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York Fairgrounds - York, PA
** August 21, 2022 **

Evan Riley's 2012 Forester Limited

Member #48893 :: Car Show Entry

Car Description:
To Maine or bust was all I thought once I hade picked up this grandma owned Subaru Forester in late 2019 early 2020. It wasn’t the Toyota Tacoma or the Subaru crosstrek I wanted but it’s what fell into my hands at the right price. Unbeknownst to me it would soon turn into the car I wanted all along. It all started with wanting to be able to sleep on top of the car, so I went to Yakima and quickly found out they did not have any roof top tents available anywhere due to covid. So I decided to make it myself and with wood, metal, and a few measurements I built a roof tent/cargo area with a ladder. While building this I turned to the internet for inspiration and to my surprise found companies built lift kits for my year and model. After a few weeks of research I decided on an Anderson design and fabrication right outside of Portland Oregon. I went with a 2 inch lift up front and a 2.5 in the rear to level it with all my camping equipment. Well it looked goofy on the stock aluminum wheel I got the forester with so I once again turned to the internet. After weeks of stalking Facebook market place I found the set. 5 LP adventure LP1’s for sale all the way on the other side of the state, Philly. Woke up early and raced across PA with my jack and 19mm socket. When I arrived I couldn’t even wait till I got home to put them on, the previous owner let me put them on right in his driveway. Made the dash back across PA finally arriving home in Pittsburgh. Well a little time goes by and I decided I had enough of the crap at my old job. Gave them my 2 weeks and said I wanted my 1 week vacation. One week I thought where should I go, and again it hit me Maine the whole reason I built this forester. So I hit the road running driving 12 hours straight from Pittsburgh to Portland Maine. Traveled route 1 the whole trip finishing the trip at my favorite national park Acadia. I took the forester up Cadillac mountain right before sunset, got out of the car and climbed the ladder to sit on top of my car. As I watched the sunset over Bar Harbor it hit me all at once that this forester wasn’t the car I wanted in the beginning, But had fallen in love with and would not trade for any other car.

-Anderson design and fabrication lift
-LP Adventure LP1’s wrapped in Toyo open country’s
-homemade roof top tent and ladder
-Rhino Rack car awning
-traveler led pod lights and bar light
-Cobra 29 LX cb radio
-4 foot fire stick antenna
-light up whip
-kayak holder
-bike holder
-Yakima 55 inch bars

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