Among the many exploits of Ken Block over the years we’ve posted on, we’ve always loved the video of his Subaru WRX STI with tracks in all four corners. So when we got a tip on eBay Motors auction for a similarly equipped WRX, we were tempted to direct I-75 to control the car in person.
The Subaru for sale in Chassell, MI, about 550 miles north of Detroit in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, up in the Keweenaw Peninsula, which extends to the middle of Lake Superior. With apologies to our friends in Canada, this is as far north as you want to go when the snow flies. And the snow flies very Keweenaw, thanks to a lake effect wicked that landfills more than 200 cm of white stuff each winter. Yes, it is over 17 feet of snow, but it’s nothing compared to the winter of 1978-1979, when the area has received nearly 30 So if you’re wondering why someone does not call Ken Block would fit a system to monitor their Impreza, well, now you know.
Unfortunately, this year Michigan has not seen much in the way of winter, even in the frozen north country. With just 120 inches of snow until the end of February and that has pushed temperatures into the mid 70′s the St. Patrick’s Day, getting around the Keweenaw does not need right now tank-like traction – or even four-wheel drive.
If this is a motivated seller or not, we do not know, but we know what push us to buy: The promise of the coming winter.