Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Subaru Brumby Finishes the 2013 Finke Desert Race...

What you have here is a Subaru Brumby.  I honestly have no idea what a Subaru Brumby is.  Some kind of Subaru Brat for Australia?

It is listed as having a 2000cc Subaru engine so it appears they have kept it true to the original though I don't know if that bull bar or extra large tires are "stock" accessories.

This Brumby, #811, ran in and finished the very recent, two day, 2013 Finke Desert Race.  For those not in the know, the Finke is the Baja 1000 of Australia and sees the best of the best in offroad racing gear up for it.

Piloting #811 is Stuart Zlotkowski of Settlement Creek Racing (Facebook page with lots of more pics of the Brumby here: https://www.facebook.com/SettlementCreekRacing).  The astonishing thing is this vehicle not only finished the race but finished in 43rd position out of 99 entries with vehicles like $200K+ Geiser Trophy Trucks and $100K+ Jimco buggies DNFing and not making it to the end.

Finke Desert Race...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It has a JDM 2.0 turbo motor. These came with a 1.8

Anonymous said...

Also yeah, the brumby is the AUDM name for it