‘IT’S ALL WE’LL DRIVE’: Subaru fans will head to the Red Star Raceway near Delmas for the annual Scoobyfest on March 21Image: Subaru
Subaru fans will gather near Delmas in Mpumalanga for the 2015 Scoobyfest (wouldn't that be a Scooby Do? Ed.) on March 21.
The 2015 event, organised by the Subaru Owners' Club of SA, will be at the Red Star Raceway, a challenging and totally flat four-km circuit near Delmas in Mpumalanga.
The organisers say the 2015 Scoobyfet is “a celebration of boxer engines and symmetrical all-wheel drive and a rich heritage of making cars that are anything but run-of-the-mill”.
NEW WRX ON SHOW
At least 150 entries of all types are expected but many more spectators will arrive in Subarus, with the highlight being the new WRX (a finalist in the 2015 SA Car of the Year) and the WRX STI.
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Subaru will also show its new Outback range, launched in South Africa in March 2015. Organisers report that fans can enjoy 4x4 facilities at a nearby quarry.
Chairman of the Socsa Gauteng branch, Wayne Hay, said: “This is our sixth annual Scoobyfest but our first at Red Star. We like to enjoy our cars in their natural environment and Red Star is perfect.
"It’ll be a great day for the whole family with plenty of attractions for the kids – including pedal karts and an inflatable swimming pool.”
GYMKHANA, TIME TRIAL
Activities will include a skid-pan gymkhana, hot laps of the circuit and "a couple of opportunities for the fast guys to test their mettle”. This includes elimination drag races and a time trial on Red Star’s short circuit.
Subaru SA marketing manager Ashley Lazarus said: “The Subaru Owners' Club plays an important role for our brand: thought-leaders and ambassadors and we place great importance on what they are doing and saying. Their passion, enthusiasm and sense of community are constant reminders that Subaru is an extraordinary product and a brand like no other.”
The club ethos is summed up by its slogan - “It’s all we’ll drive.”
Entrance is free but taking part in any driving costs R150 for Socsa members, R250 for others. Passengers for all activities will have to pay R50 for an indemnity (don’t forget to bring your own helmet for the track sessions).
Entries must be done online as entries will not be allowed on the day.
GPS co-ordinates S 26° 04’ 30.9”, E 028° 45’ 20.0”. From Johannesburg, take the N12 towards Witbank (Emahlahleni) and exit at the Dryden/Groenfontein ramp.
CALLING ALL SCOOBY FANS: If you're a fan of Subaru head to the Red Star Raceway for the 2015 Scoobyfest on March 21. Image: Subaru