By James Law, Collinsville, VA
I especially enjoyed your article on tailgating in the Spring 2013 issue of Drive, having taken my 2001 Forester on numerous tailgating trips myself. The “Silver Tank,” as I call it, has taken my family, friends, and me on countless trips to college and high school football games, concerts, as well as several Carolina Hurricanes hockey games.
This picture is of a tailgating trip, before a Hurricanes game with my best friend, Mark. Our adventures have spanned as far south as Georgia, as far northeast as Baltimore, and as far west as Indiana. At 195,000 miles and counting, my Forester runs just as strong as the day I bought it in 2005. It’s easily the best money I ever spent on a car, and I brag on it every chance I get.
Go Subaru, and go ’Canes!
By Andrew Sorensen, Rexburg, ID
I’m a conservation officer (game warden) for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. In any given year my work duties require me to deal with orphan critters: bear cubs, foxes, raccoons, deer fawns, eagles, owls, hawks, etc. You name it, and I’ve probably helped that critter out at one time or another.
On a day when I was operating without my work truck, I got the request for help with moose. The county dispatcher described a cow moose with two young calves caught in a residential area right in the middle of town.
I didn’t have time to wait for my truck to be repaired, so I told my wife, “Honey, I’m going to have to borrow your car for a minute.” She reluctantly agreed. My wife owns a 2007 Subaru Outback. I figured the extra space in back may come in handy that morning. I was correct.
We found the moose family separated, and I had to use my wife’s Subaru to help haul the newborn calf out of harm’s way and reunite the separated family. The moose rode calmly in the back of the Subaru the entire way home.
By Jo Gartenberg, Bellevue, WA
Every year, the small computer consulting company I work for has a food drive to donate food to a local food bank. Last year, we donated 964 pounds, and I was grateful to my Subaru Tribeca for getting us to the food bank safely.