Rally a Subaru

This week, automotive enthusiast websites like Jalopnik and Carscoops reported that Subaru Canada was offering a $10,000 rebate on new vehicles if customers would convert them into rally cars.

In the early 1990s, Subaru Canada began competing in the Canada Rally Championship (CRC) and since 1998 has supported the series; first as a title sponsor and then as a presenting sponsor. Subarus can be seen out in full force at rally events across Canada. This year, Canadian Association of Rallysport (CARS) members and Subaru enthusiasts can further benefit from Subaru’s support of rallying through an interesting offer.

Prospective rally drivers must buy the vehicle through an authorized Subaru dealership, and must have a valid CRC license. The vehicle must also be converted to rally specifications. A number of significant modifications must be made to meet requirements like a roll cage, safety harnesses, fire extinguishers, and racing seats.

To get the $10,000, customers will need to supply Subaru Canada with a copy of the sales bill, the VIN of the vehicle, and a copy of a valid CRC license. A one-time payment of CAD$10,000 will then be paid to the registered owner within 90 days.

Scarboro Subaru has been a long-time sponsor of Demaras Racing. With Daniel moving up racing cars in 2022, it raised some interest. Instead of a dusty old 2003 Bugeye, how about a brand-new, just-released new WRX fully prepped as a rally car! But the dealership had no idea what Chris Demaras was going on about, and pointed out a Subaru press releases from 2017 with a rally rebate program that ran from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.

The information was confirmed today by Brendan McAleer at Canadian automotive website DRIVING who noted that the Subaru rebate program ended years ago and made sure to draw attention to Jalopnik’s “reporting” on the matter. Subaru Canada is still involved in CRC, and provides prize money to top Subaru racers in each division…but no $10,000. 😞

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