Just how much do Subaru owners love their Subies?

Enough to gather by the hundreds with others of their own ilk to share their enthusiasm

Published: July 10, 2017, 7:00 AM
Updated: November 21, 2021, 3:09 PM

Toronto Subaru Club Hyper Meeting - 2017

How much do Subaru owners love their cars?

Enough to gather by the hundreds with others of their own ilk. Enough to stand in line for more than half an hour for a free lunch.  Enough to withstand s gusty winds and dust bowls after spending all morning detailing their Subaru – yup, that much!

In its 14th year, the Toronto Subaru Club’s Hyper Meeting made a venue change this year, inviting Subaru enthusiasts to the 5 Drive-In in Oakville, Ontario, to host their annual fundraising event in support of Ronald McDonalds Children’s Hospital in Toronto. 

Any and all Subaru owners (and their cars) were welcome to attend the free, family fun-filled event.  With free food, a show and shine, rally driver Antoine L’estage and co- driver Alan Ockwell on hand for a meet & greet, and plenty of Subaru enthusiasts’ cars to look at, it was a great afternoon for Subaru fans of all types. 

There are many facets to Subaru’s fan base. There’s the Ironman connection for the active, athletic types. Then, there are outdoor enthusiasts who camp, canoe and/or kayak as another following.  There are also the adventure seekers looking to push the limits of their experiences, as another fan base, and don’t forget about the rally fans, who follow closely and support Subaru Canada’s rally team.

But there’s still one more group of enthusiasts to consider when you think Subaru – the performance enthusiast – which is the driving force behind the Toronto Subaru Club’s Hyper Meeting.

From the typical, modded-out, Fast & Furious wannabes to the charismatic collector Subarus, from the super shiny to the magnificent matte finishes, and from the bone-stocks to the wacky and wild oddball vehicles, here’s a collection of just a few of the enthusiasts' vehicles spotted at the Hyper Meeting event.