|Each year a group of Subaru enthusiasts comes together, fundraises, and drives for charity. The 2015 event raised more than $25,000 benefiting childhood cancer research, and over the last 14 years the group has donated more the $250,000 to various charities.
What started as a 48-hour informal event has expanded into a three-day gathering that drove the roads less traveled, creating the ultimate all-wheel driving experience in a Subaru.
This year, 40 vehicles started the journey together at Subaru of America headquarters in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, heading into Pennsylvania and then into New York, traveling 800 miles over the three days.
The journey is about sharing the passion for Subaru: a tuner, racer, soccer mom, city kid, and everything in-between. Through it I learned the stories of owners and their Subaru.
Love, Love, Love
Jeni Berkebile from Brinklow, Maryland
48HRS Vehicle: 2012 Legacy GT, 2010 Impreza
“I love to drive, I love my car, and I love Subies. What a great way to combine all of these elements and spend time with others who feel the same way.” – Jeni
Brensinger Family (Ralph, Kim, Beth, Christopher) from West Lawn, Pennsylvania
48HRS Vehicle: 2009 Forester
“Our family's first love is to help this organization with the fight against cancer. I have family, friends, and friends' children that have had cancer. Some lost their battle, but most of all, some beat this disease. We, of course, love to drive our Subaru, but it is rewarding to see how many people care.” – Beth
Stephanie Apgar from Montclair, New Jersey
48HRS Vehicle: 1994 Legacy Wagon (self modified)
“The charity aspect is always my favorite part about Subaru events. It really shows that we can have fun while doing good for society.” – Stephanie
Gear Head Family
Oswald Family (Tammy, Emily, Jim) from Reading, Pennsylvania
48HRS Vehicle: 2009 WRX 5-Door
“This was our third year of participating. My wife, Tammy, daughter, Emily, and I are all motorheads – it’s a no brainer.” – Jim
Arnold Wang and Andy Tran from Lancaster, Pennsylvania
48HRS vehicle: 2000 Forester
"I love to support a great cause, especially for the children. I donate regularly, but rarely would dedicate the time to do the fundraising. Since this event is related to driving (near and dear to my heart), I actually put forth the effort to do so.
"There were great roads, beautiful scenery, I met some great people, and walked away with many new friends." – Arnold
Aaron Justice from Huntington, West Virginia
48HRS vehicle: 2015 WRX STI
"I just do it for the fun and travel.
"I've had a few friends, as well as my mother, has had cancer so the cause is very close to me." – Aaron
My drive was dedicated to my aunt who passed away the week before the event due to cancer. This was a very touching experience to be a part of.
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