Foreword by Toshihiro Arai (Subaru World Rally Team driver)
Published July 2003 (UK)
- The definitive history, including world rallying, of Subaru’s incredibly successful ‘rice rocket’ Impreza models from inception to the present day.
- Year-by-year coverage of all production models.
- Japanese, American, European & Australian markets covered in great detail.
- 192 artpaper pages and over 400 contemporary pictures, mostly in colour.
- The author lives in Japan and had full co-operation from Subaru.
Introduction & Acknowledgements. Chapter 1 - The Subaru story (Brief history of the marque). Chapter 2 - Creating a new image (creating an upmarket image via the Impreza programme). Chapter 3 - First generation (Impreza story to 1996). Chapter 4 - A 'brand new' car (1996-2000). Chapter 5 - The New Age Impreza. (through 2002). Appendix - Production figures. Index.
Born in Coventry, the heart of Britain's motor industry, the author comes from a family with a proud heritage in engineering, in both automotive and aviation fields. He trained as a mechanical engineer, and worked at his father's garage before becoming heavily involved in the classic car scene at the age of 19.
Nowadays a full-time writer, who says he turned to writing by accident, Brian’s had more than 20 books published since the first in 1990.
A member of the RJC (Researchers' & Journalists' Conference of Japan), a committee member of the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame, a member of the Society of Automotive Historians and a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, Brian lives in Japan with his wife Miho, son Louis and daughter Sophie-Mercedes.
Cloth hardback. 250x207mm (9-7/8x8-1/8in) portrait. 192 artpaper pages. Over 400 illustrations, mainly colour.Published 25 July 2003