Subaru proved itself last weekend at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed when Olly Clark’s Subaru WRX beat a McLaren P1 LM. Olly Clark, son of famed racer Roger Clark, is backed by his technician brother Matt Clark and had this to say after their amazing win last year, “It was a huge honour just to be asked to attend, but to actually compete and win against such incredible cars and such truly awesome drivers doesn’t feel real! I owe everything to my brother and our hard-working team the tireless work they have put into the car. It really makes a difference as a driver knowing that the machine around you is perfect in every way.” The car, titled “Gobstobber II“, is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine that produces 860 bhp. The winning time came in at 46.29 seconds and marks the second consecutive year that Clark has won this title.
This comes with disheartening news that an attempted Guinness world record for longest parade of Subaru vehicles came up short by less than 30 cars in Birch Bay, Washington. The attempt took place on June 5th with the count coming in at 522 vehicles. Many of those who registered didn’t show up despite the $10 registration fee and $5 fee per passenger which helped pay for permitting and security, while others showed up too late.