The Bat Car
Starting in 2002, Ivan McKinley (aka iv30 on NASIOC.com) quickly became the Subaru “man to beat” at all the local car shows. His 2002 WRX had all of the most cutting edge parts, much of which you wouldn’t even think you’d see stateside. As 2003 came along, Ivan forged a relationship with the then-startup World One Performance, which ensured his dominance in the local Subaru car show scene for the next two years. “The Bat Car,” as he so called it, was one of the first Subarus in the country (and more than likely, the first here in the Northwest) to reach TurboXS Stage 4+, complete with a VF34, Greddy FMIC, and all the supporting mods. Along with this, he had the much-coveted StopTech BBK (which was rarely seen in 2003, at least around here), the only full and genuine Zero/Sports body kit in the country, as well as a Kaminari hood, long before most people even knew what a reverse scoop was. He started off with 5zigen FN01R-Cs, but eventually moved up to Advan RCIIs, to completely emulate the actual Zero/Sports car.