Subaru Impreza Book

Subaru Impreza


By Brian Long

Foreword by Toshihiro Arai (Subaru World Rally Team driver)

Published July 2003 (UK)

ISBN 1-903706-26-2

£29.99 (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.

The Author

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 Melanie Carter

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