Given that the Subaru Forester virtually started the trend to SUVs years ago, the New Zealand motoring public’s assigning to it the label ‘wagon’ was woolly.
To be held on Waitangi weekend from February 6-8 next year, Subaru will be providing the pace cars for the event on Millen’s 1.6 kms long driveway.
“It’s great to see the event back again in 2015,” says Wallis Dumper, managing director of Subaru of New Zealand.
“There’s a great festival atmosphere over the weekend and the changes for next year look exciting.”
Planning is underway to introduce a wider range of entertainment and activities, to make the Leadfoot Festival more attractive for families.
But the main feature will continue to be the wide variety of classic and modern, racing, rally and sports cars and motorcycles which will do timed runs over the winding uphill driveway.
“Subaru has extended its relationship with Rod and the festival. I am sure the event has a bright future,” says Dumper. “We’re excited to be involved. The event fits with Subaru. It’s a niche motorsport event and Subaru’s all wheel drive boxer-engine cars stand alone from the rest of the motor industry.”
Tickets for Leadfoot Festival went on sale September 1.