Yuriy Antonenko

- When I turned 19 I was able to buy my first car, sports car which was a 1995 Subaru Impreza WRX TYPE-RA. The car was not in the best condition, but it gave me a lot of emotions. Everyday I when I came home I felt like I just want to behind it's steering wheel again. I was in love with it. After a while I realized I wanted to keep this car along my side for as long as possible, give a second life, and began the restoration process. I diassbiled the car completely, then started installed the roll cage. I wanted this car to be on a high level and I removed all the paint and traces of rust completely. This car taught me alot of skill. Sometime after painting the body I became calm. I knew the body was not in danger so I froze this project. The car was still in my possession, but I had to move on. By that time I was madly in love with Subaru and the standard of my dream was the car spec WRC S6/P2000 which was driven by Richard Burns. Naturally I could not afford the actual car. Then I decided to build my dream WRC car. I went step by step. I first I bought a 1999 Subaru Type-R ver. 5 from the Japanese auction and had it shipped to my town. Then the build process began and it is still on going. I engage in the manufacture of body parts for the GC8 Impreza which are complete matches to the orignal Prodrive cars. I do most of the work myself and it is a time consuming process, but I love what I do. I try to pay maximum attention to detail because it's the most important. It is a car from my childhood memories and I like how the car is technically assembled. It's very simple and thoughtful at the same time. This is a rally car and this brand has a large fan base. I am one of them. I love rally and love this type of racing. It constantly foces the pilot and steersmen Improvise and solve a large number of task during the race. It's really cool to able to watch very talented people. I love what I do and it's the most important thing in life. That feeling when you get maximum emotions from your hobby. I truly believe I can help Subaru owners so they will have the opportunity to purchase the car of their dreamings from a poster or a photo from the internet into they're garage. This is a great fun when you make someone happy who likes what you like. I want to associate myself with this all my life. The main goal I want to achieve with this is to my example to the fans of the brand that nothing is impossible. -