An ungodly hour, even for a WRX Author: darren [22-08-2007 19:01]

An ungodly hour, even for a WRX Author: darren [22-08-2007 19:01]

Tomorrow morning I have to get up at the ungodly hour of 4:45. This is because Subaru are flying a whole load of journos down to Queenstown to have a thrash in the new Impreza WRX on the deserted roads of the Southern Alps, and I have to be at the airport by 6:10. I’m so in the habit of switching my alarm off and falling back to sleep that I have put the alarm clock well out of arm’s reach.

In Subaru’s invitation was the following curious line: Please supply your approximate height and weight so we can ensure your bed comfort at Heritage Queenstown. The cynic in me thinks: Please supply your approximate height and weight so we can ensure all the fatties aren’t put in the same car, thus seriously compromising its performance. Of course, they might have organised some evening entertainment – perhaps a little weight-graded rugby, followed by an appropriately proportioned escort (not of the Ford variety).

So I told them I’m 8 foot 2 and 4 stone. That’ll fool ’em.

Tomorrow morning I have to get up at the ungodly hour of 4:45. This is because Subaru are flying a whole load of journos down to Queenstown to have a thrash in the new Impreza WRX on the deserted roads of the Southern Alps, and I have to be at the airport by 6:10. I’m so in the habit of switching my alarm off and falling back to sleep that I have put the alarm clock well out of arm’s reach.

In Subaru’s invitation was the following curious line: Please supply your approximate height and weight so we can ensure your bed comfort at Heritage Queenstown. The cynic in me thinks: Please supply your approximate height and weight so we can ensure all the fatties aren’t put in the same car, thus seriously compromising its performance. Of course, they might have organised some evening entertainment – perhaps a little weight-graded rugby, followed by an appropriately proportioned escort (not of the Ford variety).

So I told them I’m 8 foot 2 and 4 stone. That’ll fool ’em.

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