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Summer Slam 2017 Results

Category : Events , NEWS

Summer Slam 2017 Power Figures have now been finalised!
Thank you again to Hannes & Marnes from HM Auto Tuning, for letting us use their world class facility for this successful event.
Also, a big thank you to Darren Townsley from Speed and Sound Magazine for coming through and covering the event.


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Category : Events , NEWS

Scooby Nation held there “Scooby Summer Slam” this weekend at HM Auto Tuning in Edenvale, a dyno day that would see Subaru lovers test their might against each other to rack up the most credit in the club. Now as you know dyno-tuning a Subaru is a mission on its own as you need to have the right equipment; this being a four wheel dyno, and lucky for the Scooby Nations club Hannes at HM Auto Tuning just so happened to have one.

As the cars all lined up inside and outside the workshop to run their Japanese monsters on the newly renovated dyno, I took a walk around the parking lot and at first I thought to myself, this could not be all the cars at this event. Needless to say I started snapping away and I was treated to a couple of really WRX STI’s from your classic sedan to your STI wagons, and of course the Impreza hatch backs that were made ever so popular in the Fast and Furious 4 movie.

Inside the workshop I was treated to the grunts and snorts of Sacha’s black STI (which was featured back in 2015) as his newly rebuilt motor with a serious turbo upgrade, pushed out an impressive 449.8kW @ 204km/h… that’s insanely powerful for an all-wheel drive car, setting the highest power run of the day.

While standing around watching the runs, one of the club members pulled me aside and started telling me about his freshly bagged Scooby, the first one in South Africa, so needless to say I had to go and see this for myself. So we walked across the road to a different parking lot, there I was surprised by the rest of the Scoobys all lined up and ready for their close ups. I stopped and his freshly bagged STI and I have to say; a Scooby looks pretty freaking awesome bagged.

There were a great couple of cars al lined up together and in-between the sea of blue (being the most common colour in the Subaru stable) was this “Rally-ready” silver STI, all dressed up with mud flaps, wings and all, looking like it was ready to take on a Rally-cross stage in the WRC.

After snapping some of the sweet rides, I headed back to the dyno only to be met by a Nissan Skyline R34 GTR, one of my all-time bucket list cars, and this I had to see run on the dyno. Waiting in the dyno room for this beauty to pull in I got all giddy as they popped open the hood and there was this beautiful RB26 motor dressed in all her chrome. Strapped down and ready to run, the GTR pushed out an impressive 365kW @ 145km/h.

All in all the day turned out to be a good turnout as just over 60 cars had entered and run their cars. As a JDM fan I sure was not disappointed with the turn out and the team from HM Auto kept things running smoothly as always, as well as kept the crowds fed and hydrated be it beer or cool drinks. I look forward to attending another Scooby Nation event, till next time, keep it safe, keep it JDm and keep it Supafly.

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News Letter 24/10/2016

Category : NEWS

 Extra extra, read all about it.... The latest news from Scooby Nation....

We kick off this month with a recap on events and gatherings over the last 30 days.

24 September was national braai day and on that day Scooby Nation was present at The Glen shopping centre were we had a bit of a show and shine as part of the centre's Heritage day celebrations. With good numbers as always our presence was noticed. With all the awesome cars of our members and a special treat with the 22B joining as well, the Subaru's was a favourite with the crowds. As this was such a success centre management said they will definitely involve us again next year. So keep an eye out for that during 2017. Big shout-out to Zander for arranging the day, and everyone that joined, thanks...

We then headed to the Panne Fees in Brakpan, the first weekend of October for a bit of a park-off. Danie, one of our members who is also involved with the Panne Fees, arranged that we show off a bit, and believe me when I say we were noticed. We were approached by the president of the "Just Wheels" club and were already invited to there annual show, which will be in May next year. We are in talks with them already and will make the details public as soon as all has been sorted. For more on "Just Wheels" check out there Facebook page here. A nice day out enjoyed by all. Thanks Danie for the invite...

The weekend of 5 November sees the "Tripple Decker Weekend", in the Vaal. By the time this news letter comes out the bookings will be sorted and everybody joining wil be getting their cars ready for an awesome weekend away. For more info or any queries please contact Zander @ 071 384 6801.

As always the monthly Sunday evening Rock event was well attended by Scooby Nation. The night saw some wicked racing action, with a few of our member's scoobies making big waves. Then there is the Wednesday evening races as well, which as always, have Scooby Nation attend. We are such a regular club at the Rock now, we get a special shout-out from the MC.

The new caps are also done. Everyone that ordered and have not yet collected please get in contact with Sacha to arrange collection. Again, a big shout-out to Sacha for arranging the caps, they look awesome.
Sacha is also busy with new shirts. If you want to order please contact Sacha

We are busy with a re-design of our website. We are just finalizing some small issues then it will go live. keep an eye out for that, as the new site is going to looks awesome.

This month's featured ride is Jaunn's beautiful blob STi. A lot of effort, money and time went into this ride and by the pictures below, it is all worth it as it looks stunning.
Check out some of his mods and pictures below.

Don't forget to look us up on social media:
ScoobyNation SA

ScoobyNation South Africa

Until next month.

Be good, if not be good at it...


Driver: Jaunn
* Assorted DWR pulleys
* DWR clutch
* Walbro fuel pump
* GReddy boost controller
* HKS dumb valve
* Maxtrac coil-overs
* BMC filter
* Hella hooters
* Slotted Powerbrake disks
* Sony touch screen radio
* Targa amp
* 12" Starsound sub in a
custom box
* 18" Vossen rims
* Rear diffuser
* and a few more mods but
these will stay a secret

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Monthly news Letter

Category : NEWS

Hello Scooby Nation

Welcome to the new format news letter. An online and interactive format will make linking to events, photos and any other info much easier. It will also make it easier to access from any medium or device. If anybody has issues accessing the newsletter or any of the links, let me know and we’ll get it sorted asap.Before I start, it is with great sadness I have to mention the passing of one of our members, Nicolas Jon Spangenberg a.k.a. Scoobysnax. Our condolences to his family and friends, and please if we as Scooby Nation can assist with anything please don’t hesitate to ask.




On to business then. We start with our breakfast run out to Harties which was held in memory of Deon. About 40 cars turned out for the event, and even though the journey there had a few hiccups (which we will sort out), the day turned out to be awesome. With Subaru lovers and friends enjoying the day with a few drinks, a nice braai and laughter, thanks to Gert breaking a ‘stick’ to be used fot the braai, which ended up with half a tree on the ground. Deon’s family joined us on the day as well, and again I want to say our condolences to you and please know you are in our thoughts.

We then had a park-off at Tiger Wheel & Tyre, Gezina which was part of their ‘Sizzeling Saturday’. The day saw 20 cars of Scooby Nation turning up for the event and with us, those beautiful BMW and MX5 of Harry, the turbo Honda’s and Uno turbos they day turned out to be a car lover’s event. A big thanks to Conrad and his team for the invite, the food and drink and hosting us on the day. Everybody from our side enjoyed it.
Check out some of the pics here.
While on TWT, please note that the Gezina branch has made an agreement with Scooby Nation where anybody from SN will receive some discount (T&C’s apply). So for any wheel or tyre requirements contact Conrad at TWT Gezina and mention you are part of Scooby Nation for excellent prices and service.

As ussual we bring good numbers to the Sunday drags at Rock raceway, where it seems like we get new members everytime we attend, and we love it. Rock now also has drags on Wednesday evenings where Scooby Nation also represents in good numbers. If you get the chance to get out there you need to, you won’t be disappointed. Some good old school head-to-head racing which is awesome to watch.

Few of our members took part in the BB Group Track Attack at Zwartkops raceway earlier this month, and even with the weather turning wet and cold the event proceeded with success. The day saw some wicked cars on the track, and once again the Swagon, driven by Hannes decided it doesn’t like it front fender anymore. Luckily the damage was mostly cosmetic and he could keep on competing. We hope the damage is not to much to fix and I’m sure we’ll see the Swagon in good nick again soon.

A big congratulations to PJ and his wife with the birth of their son this month. We wish you all the happiness and joy with your little bundle of joy, and good luck with the little sleep.

Tripple Decker Weekend….What you might ask is that…. It is a weekend away to the Vaal arranged by Zander, which is planned for the weekend of the 5th of November. The weekend will be filled with some awesome driving, good friends and even a surprise gymkhana event. All the details can be found on theevent page on Facebook, or you can contact Zander directly for more info. Note that accomodation is limited so better you act fast to avoid dissapointment.

For those that doesn’t know our friend and fellow member Charl has sponsored us with a branded gazebo. All I can say is it looks awesome, and together with the banners we will surely be noticed at events. A big shout-out to Charl for the sponsorship and may I say, it is awesome to see how passionate our members are about Scooby Nation and the Subaru brand. Have a look out for the gazebo at our next event, it looks stunning.

As some of you might know Jack and his family are going through some trying times w.r.t. his wife’s health. This has prompted Jack to open a small design/print studio to help generate some much needed extra income. They will be able to print t-shirts, caps, mugs, key chains and a whole lot more. So if anybody has printing needs or know of anybody that has, lets support our fellow member. For more info or quotations contact Jack Buys. You can get hold of him via Facebook on the Scooby Nation pages or drop a mail to and we’ll put you in touch.

With the website always being updated and enhanced we added a new ‘Classifieds’ section to the website where you can sell any unwanted goods. This means anyone can sell an item or items and anyone can see it and the seller can be contacted directly. Open it here, or go to our website and follow the link from there.

We are also busy with orders for our new caps. Check out Facebook for the designs, which can be customed to your requirements.
For orders please speak to Sacha or mail him at

This month’s featured ride is Wimpie’s stunning looking STi hatch. This car has seen a few transformations and I think you’ll agree with me it is looking pretty hot now. Check out some of his mods and pictures below.

Don’t forget to look us up on socail media:
ScoobyNation SA

ScoobyNation South Africa next month.

Happy boo…STi…ng.

Driver: Spiertier
– Build by DWR
– Fully forged
– Wosner pistons
– Custom oil catch
– Custom intercooler
– DWR up & downpipe
– Garrett GTX3071
– Turbosmart wastegate
– Aftermarket rims
– TNT Exhaust
– Mishimoto radiator
– Double din head unit
– Carbon front spoiler