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This Subbie May Not Have Escaped Your Attention

  If you were at the recently-held Penrite Car Show organised by the Fiji Car Club, the vehicle registered JC4LYF may not have escaped your attention. After all, this 1996
03 Sep 2016 10:15
This Subbie May Not Have Escaped Your Attention

 

If you were at the recently-held Penrite Car Show organised by the Fiji Car Club, the vehicle registered JC4LYF may not have escaped your attention.

After all, this 1996 Subaru Impreza STI V3 Type RA did win three awards, one of which was the Minister’s Award.

Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Faiyaz Siddiq Koya, decided to award the vehicle after hearing the story of how it was built.

And it was icing on the cake for the owner, Rajneal Kumar (AKA DON), when he also received the People’s Choice Award.

Mr Kumar also received the Best Presentation Award for the vehicle by the judges.

But the win was truly deserved as Mr Kumar has already spent $10,000 modifying his vehicle and has built it from scratch.

Mr Kumar is an engineer by profession at Vodafone Fiji and building this car stemmed from his own passion.

He bought the car two years ago from its previous owner locally and he knew immediately what he had to do with the car.

 

What’s unique?

And so what makes this car unique is it has been built from scratch to perfection by a group of very talented people who call themselves team Art N Motion.

Mr Kumar said him and his team have worked really hard on rebuilding the car.

“We decided that we wanted to give people the best and show our passion for cars,” he said.

“Hence we stripped down the car and worked on every part of it to get the outcome we needed.

“A lot of people are very impressed when they look at the engine bay itself and see how much work has been done on it. Every part of the vehicle was given proper attention.

“The detailed work that has been put into it, you will not find in any car. Apart from that, the make and model is also very unique as you will only find only a couple around.

“My 1996 Subaru Impreza STI V3 Type RA has got aluminium suspension and most body parts are carbon fiber.”

Feedback:  rachnal@fijisun.com.fj

 



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