Posted by Armin H. Ausejo
Text and Photos by Armin Ausejo
The Pacific Northwest is well-known around the country not just for its rain, but also its peaceful forests, majestic mountains, and fresh clean air. However, for one weekend out of the year, the forest peace and fresh clean air is disturbed by the distinct sound and smell of cars powered by boxer engines spewing mud on cheering crowds. Welcome to the West Coast Subaru Show.
Last August’s West Coast Subaru Show marked the 11th straight year for the annual event, this time taking place in Stevenson, WA. Along with the much-loved mud pit, the show traditionally features an array of vendors, a competitively-judged car show, and weekend-long camping full of parties, barbecues, and songs. Participants get to meet other Subaru owners from throughout the Pacific Northwest, with even some Subaru owners traveling as far as from Montana to attend the event.
This 3-day Subaru love fest started well before the Impreza was considered by most to be a viable performance platform, thus it has its roots in the old school Subaru crowd. These pre-1990s Subarus continue to make a solid appearance annually and also continue to be one of the most popular draws to the show for new and old Subaru owners alike. New owners are also welcomed into the community as well, and everyone overall is able to share experiences and knowledge with each other throughout the event.
This year, the West Coast Subaru Show will be taking place from August 19th to 22nd at the Chelan County Expo Center in Cashmere, WA.
NWMotiv.com will be on hand to cover the event, so please be sure to check out our coverage when the time comes. Until then, enjoy the coverage from last year’s event below.