japan.
SIA is producing the 2.5-liter Sport, Limited, and Wilderness Edition models of the Crosstrek. The first vehicle rolled off the line earlier this month.
“Subaru has now sold more than a million Crosstrek vehicles in just 11 years. That’s the fastest any Subaru product has reached the million mark in sales,” SIA Executive Vice President Scott Brand said in a statement to IIB. “That’s why Crosstrek production is now here in the U.S. By building these in demand vehicles in Lafayette, we can get them to our customers faster.”
In addition to the Crosstrek, SIA also makes the Subaru Ascent, Legacy and Outback models.
The start of production on the Crosstrek comes just months after SIA completed the production of its seven millionth vehicle since production began in 1989.
SIA has exclusively produced Subaru vehicles since 2016, and is projecting to build more than 377,500 vehicles this year.
The Lafayette plant employs more than 6,500 workers.
Posted Monday, May 15, 2023 at 10:34pm
There will soon be three more Subaru electric vehicles. And more “Subaru” Subaru EVs. Subaru’s only current EV is the Solterra (pictured above), a decent but not spectacular EV that was a bit hampered by a rocky introduction to the market. Like Toyota, which co-developed the Solterra (and the similar Toyota bZ4x) with Subaru and is starting to get more serious about plug-in models, Subaru isn’t letting this slow start… Read More →
Posted Monday, May 8, 2023 at 9:52pm
Scott: Here’s a nice review of the 2024 Crosstrek, which I drove for the first time the other day. Subaru did a good job with this one! I must admit, though, that I was distracted by the embedded video of the 1978 Brat in the article. According to Subaru and Experian data, up to 97 percent of Subaru Crosstreks sold in the U.S. are still on the road today, representing… Read More →
Posted Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 10:12pm
Welcome to yet another enthralling photo gallery by the talented Morgan Segal, this time featuring the action-packed 2004 Colorado Cog Rally. Immerse yourself in the world of rallying as Segal’s lens captures the high-stakes challenges and memorable moments of this remarkable event. CPD Racing persevered after hitting a rut sideways on Stage 15, causing the driveshaft to penetrate the rear differential. Despite being left with only front-wheel drive, the… Read More →
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