Blue Star Mobile Technician runs two Subaru race cars, both built by Jim.

Jim commenced building the 1995 Subaru WRX STI RA GC8 (the ‘blue race car’) in 2006 for his wife, Barbara. With the skills acquired, he embarked on the more ambitious project of building the 2001 Subaru WRX STI GD (the ‘orange race car’) in 2009. 

Once built, Barbara enjoyed the orange race car all too briefly. Jarrod at 16 had proved himself to be the faster driver. Barbara was relegated to the blue race car while Jarrod sped ahead in a blur of orange.

The orange race car made the cover of Perth Underground issue 2 and was the feature article – STI Meticulously Modified.


Specifications for the 2001 Subaru WRX STI GD orange race car:

  • Engine
    • 2.2 litre stroker
    • 2.5 litre camshaft
    • Apexi Twin Scroll Turbo
    • 3 inch turbo back exhaust
    • cold air intake
    • custom headers
    • Astronic Engine Management
    • 12 litre STI intercooler spray bottle
  • Drivetrain
    • 6 speed STI gearbox
    • locked 50/50 differentia
    • lightened flywheel
    • Cisco button clutch
  • Brakes/ suspension
    • Alcom 6 pot front brake set
    • Brembo 2 pot rear brake set
    • Cusco adjustable coilovers
  • Wheels
    • 17 inch Subaru BBS wheels
    • Toyo Proxes R888 semi slick tyres
  • Bodywork
    • ‘Burnt Orange’ custom body, engine bay and under chassis respray by Neil Bruiners at UAR
    • carbon fibre Ganador side mirrors
    • rear diffuser
    • OEM headlights
    • OEM bonnet and scoop
    • functional roof scoop

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